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I Am Mentally Ill

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    So I just dropped my college course.

    I'm devastated and feel like a failure but I couldn't go on any longer with the way I feel mentally. I was missing too much time and studying became impossible with the crazy thoughts goin on in my head. Iunno exactly whTs wrong but I kno I have severe anxiety and mood swings...
    Yummylicious4ev Yummylicious4ev 18-21 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Where Does It Start?

    When I was 5, I saw insects crawling all over me.  I would swat at them and try to fight them off, but I couldn't because they weren't there. I got better. "But Dad, why do angels sing to me when I'm tired?" and dad said "I don't hear anything." "...
    dorgus dorgus 46-50 2 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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    I will admit this is a little long,

    and despite not wanting to seem like I'm feeling sorry for myself, I'll post this at that risk. I am a 21-year old guy, and I guess I should be happy with where my life is at: I've got a very loving family of two parents and two older brothers, I just finished my second year...
    SalemSaberhagen SalemSaberhagen 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Catch The Ring

    Hi everyone. I'm new here, and I'm looking for some friends. If someone could message me, that would be great. My name is Courtney Jean Summers. I am seventeen years old. I live in West LA with my single mom and three little sisters (November, Joan, and Skylar) . I have a...
    ThereWillBeRain ThereWillBeRain 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2013

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    I struggle with severe major depressive

    disorder, anorexia nervosa, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and body dysmorphic disorder daily. I have never felt more alone in my life.
    CallMeCat44 CallMeCat44 22-25 Jun 9

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    I have been told I have major depressive

    disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and borderline personality disorder. I'm only 16 years old, how sad.
    sunny97 sunny97 16-17, F 2 Responses May 30

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    I Fear I Am Crazy

    I often see things in the corner of my eyes and later find they were not there... this afternoon i thought i seen a white creamy fluffy kitten ran across the patio but looked nothing ? usless hiding i often imagine things or is i reflections of things??? Oh well it runs in the...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 2 Responses May 3, 2011

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    At least I think I am.

    Maybe I'm simply just too wise for the world.
    CompassionateCoffee CompassionateCoffee 13-15 1 Response Apr 23

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    Voices speak in my head,

    I'm depressed more than half of the time, I'm negative, I don't have any real friends, I see things that aren't there, I have delusions and "false" beliefs, I'm lonely, and I'm below 18, which is why I can't go to the doctor on my own. This can't get any worse, can it?
    Lily111 Lily111 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    As medical practice becomes commercialized our

    emotions become medicalized. Once we had characteristics now we have symptoms. Instead of identifying the source of the problem and properly addressing it by giving patients different alternatives, different perspectives. We instead give them medication(s) to help them deal with...
    SuicideRedefined SuicideRedefined 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I dislike the title of this.

    I would much prefer it to say, I am a person who is mentally ill. I do not define myself as my illnesses anymore. I was professionally diagnosed by a psychiatrist with the following disorders: major depressive disorder, general and social anxiety disorder, and borderline...
    persephone100 persephone100 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    My Mental Disorders

    i am a manic depressive, antisocial personality disorder, ptsd and public anxiety disorder, ansomnia and i suffer from clinical depression I have no girlfriend and never have and my mental illness doesnt help that my family hates me beacuse of it ive been kicked out in the winter...
    jeancobeck jeancobeck 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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    i have struggled with mental illness (anxiety,

    depression, personality disorder) all my life. my grandma and my dad both had/have it too. I have no friends or partner, the only family I have are my parents and they aren't exactly sane either. I've always been sad and alone and i just can't take it anymore. i'm on meds and...
    mimirsseveredhead mimirsseveredhead 36-40, F Jun 15

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    I have ADD. And depression with suicidal

    ideation. And social phobia disorder. And general anxiety disorder. So yep, I'm mentally ill.
    IAimForHonor IAimForHonor 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    she's so sick that I can't have people come over the house. living with her is like being trapt in her prison.
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    so a few months ago my dad started heightening his abuse of me, it's verbal and emotional but sometimes it even gets like physical not like hurting me but more like forcing me out...
    atinyratsy atinyratsy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Hello.my names Alex and i have schizoaffective disorder, its a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar or depression in my case its depression. it feels so strange when i think...
    weirdalex21 weirdalex21 18-21, F Jul 9

