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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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    Most americans say be honest Or get punished

    Then say lie for pay Or never get paid. They say educate others properly But then limit what we teach To benefit just the greedy powers And call that a civilized country That is a great country While real americans wait To see america get honest AND STOP...
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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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    Okay so I was wondering about Xanax withdrawal

    symptoms after very short term (but heavy) usage. I suffer from General Anxiety Disorder with severe claustrophobia as a symptom. I was taking a short flight to Germany from the UK for a vacation (alone I should add), and I simply cannot face being trapped in a plane...
    bananaman1uk bananaman1uk 26-30, M Aug 18

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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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    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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    Nobody fights for us They sedate us.

    Or send us to hospitals. We become a commodity. Our veracity removed By college words Like dysphoria. Which is how facts gets buried. We tell the truth. But get called dysphoric. And medicated Plus possibly hospitalized So the industry profits And...
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    Someone told me today depression wasn't a real

    thing. That I couldn't possibly be feeling the way I do. That it's not a real problem. That I need to grow up and get over myself. That i have nothong to be 'depressed' about. Well I hate to tell you that depression is real and it's not something that you can just 'get over' and...
    spence96 spence96 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    What to do when housed.

    Meds made me worse. Society failed to improve. Social media allows trolls. Local trolls grift us all. Cops cant stop much They are here to write tickets So the wealthy can dodge taxes With not much to say they do Except facts like they get tax breaks But...
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    Knowing that the past made me

    who I am is never going to be something that I am not happy about. I suffer from enormous anxiety and depression. I can't be myself or share my problems and feelings. My fear runs my life and my ever dwindling sadness is making it unbearable to go to school. My life is stuck and...
    Musicmaster101 Musicmaster101 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I knew something wasn't right inside me at 10.

    I knew that yes I grew up with mean girls but that didn't explain all the things that my brain was trying to feed me. I know that being molested at 5-10 was going to have some pretty major impact on my life. But I also knew that it was going to remain a battle for me keep my...
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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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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    Depression has got a hold on me.

    I been feeling it for a couples months now. Today I been thinking about cutting myself. I been crying for a bit. I can't cope anymore. Therapy is not helping and telling others about my depression doesn't help either because they don't want to hear it. I feel so alone...
    lovemeiris lovemeiris 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days 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 10 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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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 14 Responses Mar 29

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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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    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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    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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    with the situation at work my anxiety has sky

    rocketed and has left me unable to work. now even the smallest things can leave me in tears
    507max 507max 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 day 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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    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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    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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    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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    I have been on xanax,

    lexotanil, seroxat for years. I wanted to lose these from my life and wanted better options. It took gutts to leave them n some patience to bear a little anxiety at start but at the end Ive recovered myself using healthy food, activities and exercise. My doctor told me i had...
    rehankk rehankk 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    How to stop blaming dad.

    How to ignore dads type and work. How to stop wanting revenge How to stop craving a sanctuary. How to stop craving less pain.
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    i don't feel like myself anymore,

    i used to enjoy life , but now i feel like i'm just on autopilot, like i'm not really a part of life and this world, i feel alienated and so alone i think about suicide frequently, i just have a special way of doing it in my mind that i don't have access to. everyone has...
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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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 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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    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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    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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    I should kill myself

    before school starts :(
    Menokej Menokej 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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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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    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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    I have the worse habit of clinching on to my

    body without realizing it until I'm completely holding my breath. It's been a bad habit for a few years now. I have to take deep breathes every so often, it's like I'm suffocating myself. ~~ I always feel like I'm being held down or something. Like I have no idea how to relax my...
    xMellowButterflyx xMellowButterflyx 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have so much anxiety

    and I can't control it. I don't know what to do.
    Kkj579 Kkj579 18-21 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Breathing never worked

    for me. It always made it worse. Maybe i didnt know the proper technique. Or maybe it just wasnt for me.
    rehankk rehankk 22-25, M 15 hrs 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 2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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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 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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    can i just die i know it would hurt some people

    but i know they would be okay honestly i think slowly they would forget me honestly is it even worth living i cant even honestly say anymore
    ExoLKai ExoLKai 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    eddie333 eddie333 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 16

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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 currently going through

    yet another long spout of very low and depressed mood. I went to the doctors in April about this and got signed off. I was then referred to the NHS to see the well being team for counseling and a psychiatrist (i think thats how you spell it) to look at medication as the doctors...
    rose0087 rose0087 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 21

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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 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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    Anxiety over critics.

    Again. Arrrrrrrggghhh. Cant advise now. Just debated ded by cop with seth. Got misread by him. Hate that on ep. And him in my face. Both of us are damaged by doctors. But me unable to sooth others bites. On ep its expected Because text can get misread...
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