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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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    I forgot to take my medicine this morning.

    It's always surprising how quickly I slip back into depression.
    dartfrogged dartfrogged 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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 6 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 4 Responses Jan 20

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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 12 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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    I lack motivation and energy

    and life is getting ahead of me. I'm out of clothes because I haven't done laundry, I'm out of money because I've called off work so much, and I'm out of time because my homework is due soon and I haven't touched it. I'm so sad and tired all the time, I barely have the energy...
    InvaderNice InvaderNice 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Will someone please pray

    for me, and those who don't believe in prayer, at least hope for me? I have to work a 7 hour shift today and with my current mental health issues, work is terribly difficult. I can't function. My anxiety makes me terribly irritable and my depression makes me severely tired...
    InvaderNice InvaderNice 18-21, M 4 Responses 1 hr 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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    These last couple of days have been the worst

    of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but I mean I'm 21.. I didn't seriously think of it. My sister yelled at me and called me a bunch of things for worrying enough to even go to the doc...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    3 shades: Black White & Grey What are the

    colors of the rainbow? Most eyes see a vibrant world painted by the full color spectrum soaking up the light prisms as they cast wavelengths of different variations and shades to create primary and secondary colors. The chapters of my life story are colorblind. My world consists...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F Dec 11, 2014

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    Honestly, it's a lot better then it was,

    normally, people tell me "you're such a happy person" or "you seem so happy, Grace." But I'm really not, it's all an act, to just avoid the typical questions people have to ask, like "why?" Or "what's so wrong with your life?" When really, I don't even know the answers. I've...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    The psychotherapist made me realise I've been

    depressed my whole life. After finally self harming at 13 it took 4 years to feel confident enough to seek help. I didn't want to waste the doctors time. School councillors are rubbish. The uni one was abit better. The psychotherapist was fine but I found myself agreeing that I...
    ssssmills ssssmills 18-21, F May 21, 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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    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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    https://hirainingoutside.

    wordpress.com/2015/03/27/lets-fight-back/
    rainingoutside rainingoutside 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I feel like I'm fighting something I can't see.

    . My anxiety is through the roof, I'm spiralling down try to stop myself falling - I so need help!
    johnjw johnjw 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 16-17, F 8 Responses Jul 4, 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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    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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    I've lost it. A weird thing happened to my body

    due to medication and I freaked out. Then, I forgot to take my meds and got pulled into a long intensive dream session. It felt so real and nogalistic, I can't stop feeling sad. Not only do I feel like I've lost it, I feel like I've lost something as well.
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I feel like I haven't bought my ticket

    for the place I wanted to go, yet I board the wrong plane, while also never packing luggage. You don't know where you'll end up - landing safely on the ramps, or being abandoned in the ocean. I don't know whether to enjoy the ride or take control of the flight. Anything can go...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day 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 1 Response Sep 5, 2014

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    "Just change your attitude.

    Change the way you think about things." How? You make it sound simple.
    BlackRosesAmongLilies BlackRosesAmongLilies 13-15 2 Responses Mar 18

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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 5 Responses Oct 14, 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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    I use to be so happy

    and positive all the time. Now I'm just filled with so much anger and hate.
    imtired123456789 imtired123456789 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    With words And facts.

    And hopes. And fears. And worries. And codependancy. And rage. And exercise. And sugar.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    "I know that I'm unlovable.

    You don't have to tell me." The only person who's seen the extent of my pain has run away. And now I'm alone again. With all the demons. My question is can anybody love someone who's been raped and as a result can't function in everyday society. Can anybody love that girl...
    Smithsfan Smithsfan 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Every thought is a battle,

    every breathe is a war, and I don't think I'm winning anymore.
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 2 Responses 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 21 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    I thought I was getting better

    after getting off medication but the depression is coming back. I been in therapy and on meds since i was a teen. The medication started Making me Physically sick so i decided to get off of them. At the beginning i felt ok for a couple of months but the it started going down...
    lovemeiris lovemeiris 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Is it bad that I wish I could have a cigarette?

    I've heard it's very relaxing.. And that's what I need right now. I want to be relaxed.. I want my mind to be calm. I don't want to think anymore... Not right now.
    Myohmygoodness Myohmygoodness 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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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 5 Responses Jan 21, 2014

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    Having depression and anxiety at the same time

    is impossible to deal with. You want to die but then again you're so scared you will.
    Knockoffheart Knockoffheart 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I've been getting an hour a night of really

    light sleep for almost a year I'm at wits end I don't know what to do anymore I'm so sleep deprived. I work construction as a welder it's such hard work as it is and without any sleep it's not good guys at work are clowning on me because I'm acting really weird but it's not...
    arthuralferez arthuralferez 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 18

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    start therapy again today.

    new psychologist. feeling nervous :s
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel empty, like no one quite understands

    what I am going through. I continuously find myself strapped for words in situations where others take so lightly, but all I think about are the worries, the things that hurt, the opinions of others. Why do I even care what they think? My concentration level has gone out the...
    lostpixie lostpixie 22-25, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    imtired123456789 imtired123456789 22-25, F 16 Responses Mar 19

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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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    I kicked depressions butt with JESUS !

    After many unsuccessful attempts nothing really worked until I prayed and called Jesus for help then my depression cleared within a week and never came back again! Hallelujah praise Jesus !
    ladyrasta ladyrasta 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 25

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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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    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 just had a panic attack at two in the morning.

    god i hate this. i don't know what brings this on i was almost asleep than all of a sudden I'm freaking out over nothing and i mean nothing at all. i just started to panic like something was wrong. it makes me think i did something wrong and i just don't know what.
    bw32 bw32 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I feel so uncomfortable

    and unsteady right now. I have no one to vent too and I'm panicking. A few months before I made this big move my guy put me on with his old friend named "J" ... We clicked right away... and she's really cool and she ended up telling me that her and my guy messed around long ago...
    wannaberain wannaberain 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I originally posted this

    as a question but decided to share it as a story since it is such a big part of my life. I went to my doctor twice this month for a stabbing pain lower left back and thought had a kidney stone, and I waited several weeks before going to a doctor because I don't like going...
    Ifyouaskme Ifyouaskme 31-35 6 days ago

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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 3 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M Mar 21

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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...