Title shamelessly cribbed from the wonderful comedic essays on hyperboleandahalf.com, this is a thread for people with depression to provide support and share their stories. I'll start, I guess. I'm a senior in college now, but in my freshman year I got slammed really hard with depression for the first time. I had to take spring semester off and spent the spring and summer trying new medication and getting my life back on track before returning to school. This, however, means that I need to take an extra semester to graduate, and that stresses me out, especially as I'm not sure if my scholarships will extend. This summer I had another huge depressive spell. There was a week where I could barely get out of bed, it was so bad. We tweaked my medication when I was having crying fits in class in the early fall, and things seemed to go better, but this past month things have been getting worse again. I don't really know what to do, and I don't have a lot of motivation or energy for classes. Plus, my brain keeps telling me I'm just being lazy and pathetic.