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I Am Mentally Unstable

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    Lately I've been having extreme mood swings.

    For example I'll be in the mood to be social and talk to people for maybe 30 mins and then BAM. I want nothing more than to be alone. What do I want? I'm so confused o.O
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2014

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    I'm not suicidal, and I don't think I'd ever

    actually kill myself. I just think that if I was in a situation, for instance, a car was driving straight towards me I'm not sure if I'd get out of the way ..
    FelwaM FelwaM 18-21, F Mar 27, 2014

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    I'm starting to feel low again.

    I can feel it coming, like some black heavy sludge climbing up my body. It's sitting in my stomach now. I know it'll creep over me again until I want to kill myself. I have rapid cycles of feeling incredibly low and suicidal to feeling fairly level. It's seems to take something...
    illneverbenormal illneverbenormal 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2014

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    Every Day

    I want to scream and sob and cry because my cat just died. I know it's not a big deal but I got sad and these are the times I fall deeper into my depression. It's when I realize how truly unstable I am. These are the times I literally want to fall back into complete darkness and...
    lilianthegreat lilianthegreat 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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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, 2014

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    well i am according to a therapist,

    because i am anti social and am changing... isn't that just part of growing up
    gingerninja96 gingerninja96 18-21, M Apr 28, 2014

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    TheDarknessInsideM3 TheDarknessInsideM3 18-21, M Dec 11, 2013

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    I Don't Know.

    I dont know how i got this way. everything was going fine, better than finne, then all of a sudden, i can't feel good.iv cried myself to sleep on numerous ocassions. i feel like i cant do anything anymore. i cant look at myself in the mirror without wanting to break it because i...
    c0nfus3ds0ul c0nfus3ds0ul 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2012

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    Am I?

    I'm 14 years old and I cut myself. I have a pritty bad family life. I often feel crazy, and always confused. I talk to a couple of friends, and all but one believes that I should get help. One says that all families have problems, and mine are just normal.... Though, this might...
    alexeprincess alexeprincess 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2011

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    Stupid pills, I know

    that I need them to get better, but they make me so irritable, and feeling so bad. I seriously believe that is worse the remedy that the illness.
    RCardos RCardos 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 21, 2014

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    I have an amazing ability to take any given

    positive situation/statement/thought and make it stressful and depressing. It's not that I want to. I just do it naturally lol. Anyone want someone to cast a shadow over your happiness? I'm your woman. Hit me with your best shot
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    Tired of Life and My

    i dont know how shall i begin my story,or even when has it begun!!! what i know now,that i reached a stage where i hate my father,i feel he is the person responsible for the unstability that im going through,he used to shout at my mother and try to hit her,but i was always defend...
    abomi abomi 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 29, 2009

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    I have never said this out loud.

    I've never told another living soul. I am four people. I am carrying three 'others' with me all the time and I cannot tell anybody. I don't want to be locked up for being ill.
    BayBeeCakez BayBeeCakez 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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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, 2014

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    I am fudge up in the head I'm 16 I say it out

    allowed to people aka family and friends sometimes strangers but I think I'm mentally frustrated maybe both I don't cut or try and kill myself but I do hurt myself because I can't handle any of this mental stuff like instead of cutting I hit the walls and break either my...
    Porangiataahua Porangiataahua 26-30, F Jan 31, 2014

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    My actions make me feel like it more

    and more everyday. And I think people can see it and that's why they abandon me.
    CharmedAmour CharmedAmour 22-25, F 2 Responses May 7, 2014

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    Like i mentioned in my last post,

    i got sent home from school on monday for being a danger to myself & so i spent some more time in the emergency room & was almost admitted for the 3rd time into a hospital. But i went to my psychiatrist the next day to see what they were going to do & they decided i'm not...
    xxbangbangxx xxbangbangxx 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    i am going to counseling

    and they havent diagnosed me with a disorder yet but i think i am histrionic and borderline because i take the online tests and read about it and see it on tv and i seem to have those disorders.
    nobumbump nobumbump 13-15, M Jun 19, 2014

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    I'm not sure how common this is

    but I have random bursts of 5 to 30 minuets of painless ness. Afterwards I also always end up with a migraine. I'm only 14 and I'm very confused. I'm not completely complaining because it has kept me going in a rugby match or rare fight, I'm just a bit concurred. I'm assuming...
    Lovell101 Lovell101 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 10, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I have been diagnosed with depression.

