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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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    If anyone, ANYONE, reading this is battling

    depression and anxiety, I know how you feel... I have bipolar was depressed for three years cut myself and have social anxiety. I still do but in getting better, if anyone needs a chat at all... Message me I will seriously try my best to help. I promise that.xxx
    MrJenks MrJenks 13-15, M Mar 19

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    We all have a strong desire to succeed in

    something. We all want to strive for perfection but only some achieve it. We all want happiness and to feel it all the time but that can be rare. I am someone who has tried all these things and failed. I wanted to succeed at something and be perfect at it and also desire...
    achorusgirl achorusgirl 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Laying awake at night counting breaths,

    Each one used is one less left.
    Enveleyna Enveleyna 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days 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 7 Responses Aug 11

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    I Won't Give Up This Battle!

    I agree with 'Don't give up Hope' because it may take awhile before finding the right doctor and/or medication of even lifestyle/diet change.  Vitamins help quite often, and exercise if you are able to talk yourself into moving. Ha.  I was on serotonin type meds for...
    amethyst amethyst 46-50, F 14 Responses Dec 9, 2007

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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

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    I'm so tired of faking a smile.

    Of trying ito start the conversation when I'm socializing. All I want to do is go home lay in bed and cry.. but I can't even cry anymore. There are no more tears . Compliments. .everywhere. .everyday I get them, new numbers, new faces new friendsnew adventures . But I still...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 1 Response Oct 11

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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 22 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    Gloom and doom is always lingering

    as of lately. I want out of this so bad. I am angry at people for being people. Disgusted with myself. The world is an ugly place. I don't trust, I can't smile. This is not the me I want to be. I don't want to feel this pain any longer. I just want to feel awake again. And I...
    Littlelionwoman81 Littlelionwoman81 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 28

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    does anyone else feel numb

    and distant alot of the time? like youre there, but youre not?
    deathbecomesher89 deathbecomesher89 22-25, F 13 Responses Feb 6

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    It gets so frustrating being on

    such a constant roller coaster. I feel like I spend a lot of time wondering when the next thing will hit and send me careening off of this cliff that I've just barely managed to climb on to in the first place. They don't understand and they can't because they don't feel it. I...
    cartmanlover cartmanlover 18-21 Jun 10

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    I felt a lot better yesterday.

    He seemed to be only a distant memory. But this morning, again I woke up with the feeling of having big hole in my chest and a painful feeling of longing him. Then my heart started racing like crazy. He's gone forever, but why my feeling for him stays? How much longer do I have...
    youbrokeme youbrokeme 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I have anxiety and depression.

    It's like having a cage open but too scared to leave. Darkness everywhere. Relief in blood and scars.
    Kailenalovesyou Kailenalovesyou 13-15, F Oct 11

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    As it's the only subject

    that I'm unable to put words to.. I shall just leave this here..
    JaneBloodyAusten JaneBloodyAusten 31-35, F 11 Responses Sep 1

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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 7 Responses May 8

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    Do people really understand someone

    who has an anxiety disorder? We all have anxiety. If you feel threatened in anyway, your heart starts to beat fast, adrenaline starts rushing through your body to do one of two things. Fight or flight. This is understandable when you are in “real” situations, like combat...
    Sparrowhawk1161 Sparrowhawk1161 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 21

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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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    As I return home, I been pondering.

    .. Should I do it this weekend. Just end it all... I still can't find happiness... Human beings need to be happy, need to feel like they have a need and a desire to go on. I keep asking myself what that purpose is for me... I can't find it anymore. It makes me look back and see...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    Depression is when you don’t really care

    about anything. Anxiety is when you care too much and over think everything. Having both is hell.
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 13

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    Yes been there, fought it

    and still do. I have to be aware and manage myself and my energy. I find it sad that there are so many people out there that have some form or degree of depression and or anxiety. It's really not a very nice thing to have in life and is extremely difficult and excruciatingly...
    Kynkanjis Kynkanjis 36-40, M Dec 7, 2013

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    Hello there. Ok well I'm depressed

    and have generalized anxiety disorder as well. I've tried to go the natural route and I am doing therapy but I need some intervention. All of the anti depressants I've tried weren't a fit for me. There was this 1 though.. called Fetzima that I actually just gave up on months ago...
    Jessilily Jessilily 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    adventuretimer adventuretimer 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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    It hurts so much when people don't understand.

    They make me feel even worse about myself. Sinners and liars. These are the two kind of people I come across daily over internet. Why do people lie over internet. why do people pretend? Is this a damn game or something? What's wrong with the world? Why do people want and want...
    switchfooot switchfooot 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Well I've read this post back to see

    where I am now and I feel it reads like it wasn't me. However, I did write it. Thankfully, this darkness is now filled with light, fun and laughter. More so with my children especially when they have hysterical laughter from things we do together :-). God it's good to be back...
    johnjw johnjw 36-40, M 2 Responses May 19

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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 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 8 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    anixsam anixsam 18-21, F Oct 10

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    This isn't who I am. I know I'm a happy person

    but it's unfortunate that I have to feel this way. Where do you start to get out of this hole? Even if you know, it's so hard to start.
    anixsam anixsam 18-21, F Oct 10

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    Natural Depression Treatments

    1. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine. Depression can ***** away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track. 2. Set goals. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't...
    vewragid vewragid 31-35 5 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    Just as with anything else known to this world,

    humans have glitches and a lack of fine tuning. While there are those who live by the theory 'God makes no mistakes' I must say that I do not agree. Though I don't believe He had intentions of creating a bad life for any person, I think he himself was doing all he could do to...
    CarlyOnline CarlyOnline 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Who is reason of your depression nowadays?

    low self esteem depression.
    IMSAF1991 IMSAF1991 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I hate it when people think

    that I'm joking or not being serious when I say something like this, or say that I'm just doing it for attention or anything like that. **** them! Everything I do isn't for attention, I don't hurt myself for attention I do it to take my mind off worse things in my life...
    lexigreen lexigreen 18-21, F 12 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    Another tough therapy session.

