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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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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 6 days 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 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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    I feel so depress that I can't

    even breath since my boyfriend and I break up I don't feel like leaving I just wanne died
    tweetyreck tweetyreck 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    Hey! Why are you so hard on yourself?

    Don't you know how beautiful and lovely you are? What do you mean I lie? :/ Hey I'm no liar! You're the one lying to yourself! saying, "I ain't good enough, no one love me, no one cares, I'm no good, everyone else is better than me!" STOP IT will yah? I'm sure somebody...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    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 1 Response Jan 30

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    I hope you did and will have a good day.

    Please be positive and be kind to others. We'll never know what they're going through. I hope it gets better for you. Please see the beauty in life. Kick that negativity off! Conquer the trials and hardship! Tell this cruel life, " In your face you cruel life!!! Who's...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I am starting to have panic attacks again.

    It has been a long time since I have had a full blown attack. I have felt the anxiety mount up since the time changed and it gets dark outside around 5:30. I have been traveling for my work also. Then the big snow storm came in and cause travel headaches and getting behind...
    newlifeforme73 newlifeforme73 41-45, M 10 Responses Jan 27

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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 Feb 2

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    i hate when people try

    and guilt me into anything, feeling bad for them, trying to coax me to do something with them. Especially when they tell me they're suicidal and "your the only one i talk to" i hear it alot and im no freakin pyschiotrist i have the same problems as these people, how am i suppose...
    BiFurZak BiFurZak 22-25, M Jan 26

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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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    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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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, 2015

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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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    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 8 Responses Oct 29, 2015

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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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    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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    I look and I see people changing left

    and right. Some get confident and become themselves and some where already. Some are in deep water but are floating, even if they aren't on the inside. It's only when people see you drowning when it gets truly sad. This is long so my hat goes off to the people who finish it...
    RoamingStone RoamingStone 22-25, M Jan 29

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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 a week ago

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    the worst thing for me right

    now is being left literally alone for the next 24hours.
    Lilythehuman Lilythehuman 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 2 Responses Jan 28

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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 5 days ago

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    I wish I could be happy

    and have an average life.
    Pather2013 Pather2013 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 25

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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 6 days ago

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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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    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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 16, 2015

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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 5 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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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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    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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    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 a week ago

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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 2 Responses Jan 31

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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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    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 3 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    Was cruising ep About to heart a pals post

    App said it dont exist Then me was expelled And couldnt get back in Staff aint said why yet
    OddButResilient OddButResilient 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    ThomasAnderson04 ThomasAnderson04 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 29

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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 2 Responses Jan 30

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    Whenever I get anxious I like to say everything

    that is making me feel fear. 1. I just got super scared because I thought I missed an appointment(it would've probably triggered me depression) 2. I'm scared because I feel like I'm not acting my age. 3. Scared that I still haven't found my passion. The one thing that brings me...
    RoamingStone RoamingStone 22-25, M 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 2 days ago

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