Inside The Mind of Someone With Depression


This is what it can be like in the mind of someone with depression. But there is hope.

Created by Wentworth Miller and our community.


Find this story helpful? Share it with someone you care about.


Related to Depression

person walking a tightrope

Walking the Tightrope of Anxiety and Depression

I open my eyes to see it’s time to get up. My heart starts pounding, and I instantly dread the day ahead. The automatic thought of, “I can’t do this” plays over and over again in my mind. I wish  could stay in bed and not go to school. Then the internal discussion begins. If I [...]
young woman sitting outside

'Something Isn’t Wrong With You, Something Happened to You'

Going through major depression is exhausting, terrifying and debilitating. I understand how you feel, isolated, like everyone around you is out there living, and you are just “existing.” And that’s OK, because you’re still here. I’ve had major depression after a crisis of events that pushed me to the lowest point I have ever been in [...]
sad female student sitting on stairs while others move around her

When Depression Doesn't Look Like the Stock Photos

“Depression” often evokes images of someone staying in bed all day, someone who can’t leave the house, and someone who has difficulty functioning. While this can be the case for some, this is not the case for me. I’m a PhD student, and I go into the lab every day, often on weekends, too. I have a [...]
close up of an eye

When Anxiety and Depression Become All Too Familiar Friends

For me, my anxiety has always been there. In the back of my head, in my shaking hands, in my racing heartbeat and sweaty palms. That whispering voice in the back of my mind telling me, “They don’t really like you,” “You’re making a fool of yourself,” “No one could ever love you,” “You’re only [...]