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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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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 2 Responses Jan 2

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    My mom really makes it hard to make progress.

    I know she loves me but her temper is very out of control and she can't admit it. It ran my father away he had to move out because she was always shouting and screaming and after he was gone it was my sister who was always revenge the brunt of her anger. My sister has since...
    Elliott99 Elliott99 18-21, 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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    I think so. Just shared it here on my blog

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    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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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 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 14

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    Rapid cycling bipolar disorder.

    Body defeats most meds. Some made me worse. So. Every minute is. Up. Down. Up. Down. If my body could exercise like that. Me would be closer to sexy looking. Lmao.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    I don't know why I feel the way I do.

    It's not environmental. There is no reason I should feel this way. On paper my life is ******* awesome. But I'm depressed all the time and I feel I always have been. Went to the doc. Meds aren't working. Things are getting worse.
    YEGH YEGH 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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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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    "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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    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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    I make such horrible impulsive decisions.

    . I've succeeded at ruining my life because of these decisions.. I feel so alone, jus wish I didn't have to live life anymore... I'm so depressed.. My eyes burn from crying and not sleeping.. Saw the guy I like at this bar yesterday; he knows I go there every Tuesday, and he...
    n1n74 n1n74 22-25, F Apr 15

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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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    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 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 think I may suffer from depression and/or

    anxiety....I don't know any signs or symptoms and I don't want to look any up and self diagnose myself...both of these are very serious conditions and I don't want to jump to any conclusions. I'm just very confused and lost.
    SouthernBell1020 SouthernBell1020 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I've battled depression

    and anxiety for as long as I can remember. I have it a bit more under control these days but I still have moments when it all just goes to hell again for a few days at a time.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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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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    Sometimes I really have to fight back the urge

    to break down into tears, and especially when I am at work. Many times I'll just be working and suddenly become completely consumed by grief and sorrow. It's becoming increasingly more difficult to hide my tears. I wish things weren't this way. I wish that things would improve...
    DarkestDespair DarkestDespair 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 16

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    After every upswing is a downswing

    and this one has put me so low I'm going to need a latter to get out of this hole.
    camillem33 camillem33 16-17, F Apr 11

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    A great song to check out: Gabrielle

    Aplin-Lying to the mirror
    magickmegs magickmegs 26-30, F Apr 10

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    Last Friday I tried to commit suicide,

    and because of that I'm now in a mental hospital because they don't think I'm stable. The doctors here says, that I'm suffering from depression and social anxiety. Have any of you tried something familiar?
    josieee1 josieee1 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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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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    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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    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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    Wondering why they wont cure us.

    Or stop causes. EP Link
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 4 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    I started to feel self conscious about how I

    looked close to a year ago. One day I had just come out of the shower and stared at myself in the mirror. Since that day on I've been obsessed with picking out imperfections about my body. I am 6ft 1 and am tired of the comments being hurled at me. Only my girlfriend knows I am...
    anonymous341998 anonymous341998 18-21, M 1 Response a week 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 16-17, M 8 Responses May 8, 2014

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    sadjessiepoo sadjessiepoo 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days 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 5 Responses Jan 21, 2014

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    TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!

    !!!!!i was dreading today. honestly always feel a bit sad on my birthday. i am gonna try to positive this year. 23 sucked. 24 has all the potential of being awesome!!!!
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    There isn't anybody in my life right

    now that understands the extent of my condition. Nobody that knows about the trips/days in hospital. I spent the night making sure my dad and brother were alright. And now I could walk out without anybody knowing. And never come back.
    Smithsfan Smithsfan 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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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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    This is probably my biggest secret.

    I have been battling depression for well over two years now. For the last five, or six it has been on-again/off-again. I am tired of it. I don't even know who I am anymore. I remember when Robin Williams killed himself. I was furious and my first reaction was to mouth off at...
    JeanYuss JeanYuss 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 14

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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 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 12

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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 8 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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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 1 Response Dec 11, 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 5 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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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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    Anxiety my whole life,

    depression since I was 11 years old. 4 years now. I take 20mg Prozac every day for depression, and half a tablet of clonazepam for anxiety. Prozac doesn't make me the happiest person alive, but I feel it does help me stay stable for day to day struggles like school. Clonazepam...
    PriscilaG PriscilaG 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    But hunting coping skills helped.

    When needed badly. EP Link
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 10

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