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I A Letter To Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3 People

    Many years ago, I lost a friend. She died in a car crash in the country. I was really cut up about it for ages. I hadn't realised just how much I missed her. Anyway. One day I'm in...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    It occurs to me that for many people battling depression is a losing battle, and that perhaps some do not realize that this is a battle that we do not have to loose. I live with...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I've been battling with depression for a while now, and the road to recovery is a tough one. I go to therapy now, and in a few weeks I'm going to find out whether my depression is...
    queercutie queercutie 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    Ive been relatively happy these past two weeks, thanks to the therapy and meds. But something is still not right. I cant seem to get myself to go and get a job or do something with...
    DifferentOutsider DifferentOutsider 22-25, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    A couple of months ago the only person I've ever loved abandoned me knowing very well I was already suicidal and it's only gotten worse but recently I've been noticing increasing...
    TiredSoVeryTired TiredSoVeryTired 18-21, M 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    My husband says he's crazy. I said,"At least you're a functioning crazy". For many years I blamed my husband for my misery. Then slowly, I came to realize, I'm the one with the...
    Blmy Blmy 46-50, F 11 hrs ago

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    its been just over a year now since i came off my medication and stopped having counselling because i was classed as in a better place now. I have been through the worst points...
    StarGirl44 StarGirl44 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    Had depression for 3 months. It.got better for a while. Now I feel ****** again and no one knows about it *sighs
    yippieyayea yippieyayea 16-17, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Sometimes, I will feel as if it is better to hide away from the world. I feel ashamed of myself, even when I'm in my room alone, its as if everyone can see me. I turn the lights...
    dogsareCute16 dogsareCute16 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I read this on the Internet once, and somehow, I couldn't agree more... You asked me how depression felt, and this is all I could come up with. It feels like I'm walking...
    Meloryne Meloryne 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    I almost killed myself today. The sad thing is that it wasn’t because some major traumatic event happened it was because I feel like I can’t escape from the sadness and I feel...
    SomebodyAnybodyEverybody SomebodyAnybodyEverybody 16-17, F 15 Responses Sep 26

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    To understand...You have to read my story.. So I have a thing called, Selective Mutism, look it up because I'm not going to tell you. Because of this some people in my school...
    TheSpookyPotato TheSpookyPotato 18-21, F Sep 30

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    Whenever I'm feeling down or feel like crap about myself, These are a few things I do to cheer me up: Read through my old diary and laugh at myself Look at old pictures of myself...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 3

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    This is an absurdly horrible thing to say, but I need to say it somewhere. I can't really talk to anyone about this for various reasons. I think about suicide every day (honestly...
    hes0194 hes0194 13-15, F 7 Responses Oct 9

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    Dear Dad I don't know where our relationship went so wrong, I am your first born and I have stuck with you through thick and thin when you went bankrupt and lost our family home...
    Bornsinner30 Bornsinner30 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 15

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    The best part of reading a handwritten letter is understanding the tone - not by what is written, but how it is written. You can usually tell if someone was in a rush, if they were...
    missformidable missformidable 31-35, F Sep 26

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    I think I'm going to write a letter to a stranger everyday, in order to keep my sanity. I really like reading letters written to a stranger because you know nothing really about...
    falloutsarah falloutsarah 13-15, F Oct 5

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    I know how it feels to battle depression, I have battled it 5 separate times total, and each time thinking of committing suicide, and almost being to the point where I actually try...
    FreyaFright FreyaFright 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    DEPRESSION IS IN NO WAY ANY SIGN OF WEAKNESS! Well, it has been about a week and a half since my neck surgery and it looks like things just might be getting back to some kind of...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Loneliness begets depression; depression begets loneliness. And so the cycle goes. Soon it is nothing but unending torture, day after empty day. When will it end? When will it...
    Shuhak Shuhak 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 3

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    Depression isn't an emotion. Depression has no cause. Too often is depression conflated with sadness or anxiety. Depression, when it is present, is more like the force of gravity...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    I've had depression and anxiety for 9 years now almost, I've dealt with a lot of close friends who have had depression as well. Several things I've come to terms with over the...
    CDXX4 CDXX4 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 14

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    TRUST IN YOURSELF I am sitting here most of the time dealing with so much that I am taking some meds. to clam me down and allow me to try and relax, but at the same time they...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T Oct 14

