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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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    I've isolated myself to a point

    where i'm no longer close with anyone. This fact saddens me. I'm just not fun and happy anymore. I'm sorry friends.
    TooLateForEdelweiss TooLateForEdelweiss 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Was told this was crap.

    How to locate cures. EP Link By more than one boo hoo bear. So to clarify. What causes sad or happy. Abuse. Lies. Theft. Bullies. Morons. Impairments Praise. Improving. Feeling good enough. So how to get there comes. Society is a greedy...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Advice on rebuilding.

    Love you first to locate love. EP Link The barriers. EP Link Carlin knew. http://youtu.be/rsL6mKxtOlQ Societys flaw. EP Link Dont believe those who bark unless they teach better. EP Link Try for living happy. EP Link Smile to try happy. http...
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    There are 2 types of empty; the empty I feel

    when I'm depressed, and the empty I feel when I'm on medication for the depression. Both are killers and both are consuming. The emptiness that comes with the depression, is deep and fresh. It's always there and never lets go. It's like it's got a hold on my neck, choking me...
    irongirl135 irongirl135 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    As soon as I walk through the door of my house,

    right then and there my whole body is consumed with anxiety. I feel like I have always felt this way but I'm just now really noticing it. I want to look up ways to help or calm down my anxiety but I even have anxiety over looking up my anxiety! I guess it's because one day (God...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    It's really bad tonight.

    I never know what to do in these drowning moments. I feel like screaming until my voice disappears. More than anything I would like to sleep. And not have my heart racing like this.
    TooLateForEdelweiss TooLateForEdelweiss 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    I am not what happened to me.

    I am what I choose to become.
    Meloryne Meloryne 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Some days I wake up and my whole body aches,

    I don't feel like getting up, I don't feel like going to school. I begin to cry because I'm scared of everything, and I'm just so lonely. I stop crying and carry on to get ready for school. I cry on the way to school. Then I stop. Then I cry 3-6 times at school, then I stop...
    JustThatTypicalWhiteGirl JustThatTypicalWhiteGirl 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    In February, I lost my youngest daughter.

    I have no idea how to move on or what to do anymore. I have to try to hide my feelings because my oldest daughter is taking the loss so hard, and is blaming herself for it. She was self harming till recently, and is now seeing a therapist. My other daughter is trying to stay...
    Laura387 Laura387 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Daily. Almost hourly.

    But hope comes. EP Link
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Today I did something big.

    I decided to leave my bedroom, my safespot. I decided to leave it for 24 hours. The fact is that I left the house, I went out (in public spaces) and did stuff. I went to the movies, I did some shopping and I sat down for a coffee. I did all of this, for me. Today, i won a small...
    haileycuddlebug haileycuddlebug 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    CalZe CalZe 16-17, M a week ago

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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 11 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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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 18-21, F 71 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    And I'm stuck, again.

    I get so sick of crying. And vomiting, I hate that with stress comes nausea. You'd think I'd be able to figure some of this out. The problem is, I'm stressed because I need a job. I'm depressed because it's been almost a year since I had one and my student loans are only...
    2JustBe 2JustBe 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 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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    Depression is like sitting in the corner of a

    crowded room watching everyone around you enjoy life while you struggle to remember what you are living for...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    An Open Letter To All Who Suffer

     An Open Letter to All Who Suffer I know…  I have suffered from depression and despair since I was seven years old and my mother tried to kill herself the first time.  I know how deep a person can sink when they believe the whole world is piled up on...
    LonghornFan LonghornFan 56-60, M 21 Responses Jan 5, 2010

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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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    Dear lady luck Please let me find The

    owners of seroquel making Or their court hoarz Who let them relabel seroquel. And grant me immunity from prison As i hurt their bones To repay them For making walmart too horriffic to try.
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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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    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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    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 20

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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 41-45, F 9 Responses Apr 14

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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, 2014

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    I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas

    or a Happy Holiday this year! I know it's a struggle for those of us who suffer from depression or have great amounts of anxiety. Just remember to get up in the morning,breathe and be strong. Lots of love to all!
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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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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    So I recently went to a therapist

    for depression and we had a few sessions together. They went okay for the most part. He would mostly ask questions about my family rather than me. I do not know if that was normal. He eventually told me to stop coming because he felt that "I was fine".... I'm not fine. I still...
    CST271 CST271 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This is my own viet nam action.

    Hiding from war. But never successful. Because moronic abusers explore. Why do they bomb us. Whats the reward Life is hard enough Without pain from successful retawrds.
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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 9 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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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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    My bf hasn't kissed me in over a year

    and he losses his mind when I ask him why.
    stephane28 stephane28 26-30, F 21 Responses 6 days ago

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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 4 Responses Jan 21, 2014

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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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    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 41-45, M 6 Responses Apr 12

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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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    Do doctors help. No.

    Do pills. No. Does counselling. No. Why. Need to profit By keeping us clients. Does disability pay help. Almost. It helped me breathe Long enough to keep helping Those that stay to help back. But my truth gets dismissed Upon awarded disabled...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    I really want to die

    and or hurt myself
    sealare sealare 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    The kindest person me sees daily.

    Needs a caring escort. To buy body soap for a pal. At walmart. Because the makers of seroquel. Paid to legally relabel it. To sell more. To people who arent psychotic. Or werent before taking seroquel. At their doctors suggestion. Dang.
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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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