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I Battle Depression Almost On a Daily Basis

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    Umm..hello. This is pretty awesome I didn't know a website like this existed. Where do I begin? I have completely lost track of my life. I'm not quite sure how it got this bad but I'm so depressed that I'm scared to leave my own home.  Take for example today I...
    swedishpinkbean swedishpinkbean 22-25 1 Response Jul 30, 2009

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    Well depression isnt a thing

    that is here one day and gone the next, you kind of just have a better day then others. So I have depression and it usually gets to me a lot, usually everyday but lately I've been having some pretty good days! :s
    Tamika123 Tamika123 16-17, F May 9

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    Battle

    Most of the time it is a minute to minute basis.
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M Sep 13, 2011

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    Tomarrow.

    Like an uninvited guest it just show's up when it want's to. I never know when or how long it want's to stay. But I cling to one hope. I hope that tomarrow will be just a little better. I hope that I have moved forward if only an inch, but at least forward. When I loose my hope...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M 6 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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    I'm always depress and never happy.

    I can't find any job I always get denied. My boyfriend and I want to make a family by the fall of this year but how can I do that with no job. I applied for ssi three years ago and lost twice. My lawyer is stressing me out and saying I should just go to work or back to school...
    cara12345 cara12345 26-30, F Jan 20

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    A Long Battle!

    It's true... I can bounce back okay and I'm mostly cheerful these days. Only because I have some good meds and some good therapy. But, I must always be vigilant against my depression disorder, daily. I must remember to take my meds on time, for one. And second, when bad things...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    Fighting Depression

    Divorced abusive husband; sold house, moved self and three children into my parents - a beautiful large five bedroom home with an acre of land and plenty of family and friends close by.  I return to school to pursue degree to support family better (SAM's get no credit in the...
    escaped escaped 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2009

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    I try to be strong but there's a moment

    when everything collapses into my head and I can't deal with this pain every single day. I feel so fragile and don't know how much time will I be able to stay in this world ...
    Fatgirlandrea Fatgirlandrea 16-17, F 9 Responses May 9

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    I Battle Everyday Tpp

    sorry about myspelling i ve been depressed all all my life in so much pain and lonliness i dont really know what to say why do we have to go through this what helps you a bit i havent really been doing all the good things that im supposed to do like exercsing very tired and...
    happycamperallday happycamperallday 46-50, F Sep 8, 2013

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    I Am Giving Up....

    Well, I'm back home from the hospital. As usual, I'm back home with no help. Now, my Aunt is kicking me out. I thought I was going to come home and things would be somewhat okay. Well, they're not. Things for me have just gone from bad to worse. My Aunt and cousin got in a wreck...
    asisufferinsilence asisufferinsilence 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2013

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    family..friends..school..couldn't get any worse

    Everything went wrong. Since I was 3 years old, I went to a church where we were ignored, glared at, and we weren't strick enough for them (it was a protestant reformed church). I made one friend who later completely ignored me. We left that church, but I was pulled out too soon...
    krisluvaddict krisluvaddict 13-15, F May 10, 2009

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    Empty

    I feel so empty Almost hollow. I try to full it with ****, ************, ext... Nothing work
    gene2613 gene2613 18-21, M Sep 6, 2013

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    Cry

    I was over my grandparents house everyone talking and laughing. They where having a good time. I was doing fine then just all at once I got sad. I feel like i need a good cry.
    gene2613 gene2613 18-21, M Jan 23, 2013

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    Things Are Going Down In My Realtionship

    I met this girl 3 years ago on the internet, we talked a lot. She was at 500 km from me. One day she had some business in my area and we met . We fell in love with each other after a few months talking on the internet she was gonna start colleg. She said she could come live with...
    cacapisu cacapisu 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2009

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    Switch

    One minute I am okay the next I am mad/sad almost in second I don't know why. I am tired mental it taken a physical with bad skin and hair loss
    gene2613 gene2613 18-21, M Apr 3, 2012

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    I battle depression but an old friend struggled with it worse than me. She was abandoned as a baby at a gas station. Her parents left her while her Grandmother found her and took...
    RogueStrikerSXA RogueStrikerSXA 13-15, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I battle depression on a daily basis.
    singleparent1 singleparent1 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    Why do people tell me to cheer up? Like I can just blink my eyes and pray to cure my depression. I can't that just wish away being raped, can I? I tried, I honestly did. Look where...
    Oldwounds Oldwounds 18-21, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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 Aug 20

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    Yes, I battle depression. Along with my boyfriend. He is an insomniac with depression and bipolar. We have had very difficult days where he scared me. We live together so we are...
    nal1802 nal1802 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    i like saying " I Battle Depression " better than saying " I suffer from Depression " or " i have depression ". this is because i'm a fighter. i'm a soldier fighting the enemy. i...
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    On a somewhat more positive note, I wanted to share my response to someone on another "I battle depression" post that I wrote. I THINK, in my opinion, Depression is a brain trying...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F Aug 8

