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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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    People think depression is sadness & Emptiness .

    People think depression is crying. People think depression is dressing in black sea .But people are sometime wrong. Depression is the constant feeling of being numb. Being numb to emotions, feelings , being numb to smile , being numb to survive . You wake up in the morning just...
    ProSolitude ProSolitude 26-30, F 3 Responses May 26

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    Who is reason of your depression nowadays?

    low self esteem depression.
    IMSAF1991 IMSAF1991 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 16

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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 2 Responses Sep 5

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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 19-21, F 71 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    does anyone else feel numb

    and distant alot of the time? like youre there, but youre not?
    deathbecomesher89 deathbecomesher89 22-25, F 13 Responses Feb 6

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    On a scale of one to ten,

    ten being the highest, my anxiety will always remain a 3 or 4. I have chosen to not allow depression and anxiety to take one more day. So I let it come along. Every time I step out the door, there it is. Like a finger or toe. I can't leave it behind. But it certainly does not...
    sunny3875 sunny3875 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    But I won !! If I've learned one thing it's

    that psychiatry is a guessing game. Let's try this med, then in 2 months if that doesn't work let's try this med. And after 2 more months if that doesn't work ........ Get the picture ? If you think a PILL is gonna FIX you, you are sadly mistaken. It's all about diet, exercise...
    JoshM1974 JoshM1974 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    I'm going through a break up

    after a 6 year relationship. This **** hurts my feelings so bad. I don't even want to get out of bed on most days. I try to find happiness in shopping and eating but I just feel empty and dead inside. he hurt me so bad...but I can't help but to blame myself. sometimes I hate...
    TiaAutumn TiaAutumn 18-21, F 4 days 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 8 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    ipulkit ipulkit 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I felt a lot better yesterday.

    He seemed to be only a distant memory. But this morning, again I woke up with the feeling of having big hole in my chest and a painful feeling of longing him. Then my heart started racing like crazy. He's gone forever, but why my feeling for him stays? How much longer do I have...
    youbrokeme youbrokeme 41-45, F a week ago

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    Failed my college attendance grade.

    I always get so tired and feel somewhat anxious whenever I enter the school building. How to tell my mom about my relapse, when she doesn't believe in my anxiety.
    KazeDream KazeDream 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I Won't Give Up This Battle!

    I agree with 'Don't give up Hope' because it may take awhile before finding the right doctor and/or medication of even lifestyle/diet change.  Vitamins help quite often, and exercise if you are able to talk yourself into moving. Ha.  I was on serotonin type meds for...
    amethyst amethyst 46-50, F 14 Responses Dec 9, 2007

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    If anyone, ANYONE, reading this is battling

    depression and anxiety, I know how you feel... I have bipolar was depressed for three years cut myself and have social anxiety. I still do but in getting better, if anyone needs a chat at all... Message me I will seriously try my best to help. I promise that.xxx
    MrJenks MrJenks 13-15, M Mar 19

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    The psychotherapist made me realise I've been

    depressed my whole life. After finally self harming at 13 it took 4 years to feel confident enough to seek help. I didn't want to waste the doctors time. School councillors are rubbish. The uni one was abit better. The psychotherapist was fine but I found myself agreeing that I...
    ssssmills ssssmills 18-21, F May 21

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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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    Nothing i do relieves me.

    Nobody seems to be able to help me.
    ipulkit ipulkit 26-30, M 1 Response 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 22 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    Sometimes I honestly could just sit

    and cry. I am healthy, I have everything I need. But I'm so lonely. People my age usually are not so alone like I am. I haven't seen my dad in almost 4 years now. I haven't talked to anyone I knew before moving out of his house. So I'm alone. No matter how full the room I'm in...
    megansunshine megansunshine 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 15

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    This is kind of a downer

    for my first EP post, but yeah. I've had issues with depression since I was a little kid. I remember being in primary school and just feeling so oddly angry with no reason, nothing properly held my interest except some of my weird little fantasy worlds, essentially everything...
    lightningstripe lightningstripe 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Feeling overwhelmed with life (school,

    drama,tension) ...... When will this go away... I have so much stress on my mind tht I am starting to get to a deadly personality. :(
    Amyyy000 Amyyy000 13-15, F 22 mins ago

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    I desperately need exercise to recover

    but the anxiety just does not let me step into the gym. I have no friends anymore. I am trapped in the loop. I just randomly cry and drag along
    ipulkit ipulkit 26-30, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Well I've read this post back to see

    where I am now and I feel it reads like it wasn't me. However, I did write it. Thankfully, this darkness is now filled with light, fun and laughter. More so with my children especially when they have hysterical laughter from things we do together :-). God it's good to be back...
    johnjw johnjw 36-40, M 2 Responses May 19

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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

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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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    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'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

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    Everyone will go through some hard times at

    some point. Life ain't easy... just something to think about. Did u know that people who are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? Did you know that people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know the ones who take care of others all...
    valeMar valeMar 41-45 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It gets so frustrating being on

    such a constant roller coaster. I feel like I spend a lot of time wondering when the next thing will hit and send me careening off of this cliff that I've just barely managed to climb on to in the first place. They don't understand and they can't because they don't feel it. I...
    cartmanlover cartmanlover 18-21 Jun 10

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    I feel really down all of a sudden.