    .. My therapist suggested that my anxiety keeps my focus on myself and leads me to ignore my spouse. He actually thought that focusing on my partner a little more could help my anxiety. He asked about our intimacy and said that couples he's worked with actually divorce when they...
    AriaShakti AriaShakti 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I cried myself to sleep last night.

    I went through the whole day with a straight face, walking around feeling out of touch with my surroundings, soon as I got home and into bed, I started thinking about how lonely I am and how I'm never gonna be normal and happy like everyone else, and I started crying...
    Lunarlight Lunarlight 18-21, F 10 Responses Apr 18

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    Sometimes I honestly could just sit

    and cry. I am healthy, I have everything I need. But I'm so lonely. People my age usually are not so alone like I am. I haven't seen my dad in almost 4 years now. I haven't talked to anyone I knew before moving out of his house. So I'm alone. No matter how full the room I'm in...
    megansunshine megansunshine 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Last night at a family outing to an Enchanted

    Forest, I had at least three major panic attacks because of the huge crowds of people and loud music. I was told to suck it up. Tip ~ Don't tell someone with anxiety to "just get over it". It makes them feel even worse than they did before & it is ******* helpless. -.-
    gh0st13 gh0st13 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I was doing so well..

    I was finally getting back on track after a long struggle with depression until 4 weeks ago my Dad had an affair and my parents marriage fell apart. Now everything around me is just negative and very stressful and i'm struggling to cope with it all. I'm trying to get money...
    LittleLostSoul90 LittleLostSoul90 22-25, F Oct 12

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    Child molestation CHILD sexual abuse

    or child molestation is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual simulation
    Maya0989 Maya0989 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm going through a break up

    after a 6 year relationship. This **** hurts my feelings so bad. I don't even want to get out of bed on most days. I try to find happiness in shopping and eating but I just feel empty and dead inside. he hurt me so bad...but I can't help but to blame myself. sometimes I hate...
    TiaAutumn TiaAutumn 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    Depression/Anxiety

    Well, it's four o'clock in the morning and I am online researching how to make this depression go away. I google and google and I find this website and decide to share my story. This is pretty much every night these days. In March 2006, my friend died in an accident. I was best...
    depressionhurts98 depressionhurts98 19-21, F 71 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    I Am My Own Hostage.

    For the average person, getting out of bed & getting ready for the day is a normal, worry free morning routine. But for many of us just the sound of the alarm clock is that dreaded noise that reminds us that we must struggle through another uncomfortable, meaningless day full of...
    dublingal5 dublingal5 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    We all have a strong desire to succeed in

    something. We all want to strive for perfection but only some achieve it. We all want happiness and to feel it all the time but that can be rare. I am someone who has tried all these things and failed. I wanted to succeed at something and be perfect at it and also desire...
    achorusgirl achorusgirl 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I kinda find it funny

    and I find it kinda sad, the dreams in which I'm dying are the dying are the best I've ever had...
    Anna2852 Anna2852 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 2 Responses Sep 5

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    People think depression is sadness & Emptiness .

    People think depression is crying. People think depression is dressing in black sea .But people are sometime wrong. Depression is the constant feeling of being numb. Being numb to emotions, feelings , being numb to smile , being numb to survive . You wake up in the morning just...
    ProSolitude ProSolitude 26-30, F 3 Responses May 26

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    Every day, I wake up in a full body of armor

    and a broadsword ready for another battle with depression and anxiety.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    On a scale of one to ten,

    ten being the highest, my anxiety will always remain a 3 or 4. I have chosen to not allow depression and anxiety to take one more day. So I let it come along. Every time I step out the door, there it is. Like a finger or toe. I can't leave it behind. But it certainly does not...
    sunny3875 sunny3875 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    This is kind of a downer

    for my first EP post, but yeah. I've had issues with depression since I was a little kid. I remember being in primary school and just feeling so oddly angry with no reason, nothing properly held my interest except some of my weird little fantasy worlds, essentially everything...
    lightningstripe lightningstripe 13-15, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want to actually self harm ON my wrist but,

    I'm so afraid that I will hit a vein. I just need to get rid of this pain
    blondie4821 blondie4821 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 13

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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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    Everyone will go through some hard times at

    some point. Life ain't easy... just something to think about. Did u know that people who are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? Did you know that people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know the ones who take care of others all...
    valeMar valeMar 41-45 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel really down all of a sudden.

    Kinda felt like this all day tbh. I need a distraction right now. If anyone needs help with a difficult situation. Please message me. I'm here.
    Kailenalovesyou Kailenalovesyou 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Depression and anxiety set in worse

    than ever before I almost committed suicide 3 times but I was lucky enough that I had my cousin with me on the 4th. I almost forgot that if died she would lose her "mom" she is the only reason I'm here today
    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F 5 days ago

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