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I A Battle of Life

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    I'm done. I can't take this life. I go from one extreme emotion to another and no one cares. I only tell my mother how I feel and she treats me like a joke. She may not say it but...
    followthesugarbabe followthesugarbabe 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    My experience began while I was pregnant. Like many of the stories ive read, I was happy. I was actually happier than I should have been at 17. I wanted a boy, and on my 18th...
    remember22 remember22 22-25, F 1 Response 59 mins ago

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    July 31. Letting Go of What We Want. "For those of us who have survived by controlling and surrendering, letting go may not come easily." —Beyond Codependency In recovery, we...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 11 hrs ago

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    Oh depression, I really dislike you right now. I've suffered from major depression since the age of 13. I'm 16 now. I've been bullied my whole life, called endless names...
    teenagetragedy teenagetragedy 16-17, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I need help and encouragement to get through life.
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    In runs in my family they say. Depression anxiety runs in my family. So it's my destiny to be depressed. To live a broken life. To have my soul tortured. To fall part daily. To...
    bubbles1085 bubbles1085 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    ~*~ I battled this for YEARS - as in most of my adolescent/adult life. This is how I got a handle on it and got my life back. *I'm taking the time to write this out - hoping that...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have my ups and my downs but I just look ahead and think to myself do I want to continue letting this cripple me and control my life I finally started little by little to turn my...
    BrookeDuchanne16 BrookeDuchanne16 16-17, F Jul 11

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    most people don't believe depression is a big issue. Let me tell the people who thinks that "it's not a big deal" something. Imagine waking up every morning and wishing you didn...
    morgan18365 morgan18365 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 6

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    Hello, this is my first post on here. I guess I came to get advice but also I like to give advice to others going through similar situations in life. So here's my situation. I am a...
    Poochie26 Poochie26 26-30, M Jul 1

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    I've been battling depression for years now - a losing battle. I was on meds for a long time, but it got to a point where the side effects weren't worth it. Back then, I didn't...
    vlrjspn vlrjspn 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 5

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    On a scale of one to ten, ten being the highest, my anxiety will always remain a 3 or 4. I have chosen to not allow depression and anxiety to take one more day. So I let it come...
    sunny3875 sunny3875 36-40, F Jul 5

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    I mean we all do at times but some of us wanna take it further like inflicting self half to ourselves or sometimes harming others. Come on now be strong and fight the temptation...
    deersa deersa 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    S*** hits the fan a lot in my life, so I battle depression. I'm happy now, because everything is getting better. But sometimes it finds me and consumes me.
    bowsandarrows bowsandarrows 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Depression... have you ever thought of it this way? A small, small cloud of darkness hovering over you everyday. You don't even notice it. The smaller it is, the happier you are...
    NuminousLove NuminousLove 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    and right now, it's winning the battle. What intrensic value does life have anyway?
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M Jul 15

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    I have and still do battle chronic depression but it has made me more understanding and empathetic to others pain and life experiences.....and led me on my spiritual journey.
    suziel suziel 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I battle depression every day of my life. Sometimes I can't even get out of bed; I just wanna hide under the covers and cry, never to be seen again. I feel so alone, so lost in...
    TheOneAndOnlyZella TheOneAndOnlyZella 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I am losing my battle. Over the past few months, the depression has become overwhelming. I used to be able to put on a face and a front to the world. It has failed me. I can do...
    Maritmus Maritmus 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have a major issue, basically, I want to rid myself of my emotions. I've battled depression for a two year long uphill battle, and, I'm actually winning, but, that's not my...
    Nix0 Nix0 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    "I don't remember who I used to be but I know who I am now. A combination of things. I am my addictions. I am my disorders. I am the side effects of my medication. People say your...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I was so excited to get home to write to all of you following my story. Not excited given my situation, but excited for the chance to maybe help some of you going through what I am...
    RiseAbove222 RiseAbove222 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Before you judge, learn how my life decayed first. I was abused my whole life. After it got too bad, I ran away at 18 to try and find a new life. So I came to Ohio and found Ep. I...
    Yearsgoby Yearsgoby 18-21, M 18 Responses Jul 18

