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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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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...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 20 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    Hey everyone. :) i have made this youtube video and I am posting the link here. It is a video that is about my life and my battle with depression and a ton of other things. The...
    Anonomous441 Anonomous441 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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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...
    LonghornFan LonghornFan 56-60, M 20 Responses Jan 5, 2010

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    I am depressed and EVERYDAY thing about a lot of things but one thing in particular that happened a couple years ago from my pregnancy I would love someone too help me seriously I...
    lovelysmile10 lovelysmile10 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Relationship Martyrs - June 20 - Many of us have gone so numb and discounted our feelings so completely that we have gotten out of touch with our needs in relationships. We can...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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    Sadness - May 20 - Ultimately, to grieve our losses means to surrender to our feelings. So many of us have lost so much, have said so many good byes - have been through so many...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 6 Responses May 20, 2013

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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...
    keeva keeva 46-50, F 15 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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    And right now I'm feeling like both are attacking me. My depression is telling me I'm worthless and to give up. My anxiety is telling me that everyone hates me or can see my scars...
    SpaceCasey SpaceCasey 16-17 2 days ago

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    It really depresses me (no pun intended) when I talk to so many people who don't believe in God. I know that's their own choice; I don't want to shove my beliefs down anyone's...
    CoriWilson CoriWilson 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel like I'm going crazy. Maybe it was me that drew people away. Between being a pill head awhile ago people think it's okay to continue to punish me. My fiancé that is. I left...
    sloaned sloaned 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    I stand alone there is no one to wipe my tears no one to understand the pain and the suffering I go through every day. I fake a smile but it is just a mask, under it my heart is...
    butthumbs butthumbs 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    Depression and anxiety have haunted me all my life. I've tried the pills, I've tried talking about it, and I usually resort to just sleeping it off. Depression doesn't just affect...
    kristeneh520 kristeneh520 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My anxiety and a little depression is too much to handle sometimes. Personal tragedies trigger it and then can be hard to get rid of. I have adjustment disorder or better known as...
    ryynoe ryynoe 41-45, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    **** family **** everyone just when I think I'm fine I'm certainly Far from getting better. Idk what I'm even saying yoooo I feel it. My dad gets food stamps and won't let me buy...
    sloaned sloaned 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Three days so far this week, haven't left the house, not even the bedroom. I just can't seem to stop crying. And over nothing- it's just so tiring.
    Badabinger21 Badabinger21 18-21, F 14 Responses Jan 26

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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...
    depressionhurts98 depressionhurts98 19-21, F 72 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    People tend to leave me when I need them the most, I'm so tired of feeling like nobody is there. It hurts.
    bandjoe bandjoe 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    just another day when no one ever seems to notice, or care what happens to me. Just another time when no one even asks if I'm ok, even though I'm not. and now, I'm so far in, there...
    Juliam24707 Juliam24707 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    I'm tired of feeling like ****.
    michaeladanielle1 michaeladanielle1 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Out of the blue I feel so sad and feel like crying :( and my mums right next to me and doesn't know..
    pardz pardz 22-25, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I remember the night i was overdosed,my dad was crying to the doctor.all i could remember was him yelling "please save my daughter"
    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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    Hey everyone. This ones abit of a mood dampener. When I was 17 I was diagnosed with an eye condition, called keratoconus. Before I was 17 I had perfect vision, since then my vision...
    bluescholarschesk bluescholarschesk 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    hello, my name is R. I feel like I'm 'coming out' posting this. I've felt on and off suicidal, or depressed since my early teens. I'm now 64. I married a similar person , we are...
    robdaartist robdaartist 61-65, M 5 Responses Apr 5

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    Mini Life Story: A Little Depressing Perhaps Since I Missed Out The Nice Parts But Share Your Experiences And Advice? - When I was 11 my mother died to suicide and apparently it...
    WishingonashootingStar WishingonashootingStar 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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    So it's back... Was feeling happy for about 3 days and now I've looked in the mirror and just feel As though I shouldn't be allowed to be happy. Being happy makes me put on weight...
    alicelt alicelt 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I can't stop over thinking today... Emotions are everywhere. I'm trying to stay rational and focus on the positive. All these negative thoughts are making me want to cry...
    jusluvr jusluvr 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Its crazy. It's crazy how that knee injury ruined my career and made me gain wait. It's crazy how my father single handedly made me an angry person. It's crazy how one eye...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 31

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    everyday I wakeup and tell myself "make it until tomorrow". Everyday I say that. That's how I'm still living
    traemorgan traemorgan 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days 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...
    oreosnow oreosnow 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    Every other thought of mine is "I just want to die" "please take me" Dealing with the loss of my fiance is the hardest thing I've ever had to deal with. My depression gets deeper...
    engagedwidow engagedwidow 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    Nest - J
    Josephine8 Josephine8 31-35, F 11 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    Bravely she went on, blinded by the sun and deafened by its lullaby.
    traemorgan traemorgan 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Nearing the fifth month since my father died, another traumatic experience occur last night. I've seen again how another love one die. It's exactly the same how with the person...
    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    The meds helped me lie off marry jane n nicotine. Now smoking gives no reward, all my receptors are house full, mary jane and the thc cant squeeze their way into dopamine, full...
    ipulkit ipulkit 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 29

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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...
    dublingal5 dublingal5 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Patience - April 6 - How sick and tired we may become of people telling us to be patient or to learn patience. How frustrating it can be to want to finally have something, or to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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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...
    Sparrowhawk1161 Sparrowhawk1161 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 21

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    I'm actually doing okay at the moment. I still have struggles but I right now I'm good. I'm just posting this as something to look to as hope. It can get better. There is none...
    Teagsy Teagsy 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    When it's there, it hurts Like this force that completely engulfs me I'm paralyzed Frozen in place of darkness My thoughts have no choice Then comes separation My body holds And...
    littlebird97 littlebird97 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Depressed wouldn't be the word right now..
    courtney734 courtney734 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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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...
    Kynkanjis Kynkanjis 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    If its not one, it is the other.
    MannahRae MannahRae 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    I Decided To Get Help... - Well, everything was just getting to me too much. I have been a mess with marital problems, money problems and concern over my future and my children's...
    blissfulmiss blissfulmiss 36-40, F 14 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    I don't know if this is just me but.. Sometimes I just get so low and emotional for no reason and then suddenly start thinking of all the bad **** that's going on in my life and...
    georgiecrouch georgiecrouch 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    do you ever just not want to get out of bed? I sometimes just break down with all of the anxiety and sadness that I can barely move. I just lay in bed and sleep and do nothing. if...
    amgoslin amgoslin 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    I Have.. - I have Depression,OCD and Social anxiety. It's painful and I feel like everything in my life is a struggle. Simple things that others take for granted like interacting...
    Summr Summr 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 15, 2013

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    Alan Watts http://youtu.be/CXq_mVU8nyc
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I am getting bad yet.. again. I think school is triggering it. Im failing my math class and my teacher is refusing to give me extra credit. Also wrote me up for having ny phone...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Balance - March 28 - Seek balance. Balance emotions with reason. Combine detachment with doing our part. Balance giving with receiving. Alternate work with play, business with...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    I hate myself. I hate my life. The only reason I'm still living is because is feel too bad to leave my family behind. I just tried strangling myself in my boyfriends closet with...
    StoryOfMarilyn StoryOfMarilyn 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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