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I A Battle of Life

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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 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I had read somewhere that people who score high for the trait of conscientiousness do better in life because they don't procrastinate or delay getting their work done. It helps...
    MNRR MNRR 36-40 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed with depression around 2 years ago when I suffered an immense amount of bullying. It was pretty horrific, they would follow me home, hide my clothes after PE, beat...
    GirlWithTheRedHair2013 GirlWithTheRedHair2013 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    From the perspective of a long term survivor of depression. .. I don't think it every fully leaves, we just get better at dealing. Each time we survive we are that little bit...
    Diabo1ique Diabo1ique 70+ 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Reminiscing on my old awesome life :'( my lyfe is such ****** right now .
    Lonurstonurdoge Lonurstonurdoge 13-15, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I have battled bipolar illness my entire life. Bipolar Depression is a daily battle for me. Www.discoveringmentalillness.wordpress.com Anxiety is a daily battle for me. Racing...
    PinkUnicorn26 PinkUnicorn26 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    WHAT IT IS I WRITE FOR!Sometimes I to fall and forget what it is that God has saved me for. I know that I get down and out and the feeling of depression takes hold of me. Remember...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T Jun 27

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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 1 day ago

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    My sophomore year in high school, I became super depressed. So depressed that I had to miss school for about two weeks to go to therapy for the day. The therapist I had once asked...
    adventuretimer adventuretimer 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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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 6 Responses Jul 6

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    I don't battle depression. I'm depressed and/or moody most days. Nothing in my life gets better. Every year gets worse. I am very lonely and I do not make friends easily. I have a...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I can't stand my stepfather Every day, for me, is a bigger battle. He's making it worse I'm not sure how much longer I can take it..living with him, that is.... He's never...
    AnonymousAly AnonymousAly 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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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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    Right now, I don't know where my boyfriend and I stand. I am out of both cigarettes and cigars. There is nothing sweet in my house to eat besides honey buns; and they won't let me...
    feliciablogger feliciablogger 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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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 a week ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    What some people don't realise, depression isn't just a phase. It's a daily battle that people will face for the rest of their lives, it takes constant fixing. No one can save you...
    ambermills ambermills 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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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 19 Responses 4 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    June 27. Achieving Harmony. When a pianist learns a new piece of music, he or she does not sit down and instantly play it perfectly. A pianist often needs to practice each hand's...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jun 27

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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 4 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 18-21, 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 5 days ago

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    I have so much hate in my heart. Specially right now. The way I'm living, my life, my looks, my body, my face, my personality, my voice- it all bothers me to death. A couple of...
    EveTy EveTy 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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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 6 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    My Existance has started to fade from school and my life. I am a carrying person. I love everyone, Younger and Older. I try to help everyone, i try to be there for everyone but i...
    MrMovingOn MrMovingOn 13-15, M 4 Responses Jun 23

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    June 28. When Things Don't Work. Frequently, when faced with a problem, we may attempt to solve it in a particular way. When that way doesn't work, we may continue trying to solve...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jun 28

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    It sucks when you have depression and your heart breaks more and more and you feel like you're just falling after every time you begin to pick yourself back up again. And you just...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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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