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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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    People buy food treats.

    Fancy homes. Fancy cars. For image. Like the wealthy do. And the majority get wrecked. Trying to meet bills. Or needs. But thats a civilized society. Bought by the wealthy. Regardless of losses.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    Do You Know How It Feels....

    ......to be put down and debased your whole ******* life? To be used and abused your whole ******* life? To be told you wasn't meant to be born and are ******* useless and are going to die soon? To be verbally, physically, mentally and emotionally abused amongst other types of...
    Lilith2013 Lilith2013 36-40, F 20 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    Hopefully some of my friends here will see this

    in their feed ... I'm not ignoring you. I'm kinda overwhelmed at work and at home. I want to write some long messages but I never feel I have enough time to write them properly, so I don't. I hope you understand.
    scrimshaw scrimshaw 46-50, M 5 Responses Apr 12

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    Depression is feeling like you've lost something

    but having no clue when or where you had it. Then one day you realize what you lost is yourself.
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2014

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    I Am Alive

    Here I am searching through the fog. The fog is so thick I can't see where I'm going and I don't know where I'm at, but I am alive. I look behind me into my past and I can see most of where I have been. I see people I care for, people I miss, some good memories, but the hideous...
    keeva keeva 46-50, F 15 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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    Wake up. Again. Cold.

    Alone. Surrounded by people, but alone. Alone inside my head. Peace, gone. She has forsaken me. Will He forsake me too. My only comfort. No strength to call out to Him, only defening silence. Sprawled out in pain. Black heart on display. Dreanched in tears. The summation of fear...
    Calsi704 Calsi704 22-25, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I took this photo earlier

    when I was out on a walk to distract myself from panicking. It's beautiful. I live near the countryside so walking up fields with my dogs really helps calm me down.
    gh0st13 gh0st13 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    My biggest fear is that you will see me .

    ........ the way I see myself.
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    Taken my first pill today of anti depressants.

    Been prescribed fluoxetine. I love my house and love it to be tidy. I don't want this to make me a sleepy person where I can't function. I think the good has far outweighed the risks with me so my doc has prescribed them. My anxiety was so high I was stopping breathing in my...
    Issima Issima 31-35, F 2 Responses 19 mins ago

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    I think I'm done pretending I'm okay.

    I'm not. Every night I cry myself to sleep. Every morning I have to push to get up. Just to go through my day doing the minimal work. I'm not okay. My depression is ruining me from the inside out.
    wtfdaysi wtfdaysi 18-21, F 10 Responses Jun 29

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    When i log off of ep.

    My mind attacks. So a book is needed. Or writing. Or xannax. Why. Seroquel legally relabelled. To be given to more people. Even those not psychotic. It causes heart attacks too. And me smokes. So. Pill makers help smoke makers. And both industries...
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    Today has been one of those days

    where I'm not quite sure what I'm doing. I'm not sure where I'm going with my life, or if I even want to go anywhere with it. It's an overwhelming urge to curl up in bed under the covers and never leave. I feel so useless but that's all okay. That's what I'm starting to realise...
    smileforme1996 smileforme1996 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Issima Issima 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Cramping while on ep.

    Get called nasty by some biped. So. Label it a moron after explaining. Why. It showed clueless ego. And tried to bark at me. Like me was nasty. Stupid biped.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Maybe depression and anxiety are more of a

    super power. Don't get me wrong, these things ******* suck, however. people diagnosed with depressed: - usually smarter than the average person - has a better perspective of the world - views situations more realistically People diagnosed with Anxiety - high...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    Chryssipus Chryssipus 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    One in six people suffer depression

    or a chronic anxiety disorder. Those of us who suffer from either one know how crippling it can be.
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I can't tell if I just want attention

    or if I'm really suffering. I hate myself and my brain and I just want these thoughts to stop.
    saaadcutiex3 saaadcutiex3 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I really want to see a therapist.

    I want someone to talk to and I feel like this is eating me alive. BUT I have two issues that is keeping me from seeking help, myself and my parents. I am afraid to go a therapist because I remember I have had two mini experiences. The first when I was 13 or 14 my family was...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Why is so f* difficult sometimes?

    I know I can keep with what I said I'd do but.. I guess it is my way of showing respect for the people I love, respect they can make their own decisions, respect they need their own time to do so (without me on top of things monitoring, I sound like a control freak, maybe I am...
    valeMar valeMar 41-45 4 days ago

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    I'm proud of my self

    for leaving my bedroom and got ready and just went to my local shopping centre for a walk and just to get some fresh air and try to face the world...I'm sweating like crazy but I'm trying to face my demons if I can do it so can you it's really hard took me guts to do this all by...
    pardz pardz 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    Is life really beautiful

    or do we say that lie and repeat it in our heads until we believe it like we have done with love, religion, peace, etc? The answer will always be: Life is not beautiful, but, what is the meaning of beautiful? Do we only see it the aesthetic way? Or do we see it like a picture...
    DeniedWings DeniedWings 18-21, M 10 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    If you’re feeling suicidal,

    please read this first. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You’ve had yet another horrible day. You’re just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, and take out that suicide note you’ve written and rewritten over and...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses May 8, 2014

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    I've always had depression

    and anxiety. I'm pregnant and just started a new position at my job. Things are changing so fast and its hard to do it and not be able to take any medication. I wish I was able to take something to calm me down. it's a lot of stress and my personal life feels like it's spinning...
    reynanv reynanv 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Thanks seroquel. From non psychotic to

    ranting. From sad to lethal. Fokurz. Why legally relabel it. Oh right. You fokurz need wealth.
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    Depression.

