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I Battle Depression Almost On a Daily Basis

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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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    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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    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 8 Responses May 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Here and There

    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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    Related Experiences

    I have battled depression almost my entire life, 52 years. In 2000 I was put on the first anti-depressant that actually worked and it changed my life. I still have some really bad...
    littlestbell littlestbell 51-55, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    There is a person who has been through a lot in her life and has started upon I mission to help teenage girls(mostly, but women in need too) that suffer from depression and self...
    crazynam321 crazynam321 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 11

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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 Aug 23

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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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    Depression. We feed our minds that we can not do things, that there is no solution for the problem. We think that we are not worth the effort, not worthy of anything. Our...
    TheChosenOne32 TheChosenOne32 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    I actually have gotten a lot better than I was, so this is more of "I Battled Depression". Incidentally, why do they say "Battling depression"? Can you really battle something you...
    SuspendYourDisbelief SuspendYourDisbelief 13-15 a week ago

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    Do you know why I battle depression? Because I have a chemical imbalance in my brain. Nothing ******* happened. Quit along why I'm depressed. You're dog died and now you're sad...
    nudgette nudgette 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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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 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I've wrote quite a few posts about this but i have battled depression from when i was a very young kid (not sure what exact age but i was under 10), my mums trying to make my life...
    ymasxatl ymasxatl 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Hello Friends, New and Old. It's been a long, LONG while. It's probably because..can you believe it? I don't battle depression anymore. Depressing thoughts once in a while, but...
    transienthope transienthope 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I battle depression. So does my girlfriend. We were at a church event the other day and she was laying on the ground letting other youth kick a soccer ball at her. One of these...
    drummerchic4Christ drummerchic4Christ 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Since age four my life has been messed up. when I was four was when my biological father molested me. I can remember the first thing he did and what house we were in. It didn't...
    Ghostartist Ghostartist 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    I have battled depression all my life not feeling accepted not only by others but by my parents. It got really bad as I got older and had several car accidents and neck surgeries...
    bkconslt bkconslt 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I'm not sure where to even start with this. I few days ago, I reconnected with someone I once had feelings for. She told me she's been through a lot, such as breaking of an...
    CloudStrife CloudStrife 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 5

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    ive battled depression for about a few years now. and lately I dont know what to do with myself. I blame it on my molestation but I know im going to have to deal with that all my...
    kindasadtbh kindasadtbh 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 6

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    I am 38 years old and have battled depression since childhood. I don't believe it is curable or treatable and I don't know why I have to live like this. I have Asperger's Syndrome...
    juneoct juneoct 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 7

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    My anxiety is so bad because I can't go out in public i can't be around alot of people and weed is the only thing that helps me and i battle depression because of my childhood...
    bud24 bud24 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    If u battle Depression there is Hope. U deserve to be happy! Talk to someone. Write about it. Speak positive words to yourself. Laugh often. Go on a 20 minute walk every day. Get...
    BeautifulPurpose BeautifulPurpose 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days 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 Aug 22

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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 Aug 24

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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 Aug 23

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    Everyday I wake up to this world hoping for change. I pray to God to take away this pain that I feel it's like a weight on me. My self esteem is so low that I have no value for...
    Piscesdreams Piscesdreams 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 4

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    Here I am, sat at my keyboard at three in the morning. I can't sleep, I won't sleep. Sleep feels like it would be a lost battle, it would be a sign of my weakness and passivity. I...
    PreRaphaeliteEyes PreRaphaeliteEyes 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 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 Aug 23

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    I've battling chronic depression, anxiety and some phobias for years already, without any kind of professional, medical, moral help nor support. At this point of my life i don't...
    schmetterlingmx schmetterlingmx 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    This isn't my story, this is a "rant" you could say. There have been alot of stories about what "real depression" is and what it is not. Teenagers without any "real problems" that...
    JustBreathe4J JustBreathe4J 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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    I never thought i would be telling this kind of story, but i just can't take it anymore... It might all have started when i was in middle school, i was bullied a lot and that...
    Nokuteshi Nokuteshi 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Every day.. I struggle.. Some days are easier than others... I battle many things.. Depression.. Self esteem.... Shyness... Being honest and open.. And more... Im trying to not be...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I just don't know if it's worth it anymore. I've lived so long with such pain and fear in my heart that I just don't know if it's worth it anymore. I'm going back to college...
    fallenstar23 fallenstar23 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I am calm and apathetic. I don't get angry very often. I'm mostly just sad and understanding. Otherwise I am tired and irritated. Then, I have random spikes of anxiety and...
    Apirne Apirne 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I don't want to get out of bed because nothing I do brings me joy anyway. Even the little things seem so hard and meaningless to do. I have tried to get my mom to take me to a...
    jiumpuu jiumpuu 13-15, F Aug 27

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    (I wrote this in 2011 when my depression and eating disorder was really bad) Title: WHO AM I? You see me through broken glasses. Every crack is a secret, a lie, a mislead of...
    MKM18 MKM18 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 3

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    The term "battling depression" always seemed to serious to me when I was growing up. It just made the disease sound so much more severe in an almost innocent way. It started last...
    allidoisread allidoisread 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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