Journey #3: Forgotten Battles

I may have not been diagnosed with depression but I have definitely felt way more lows than highs, especially in the past couple weeks. I am a high school student who has to deal with homework, assignments and assessments at the same time as dealing with social, physical and other aspects of my life. Once, […]

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Journey #12: Painted Blue

The isolation engulfed my conscious. The silent befriends with me. It creeps into my life and stays with me. My world was in slow motion and painted in grey-white tiers. The whole world was cornering me as I was standing in the center. The issues and problems looked so huge and tall. My father was […]

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Journey #11: Where Do We Go From Here?

Do you know the feeling when you’ve found your new favorite song and would have the eargasm that’s so great that wont stop singing in your mind? that feeling is when you know, for sure that depression has left you for the moment that your mind is clear, that you feel that you are finally […]

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“DE Project”

As most of you would have known by now, mental illnesses have gain increasing attention as one of the major forms of illnesses to affect our population. Multiple media news outlets have already commented on the topic to show how this previously hidden epidemic, that most of us have shied away from due to the […]

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Journey #10: What We Can’t See Sometimes Hurts Us

Depression itself is a processs and if I were to talk about it, I do not know where to begin in fact. But perhaps, the information that would be helpful for the public to understand our situation is to speak out our mind when we are under the rumination or cycle of depression. When my […]

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Journey #9: The Little Things

I was 13 back then when I felt like I wanted to end my life. I can’t remember what was the reason back then. But to be honest, I was the black sheep of the family. I was bullied, I was often called “ampon” (Adopted, in Filipino) because my stepfather is of another race, though […]

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Journey #8: Glimmers of Hope

Depression surfaced for me in high school. When I was a freshman, I developed crippling anxiety, which went hand in hand with depression. I felt like all my friends hated me and that I was annoying. Gradually, I drifted apart from friends I had been close with since childhood. Eventually, I was in this hole […]

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Journey #7: The Past Lives in Us

When I think about my past all I can think about is how me and my younger brother was abused by our parents. My mum she smoked and still does while my dad drinks. All I can think about that has anything to do with my past is my younger brothers screams and cries. I […]

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Journey #2: Silent Cries

Sometimes i have days when i just bawl my eyes out and vent my anger and sadness, though the worst days were the ones where i just felt numb. I feel helpless. In the back of my head, i knew the only way to let out of my emotions that day was to get up, […]

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Journey #1: The Painful Numbness

I began struggling with depression in the 6th grade. That’s when I realized how the world really was. As a kid I thought everything in the world was good. In 6th grade i found out my mom did drugs, I watched her try to kill herself in front of me. She told me my father […]

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