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I Am a Victim of Extreme Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 226 People

    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. (always say that but then a year or so later im at it again)  parents dont even notice. nobody notices. in fact my mom...
    kimosabi kimosabi 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 13, 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 understand they r just so quick to lable*sigh* will it even end?
    SuicidalMess SuicidalMess 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 24, 2007

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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 opertunity i can to be happy, and be happy. I've been cheated on, abused, my mom and i have no bond i moved out her house to live with my...
    misscomplicated2013 misscomplicated2013 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2014

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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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    megster16 megster16 18-21, F Nov 6, 2014

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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 anything about it at first.. but as i kept doin it.. the finally came around.. i dont do it anymore.. but...
    hottii12 hottii12 19-21, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2008

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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 really help me all that much. 8 years later, I got it figured out. Now, I just wanna make sure that everyone else knows what I know, so...
    UV4D UV4D 26-30 2 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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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 years. Always runnin and hidin from society, yet tryin to fit into a middle-class life with my children for their...
    whitedove whitedove 31-35 1 Response Jan 1, 2009

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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 after a year an a half I stoped taking them and I started to feel really happy I was able to bond more with friends and...
    Izakay420 Izakay420 16-17 Oct 1, 2012

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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 miss me or if i will be remembered. i just think of how i can die. i think and think, i start to cry and i become cold inside , i...
    VictimOfCircumstance VictimOfCircumstance 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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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 family. I have learnt how to disguise my true feelings, fake a smile, force a laugh, hide my hurt from others. I have constant...
    Josephineong Josephineong 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2013

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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 explanation because you can't "explain" being sad or suicidal sometimes, it's just your feelings. So here it goes. : Imagine...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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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 cancer, Until the terminal Until the sickness pounding in her head. We're at the mercy of the ghost. She changed...
    jenniferxlove jenniferxlove 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2011

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    Depression is real. Why,

    depression is as real as emotions.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Aug 18, 2014

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    I have extreme depression and no therapist. I am under going horrible stress due from society's standards and school. There is one thing that keeps me from hurting myself, music...
    aquaturtles aquaturtles 13-15, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't know how to comprehend depression. it is so strange, it's easy to catch you off guard. it caught me when my dad died of pancreatic cancer in june of 2012. I am not the same...
    HannaTheSwedishChick HannaTheSwedishChick 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    It's not a battle that just ends after a few weeks. Just when you think you're over it, something happens and you are back to feeling empty. The only thing that kept me going...
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    My friend said that I used him. When I feel down because of my depression, I text a few friends, and they try to help me, try to listen what happened. When I feel not bad, I don't...
    Kayu96 Kayu96 31-35, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I am a man who has been a victim of domestic violence. I have never lifted a hand and hit a woman, or man for that matter. I married a woman who had a background of domestic...
    alan61a alan61a 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 19

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    As it gets later, my thoughts get darker , the house gets quieter, my thoughts are now louder, I see a flash, I hear a whine , A tear I shed from my eye, I look at my dog, he is...
    Howlingsoulofthewolf Howlingsoulofthewolf 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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    Coming up on 30 I am not at all where I expected to be. I wanted a career. A husband. A house. Instead I left my job a year ago to pursue opening my own coffeehouse that's taking...
    megz327 megz327 26-30, F 11 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    i neea skype friends who can talk and share about serious depression things...i need someone now.anyone???
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I'm 31 years old and have battled with depression for as long as I can remember. I have thought about suicide almost every day although never actually tried. I expected my life to...
    xxangeleyes81xx xxangeleyes81xx 31-35, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    hey guys! I just created a music page on facebook under "betty" musician/band and I'm looking to get a few more likes :) my first video is a song I wrote about depression.
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    hey guys! I just created a music page on facebook under "betty" musician/band and I'm looking to get a few more likes :) my first video is a song I wrote about depression.
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have been battling Depression for a few years now. It's finally gotten to a point where I had to go to therapy when my mother found out. My anxiety is related to social things...
    CarizmaPanda CarizmaPanda 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    So this is like the first time I'm not journaling my thoughts in a notebook. Here goes a bit about me: Neurotic is the perfect word to describe me. I don't feel right mentally. A...
    ReyJay ReyJay 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    sigh........................................................!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is really very hard for me to talk about that , but i would like to do , when i was a child i missed...
    umayyad umayyad 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I am writing this because I am a little bit confused by what happened to me, and also not sure about my reaction to it. It actually took until very recently for me to use the word...
    xyzpdq69 xyzpdq69 41-45, F Feb 22

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    Im not always depressed, matter of fact im mostly fine or even laughing, no matter how stupid a joke is id probably laugh it a bit or even chuckle.. Yet sometime i get severe...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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    My bestfriend, was put into a mental hospital earlier today. He's been battling depression his whole life and was put into a hospital because of his 'monsters' as in the voices he...
    xxprincessguppiexx xxprincessguppiexx 22-25, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Right now I just want to scream, OMG I'm a nutcase , Right now I just want to cry soo hard so I can sleep my thoughts are going a mile a min literally,I have not been able to get...
    RedsSaphire RedsSaphire 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    I dont know when someone can say that they HAVE suffered from it, when the worst is over, when you feel great (even though it can sneak back at you.). I, suffer from depression, i...
    Soldottern Soldottern 18-21, F Feb 9

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    Relapsing- Part II I figured it out. It comes with extreme stress. The more I'm stressed, the more I am exhausted and can't find the will to keep going. When I'm exhausted, I can...
    transienthope transienthope 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    So I have been dealing with severe depression since the age of four. I have spent years being told , and eventually believing, that I will beat this and live a long and happy life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So I really could use someone to talk to . I am still recovering from abuse. I am sorry I keep posting about this. Its just extrememly difficult. I hate this. He called me names...
    amtired amtired 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 6

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    I was a victim of sexual assault (ongoing for roughly a year) from the ages of 13-14. Because of this, I've never really had any decent level of self esteem. I guess it's sort of a...
    dakotacherokee dakotacherokee 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I've grown to hate winter. Dec 23, 2014...passed over for a life changing job because the HR was lazy Jan 10, 2014...our kitten climbs in the dryer and dies as the drier ran. Feb 9...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This is what saddens me... The lack of real & authentic love between two people. "The Notebook" of love, the Marvin Gaye of love. You see, I've never experienced any kind of...
    NaomisJourneyToTheSun NaomisJourneyToTheSun 31-35, F Feb 22

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    I have not been officially diagnosed but I have just about all the symptoms . I have been extremely miserable since I was a kid. I was mercilessly bullied and sexually harassed for...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F Feb 12

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    I am in my last year of high school and I've still made no real friends. I'm a very easy going and friendly person, and have no problems socializing, but an extreme deep and over...
    bbrynnaa bbrynnaa 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 21

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    I don't understand; why am I so incompetent. I've been self hating myself for the past 24 hours and even thinking about killing myself, I know better and nothing will happen but it...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't care if you read my story or not. If you are suffering from Existential Depression and feeling isolated in your struggle, write about it here. Write exactly what you feel...
    limitingmypotential limitingmypotential 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 7

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