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I Am Mentally Ill

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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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    and its funny because i didnt

    even think it was this bad untill i literally wiped off the beauty from my face.
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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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 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 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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    I was locked in a hospital

    for the mentally ill for 2 years. I have been diagnosed schizoaffective bipolar type, social anxiety, general anxiety, multiple personality disorder, major depression and psychotic anxiety induced insomnia. I am heavily medicated by force of the state. If i do not take my...
    isitpossible83 isitpossible83 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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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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    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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    One thing I hate as a mentally ill person is

    people saying "it's not that bad." This is what people think is supportive but it's not. They have basically dismissed my struggle, made my pain seem invalid. I think about suicide and I'm unable to clearly verbally express how day to day life is hard for me so what comes out...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Aug 7

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    Lately I've been seeing how mentally ill I am,

    and how much it's been affecting my relationships and my family. My fiance has been by my side for 2 and a half years.. But it seems that I struggle to even make that relationship okay. I'm very mean due to my bipolar, and I often look in the mirror and see a monster. Half the...
    AbbieNoel AbbieNoel 18-21, F Jul 31

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 have seen people run away from mentally ill.they are rude and also make fun of them.Instead of supporting them they do exact opposite.People who suffer from depression,bipolar...
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    Danny has LOTS going on. He has a few disorders, OCD, ADHD and depression and he has some other weird things going on from doing bad drugs. The ocd he doesnt like clean everything...
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    My parents are alcoholics. They were horribly abused in their childhoods. They abused me. It took me a long time to allow myself to feel the feelings surrounding my family or...
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    I see ppl at my school all the time who pick on mentally handicapped kids... I know what it feels like... It's a good thing kittayninja goes to my school or I would be in the...
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    So I was sitting in the waiting room at the doctors office, the other day. And as I'm sitting there a woman with Down's syndrome came in and sat down. She must have been in her...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Not only do I hate mental illness, but I hate that people don't understand it. I have lost three family members to mental illness, two from addiction and the other from depression...
    shellseagirl shellseagirl 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 13

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    With the recent passing of Robin Williams with depression related illness, it still baffles me peoples reaction to depression (and mental illness as a whole). The second that you...
    StereoTypical StereoTypical 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I was the 1st person ever in Britain to get the adult ttp as a child at the age 4. I was 1 in 6 million and the 1st person to get it. If the doctors gave me a blood transfusion I...
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    I am an illegitimate child of my father. I used to be so bubbly child even when I fully understand that I am an illegitimate child (my mother told about our situation when we were...
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    A few years ago I was subjected to a prolonged illness, normally clears within a week, but I had it for 8 long horrible weeks. I do worry now that it will return and once more...
    StereoTypical StereoTypical 41-45, M Aug 8

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    One of my friend recently told me that he is an illumnati .. He told me right after we had sex .. He seemed very disturbed .. Although he was telling me how bad things they have...
    Fraand Fraand 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I have a big problem with the statement "if illegal aliens aren't doing anything illegal just leave them alone."
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Aug 17

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    I wish my ill-wishers the worst I can manage, and I''m not going to feel bad for it. I hope that they will meet with a paralyzing car accident, bankruptcy, breakups and divorce...
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    My official diagnosis is borderline-rapid cycling manic depressive disorder with anxiety. For those who don't understand that completely it means I have borderline personality...
    SeraphineL SeraphineL 22-25, F Aug 3

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    I've had life changing surgeries, and have been out of the workforce for many years. I've been physically ill growing up. One should think that all of those experiences should make...
    hopefulcarebear hopefulcarebear 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    If I were permitted by "the man" to title this piece, I would call it "The Immigration Question in Relation to previous trends". And it would analyze the argument made by pro...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I love in a smoking home and it makes me ill.
    lostinmyfight lostinmyfight 13-15, F Aug 10

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    Im just wondering has anyone else this problem? Im scared to go to school or go places that are quite because i get this feeling that im going to say out something bad when i...
    amyslatts amyslatts 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    Today my psychiatrist told me: "Things are always going to be harder for you than for other people. You need to accept that you have a disability." I think that I have accepted...
    Babaghanouj Babaghanouj 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    I'm completely lost. I've been playing the Irish sport of hurling since I was four years old and fell in love with it. I even played for my county. Over the years I've had...
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    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been living a good life for some time now. But the darkness inside me keeps coming to the surface, showing it's ugly face. I keep putting it away but the sad feeling inside me...
    Deepess Deepess 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Although I do not live with her now as I had to move away half way across the country to escape her, the past of living with the abuse still haunts me she did unforgivable things...
    NintendoFreak64 NintendoFreak64 22-25, F Aug 4

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    THIS WORLD MADE ME BLEED AND ALL I WANT IS TO RETURN THE FAVOUR TO GIVE IT MY PAIN . TO PUNISH IT . IT SCARED ME , MUTILATED ME, MADE ME A MONSTER
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 8

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    BECAUSE MY MOTHER , THE PERSON WHO I WAS SUPPOSED TO TRUST BEAT ME, THEN BEAT ME, THEN BEAT ME THEN THREW ME OUT TO DIE, BUT I FORGIVE HER . I FORGIVE HER
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 8

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