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I A Letter To Depression

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    Looking back, there was great intelligence in my 20+ years of depression. There was actually grace inherent in life bringing me to my knees. (Sometimes life brings you to your...
    Shanti00 Shanti00 41-45, F 37 mins ago

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    So it began at age 3 when my parents separated . I felt all alone in the world at that time , remembering the fights my mum and dad use to have constantly. I had been sent to my...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 9 hrs ago

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    Rope and tree look so inviting... Water and pills look so quenching... Building and concrete look so instantaneous... Trigger and bullet look so appealing... Blade and wrist...
    Jpeavey Jpeavey 41-45, M 6 hrs ago

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    To everyone out there battling depression, you aren't alone! I know it's hard but we are all in this together. I know I don't know you guys, but stay hopeful, stay alive, stay...
    Jbranch14 Jbranch14 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Depression really is a sickness. It’s like getting a cold. One day, you’ll feel slightly off. You’ll think to yourself, ‘this is weird, it’s a beautiful day but I kind of...
    frankiee23 frankiee23 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Is it depression if you enjoy it? Does that still count?
    idontmindtherain idontmindtherain 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I think I have depression. There's this quote I've heard 'people who aren't depressed don't sit around and wonder if they are all day'. So from that, I think I must be. I mean I...
    someonelikeyou9 someonelikeyou9 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I ave been trying to focus and smile going forward lately, having lost the love of my life I've struggled to control my anxiety and depression. Increasing become worse but the more...
    seanv14 seanv14 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I ******' hate depression. I would take my bouts with anxiety any day. When you feel anxious you are productive in trying to alleviate it. When you're depressed you can't do a...
    fiendforlife fiendforlife 31-35, M 55 mins ago

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    There is a person who has been through a lot in her life and has started upon I mission to help teenage girls(mostly, but women in need too) that suffer from depression and self...
    crazynam321 crazynam321 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    Recently I've started writing little letters to myself, put them in a box, and pull them out whenever I'm feeling down. It actually makes me feel alot better. c:
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 24

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    Sky Williams - Hangman In life, each interaction is like a game of Hangman. We only get one sheet of paper. And you never know when your hurtful words can be their last letter.
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The last time I wrote a hand written letter was when I was very young and since then everything's been emails or texts. I miss writing to people and sending them letters and...
    lunadoll lunadoll 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 Aug 29

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    I read something sad today from a friend who is now in a similar situation as i was this time last year and my heart goes out to her. As it was a time when i myself felt so very...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    I need to say something. Please realize when you tell a depressed person (who actually suffers from true depression), that "things will get better" or "you have people that care...
    Jpeavey Jpeavey 41-45, M 9 Responses Aug 27

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    I have seen a lot of people on EP and in real life throwing this word around like a hot potato. The two most inappropriately used words in this generation, in my personal opinion...
    AlexandriaDark AlexandriaDark 18-21, F Aug 30

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    My Depression and anxiety """""""""""""""""""""""" Is this caused by the longing to do the below but feeling unable to do so? Feeling a pull so strong that it has begun to consume...
    Wildfocus Wildfocus 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 1

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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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    Well sort of! It's a constant struggle but one that I manage. I have bad days but I also have good days. My official diagnosis is a list so long and overwhelming that if I was...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I write letters to someone in prison for about 2 years now, his an old high school friend and is actually my sister ex boyfriend but she moved on and got married so she stopped...
    kcbabypro kcbabypro 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Depression and anxiety runs in my family. My dad had it and committed suicide last year. Of course, he had some other issues to deal with so it wasn't just the depression for him...
    shyslh shyslh 22-25, M Aug 24

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    Depression. We feed our minds that we can not do things, that there is no solution for the problem. We think that we are not worth the effort, not worthy of anything. Our...
    TheChosenOne32 TheChosenOne32 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 11

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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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    About a week ago, I realized that I am suffering from depression. That I have been for about 7 months. I never realized it before because I would just push my feelings and thoughts...
    LameyC LameyC 18-21, F Aug 21