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    So sad to hear Robin Williams lost the battle to depression. We all are familiar with the dark tunnel of depression. Sometimes it feels like we will never see the light. I wish...
    dynamic71 dynamic71 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    In my freetime I like to pick up fights with depression. I think the uppercut really hurt him but he's like a really short asian guy? He keeps dodging my moves. Yesterday he...
    Marcnificent Marcnificent 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    I don't battle depression anymore it's more like a battle i have already lost i have been considering ending it but every time i do i think of my family and the suffering it would...
    mickey8701 mickey8701 22-25 4 Responses Aug 6

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    My life has been very difficult for me lately. I battle depression and it mostly caused by this economy. I would like to reach out to anyone else thats struggling right now and let...
    gonzalesjon1990 gonzalesjon1990 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I confess...I battle Depression. And it truly is a battle...each and every day. My mind is at war with itself and I just keep on losing. The pieces that made me are slowly being...
    HopefullRomantic HopefullRomantic 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    I battle depression. I get anxiety attacks.. I feel like it's my time..
    jenifersantos jenifersantos 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    I've battled depression since eighth grade. I'm now a senior in high school. I want my senior year to be different but it won't. This is the hardest year so far and I can't handle...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 9 Responses Aug 5

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    I used to battle depression
    Emomonkey5000 Emomonkey5000 13-15, M Aug 13

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    I dont battle depression. However, my close friend does. He will often say that no one cares about him when Ive always been there to support and listen to him. He says stupid...
    Kayleighpie Kayleighpie 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    Hey guys. Yes I battle depression and yea it sucks and no I'm not looking for attention because I actually have it and if anyone needs someone to talk to if they get a really bad...
    TheShutout TheShutout 16-17, M Aug 14

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    Here I am... Battleing depression. Praying for the god above to take my life. No one to talk to unless they get played to talk to me. No friends, no family. Just people that say...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 7 Responses Aug 15

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    I'm not sure if it will help everyone, but there is a game called Persona 3, which I think makes life a lot better. It makes everything simple and yet guides how your life should...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Last year I went down hill fast with my depression and relied a lot on alcohol and didn't tell anyone how I felt. I made stupid choices while I drank and after suppressing all that...
    Marie240 Marie240 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Can I just put it out there that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 11 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Everyday I put on a smile and hide how I truly feel, I've only let two people in but not all the way.. I'm scared and i don't know why. I want to break down and cry but I haven't...
    FoxyRose FoxyRose 18-21, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    After my last suicide attempt, I have decided to live. It's not easy. I feel like I have death inside of me 24/7. My chest feels like it's going to explode. All I can say is, "Get...
    AirmanAcesGirl AirmanAcesGirl 31-35, F 7 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Depression has been a issue of mine for many years but the past few months have been good for me I just hope I can stay positive and live a good life
    June4U June4U 22-25, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I went to doc yesturday and admitted depression. He gave me two pills and said I have to take them everyday in order for them to work I got a flue shot and hep b shot and I took...
    jcain739 jcain739 36-40, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Im feeling better these days! Im acctually doing stuff and i keep taking my meds. Its just a shame that the harm is already Done and people shun me. Depression Will make people...
    vickepicke vickepicke 16-17, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Good day, awful night. How great is depression?!?!?! Just as I get into bed it frickin' hits me. Amazing.
    gigglesounds gigglesounds 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I may not ever "beat" depression, but the battle is easier now. Suicidal thoughts have been gone almost entirely. I've only had one episode in the last three years. The dark skies...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    I can deal with depression a lot of the time. On a regular, day-to-day basis, you know, the months when it plagues you and follows you around like a cloud, I can deal with that. I...
    gigglesounds gigglesounds 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The posts on here make me sad as **** now that im recovered. I havent had an episode of depression for seven months now. Before that i was depressed for almost 10 years. Lets look...
    OverWorkedWoman OverWorkedWoman 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    I have this morbid fantasy where I tie a cinder block to my feet and throw myself from the Ocean Beach pier. I imagine sinking further down and feeling a slight panic as I run out...
    princessaliababua princessaliababua 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days 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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    Depression is not something to mess with. Some people have to take meds and have to face the harsh part of life first to reach the happy side of life. Laughing at this is not...
    HayellsDorion HayellsDorion 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm writing this to tell the story of why I'm depressed, so people can fully understand what I've been through. My depression started 2, almost 3, years ago, when my best friend...
    PanicAtTheBlink PanicAtTheBlink 13-15, M 6 Responses Aug 19