The story of someone with depression
At first I had no idea what was happening to me. I just started to feel totally confused, I completely lost interest in everything and I didn’t know why. I’m usually quite outgoing, but suddenly I didn’t want to be around anyone, not even my best friend or my family. All my usual confidence seemed to evaporate, and the few times I did feel able to hold a conversation I felt so awful I gave up. And once I just ran away from the person.
Depression is very isolating, and I often felt completely alone in the world, even though nothing could have been further from the truth. I began to feel bad about myself, doubting my ability, thinking that nothing I ever did was worthwhile, and wondering if I would ever feel any better again.
After a while my parents noticed how withdrawn I’d become. I didn’t feel like talking to them at all but my Mum was great, she knew something was wrong and let my know that she and Dad were there for me no matter what. In the end, I told her everything, we talked about getting some help, which I did, and I wished I’d done it a lot sooner. Now I feel like I’ve got my old life back again.