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    Or emotionally disturbed. I've been called both many times. This past school year I was so "mentally unstable" I wasn't even allowed to attend school.
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    It's more than just mentally abused but the physical pain has healed faster than the mental, My entire life I was a punching bag for my brother, all of my friends and sometimes...
    LunaValentine LunaValentine 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    My boyfriend mentally abuses me, I'm trying to leave him but I feel trapped. He moved me far far away from all my family and friends
    lonelygal lonelygal 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I have people close to me in my life who have mental illness. I work on the business side of mental healthcare. Right now I am incredibly frustrated with someone near and dear to...
    dropdeadredhead dropdeadredhead 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    This One Crazy Person - There was this one crazy person online who used to harrass me and he believed in the illuminati and that the world was going to end in December 2012, I...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    Sometimes it's really hard, but I always need to keep going. I was hospitalized for two days for extreme panic attacks. The whole thing was absolute Hell. I've struggled with...
    stephaanicole stephaanicole 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    I have major depression, along with some other labels. And the one thing I learned about having this illness is that you can't let it win. I would have episodes that made...
    redhope redhope 18-21, F Jul 8

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    I KNOW THIS IS NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT BUT IT'S TRUE AND THE OPERATIVE WORD IS "ILLEGAL" Leave it to Maxine to come up with a solution for the mess that America/Canada/Australia...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F Jul 8

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    I have mental illness on my mother's side of the family. Schizophrenia to be exact. Horrible things have been endured by family members. My father has anxiety and so do I. I...
    caramelLova1 caramelLova1 31-35, F Jul 16

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    Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall in Mauritiushttp://www.travelthewholeworld.org/2013/12/absolutely-stunning-illusion-of-an-underwater-waterfall-in-mauritius...
    intrigued4life intrigued4life 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    What I hate most are the people who don't even have the disorder/illness/disease whatever you want to call it and they try to take over and tell you what to do. Like no, back up...
    usmcdaughter usmcdaughter 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    People absolutely misunderstand mental illness. They would never tell a person with cancer to' get over it' or 'just cheer up'. But it goes deeper than that. There is not a...
    accidentalme accidentalme 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    Just Because It's In Books... Doesn't Mean It Still Exists - When something is listed or mentioned in a book about either history, religion or philosophy - it means they existed...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    In my opinion, I don't think people really understand Mental Illness unless they experience too.
    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    She wears it like a mask Each time she comes to me, A shroud to cloud my eyes, A veil I cannot see. But her mask is just a ruse, An aspect of her game. It hides the girl behind...
    VolcanicPassions VolcanicPassions 36-40, M Jul 10

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    Revulsion and disdain courses through my veins as I sit here fearfully watching the modern world taking it's toll, however, there is one thing, amongst other things, which...
    LaRoma LaRoma 18-21, F Jul 13

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    if other people come to the u.s. LEGALLY and pay a **** load of money to come in get their papers together why cant the illegals do this. No they have to have the support of...
    rubyred1989 rubyred1989 22-25, F Jul 14

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    I'm torn. I'm torn about accepting the mental illness labels doctors have diagnosed me with, such as having bipolar and depression, because I don't want the labels to define me...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    One trend in particular that has been really getting to me, is the people who wear the "I Beat Anorexia" shirts as a joke. It ****** me off especially as someone who has dealt with...
    EowynElf EowynElf 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    We are feeding that illusion daily and it creates the biggest tension and suffer in us. We are doing it our whole life without even notice that relationships gives more pain than...
    shapeless shapeless 22-25, M Jul 16

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    I am 16 years, I remember the first time I have picked up a pencil and feeling inspired at a very young age, probably in Kindergarden I would say. I remember specifically watching...
    T1997 T1997 16-17, F Jul 19

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    Ask away lol I'm so bored ill answer anything. :)
    burnout77 burnout77 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    I'm new here. And I really wanted to post this, because I struggle with it everyday. And it is that I fear I have multiple mental illnesses. It feels really strange to post that...
    iHack iHack 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think all ILLEGALs over the age of 12 should be immediately deported. The ones that are 12 and under should receive our mercy. They are here through no decision of their own...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F 3 days ago

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    Everyone this is an experience that u will never forget I'm batman :)
    hayhaytaytay hayhaytaytay 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    I haven't took my pills in two days and I'm in hysterics 💀💕
    gorgeoushobo gorgeoushobo 16-17, F Jun 30

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    They dont stop. You may be next. Or are already. Mental is just a facet of health. Pills damage organs. But are still sold. Lawsuits make lawyers big money...
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 1

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    I don't know if it's me or if it's my boyfriend. I'm a college student attending a 4 year university, my boyfriend and I started dating in 2011,which was the beginning of my...
    Latch Latch 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    As a child my father was on drugs, amd my mother 'took care' of my brother and I. Its a complicated situation as I was the only one physically abused. I was picked up by the hair...
    tangibleorca tangibleorca 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11

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