    I have been going to consolers and a mental health service since I was 13. I have strange thoughts, ones that people normally don't have. I also see things and hear things no one else does. I don't blame anyone for this. Although I don't think I'm weak because of this. God gave...
    supergirl01 supergirl01 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2014

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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 sophomore year. He is so much different than I, but I never saw it to be a problem. Anyways............. He had a situation-ship...
    Latch Latch 22-25, F Jul 6, 2014

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    When people say im a lunatic,

    unstable and depressed, I would feel lightheaded and I will act angry for a while and cry for no reason. And, no. I cant handle it. Its impossible for me to fight it.
    annaambrose annaambrose 16-17 1 Response Jan 21

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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 Jul 6, 2014

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    I feel crazy right now :( I can't stop crying

    because I got a criticism. Wow that feels pathetic.
    aveliney aveliney 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    Understatement Number 127!

    Yeah unstable, but surround myself with others who are the same so we get along just dandy. LOL Anyone who is even all of the time is hiding something or just really good at faking it. And if not, could ya sell me your secret? I'm not sure normal really exists though.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2009

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    I sometimes talk to my dead sister

    or an imaginary being I call Eaves (because he supposedly eavesdrops. I end up asking questions. Can anyone relate?
    theDoomProject theDoomProject 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 10, 2014

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    For 15 years I have put up with not being good enough or pretty enough or skinny enough for her son. However, this tops it all. My mil just decided to rip out chunks of my hair and...
    huntress1785 huntress1785 26-30, F Feb 8

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    Well she's 18 and I love her to death. We fight all the time. She was choked by the chord when she was born which caused it, it just takes her longer to learn stuff, she looks...
    Uhilikepizza Uhilikepizza 13-15, F Feb 8

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    The feeling im feeling people will never understand . . The feeling of no comfort ... The feeling of no open hands ... Or the feeling of a mother that just doesn't have a word to...
    Nayaaa Nayaaa 16-17, F Feb 8

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    I had a sister with a brain injury, but she sied after 5 years. But I have mental illnesses myself, so I guess it is easier for me to understand.
    WeepingWillow27 WeepingWillow27 31-35, F Feb 8

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    My sister does, and I'm that sibling. I have asperger's syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism. When I was younger I would get angry at the littlest things. I remember...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response Feb 9

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    I have a brother with severe aspergers, it can be hard to deal with and I've wished countless times for a normal brother, but at the end of the day he's the only brother I have and...
    AlienCupcakexo AlienCupcakexo 18-21, F Feb 9

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    For 10 yrs I've dealt w an abusive brother. I was always the counselor in listening to everyone and trying to fix it. They all depend on me. But I'm so tired. I stopped going to...
    khushali11 khushali11 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I don't need help . I just need to sell my ipad air 2 w apple smart case any takers let me know. Pick it up.
    Ghost10236 Ghost10236 41-45, M Feb 14

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    I was staring at such a gorgeous specimen of a man and I wish there were a million different ways I could tell him. ...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Feb 15

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    It's driving me nuts! I've been hearing things Hallucinating Zoning out. Not knowing between reality/imagination Short temper (which is weird, I'm ussually a sweet person...
    gracelesslystylish101 gracelesslystylish101 13-15, F Feb 18

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    Unchecking this with the realization the past is over and I am no longer being damaged therefore any invisible scars can be conciously erased by the master of my brain-me. I hope...
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hah. If I got into the details not only you would never use the net again but you would also think I'm insane and you would also wonder why I'm still using the net..... CAUSE IM A...
    Vampyria Vampyria 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Rent boy seems to be confusing me with 1) damaged idiots with mental health problems and no self esteem 2)easy risk free targets with no self esteem who let people walk over them...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F Feb 6

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    rcammur rcammur 22-25, F Feb 8

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    There is no reasoning with these people. I was in a game last night, and we were losing pretty badly. Every single person on my team was toxic, yelling at each other, putting each...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 11

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    Hello All: Please note that I am NOT the author of this article; rather it is quoted by a Mr. Michael Smith. Please do not shoot the messenger for revealing what is a sensitive...
    AnonymousButCandid AnonymousButCandid 61-65, M Feb 14

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    I'm really bored so I might as well do this. 1.) I'm 15 years of age, meaning I don't flirt with people twice my age. Still willing to make friends, though. 2.) I'm a sophomore...
    janinelolol janinelolol 18-21, F