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    Letter To My Wife Nazim Hikmat.. 11-11-1933 Bursa Prison My one and only! Your last letter says: "My head is throbbing, my heart is stunned!" You say: "If they hang you, if I...
    Pheroswife Pheroswife 41-45, F Sep 25

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    I do enjoy handwritten letters, but only if they are legible. People have such horrible handwriting these days though... so maybe not. Here are the last words of Virginia Woolf in...
    NeelraDorianGray NeelraDorianGray 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    Do you still appreciate love letters? For me I do, I like men who are writing a letters to his girlfriend and I feel that it is so romantic.
    Ellainemaidess Ellainemaidess 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I really want to write and exchange letters with someone ! Tell them what's going on in life and wait for their letter to come in and read what's going on in theirs.
    killingallparamedics killingallparamedics 16-17, F a week ago

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    Triggers. Imagine sitting in a pastel colored room and having a woman tell you that you appear to have been depressed your entire life. Even childhood? Even childhood. So...
    PseudoNymph PseudoNymph 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    When I was 14, my whole life was inverted. I had been accepted on an academic scholarship to the most prestigious college preparatory institute in my area. Upon starting my 9th...
    yoshmarie yoshmarie 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 25

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    Iv suffered since a child but have been able to deal with it and it was never that bad, now at the age of 18 and after a series of life changes in the last few months i have been...
    generationlover generationlover 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    My depression started back in high school around fifteen years old. By fourteen I finally knew what being gay was cause I had no idea despite having secret same sex attractions for...
    MachineEmpire1985 MachineEmpire1985 26-30, M Oct 11

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    When I’m happy, I really try to embrace it. I embrace the smiles, the laughs, the “I’m okay” feeling. People might think it’s silly that I need to document when I smile...
    covermeup covermeup 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 15

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    Depression is called an illness. Sadly I don't believe it's curable. Medicine is simply hiding the depression, therapy just wastes time. And if you do believe you're fixed, you...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 7 Responses Sep 29

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    I never been diagnosed with depression, but it's pretty clear to me that I suffer from it. I've been suicidal and anxiety filled since I was 10-11 years old. I am 21 now and it...
    trinityzero trinityzero 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I've been looking for a job for 17 months and am even getting interviews. Sometimes even a second interview. Then it stops - every time. People keep telling you not to take it...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F Oct 2

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    I honestly don't know to feel right now. I've battled with depression nearly all my life. Even as a young child I excluded myself from others and kept very quiet. I was always so...
    alicefloe alicefloe 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    I don't aim to fight it alone, I actually reach out whenever I feel it's getting worse, but I always have fought it myself. My mother actually laughed at me when I tried to talk...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F Oct 4

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    This might be a bit long, so forgive me, but I just need a place to vent, where I think the words might be "heard". I am 42, and I am dying inside little by little. My life is a...
    TXDeva TXDeva 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 4

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    I am 16 years old, and I know I have clinical depression. I believe I have bipolar disorder, because of occasional mixed or manic episodes i deal with. It's really hard, feeling...
    kaitlynnicole98 kaitlynnicole98 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Sometimes I try to make sense of why life is the way it is with me, but life is life. It is extremely unfair to everyone. I have so much fight in me and I want to make it. I want...
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    First I like to say thank you to all those who spoke and commented on my wall and post last night. That was very nice of you all. Those of you I found degrading I removed the post...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I have had a tough year. Well, emotionally I guess you could say I've had a tough ten or so years. That is how long its been since my marriage started to crumble, and its been...
    pbsurf pbsurf 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    I'd like to point out there are some people in this world that find depression easy to fake. I'll admit, that before I was told I have chronic depression by my doctor, I used to...
    piercethetaco000 piercethetaco000 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 17

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    *** note: I do not want pity or attention. I simply just want to get this out of my system. Feel free to judge me, I don't care. There's nothing you can say that I haven't told...
    justmebta justmebta 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    This is kind of a downer for my first EP post, but yeah. I've had issues with depression since I was a little kid. I remember being in primary school and just feeling so oddly...
    lightningstripe lightningstripe 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    We all have a strong desire to succeed in something. We all want to strive for perfection but only some achieve it. We all want happiness and to feel it all the time but that can...
    achorusgirl achorusgirl 18-21, F 3 days ago

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