Inspirational success stories from people who overcame depression

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WebMD defines depression as 'An illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts, that affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things.' But people who suffer from depression don't need any sort of definition for the disease to know how real it is.
That being said, it is possible to overcome the illness.
Several people who have conquered depression took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to explain what it's really like to be depression-free, once and for all.

Beating depression might feel like regaining your true identity:
I am taking charge of my mind. I am not going to let my depression control another second of my life. I am a fighter and there is hope for all of us.

Feeling happy without medication is a monumental feat in itself:

Assigning purpose to things, even if they're bad things, might make life feel more worth living:
The way I overcame my depression was knowing that everything in my life happens for a reason

Conquering depression on your own can make you feel like the strongest, most independent person in the world:
I beat my depression by myself and I

Taking the steps towards feeling better shows a non-depressive initiative:
This is the winter I beat depression. It

Accepting that things aren't always perfect can take you leaps and bounds towards happiness:
I stopped being depressed when I accepted the fact that my life will never be the exact same way I wanted it to be. And I

Even if you haven't beaten it completely yet, just progress is enough to keep you moving forward:
I am slowly beating my depression. I

Beating depression could feel like achieving the impossible:
Little by little I

Appreciating the little things are a newfound joy for people who overcome depression:
I struggled with chronic depression for years. This is my first full year without it... I forgot how beautiful life is.

If you can bring yourself out of the dark hole of depression, you can do anything to make yourself happy:
I beat depression. And now that I know I can do anything, I

For more confessions from people who have conquered depression, check out Whisper!

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