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I Am a Victim of Extreme Depression

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    My Story - it hurts when all u can do is watch.. i used to  cut myself... it was really bad.. but thats felt like the only thing i can do. my family really didn't do...
    hottii12 hottii12 19-21, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2008

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    The Truth - victim explains it all i hate it wen ppl lable me emo like i choose to b depressed i hate the word emo its such a ******* lable god ppl r ******* they don't even try to...
    SuicidalMess SuicidalMess 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 24, 2007

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    The Wanderer - Yup, been wandering since hormones took over my body @ 12 years of age. Drinkin, drugs and boys were my self- medication back then. It has only excerbated over the...
    whitedove whitedove 31-35 1 Response Jan 1, 2009

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    Experiencing Depression - People keep asking me to explain my feelings, to snap out of it. I'm just writing this to explain a bit of depression feels like. This is only a brief...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 1, 2012

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    I'm not a typical teenager i know. I've been through things most teens could never imagine or hope to go thru, but yet i still manage to keep a smile on my face and take every...
    misscomplicated2013 misscomplicated2013 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    New Research Regarding Depression - H ello all, I am a fellow depressive. I am a pretty motivated person, so I did a lot of research on my own because the doctors didn't...
    UV4D UV4D 26-30 2 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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    Letting Go - I know I love you, I just feel dead. This unexpected grief and sadness that we have been battling for over a year now. We were happy, I was happy- Before. Until the...
    jenniferxlove jenniferxlove 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2011

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    Never Noticed. - so. depression RUNS in my family. like more than 3 people have had it, AND i have obvious scars all over my right arm, and that is the last time im cutting...
    kimosabi kimosabi 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 13, 2008

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    It's Back Again - I have always had depression I just didn't know it when I was younger I got diagnosed at 14 and started taking all sorts of different Meds I just felt num So...
    Izakay420 Izakay420 16-17 Oct 1, 2012

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    Suffering In Silence - I'm 13 this year, I've been suffering from depression since I was bout' 5 years old. I don't have a father. My mother is more concerned about work than...
    Josephineong Josephineong 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2013

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    My Mind... Is Against Me. - I become depressed and i dont know why. my mind starts to ask stupid questions and i start to think of ways i could die. i dont think if anyone will...
    VictimOfCircumstance VictimOfCircumstance 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    Bored - Hi.I feel lonley very much.I need some one to talk to....oh god.I'm dying :(
    lonely1boy lonely1boy 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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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 a week ago

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    This annoys the **** outta me. People who selfharm and/or are depressed keep whining about how sad they feel and how they want to cut. Just stop. ******* stop it. And don't you...
    absenceofsound absenceofsound 13-15, F 6 Responses 1 hr ago

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    March 22. Letting Go of Being a Victim. It's okay to have a good day. Really. It's okay to be doing okay and to feel like our life is manageable and on track. Many of us have...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 22

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    March 22. Letting Go of Being a Victim. It's okay to have a good day. Really. It's okay to be doing okay and to feel like our life is manageable and on track. Many of us have...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 22

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    It all started when I was 13. I had no other way to school as I lived half an hour away to the closest high school so I caught a private bus to and from school every day with other...
    unknown331 unknown331 16-17 1 Response Mar 24

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    Caption: A chart clarifying the differences between the effects of flirtatious behavior and sexual harassment. Essentially, flirting should be flattering and reciprocal, while...
    cbhermitwriter cbhermitwriter 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    being a high school girl can be extremely tough. it's literally a roller coaster of emotions that i feel day to day. some days my depression gets the best of me and i sink so low...
    itsbrittney itsbrittney 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I've been depressed since I was 14 years old. I'm 21 now, and it's been a tough 7 years. Initially, my depression co-incided with anorexia and purging tendencies - including over...
    AngelicLore AngelicLore 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    April 9. Giving. Learning to be a healthy giver can be a challenge. Many of us got caught up in compulsive giving - charitable acts motivated by uncharitable feelings of guilt...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 9

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    No one would ever assume that I am severely depressed. On the outside I put up a very happy go lucky front, always with a smile on my face. But what they don't know if what I am...
    LockedUpp LockedUpp 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    *TRIGGERING IMAGE* Today I've been told that some people at my old school have been talking and gossiping about me. More specifically they've been insulting my depression and my...
    ameliap ameliap 16-17, F 8 Responses Mar 27

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    I have recently had episodes of depression. Moving away from my friends and everything I knew is part of it. I think I also feel this way because of social networking. I look on...
    Ginger135 Ginger135 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    My depression started at a rather extremely young age...Even though I was way too young to realize what it was. My mom left my biological dad when I was about six...And I always...
    DoveBreath DoveBreath 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    This has happened to me twice and I've only worked at two different places. It's extremely irritating. The first time I told. The second time was today and I haven't said anything...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Mar 30

