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I A Battle of Life

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    I was 10 when it started. I would sit in the mirror and pull out my hair and cry for hours and scratch my arms and face and stare at the knife in front of me just waiting for the...
    sweetloaf sweetloaf 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Life feels just a wee bit harder today
    amberjg amberjg 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I don't even know what to do right now I want to loose weight but I never do! I gess I'll be dat my whole life
    alonzokim alonzokim 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    September 1. Patience. Sometimes we get what we want right away. At other times, we wonder if our desires will ever be fulfilled. We will be fulfilled in the best way possible...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    I am a Russian man and I would like to share a story about my life. When I was 7 years old, I began to go to school. I was surrounded by my parents, my maternal grandfather and his...
    alexalan alexalan 51-55, M 1 hr ago

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    I just read about Robin William and it very sad knowing that I have same issue that he has. Except the drug, I don't do the drug. I'm fun, humble, smile, that only surrounded by...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I'm BookerD,and after a long session of Epic Rap Battles,at YouTube University and an overindulgence in ICE-T (two gallon kind) I got the idea for this group. If it caught on I'd...
    bookerdana bookerdana 51-55, M 8 Responses Aug 17

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    Lesson #1: It is NOT your fault So many posting here with such palpable emotional pain. I can relate to this from painful personal experience over many decades. I've gained...
    gwyon gwyon 51-55 2 Responses Aug 18

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    This battle is exhausting and after years of therapy for anxiety and panic disorders, I still feel helpless. I had my first severe hypochondriac episode when I was a senior in...
    flannelskin flannelskin 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I always seem to be in a battle with myself over something... I battle an illness that little is known about and nothing can be done about it.. I battle with feeling worthless to...
    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15 1 Response Aug 15

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    Personal Lesson #2: "Ultimately, it is up to me to scratch and climb and claw my way out of this hole." (These are lessons I've learned that have helped me through. I'm not a...
    gwyon gwyon 51-55 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Depression is not something to mess with. Some people have to take meds and have to face the harsh part of life first to reach the happy side of life. Laughing at this is not...
    HayellsDorion HayellsDorion 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    Need to hide this here a while - lending ou my laptop (basic summary of my life from my point of view) I was bullied in school. Every single one. The first by a teacher which of...
    prettybrowneyes1993 prettybrowneyes1993 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Feeling so bad in the morning. It's one of those not so good moments. I want to go to the moon where there's no signal and be alone. I want to climb on top of the mountain and...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    The story that I give to you all is no matter how bad it gets, no matter how close you get to ending it all makes you stronger. I can say proudly that I lived and survived not with...
    ryan257 ryan257 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    Here I am... Battleing depression. Praying for the god above to take my life. No one to talk to unless they get played to talk to me. No friends, no family. Just people that say...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 7 Responses Aug 15

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    i can remember the day i first experienced severe depression very clearly . i was 10 years old . being mixed race , i did not belong with any group (im latina and filipina) . noone...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F Aug 20

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    I had tremendous dysfunction in my childhood. My father died before I was born at age 39, and my mother never recovered from his death, struggling with addictions and mental...
    lbworley lbworley 56-60, F 4 days ago

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    I believe I am special, I believe I was saved at birth because I am blessed and meant to be on this earth for a reason.i think I might be in a spiritual battle, I am constantly...
    chozinangel chozinangel 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    My life has been very difficult for me lately. I battle depression and it mostly caused by this economy. I would like to reach out to anyone else thats struggling right now and let...
    gonzalesjon1990 gonzalesjon1990 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    In all things there are two sides. The pendulum swings. Battles are waged and won, Battles are waged and lost. We love, we lose, we love again. We smile, we laugh, we cry. When you...
    darkpassion darkpassion 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Everyone tomorrow is Monday. Did you enjoy your weekend? :):) sometimes we find happiness in this life an sometimes we are in a constant battle with this world. Everyone if anyone...
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    i like saying " I Battle Depression " better than saying " I suffer from Depression " or " i have depression ". this is because i'm a fighter. i'm a soldier fighting the enemy. i...
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I first had a vision at the age of 9, now i am 16. over the time i searched the place that i saw ( a dense foggy forest with a hill pretty far from the main battle) in my vision I...
    Mike4121997 Mike4121997 16-17, M Aug 13