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    Before you offer your mockeries of my life, read the entire story please. Everything was apart of the nails that sealed my coffin, damning me to a short lived life of isolation. My...
    Yearsgoby Yearsgoby 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I've been married for 28 years. My children are grown up. My husband is out going, life and soul, hard working but I'm lost. I feel conditioned which is maybe my fault. I...
    simply44 simply44 51-55, F 10 hrs ago

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    I believe people people come into our lives for a reason. Sometimes to make us feel better and lift our fallen and battered spirits. To bring and laughter. To make us realize that...
    brokenscarred brokenscarred 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Fighting for my life!Sitting here looking out my window and thinking to myself why would anyone feel the need to cut my tires again? It has been a few months since that were cut...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 5 Responses Jul 10

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    I don't know how to start, so I'll just start where I feel my depression began. I have never had an easy life, I lived in a trailer house with my sister and my divorced mother. I...
    TP40514 TP40514 18-21, M 7 Responses Jul 11

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    ONE STEP IN THIS JOURNEYSometimes I find myself not able to write. I mind is so confused, not knowing what to put on paper. I am taking all my meds. , for a change, seeing if that...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response Jul 13

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    Some one told me once that " When we die, we come back a new person. We live our new life according to how we lived our previous life." Such as if we were evil in our past life...
    BadAppleBadSeed BadAppleBadSeed 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 14

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    My depression has been quiet for the past two months. It kicked back up again a short while after I started college, about seven weeks ago. Firstly, I want to mention... I grew up...
    ChellyRocker ChellyRocker 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I've been battling with my insecurity for as long as I can remember. I thought I was beginning to grow out of it, but for some reason, it was made very apparent to me the other day...
    jennsalas408 jennsalas408 22-25, F a week ago

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    I've been battling depression since I can remember. Maybe even as young as 8 years old. It's nothing you can describe for people to understand unless they have depression too. I...
    LaBellaVita19 LaBellaVita19 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    July 28. Fear. One day, I decided to try something new. I took my ten-year-old son out on the St. Croix River on a Waverunner. A Waverunner is a small boating vehicle resembling a...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    July 29. Have Some Fun. Have some fun. Loosen up a bit. Enjoy life! We do not have to be so somber and serious. We do not have to be so reflective, so critical, so bound up...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Reasons to Live! - birthdays - people who love you - finding people who love you and can relate to you - the internet - little pleasures in life like taking a hot shower, in your...
    riruxchan riruxchan 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    “23 Painfully True Lessons You Learn By Age 23 1. You are not your failures or rejections. You are not the boy who couldn’t love you, the job you couldn’t get, the school who...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I don't think my life can ever get better, it's just impossible. Sure there might be ups along the way, but the bad outweighs the good big time. I try to look in the future and all...
    blared blared 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 17

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    July 20. Letting Go of Resistance. Do not be in such a hurry to move on. Relax. Breathe deeply. Be. Be in harmony today. Be open. There is beauty around and in us today. There...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 20

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    I have always wondered what the point of life is. To exist by conjoined atoms surrounded by negatively charged electrons. Despite centuries of reflection and 6 billion people alive...
    BrainnahGrace BrainnahGrace 13-15, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'm wasting my life away. I can't find a job and I'm not starting school until September after a year. My life has been messed up the past year and I don't know how...
    cmdoran cmdoran 18-21, F 1 Response 17 mins ago

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    Today, I woke up okay. But then, my mom's boyfriend went downstairs and suddenly my morning turned sour. Why do I have to see his stupid face everyday, let alone, first thing as I...
    clawrist clawrist 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 1

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    I have been battling depression for so long now and for a while I thought I was starting to get somewhere and actually start feeling a bit more positive, but I realise now that was...
    dstarbuck dstarbuck 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 2

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    July 5. Survivor Guilt. We begin recovering. We begin taking care of ourselves. Our recovery program starts to work in our life, and we begin to feel good about ourselves. Then...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 5

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    I am a 20 year old young teen mom. I've been battling depression since i was about 15 years old. Its gotten worse for the past 2 years. Since 18 I've moved from my country to the...
    jennyivettem jennyivettem 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I am facing a similar dilemma - except, I am single. I am a body, within somebodies, and it is hard to cope. I am in a double-situation like that... Except, the other one is a bit...
    sesi1116 sesi1116 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I've been battling depression since I was eight years-old. Most of it stemmed from problems with my father who, to make it short and simple, has been a complete jerk my whole life...
    Frost119 Frost119 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 12