I Survived Depression – My Journey Back To A Happy Life

I was born in India and I was pretty much
born up and raised there for most of my life. So when I was very young, I was moving from
one part of the city to the other, so my dad had to move me to this big private school. So, when I moved to that school, I was often bullied because I had severe weight issues when I
was little. And it was really hard for me to fit in but
that didn’t matter because I still had my dad with me. He was like my best friend, he often took
me to bookstores on the weekends and we’d read. Basically sitting with him and just reading
was some of the best memories that I ever had with my father. But unfortunately this didn’t last long, when
I was in the fourth grade my dad passed away. And that was the worst moment in my entire
life. That day was when everything came crashing
down. Not only did I lose a father but I lost a
best friend as well. After my dad passed away, I didn’t know how
to go on with life I was just so little and I didn’t understand anything. My family was getting so upset. We started having financial issues. It was the worst thing that has ever happened
to me and that was kind of why my depression started. I really didn’t see the point to living anymore
and the years went on after my dad’s death and my depression started to get worse and
my self-worth started to go really low. I often had suicidal thoughts and there are
moments when I just couldn’t take it anymore. My mom remarried to this really horrible man. He would often verbally and emotionally abuse me. That further contributed to my issues with
depression and anxiety, and to make things worse, I hit puberty. I was really vulnerable and I started hanging out with the wrong people and I started getting into really bad things like drugs and my life just couldn’t go on
anymore. One day I just decided to just finally just kill myself. I didn’t want to face life anymore but I had
this fantasy of what would it be like if things were different. I kind of had like these fantasies of having friends
and having a life that wasn’t really shadowed with depression and other issues and stuff. I often have this thought in my mind- What
if my life were different? What if I was given a chance to restart my
life? What if I was given the chance to kind of
go to a place where nobody would know me? And I would live my life the way I want to. Those thoughts kind of just kept me through the night. When I went to school, I saw these posters for the study abroad program,
which I gladly took on. Now, I live in Boston and coming here was the
best decision that I’ve ever made. Now, I’ve actually gotten the chance to restart
my life. Depression is still a major part of my life
but I’ve come to a point where it’s not as significant anymore. I still do struggle with it, but now its come
to point where I can control it and I have friends and I’m surrounded by people who love me
and give me positive thoughts. And I’m finally doing something that I love
with my life. I’m in college, my grades are good, and
like I finally saw the light to the end of my tunnel. Now, its like I’ve been given a chance to relive
my life and if so thankful for that.

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  2. 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders!!! Just because you’re sad once, doesn’t mean your depressed!!!!!!!

    Also, I know the girl in this video actually has depression. Great example of someone with actual depression.

  3. This is my story

    My older cousin who is 18 has a boyfriend and I don’t like him I am always so scared that he will break my cousins heart to the point were I will cry saying he will break her heart and I don’t know what to do any ideas I will greatly appreciate

  4. Why dont people warn us about depression? But they warn us once we have it? "OH thanks! I'm glad you are warning us! But hey! Epic gamer moment ITS TO LATE!"

  5. That all seems like a cliche..for me.. saying to a depressed person that it's going to get better is like giving glasses to a blind person..

  6. Guys I need help. I’ve been battling depression for a few years now, but my suicidal thoughts are getting worse. And my friend told me she wants to kill herself. So now I’m helping to hold up her and me. It’s so much stress and I don’t know how much longer I can go. Every thing she says is what I’m thinking, but I feel like when I mention something it’ll sound like I’m copying her because I never opened up about it but now I feel I can. It’s stressful trying to contradict not only her self-deprecating words but mine as well. Sometimes I feel she should learn how to handle herself, but then I remember she has for weeks and I remember I’m a terrible friend. And then I get more stressed cause I need to bring myself up and it’s probably what she’s thinking too and I need to help her. She thinks she’s bad at everything when in reality she’s amazing at it and I’m not. And I’m jealous about that, which I shouldn’t be. But if I tell her how I’m feeling, she’ll feel worse, which will make me feel worse, which will make her feel worse, and we’ll be trapped in a never ending cycle. And I keep forcing myself to do new things and new clubs at school so I’m never alone and so I don’t have time to think. But it also lessens my time with her, which worries me. I don’t even know if any of this makes sense. I just need advice. Anyone?

