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I A Battle of Life

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    What is depression? Depression is emptiness. It's a deep, dark hole inside you that can't be filled. It's feeling like you are all alone in the world and no one knows you exist...
    KittenHasaWhip KittenHasaWhip 46-50, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I was diagnosed with depression at eight years old and have lived with it in such a way that it has crippled nearly every aspect of my life. I have never been on medication to help...
    Scorpio018 Scorpio018 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    You don't understand how much I hate my boring, pathetic, pointless life. I miss put on everything. I have no experiences. I thought I had a good school friend then she hurt me too...
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I do battle depression and the people around me know it. My girlfriend helped me see the positive things in life but since we don't go to the same school she doesn't see what it's...
    Ghrite Ghrite 13-15, M Mar 22

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    4 Years ago I met a beautiful woman that captured my heart. She had just been diagnosed with the illness that she had been battling for years...Lupus. She didn't quite fully...
    pafm99 pafm99 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I am at a very dark place in my life right now. All my secrets have been let out to the people I love most and they are scared. All the pills have been locked away, I'm constantly...
    kberry95 kberry95 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 31

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    I am like you. Depression has been my way of life ever since I can remember. I'm 46 years old. I'm a virgin, but proud of it although I am not proud of the fact that I've done...
    churchworker churchworker 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Back in elementary school, I didn't care about my weight because I just didn't. I was fine the way I was. I was confident. Then I got expose to social media. I always saw pretty...
    Livelovelaughforeved Livelovelaughforeved 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    I have battled depression since I was a teenager. Mine comes and goes in waves, and it varies how severe. I usually will encounter at least one episode every year, sometimes...
    thatspecialsomeone thatspecialsomeone 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It seems as if for the last couple of years I have been more so of a burden to those than anything. Especially when I've gone off to college it seems that I've burdened my family...
    Life1sinteresting Life1sinteresting 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    They say "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" and i never believed that until now ! A few months ago i was going through the worst time of my life ...i wanted to kill myself...
    lovemusicnicole lovemusicnicole 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I stand alone there is no one to wipe my tears no one to understand the pain and the suffering I go through every day. I fake a smile but it is just a mask, under it my heart is...
    butthumbs butthumbs 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    I battle depression and I've waged a war against it never again do I want another family member to commit suicide over depression. Raped and soul wounded my cousin committed...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    My problem becomes so bad that I face my surroundings. My entire life I was forcing on what people had then what I didn't had. I battle depression because I feel more left over...
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    And it is the hardest battle I will ever be faced with. This beast has prevented me from getting out of bed, from having friends and making new relationship, and from loving myself...
    mjme26 mjme26 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've battled depression for a few years now. I can only say it had taken over my life. No matter how hard I tried to push it away it would hit even harder. I hate how people...
    HyperAngel HyperAngel 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I constantly battle my anxiety. Right now I have so much on my plate, that I don't even know where to begin and I can feel the tension and anxiety building up inside of me. When...
    flightlessbird314 flightlessbird314 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I have came to complete acceptance that depression will likely always be apart of me., a piece of me I carry through my days here as an earthling . This is not me saying, hey I...
    Allissaxxx Allissaxxx 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I have battled depression all of my life. As I get older it just gets worse. I have tried so many medications and even a therapist for a few years. Every once in a while there...
    boiluver boiluver 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 30

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    MSC/FoS/ST: Suicidal Ideation “i. Somewhere, far from here, there is a group of people who drill holes in their skulls so that they can talk to God. ii. When we yawn, we force...
    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    i'll go.. i'll go where ever i on't want to go.. i'll face it like hell..i need to accept the bitter reality..that i'm not in sa bed of roses.. life is a battlefield"..true.. m in...
    90colors 90colors 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    As I battle depression / like tonight ... It runs deep through me and I can feel it rising in me like a black tide. Sometimes I feel like I am the caption of my own ship of the...
    ghostintherain ghostintherain 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I battled anorexia for about two years. I haven't had a really bad starving period for over a year now. I've gained some weight since I've been trying to not monitor what I eat so...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F Apr 5

