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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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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...
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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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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 46-50, M 6 Responses Apr 12

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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 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 cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to

    announce that I have decided to become a Plexus Ambassador!!! I have jumped in with both feet for two very important reasons: 1) Plexus has a set of products that is CHANGING PEOPLE’S LIVES and I wanted to be a part of that! I've stood by and watched many of my friends gain...
    PlexusSlimChick PlexusSlimChick 22-25, F 7 hrs 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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    Big. Huge. Fight.

    Or flight. Big. Huge. Got bullied. By has beens. And a huge club. With wealth backing it. So. Fight looked good. Ded by kop. But then my inner sage spoke. How will that affect pals. And unknown peers Who fit like pals. It would wreck us all...
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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 hate trying to describe what depression

    and anxiety "feels" like to people who've never experienced it. No words could do it justice. The closest description I've ever heard was that "It's like drowning. Except you can see everyone around you breathing."
    nobody62442 nobody62442 22-25, F 5 Responses May 20

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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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    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 4 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    Was dangerous today. Fears hit.

    Urges came back huge. But. Two kathleen madigan videos And a hot shower. Plus a breathing tip cured me.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days 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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    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 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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    I had a bad day 2 days ago.

    I thought watching sad movies wouldn't be a problem but it got me feeling really down and it added other things on my mind :(. Some how i was able to get it out of my head the next day.
    lovemeiris lovemeiris 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day 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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    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/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 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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    Daily. Almost hourly.

    But hope comes. EP Link
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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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    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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    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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    Destiniegonzales Destiniegonzales 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    ...and it has weird effects on my brain

    and body. One that I find kind of amusing and sobering all at the same time is this. When I'm having a conversation with someone- mostly noticed this with my brother and boyfriend, if there is a pause in the conversation, can literally just be for a few seconds I will...
    EleanorPainting EleanorPainting 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 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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    I need to step back from this guy.

    He says he is there for me but I can't talk to him about the one thing that feels like it's burying me alive. My depression and GAD. I also have lupus which comes with a host of its own bs and physical conditions. I talk to no one around me about any of that. My best friend...
    kitakat00 kitakat00 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Reached another breaking point.

    Last month. Was gonna remove old farts. Who hurt me. And the dad who started it all. But pals sad if me did. And ep pals not knowing Won me what options. Have lost five who left earth. Dont want my pals feeling that. Not by my leaving. So. East coast...
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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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    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 6 days ago

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    Today was better somehow.

    I woke up feeling a little less tired and beaten. I don't think I cried once all day nor thought about suicide. Better. Still I'm struggling. But feeling like I have a little more fight in me. But women. I don't know. I want them, and hate myself for wanting. "I don't deserve it...
    rpf1988 rpf1988 41-45, M 1 day 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 6 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

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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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    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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    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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    Was fearful of intake appointment.

    Went to meet case manager early. To calm fears. A rehab worker came. To say my worker was at lunch. The rehab biped went frosty on me. Corrosively frosty. But me tolerated what me could. Then left. And went back later. To meet my worker. Who seemed truly...
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