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    April 4. Negotiating Conflicts. Recovery is about more than walking away. Sometimes it means learning to stay and deal. It's about building and maintaining relationships that work...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    April 4. Negotiating Conflicts. Recovery is about more than walking away. Sometimes it means learning to stay and deal. It's about building and maintaining relationships that work...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 4

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    If you want to have some context as to where I am coming from with this post, please read my last entry here: EP Link … I can’t take it anymore. I really can’t. I think...
    UsernameEntered UsernameEntered 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    April 7. Those Old Time Feelings. "I still have bad days. But that's okay. I used to have bad years." —Anonymous Sometimes, the old feelings creep back in. We may feel fearful...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 7

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    Today has been weird. I don't feel nearly close to myself like I usually do, I feel out of touch with everyone, feeling out of mind and out of my body. Almost like living on auto...
    FarrahRelates FarrahRelates 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    (No lie, true story of me) The first time I was sexually abused by my father was when I was about 6. He came into my room and took off my pants, then yeah.. The other times was in...
    Missmayicx Missmayicx 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    April 17. Taking Care of Ourselves. We often refer to recovery from codependency and adult child issues as self-care. Self-care is not, as some may think, a spin off of the Me...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    7 Years. Of those 7 years I was only happy for about 3 years. 7 years with a man who gave me so much joy in the beginning. Now it's like he lives to tear me down. To humiliate me...
    bmichelleb bmichelleb 26-30, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Why did he take it all? I was not smart. I knew I was not smart because I was told that every day. Sometimes with words and sometimes it was said with a look or a certain shrug...
    NoDavid NoDavid 46-50 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have been so sad today and it's been different than the normal pain and hurt that I usually have. Today is just pure sadness to the extreme. I don't know if it's just because of...
    rokrchik1211 rokrchik1211 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Every month, two weeks before my period I become extremely depressed. I cry uncontrollably and feel hopeless, I feel like everyone would be happier if I were gone and I start...
    Andy6768 Andy6768 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    For four years now I've been struggling. But I'm finally really beginning to love me for me. I still have my insecurities, but I feel like I'm growing more confident with the days...
    Naxxaras Naxxaras 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    So this happens a lot, but almost 24/7 im suicidal and beyond depressed. But for some reason sometimes out of nowhere I get an extreme sadness that lasts for like 30 minutes. Does...
    Anonomous441 Anonomous441 18-21, F Apr 4

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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 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    April 14. Perfectionism. Recovery from codependency is an individual process that necessitates making mistakes, struggling through problems, and facing tough issues. Expecting...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    These past few years have been awful. It is one thing after another, and I'm constantly in this self pity ditch that I don't recognise myself anymore. After a sexual assault, I...
    rayburdon rayburdon 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Living with depression is like walking through mud when everyone else is running on concrete. I fight depression everyday. No one wants to help people with depression, when someone...
    alexandrathemisfit alexandrathemisfit 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 18

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    I could never beat the negativity of depression. I tried to fight it. I tried real hard. But the more I tried, the more I failed and the more I failed, the more it beat me up and...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M Mar 30

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    I have suffered depression since the age of 16 and I was always ashamed to admit it. People generally didn't understand my emotions and to be honest i didn't understand it myself...
    Robuk1991 Robuk1991 22-25, M 6 Responses Mar 27

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    I have been dealing with depression for as long as I can remember. From before I even knew what to call it. I am thankful that my darker periods are less frequent and don’t...
    AnonymousEP77 AnonymousEP77 41-45, M Apr 5

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    Unfortunately, the act of "emailing" him was further participation of the abusive cycle. Part 1 Destroying Healthy Communication My emails came about very early in the game, I...
    authenticexistence authenticexistence 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Amen. I am a victim of it from BOTH ends. I was abused as a child and THEN abused my multiple partners. I survived though. And I live to tell about it so, Gods good.
    pinkkcotton pinkkcotton 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Since I turned nine years old, I feel as if my parents started to get a lot angrier and more aggressive towards life, people, and at just about everything. I was one of those kids...
    ImagineA ImagineA 16-17 1 Response Mar 22

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    I am I victim of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.
    Wishingtobegone Wishingtobegone 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I don't like to go back to this era & I chose to forget it all. I am 31 now but when I was 12-13 my older sister moved back into the house I grew up in & brought her boyfriend to...
    BlueEyes3182 BlueEyes3182 31-35, F 2 Responses