Depression and Stress Essay

522 WordsOct 9, 20123 Pages
I am a freshman in college that’s dealing with stress and depression. I am writing this paper to tell the changes in my body and mind. How I cope with things on the daily bases. Hopefully my story will tell you what stress and depression means to me. I’m eighteen and I’m the oldest out of my brothers and sisters. I’m a freshman in college and I’m dealing with stress and mild depression. I found out about my sickness because I have migraines every day. The migraines were so bad that I couldn’t sleep and I would cry. The times that I did fall asleep I would stay sleep all day and wouldn’t move. My grand mom would have to check my pulse to make sure my heart was still beating. I waited for a month to go to the doctor because we thought it was sinuses. I finally went to the doctor and I told him what was going on. He told me what it sounded like but wanted to make sure so I took some test and come to find out I was stress and depressed. He gave me medicine for my migraines but it doesn’t work. Sometime this month I have to go for a MRI, but I try to think how I could be depressed and stressed. Then a light clicked on in my head, I’m young, and I do a lot of things that I shouldn’t be doing. I help my grandma take care of my siblings, I help out around the house, help take care of my great grandmother, being in an unhealthy relationship, etc. Dealing with stress and depression on a daily bases is hard. I went from can’t sleep at night to crying myself to sleep. I honestly thought I was getting better at one point of time but I was only getting worst. I really didn’t know what to do and I don’t like to talk about my problems. I would only tell my boyfriend everything and that’s it. Until I got in Comprehensive and Wellness Class I learned a lot of things in there. Being in Comprehensive and Wellness Class taught me how to cope with stress and depression. For example:

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