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I Am Mentally Ill

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 honestly hate it so much

    when people tell me I don't need my medication and I'm "dependant " on it. They tell me to just think about stuff and that I "know what's real" . They think there helping but they have no idea about mental illness and it gets me so angry
    alphadecay alphadecay 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 5

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    A bit morose right now.

    I think I just may be tired. Trying to play and write music to lift my spirits. I don't want to be depressed again. I was depressed for two months. I'm tired of playing catch up. I'm glad the mania's over. I wasn't really able to sleep or eat right. My adrenaline was too high...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I could use some help if anyone cares
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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...
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    o0capricious0o o0capricious0o 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 3

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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...
    Tomtarin Tomtarin 18-21 1 Response Aug 24

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    Why is it so hard for those of us who are suffering to get access to proper treatment. Not to mention the treatments available suck, the therapies are not as effective as...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    I live with MS and I've never really had to deal with serious illness before. I'm also in the process of being tested for Anemia. It is quite stressful to just get on with my life...
    Beyala Beyala 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    myraaxx myraaxx 13-15, F a week ago

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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...
    aliken98 aliken98 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    iworkout2much iworkout2much 56-60, M Aug 27

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    I don't eat pizza or drink fizzy drinks and last night my mates were like "here eat the pizza because you never eat anything" so I had some and then they made me drink all these...
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    I've got ADD and OCD and the **** affects my life in ways that most people can't understand. I guess I'm just looking for support but there is a stigma about mental illness and...
    fiendforlife fiendforlife 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Today I went to work when I was ill. I had an important presentation in the morning and three back to back meetings. No-one else could present my business plan so I drugged myself...
    JemmimaS JemmimaS 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I'm starting to feel defeated. I am not allowed to attend college due to my mental disorders. Mainly my dissociativeness. And the frequency of my lows - borderline. I want...
    iMinnow iMinnow 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    illuminat3 illuminat3 31-35 1 Response Sep 9

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    Totally new to this..... So here you go! I've been struggling with mental illnesses for well over 18 years now. At first I was diagnosed as manic-depressive which the psychiatrist...
    accaliaraynne accaliaraynne 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    Just message me a question an ill answer.
    FallingUp23 FallingUp23 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I'm 19 i have suffered from mental illness since i was thirteen. I have borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression and psychosis. Everyday it is hard to know what's real...
    saucepan95 saucepan95 18-21 1 Response 5 days ago

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    What the **** is illuminati i heated of that word many times from people they say it every time they see a triangle
    jameswesley jameswesley 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    One of my best friends called me a "closet liberal" because of my beliefs and opinion on healthcare and gay marriage. I am a registered Republican and believe that these liberals...
    redhot1221 redhot1221 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    On a daily basis. It just seems that it's everyone's favorite thing to do to me. I know better and ignore and try living life the way I'm supposed to. But it comes to a moment when...
    ShotOfWhisky ShotOfWhisky 18-21, F Aug 21

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    I'm crazy its hereditary but I have a lot of emotional scarring. I'm mostly superglue and duct-tape at this point.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    I will kill the next person I see
    jvenables jvenables 13-15, M Aug 30

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    I'm too intense for a lot of people. They don't get that I'm on a different level; I can't just argue, I have to have screaming matches. I can't just cry; I have to collapse on the...
    FibreglassWings FibreglassWings 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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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 Sep 1

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    supergirl01 supergirl01 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    My metal armour was always heavily damaged when we went plundering.
    RagnarLodbrok RagnarLodbrok 41-45, M Sep 10

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