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    I dont battle depression. However, my close friend does. He will often say that no one cares about him when Ive always been there to support and listen to him. He says stupid...
    Kayleighpie Kayleighpie 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    Yes, I battle depression. Along with my boyfriend. He is an insomniac with depression and bipolar. We have had very difficult days where he scared me. We live together so we are...
    nal1802 nal1802 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Every day.. I struggle.. Some days are easier than others... I battle many things.. Depression.. Self esteem.... Shyness... Being honest and open.. And more... Im trying to not be...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I am a warrior This is a story that I've never told. I've got to get this off my chest to let it go. I need to take back the light inside you stole. You're a criminal and you...
    RsBrat RsBrat 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Well, I first got depression when i was about 13 or so, maybe before that, and i am now 18, and it went away once or twice, at least it thought it did, and recently i thought i was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 22

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    After my last suicide attempt, I have decided to live. It's not easy. I feel like I have death inside of me 24/7. My chest feels like it's going to explode. All I can say is, "Get...
    AirmanAcesGirl AirmanAcesGirl 31-35, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    Do you know why I battle depression? Because I have a chemical imbalance in my brain. Nothing ******* happened. Quit along why I'm depressed. You're dog died and now you're sad...
    nudgette nudgette 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Addiction to on line games and worlds is a concern of mine, since I've faced it repeatedly and I've seen it so much over the years. It's sad and we need help. If you are facing...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Aug 9

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    Robin Williams, Stress, Depression And Surfing Life by www.coachingtohappiness.com There are some people that just strike you as kind, caring people. People that go beyond...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 9 Responses Aug 14

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    I don't battle depression anymore it's more like a battle i have already lost i have been considering ending it but every time i do i think of my family and the suffering it would...
    mickey8701 mickey8701 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 6

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    Everyone is fighting their own battle, to some it may not come close to be considered one but to that person that battle is their world.
    miae13 miae13 22-25, F Aug 11

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    So sad to hear Robin Williams lost the battle to depression. We all are familiar with the dark tunnel of depression. Sometimes it feels like we will never see the light. I wish...
    dynamic71 dynamic71 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    I confess...I battle Depression. And it truly is a battle...each and every day. My mind is at war with itself and I just keep on losing. The pieces that made me are slowly being...
    HopefullRomantic HopefullRomantic 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    I may not ever "beat" depression, but the battle is easier now. Suicidal thoughts have been gone almost entirely. I've only had one episode in the last three years. The dark skies...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    This isn't my story, this is a "rant" you could say. There have been alot of stories about what "real depression" is and what it is not. Teenagers without any "real problems" that...
    JustBreathe4J JustBreathe4J 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    August 6. Solving Problems. Problems are made to be solved! Some of us spend more time reacting to the fact that we have a problem than we do solving the problem. "Why is this...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 6

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    To Medicate - or Not. I hope my story & experience can help someone else that is struggling with Anxiety and Depression and is worried about taking medication. I think I have...
    ALynn007 ALynn007 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    HELP! In my life, I have traveled around the world, I have seen more than most of you will ever see. I have done things that most of you will never do. Some have been bad and...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response Aug 19

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    Ever sense I remember I've dealt with this. My earliest memory is when I was turning 10 years old and I was going to have a birthday party. I invited everyone in my class. When I...
    Nothing123456789101112 Nothing123456789101112 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 1

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    I had another story up on here about when I was molested, but then decided if I am going to make a habit of posting my life stories on here, that story is not the one I want to be...
    Shellback1992 Shellback1992 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    There is a very well known norwegian song writer who wrote this song in norwegian, and I tried to translate it as good as I could. The song has a special meaning to me and it...
    Themil Themil 18-21, M Aug 23

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    Why do people tell me to cheer up? Like I can just blink my eyes and pray to cure my depression. I can't that just wish away being raped, can I? I tried, I honestly did. Look where...
    Oldwounds Oldwounds 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 23

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    -Long Post, be ready to read, may be emotional- I'm so lost tonight.. Idk if this counts as suicidal, but I want to die, I really do. All my life I've been unlucky from the...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 24