  7. I feel so bad with ppl who suffer with depression. For me, I've had Frnds my whole life and I've never been alone. But I suffer from abuse issues, because of my mom. My mom, is like a roller coaster. Most of the time (straight roller coaster) she is mad at me and hits me and just makes me want to kill my self. And then comes the bumps where she is happy. I still love her, but i try to be as positive as I can for ppl when I'm feeling down because of her. I am the class clown/smart kid and every body thinks I'm " perfect" but my life is the worst it can be. But everyday, I know that most of the ppl out there have it harder than me so I try to never give up on life and be the most positive and happy I can be. And the inspiration for all this is my dad. So people please do not give up in life and make your life better by bringing your own positive attitude towards others and it'll probably get better eventually since depression doesn't last forever.

  8. mean while all us suicidal people dont really see the point in all your "supportive comments" we need support form those people who understand our situation.. IRL not just some person on the internet who copies and pastes stuff and thinks they solved the whole worlds problems

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  11. I've gone through something similar.. my mom started having anxiety and it got worse and worse and soon got paranoid…..a few months after she tried to commit suicide……I can't live without my mom I didn't have a dad or any other big role model than my mom…I fell into deep deep depression on top of that I got bullied and I just broke down every day sitting by my bed on the floor wondering if it mattered if I just eliminated myself from this world…….my mom was in the hospital a long time…all of my anger, sadness, depression just build up to the point where even when my mom got back she was still struggling fiancitonally and we almost went homeless if it weren't for my grandparents….I still was sad and locked my feelings away….it happend in 4th grade and I moved onto 5th grade and it got harder and harder…the teachers I felt didn't like me…..I felt I was alone in darkness having to turn to self harm……one of my friends um told the teacher and the teacher sent me to the school concealer and I had a mental breakdown I just started crying and crying….telling her all of the stuff that I went through …I was sent to the emergency room 2-3 times because of that reason and sent to the hospital 1 time I think and being around people that have gone through stuff like I have I felt safe and where I belong……I was not trusted that whole year with sharp objects…found friends had fights had been teamed up on for stupid stuff…..still bullied to the point where I became sassy and kinda in teachers words "disrespectful". Argued a lot still had depression but didn't do self harm…. I instead wrote down how I felt and locked my feelings up in there. Got many case workers then not that long ago I got diagnosed with anxiety and depression……it took about 2-3 years to get rid of my depression slightly to the point where it didn't show up. I am now in 6th grade and is a smiling person… making people laugh and what not. I was finally happy. Had friends, something to look forward too in life. I've build up my self esteem so much that I might have anxiety but I don't really care that much on what people think now, words do hurt deeper than a knife but it doesn't bother me as much now

  12. I’m too skinny I know that might sound not bad but I would much rather be fat I just feel so vulnerable and everyone calls me twig,pancake,flatty patty

  13. I honestly came back to this video to feel sympathy after my dad passed away in an accident almost a year ago. Of course it's been hard for my whole family, but we've been grateful for all of our loved ones who were close friends with him.♥️🙏

  14. I was called names at school every day and it absolutely destroyed my confidence. I'm a really thin guy, and I suffered for that my entire life. I'm 20 now and I still can't forget this, and now I keep having bad luck : I got attacked and beaten up during a party, my grandad has cancer, I've lost faith in myself, I'm completly lost … If you are feeling the same way, I wish you the best of luck, life isn't easy but I hope one day I will find the worth of it … Love from France 🇫🇷

  15. She got a better life and rebreber girlie your dad may not be with you anymore but he's will always watch over you no Matter what

  16. My depression started when i was 2nd grade, and when i was 5th grade i decided to kill myself or do suicide, then my parents caught me trying to kill myself, and until now some of my loved ones died.. my depression was worst than ever like in school i always wrote on my paper that 'i hate my life' until now.. my friends tried to make me feel better but still im depressed.. also i have anxiety, which makes it worst.. i hope one day i can finally be a happy person and start in a happy life.. And also i hope people out there who has depression will start living a happy life again.. Good luck and God Bless!

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