    Kinda felt like this all day tbh. I need a distraction right now. If anyone needs help with a difficult situation. Please message me. I'm here.
    Kailenalovesyou Kailenalovesyou 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate it when people think

    that I'm joking or not being serious when I say something like this, or say that I'm just doing it for attention or anything like that. **** them! Everything I do isn't for attention, I don't hurt myself for attention I do it to take my mind off worse things in my life...
    lexigreen lexigreen 18-21, F 12 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    Gloom and doom is always lingering

    as of lately. I want out of this so bad. I am angry at people for being people. Disgusted with myself. The world is an ugly place. I don't trust, I can't smile. This is not the me I want to be. I don't want to feel this pain any longer. I just want to feel awake again. And I...
    Littlelionwoman81 Littlelionwoman81 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 28

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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 7 Responses Aug 11

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    He choose love, I choose freedom.

    He choose love because he saw beauty and happiness in it. I choose freedom because love was like a prison to me. Now he's living a life full of happiness and joy, while I find myself rotting in a dark room, prisoner of my own mind.
    kitkat1612 kitkat1612 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Depression is when you don’t really care

    about anything. Anxiety is when you care too much and over think everything. Having both is hell.
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 13

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    We all have a strong desire to succeed in

    something. We all want to strive for perfection but only some achieve it. We all want happiness and to feel it all the time but that can be rare. I am someone who has tried all these things and failed. I wanted to succeed at something and be perfect at it and also desire...
    achorusgirl achorusgirl 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    We all have a strong desire to succeed in

    something. We all want to strive for perfection but only some achieve it. We all want happiness and to feel it all the time but that can be rare. I am someone who has tried all these things and failed. I wanted to succeed at something and be perfect at it and also desire...
    achorusgirl achorusgirl 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    As it's the only subject

    that I'm unable to put words to.. I shall just leave this here..
    JaneBloodyAusten JaneBloodyAusten 31-35, F 11 Responses Sep 1

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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 and anxiety set in worse

    than ever before I almost committed suicide 3 times but I was lucky enough that I had my cousin with me on the 4th. I almost forgot that if died she would lose her "mom" she is the only reason I'm here today
    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F Oct 16

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    I kinda find it funny

    and I find it kinda sad, the dreams in which I'm dying are the dying are the best I've ever had...
    Anna2852 Anna2852 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    We all have a strong desire to succeed in

    something. We all want to strive for perfection but only some achieve it. We all want happiness and to feel it all the time but that can be rare. I am someone who has tried all these things and failed. I wanted to succeed at something and be perfect at it and also desire...
    achorusgirl achorusgirl 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Another tough therapy session.

    .. My therapist suggested that my anxiety keeps my focus on myself and leads me to ignore my spouse. He actually thought that focusing on my partner a little more could help my anxiety. He asked about our intimacy and said that couples he's worked with actually divorce when they...
    AriaShakti AriaShakti 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It feels cozy right now in the night with the

    air conditioning at 22 degrees but i cant stop dreading the unforeseen that tomorrow will bring along :( god knows how unstable, low n pathetic i am going to feel again :(
    ipulkit ipulkit 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    Laying awake at night counting breaths,

    Each one used is one less left.
    Enveleyna Enveleyna 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Yes been there, fought it

    and still do. I have to be aware and manage myself and my energy. I find it sad that there are so many people out there that have some form or degree of depression and or anxiety. It's really not a very nice thing to have in life and is extremely difficult and excruciatingly...
    Kynkanjis Kynkanjis 36-40, M Dec 7, 2013

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    I cried myself to sleep last night.

    I went through the whole day with a straight face, walking around feeling out of touch with my surroundings, soon as I got home and into bed, I started thinking about how lonely I am and how I'm never gonna be normal and happy like everyone else, and I started crying...
    Lunarlight Lunarlight 18-21, F 10 Responses Apr 18

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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, M 4 Responses Jan 21

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    Every day, I wake up in a full body of armor

    and a broadsword ready for another battle with depression and anxiety.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    Hello there. Ok well I'm depressed

    and have generalized anxiety disorder as well. I've tried to go the natural route and I am doing therapy but I need some intervention. All of the anti depressants I've tried weren't a fit for me. There was this 1 though.. called Fetzima that I actually just gave up on months ago...
    Jessilily Jessilily 22-25, F Oct 16

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    Child molestation CHILD sexual abuse

    or child molestation is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual simulation
    Maya0989 Maya0989 13-15, F 2 Responses a week 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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    Diagnoses with this 5 months ago & my counsiler

    said I haven't got better at all & not I need to do put on mess... Yay.
    TheShipsGoingDown TheShipsGoingDown 13-15, F Oct 15

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