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    Hey everyone. :) i have made this youtube video and I am posting the link here. It is a video that is about my life and my battle with depression and a ton of other things. The...
    Anonomous441 Anonomous441 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    My mom is not a very happy person. She prefers my sister, brother and other brother to me and sides with them all the time. I know I'm an adult and don't even live in the same...
    mimileelee mimileelee 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Right now, is a low part of my life. And it has come at the worst time. Anyone I have told my reasoning for my depression, has looked at me as if I were pathetic. That the reason I...
    AtticusAneamagus AtticusAneamagus 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    My friend wrote this. As you'll read, you'll understand her thoughts, emotions, and the battles she deals with everyday. Maybe there is someone who is going through the same thing...
    olivias78 olivias78 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have battled for over 6 years now and I'm only 17. Is it bad that I don't even know what it's like not to battle it.
    apwnn apwnn 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself #1. Start spending time with the right people. – These are the people you enjoy, who love and appreciate you, and who encourage you to...
    WeBePeasants WeBePeasants 22-25 1 day ago

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    I am a 15 year old Jewish, Orthodox girl. I was born 3 months early in Manchester, England. From the time i was a baby i have had a very hard life. I lived in fear every day of my...
    phobia1998 phobia1998 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    It's like a void where there had to be actual feelings. I s suffered and still suffer alone, far from home, trying to find myself a way in my life. So, basically, the only persons...
    suns3ta suns3ta 18-21, F Mar 22

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 2

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    'It makes me sad to see you this way.' This was the sentence that made me want to change my life. My friend told me that, while he saw me crying. Of course, being secretive and...
    eliahlior eliahlior 22-25 1 Response Apr 4

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    Guys i just wanted to say: don't be depressed,let it go away,you know why?because life is so short,we should live this only life we have,to the fullest. Stay strong and go on,life...
    miserableamy miserableamy 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    For my whole life being alive, the worse depression I had was when I moved to Nova Scotia. After so much frustration, I decide to create a new EP group called " I Do Not Like Nova...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    My depression has destroyed my life. I've become this person I hate, a lifeless person. There are just so many bad days that I can't ever enjoy the good. I am disappointed with...
    chescafrxn chescafrxn 16-17, F 8 Responses Apr 8

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    I'm not the one to share my life experiences online or with anyone. I am 22 years old in college after dropping out of high school I managed to pull myself together to get in a...
    Lovelifee22 Lovelifee22 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 11

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    Hello. My name is Rachael. I am currently 15 years old and am turning 16 July 1. As a child I was always pretty confident. I was always concerned about my weight though. I remember...
    RachieCele RachieCele 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    As i contemplate my life all that appears before me are my mistakes: everything i have done wrong and every person i may have unintentionally caused pain to. All of the nights i...
    Arrrbol Arrrbol 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    April 3. Acceptance. Surrender to the moment. Ride it out and through, for all it's worth. Throw yourself into it. Stop resisting. So much of our anguish is created when we are...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 3

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    April 3. Acceptance. Surrender to the moment. Ride it out and through, for all it's worth. Throw yourself into it. Stop resisting. So much of our anguish is created when we are...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I've had a very crappy day. First off I drunk coffee and didn't eat anything behind it which made me feel jittery and awful. After that I talked to someone today that reminded me...
    LoveIsInTheBlood LoveIsInTheBlood 16-17, F Apr 4

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    Depression. This is something people don't understand until they experience it. Life feels so pointless and the only thing really keeping me going is the Lord. My school gives so...
    Wolfa1 Wolfa1 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 8

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    This is something I wrote, intended to be a song. I can't seem to find the rhythm for it. Anyways, feel free to critique. I rhyme at some points, some I don't. Doesn't really have...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I could write a 30,000 word prose of why I am depressed and why life has led me to the way I feel right now. But none of that really matters. It doesn't matter what life...
    Isabel13 Isabel13 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I've been struggling with suicide ideation everyday for the last 8 months.. I feel the same empty hopelessness as I did then. After a month of steady deterioration, I...
    meltyclocks meltyclocks 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    March 24. Appreciating Ourselves. We are the greatest things that will ever happen to us. Believe it. It makes life much easier. —Codependent No More It is time to stop this...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 24

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    March 24. Appreciating Ourselves. We are the greatest things that will ever happen to us. Believe it. It makes life much easier. —Codependent No More It is time to stop this...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I've been, more or less, depressed for at least 3 years now. Most of the time, life is just plain boring, or sad. I feel that it has little or no meaning, at all. Many people say...
    dysfori dysfori 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 26

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    I'm a wanderer. I'm in a constant battle between my two selfs. A part of me wants to fulfill Gods plan for me on this earth, and another part of me wants to be my self and...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    March 30. Experiment. Experiment. Try something new. Try stepping out. We have been held back too long. We have held ourselves back too long. As children, many of us were...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F