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    I’ve been asked a few times about what recovery means when you have a chronic psychological illness, and I’d like to address the question publicly. I have pretty much accepted...
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 1 Response Aug 24

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    My shrink just told me I'm suffering from depression...as I reflect on my life over the last several years I think that some of my issues stem from depression. I still think the...
    Pathouslourds Pathouslourds 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 6

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    So since i was little i have had depression problems,i didn't actually noticed until it got really bad in high school.I can't tell anyone in my family cause they won't actually get...
    flproblems flproblems 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    Post-Medicated battles with depression. I have totally given up on using pharmaceuticals to fight my recurring depression. I use St John's Wort, Norwegian Salmon Oil and a lot...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    You know how people with seasonal depression have depression during the winter due to a lack of sunlight? I have a seasonal depression during the spring and summer. I hate the...
    Apirne Apirne 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 23

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    I have been dealing with depression for a long while and anxiety all my life. I have my good days and my bad days but today was a mix. I was having a good day until I started...
    MysticallyForbidden MysticallyForbidden 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I'm 18 and I'm depressed again. I was diagnosed at 16, like many teenagers with mental illness, but now I feel I have no right to be depressed. I can't be. I don't know why, but I...
    sinispia sinispia 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I'm not sure if it will help everyone, but there is a game called Persona 3, which I think makes life a lot better. It makes everything simple and yet guides how your life should...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 1 Response Aug 28

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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 Aug 30

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    I hate battling depression. I hate always feeling down even though I know I have many reasons that I should be happy and thankful. I feel ashamed about it and for needing...
    lilbirdydoll lilbirdydoll 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Let's talk about suicide. I know, something everyone knows about but nobody will have a real discussion about it. But I want to talk about me as I have had depression for years now...
    Oldwounds Oldwounds 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 2

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    this is for answering 3 again-and-again questions for me : (I'll answer due the reality that I face everyday in my place) 1. WHY DON'T YOU GO TO PSYCHIATRIST? you want to vent...
    cascadesky cascadesky 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 5

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    I never thought i would be telling this kind of story, but i just can't take it anymore... It might all have started when i was in middle school, i was bullied a lot and that...
    Nokuteshi Nokuteshi 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    I never thought i would be telling this kind of story, but i just can't take it anymore... It might all have started when i was in middle school, i was bullied a lot and that...
    Nokuteshi Nokuteshi 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 7

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    I never thought i would be telling this kind of story, but i just can't take it anymore... It might all have started when i was in middle school, i was bullied a lot and that...
    Nokuteshi Nokuteshi 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    but that doesn't mean I have to post I feel sad. There's stuff to do about it. Medication works wonders. If that's against your personal beliefs or you just don't want to be...
    Ravenbrook Ravenbrook 18-21, M Sep 8

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    Have you ever lost a loved one? I have, i lost him to another girl. It came unexpectedly this time. I was scared, i felt these feelings before and thought these thoughts. I...
    bluebird96 bluebird96 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    Is depression a choice? Well. I’ve been thinking about this and I’ve had a fair few debates about this. Now I’m not here to spark a debate or anything, I just want to share...
    Larutan Larutan 18-21, F 14 Responses Sep 10

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    I feel the worst thing about depression is being depressed and single. At least with those who are married or seriously dating/co-cohabiting you can say "Ok, boo gimme a minute to...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 10

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    I'm the sun. Depression are the planets. It's like depression circles around me, and every turn is for the worse. I've told my mom about my depression and suicidal thoughts but...
    zennarts zennarts 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Have you ever gone to an emergency room or doctors office and your asked to rate your pain from 1-10? Why don't they ask "on what scale would you rate your depression?" Somedays...
    brokenhearted7108 brokenhearted7108 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I look at depression and compared my stories to others. I felt like I have actually won this depression that is eating inside of me. I was only stuck in the mud pit of...
    Artz4Life Artz4Life 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago