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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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    I'm 30 yo and have no clue what to do with my

    life. got out of the military in 2012 and haven't worked since. a bit of savings and a disability check keep me afloat but times are changing. savings are starting to dwindle and a new baby is on the way. spent most of the morning doing my resume and job applications. the search...
    ThomasAnderson04 ThomasAnderson04 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Being told that I don't have depression

    and that I should just get over it. Got a whole entire lecture, it isn't fair that I get yelled at for something I can control it's hard to deal with
    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days 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 14 Responses Mar 29, 2015

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    i know it is tough and

    that sometimes it feels like there i no end in sight. i want you to know i am cheering for you
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    I've got a lot of stuff on my plate at the

    moment, and I'm struggling to cope with it all. Depression and anxiety come and go in my life, seemingly randomly sometimes. At times, I'll feel like my life is starting to get on the right track and I'm finally making some progress towards being the person that I want to be...
    looseleif looseleif 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I know why I can't be myself

    and it because of two specific reasons. 1. I'm afraid people will not respect me. Why do I care so much? Because I can't deal with people literally viewing me as a worthless person who has nothing meaningful to say or add. I have been in various situation where people have...
    RoamingStone RoamingStone 22-25, M 2 days ago

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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 18-21, M 9 Responses May 8, 2014

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    Suicide? noooo! Please DON'T.

    Don't do it! Never! There's always a better way. If you feel so miserable and you think it's the only way out, YOU'RE WRONG! If you're being bullied or abused or some people are just so stupid enough to not see your worth... don't give them the satisfaction of proving they were...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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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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    Made a breakthrough of sorts today.

    Apparently, I have an "inferiority complex." At first I didn't really see it, but the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. I used to weigh 355lbs. Back then, the only way I kept the few friends that I had was by making fun of myself for being such a fat bastard...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    everything's getting

    so bad again and I just wish I could tell someone everything. how I feel, what's going on, what in doing, why this is happening. I just want it all to come out without getting lectured or yelled at or told I'm being sensitive or that I shouldn't be like this, that I'm too sad. I...
    steal11 steal11 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    The other day I was presented with a huge

    opportunity that could help not only myself but also my family not ask at once but gradually.. Then I remembered the phone call I had just had with my parents. My brother in rehab almost three months now is not getting any better yet they keep asking for money to try other...
    Claura Claura 18-21, F 11 mins 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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    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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jun 29, 2015

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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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    Since I've been diagnosed with depression,

    I've started to buy flowers every week. Like once or twice a week but lately all my flowers couldn't live well enough like before. They started to wilt after 2 days. Usually it takes longer than that. I bought the same type of flowers but maybe the weather isn't helpful too...
    redboredom redboredom 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 29, 2015

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    Finally talked about some of my problems with

    my friend. Things I've never told anyone. Sure I was completely drunk but hey, gotta start somewhere right ?
    goodlife687 goodlife687 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 6 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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    Yesterday , after four year of depression

    and anxiety i decided to go to the Doctor But i used to feel pain in my heart and trepidation ,so i went on to Cardiologist because i didnt know where should i go ,even the doc laughed at me "hey brother why are you here at such a young age i dont want to see you here "he said...
    itshardtofindtruelove itshardtofindtruelove 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 1

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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 6 Responses Nov 19, 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 had the worst 36 hours of my life.

    .. in jail. It was a life-changing experience. I realized that almost all things in life are a privilege that you can lose in an instant. I have 100s of things to be grateful everyday. Every minute I find things I took for granted before.
    Pather2013 Pather2013 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 31

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    ThomasAnderson04 ThomasAnderson04 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    Why am I feeling that we're drifting off/apart?

    It feels like someone is losing interest. I'm not sure who. It's not like before...I'm not sure what it is. Is it just me or is this the start of my fear? This friendship is supposed to be forever or are we fools to believe in such a thing. My fear of just losing someone so dear...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have suffered with bipolar disorder

    for 30 years mixed with anxiety it's not fun. I have been trying to set some small goals for myself lately. trying to pull myself out of this negative space I have been in for far to long. got to remember I am a strong woman and I have a lot to be grateful for. it will get...
    Dawnfoley2005 Dawnfoley2005 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    almost Thanksgiving. I'm 1300 miles away from

    my family so we're having dinner at my bf's boss's house with all his coworkers. he's a water well driller so these are all tough guys. mostly country boys, loud and fun and kind of obnoxious. and then there's me. quiet, introverted, and anxious af because I'm a vegetarian at...
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 22, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 7, 2015

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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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    My challenge for fokyn ever

    http://dancetillweresick.tumblr.com/post/138413703279/hplyrikz-clear-your-mind-here
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    My biggest fear is that you will see me .

    ........ the way I see myself.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 20, 2015

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    http://supcomedy.tumblr.

    com/post/138916448498
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression affects me everyday

    as soon has I wake up I'm slapped in the face with saddness, loss of instrest wanting to sleep all day :/ man the affects a dating the wrong person will change your life in a bad way
    DutchLove DutchLove 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was pensive about seeing my psychiatrist

    today. I didn't know what to say to him .. I've been feeling absolutely nothing. Arguments don't faze me and my usual trigger didn't send me into a frenzy. I am completely .. numb. I think it's how I cope when things get too overwhelming. Hiding it.. tucking it all away.
    Lilythehuman Lilythehuman 26-30, F Jan 29

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    There's no amount of medication

    that can heal me I'm drowning in my own sorrows Praying above for a hope that'll never be As my tears overflow Hoping it goes away Please take me away Take away this burden that kills me everyday It takes away my will to live Adds to this sadness growing each day All I...
    crimsonrosebud crimsonrosebud 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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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 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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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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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    Recently, I was accompanying a friend of mine

    downtown to a tattoo parlor, and during the drive, he mentioned something I had recently shared on social media, which more or less said the following about anxiety and depression: "Having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. It's the fear of...
    BellaLocura BellaLocura 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 23, 2015

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    how many of you with anxiety experience

    difficulty swallowing when you eat because every time when I eat I focus too much on if the food is going to make me choke or not and then I end up having an anxiety attack..
    dahomie1 dahomie1 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 31

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    http://supcomedy.tumblr.

    com/post/138918053968/httpsupcomedycomartistjake-johannsen
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 day ago

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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 hyperhidrosis

    or excessive sweating. Does anyone else in the UK suffer from this?
    pbarn pbarn 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I would love it if you read this entire thing.

    ... please. For my entire life I just haven't been accepted for who I am. I have anger issues, OCD, ADD, depression, anxiety, etc. People all around me for at least 8 years have been teasing me and they would never want to be friends with me because I have anger issues. I mean...
    thechocolatemaniac thechocolatemaniac 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    http://funny-meme-collection.

    tumblr.com/post/138001049427
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 28

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