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I Am a Victim of Extreme Depression

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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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    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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    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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    Depression is real. Why,

    depression is as real as emotions.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 1 day ago

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 3

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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 2 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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 cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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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 14 hrs ago

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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 3 hrs ago

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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 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I recently learned that domestic abuse isn't limited to couples , I would never guessed it was also roommates as well. I did a lot of research into this before I figured out that I...
    Lunnaku Lunnaku 26-30 1 Response Aug 3

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    Hello, my name is Diane and I am a junior at Rutgers. After the recent news concerning Mike Brown/Ferguson and police brutality, and reading about the protests occurring in NJ, I...
    deekayyy deekayyy 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I've been suffering from acute depression for years. I've hidden my illness for a long time because I figured that It would go away as I grow older. However, that has not been the...
    agathashelly agathashelly 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    "Understanding depression: the myths and facts Like all mental health problems, there is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding surrounding clinical depression. Part if this...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    my diagnosis remains unclear to me cause ive been diagnosed with so many things.But i do suffer from depression.I do cut and burn myself. And my anxiety though ive never been...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I have depression and anxiety but my family doesn't believe that taking medicine is right (they are Christians and believes that medicine is bad) I also believe in God, and I do...
    shigari shigari 22-25, M 1 Response 43 mins ago

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    I visited an endocrinologist to see about my hormones and how they were affecting my moods. He's been very helpful and compassionate, really understanding my apprehension about...
    Apirne Apirne 18-21, F 30 mins ago

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    I haven't posted on here in a long time. It hasn't even been a year since I was put in the mental hospital. Ever since then it has been a real struggle to try and feel at least the...
    MalevolentWonderland MalevolentWonderland 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    "Never ending" First off, I want to ask my viewers a question: how many of you suffer from depression/mental illness? The depression rate is worsening day-by-day, with 100...
    takethispain takethispain 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    (Part one of many) This isn’t the story I wanted to write. I wanted to write a sci-fi fantasy about a female heroine who overcomes an authoritative eugenically structured...
    Maritmus Maritmus 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    In his fragmentary jottings, published in the Daily Telegraph, Christopher Hitchens wrote: 'I am not fighting or battling cancer, it is fighting me.' That's exactly how i feel...
    lady2089 lady2089 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Remember When Taylor Swift Was The Victim? In many of her hits, she was the victim in her relationships. Nobody said anything about it at first. Then she went through so many...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F Jul 23

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    The walls feel like they are melting when I just stare at them. I can barely keep focus. My back is aching me so much. . . I guess no sleep. My brain is just everywhere and it...
    thesorrybumblebee thesorrybumblebee 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    I wrote this on the day I heard of Robin Williams' passing. I've been meaning to post it here. Better late than never!  Peace to all!Nanou, Nanou!Just yesterday, I was...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F 15 hrs ago

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    I've had both for the longest time. My psychiatrist put me on a new anti depressant called Effexor 75 mgs. And I've been on soooooo many anti depressants since I was 13. Prozac...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Positivity comes rarely with depression but when it does it feels ******* fabulous. Usually after doing naughty things do I find a sense of calm rushing over me. Calmness rushes in...
    gaspingforair gaspingforair 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I'm a teenager in high school. I have been battling depression for 3 years and am still currently. I have struggled with extreme anxiety since I was a child. I struggled with self...
    RaeD10 RaeD10 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    Every day feels like a chore. I can hardly study for school and things that once gave me joy just seems boring after a short while. I don't have the energy to do anything. When I...
    shenlong977 shenlong977 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Well, it's been 13 months since my depression took over my life, moving my life from barely getting by to being unable to go outside...unable to have a job...unable to look other...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have had 8 therapists within my lifetime, so I've told this story more than once. I'll summarize. I don't have a mental health issue. I might have some kind of hormonal imbalance...
    Ealasme Ealasme 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I have had depression for about five months now. Last week I started cutting. Something about seeing my blood spill while thinking about the people who have hurt me more than I...
    silenceisgolden10 silenceisgolden10 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I been having a constant struggle with my depression. it all started when my mom died in '07. i was 2 weeks away from 19, she was 49. i became extremely depressed, so much that i...
    chillsun chillsun 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I keep finding myself fighting a losing battle, I've got a review coming up in the next few weeks and I'm dreading it. I'm not in a good place at the moment at all, I feel unstable...
    BlackFox05 BlackFox05 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Today is a bad day. I was diagnosed with severe depression 10months ago, although I no myself its been years longer. I havnt been totally honest with my councillor with how I feel...
    ne2lms ne2lms 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    During the past month I've spiralled into depression again. It all came from making decisions about university. None of my family are talking to me for a number of silly reasons, I...
    jalexat jalexat 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am hoping to connect with someone and make a friend or two. I am completely miserable right now, and like at this moment I just randomly break down. I'm not strong at all and am...
    sweetgoddess92 sweetgoddess92 18-21, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    Today is just shaping up to be "one-of-those-days" for me. Despite my constant Rx depression and anxiety pill popping, I am feeling extremely overwhelmed and crabby today. I hate...
    PhoenixLF PhoenixLF 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I need help so bad. I don't know how my life could end up so destroyed. I am 34. I have been emotionally abused since I was 17. I was raped at 16. The same person I met at 17...
    dolly454 dolly454 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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