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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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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 5 Responses Apr 12

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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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    Its been a year since i started getting help

    and was diagnosed. i got the right meds now and i know longer depending on my psychologist. this week though i felt like i hit a wall and that it is taking all my energy just to be normal. i just press pause and just shut out the world. i have fought so hard to get better. i am...
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 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 Jun 29

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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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    I get really down for no reason.

    As soon as I try to be proactive to change things, my anxiety kicks in and scares me away from everything.
    CabanaCrush CabanaCrush 26-30, F 1 Response 6 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 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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    AshleyJea AshleyJea 22-25, F 1 Response 4 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 7 Responses Jun 13, 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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    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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    People buy food treats.

    Fancy homes. Fancy cars. For image. Like the wealthy do. And the majority get wrecked. Trying to meet bills. Or needs. But thats a civilized society. Bought by the wealthy. Regardless of losses.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 10 hrs 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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    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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    Ever since I was younger I have battled with

    depression and anxiety. It's honestly nothing that can just "go away" from a few pills prescribed from my doctor. Depression sucks. It really does. When you have depression there could be many symptom's that someone could feel but in my case here are some. Depression makes me...
    Amberrjade27 Amberrjade27 22-25, F 1 day ago

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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, 2014

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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 am in the hospital

    for emotional distress i had a mental breakdown
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 19

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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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    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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    Hourly. And advise.

    But some here hate my advice. Poor babies with no brain. And they bark. And me dodges. But why. They tries my advice. Once. Or twice. Long ago. And got bashed. Lol. So they bash me for saying. Like doushee brats. With canker sores. But now me feels...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 20 hrs ago

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    One in six people suffer depression

    or a chronic anxiety disorder. Those of us who suffer from either one know how crippling it can be.
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    The truck left. Maybe with the other homeless

    guy. Or a hooker. Now me fears other trucks. Lol. Mufflers low make me check. Lol. Upside in this. Stepped out in the rain. Felt it lessen to a drizzle. Felt wind. Nice soothing natural rush.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 19

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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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    Cant volunteer Or work.

    So they give disability. And make me a product That they pass around. And now me regrets decency. Removing bullies was avoided And regret now grows. Removed by cop is now probable. If me can remove dad. Or some other monster bully. Hiding in occupation. But...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M a week ago

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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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    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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    Does any of you suffer from it in silence (with

    absolutely no one awares) and how is it like for you?
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F Jul 19

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    They claimed to be christian And caring And

    successful. But They bullied me. And made me run And dare to say they are good. My life is back there. But if i go back I will hurt them. And witnesses.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 3 days 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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    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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    Am a saintly type. But got violent ideations.

    Am on xannax. But that just prevents convulsions When my body wants to retaliate. Against memories. Of those who hurt me.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 6 hrs ago

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    Birthday today. Where did the time go

    and why am I at 41 still battling this? I am in CBT finally, but not helping me with stuff yet. Just tired of feeling this way. I'm BPD and suffer from fear of abandonment issues bad. Son turned 18 this year, gives me the most anxiety worrying bout him. Especially after almost...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    Ugh. I wish the depression

    and anxiety would go away. Recently, we found out that we are going to move out to the country side on an 80 acre horse ranch! Lots of horses, arenas, trails, fields, and I'll be able to see my own horse every day. But how am I supposed to enjoy the experience with my anxiety...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F a week ago

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    To live in this world is rare thing.

    Most people just exist.
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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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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    Had a friend come out

    and trim my weeping cherry tree today. I've got so much crap in my gutters! I just noticed how bad. There things growing out of them. I can't clean them myself, but can't afford to. I also have roof leaks that need to be repaired, my mom owns the house I am renting to buy. But I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 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 16-17, M 8 Responses May 8, 2014

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    Depression is not a choice.

    I wish people would stop saying that I chose to be this way .
    sasunaruizlove sasunaruizlove 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 19

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    So this might be a weird question,

    but I wonder if people here have had to work through a similar situation. What do you do when your therapy goals and your spouse's therapy goals seem to almost contradict each other? I'm trying to work on my anxiety and depression, but lately my husband has been seeing a...
    AriaShakti AriaShakti 31-35, F 1 Response 3 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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    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...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    This field is popular.

    A truck entered. Ridden roughly. Rain came back. Hope all goes safely. Hate anxiety And wrecked by meds. Pushed by doctors And sold by millionaires. But curing nothing. And adding phobias.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 18

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    Some thank me for caring And probe my mind

    for new advice. Others bark. Or whine. EP Link
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