    You know when your so depressed, you just wanna stay home all day in your blankies, not do anything, and just die in your bubble of self pity?Thats the depression I have right now. I just feel like giving up everything and saying "**** it world goodbye" because I know if I die...
    oreosnow oreosnow 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    Feeling unable to function With no cures

    located Can rattle us often And rob us of motivation Which leads to homeless And for the caring That can cause rage Even if a mentally gifted minor What causes this. Stress. From work Or school. Or family. Why. We are oppressed. The wealthy bought...
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    I hate how much I hate my life,

    I consider just ending it all every day, and I'm sure the only reason I am alive is because I can't stand the thought of causing any pain to my family, people say there are painless ways to kill yourself but there aren't someone is always going I get hurt. So I'm stuck living in...
    JustJess97 JustJess97 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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    Am a saintly type. But got violent ideations.

    Am on xannax. But that just prevents convulsions When my body wants to retaliate. Against memories. Of those who hurt me.
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    What to do. When somebody dont like my advice.

    Hmm. Umm. Pity them. Let them sink. Call them lazy. Or self centered. Or dimwitted. Or a diva. Or just keep giving To those who love it.
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    I don't know what to do anymore.

    I feel like I'm so different from everyone and that I'm not right, like there's something completely wrong from me. I don't understand it and I wish the feelings would go away. I just wanna fit in and be normal.
    steal11 steal11 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Why do people assume we are ok.

    Morons thinking computer is ep. Morons saying get a job. Morons saying spell better. Morons saying take meds. Me sees them as clueless. But some nights that dont erase pain. Caused by those pinheaded foks.
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    Been increasingly absent,

    and find it difficult to even try to be present and mindful. I have noticed the connection of this to anxiety, which has been high this past week. Even my dreams are unsettling. Today I had to keep moving to fight the urge to go back to bed and let the mindless state take over...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    I think im depressed

    and I'm afraid to tell anyone because of what might happen.
    QuietChick96 QuietChick96 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I wish I could just get out of the bed in the

    morning. I told my mother. I opened up to her. "Mom. I open my eyes each day, and there is nothing I look forward to. I just lay in bed, thinking, not anther day... why am I awake?... Mom... I just want to open my eyes every morning and smile first thing, and be glad I'm...
    Storiesnotforthefaintofheart Storiesnotforthefaintofheart 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm only 14 and I've had severe depression

    and anxiety for years. It's gotten to a point where my medicine is just a side affect. The doctors suggest that I go to a center but my mom doesn't think it's the right thing. I've thought about suicide too many times to count and almost went through at school but then the...
    Megzilla8390 Megzilla8390 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I HAVE battled...now I am ready to give up the

    fight.. I am tired of trying.. I have enough.. My EP friends have helped me, but now I think they are getting tired of me feeling down and depressed.. Which I understand as I am sick if it too.. They said:'What can I do to help?' Well, I don't know what they can do..if I knew I...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F 9 Responses Apr 14

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    My demon is anxiety. I've lived with him

    for some years now. I'm pretty used to him and we're comfortable with each other. He is a part of me, and everywhere we go, we go together. Heading to school, talking to people, buying something, eating something; he is there, whispering in my ear. He loves to clutch my heart...
    Abnormalize Abnormalize 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    I Have To Keep My Focus ... Or Else I Will Fall.

    I think the hardest pain to overcome... is the one that makes you 'see' that life moves forward with or without you that connections with others are temporary and abandonment or betrayal are things innate in human beings. This kind of truth has implications.... such as...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    Uplifting Depression: 15 Unexpected Lessons From Adversity

    1. Don’t ignore warning signals in your body. Frequent petty colds, stomach aches, and headaches may all be a sign of stress. 2. There is no need to be strong all the time, and even less of a need to maintain an image of strength in front of others. 3. Achievements and titles...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 20 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    I suffer from depression

    and anxiety. Living day to day can be a struggle and yes, I'm taking my psych. meds and going to counselling on a regular basis. The thing that bothers and saddens me is other people's stigma towards me and my disorders. I have lost many family and friends because of things I...
    FunkyFerdman FunkyFerdman 51-55, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I bet you're the prettiest at 12 AM,

    When you're scared And sad, And you just need someone, This is when you're prettiest, Because it's when you're the most honest.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    The worse feeling is

    when something is killing you inside, and you have to act like you don't care...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    You let certain people into your life

    and you think they will be a true friend to you always... but they always end up hurting you even when you think they act like they'll be there.. they won't.
    Euphorialbeauty23 Euphorialbeauty23 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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    does anyone else feel numb

    and distant alot of the time? like youre there, but youre not?
    deathbecomesher89 deathbecomesher89 26-30, F 10 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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    Was walking to truck.

    Phone was on youtube. Hands full. Finger started video. On depression rare. And possibly enlightenment. But what if depressed are truthful. Not enlightened But observant. Society is fubar. And the profiteers rule. They say chemical imbalance. And...
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