How My Depression Started

How does depression start? How did your depression start?

Mine started 15 years ago. I was just a teenager trying to figure out how to fit in. It was an awkward time for me. I was a young Filipino girl in an upper-class white private school.

As my depression worsened, I turned to cutting (self-injury). To be honest, it was the only time I felt anything. Many times, my thoughts turned to, "I wish I was dead." Watch the video for more on how my depression started.

We all have a story. How did your depression start? Please share in the comments or send a response video to info@
Veronica posts a new video every Tuesday morning on the HealthyPlace YouTube channel. Depression is a lonely and isolating mental illness. You can help spread awareness and understanding by sharing this video or playlist. And if you find the video helpful, I hope you'll give it a thumbs up.

I'm Veronica. This is My Life with Depression playlist:

What Causes Depression? |
Coping with Depression blog |
Depression Can Drain You Of Your Will To Live |