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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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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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    My demon is anxiety. I've lived with him

    for some years now. I'm pretty used to him. We're comfortable with each other. Dare I say we're friends? 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...
    Abnormalize Abnormalize 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Currently having an anxiety attack at work.

    .. Yeyyyyyy πŸ˜”πŸ”«
    N1n74 N1n74 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sleepless nights. Dreary days.

    Another voice who controls my ways. Hopeless shouts. Helpless tears. SHE who gives me crazy fears. Arguments in my head. Between me and HER So much is said. Too much fighting. And Not enough strength. SHE is gaining power. I'm losing my faith. SHE wants me me do things...
    Spinningoutofcontrol Spinningoutofcontrol 18-21, F Apr 24

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living

    abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family told me to seek medical help, and finally gave me the courage to take a step forward. I've dealt with severe depression and bipolar for as long as...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F a week ago

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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 Apr 21

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    My parents always say "when she's on the

    internet she is in her own little world". A good world, a happy world, a better world. I have no real friends. As soon as I step away from that keyboard I'm... nobody.
    Brooke6813 Brooke6813 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    I can really tell when I don't take my meds.

    I'm going through some family issues, a break up, and stress from work. this has been a long road. I want to make new friends but have issues keeping them for the fact of, I just get in a mood where I don't want to be around people.
    SassySophia SassySophia 26-30, F Apr 19

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    No loving. No sanctuary.

    No societal cures for the poor. No cures at all. Wealth owns all. And wont care. Because that shrinks wealth. They act caring to deny not caring. But then amp up the torment. Why breathe. Hope that they change. And helping peers cope. To change society...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M a week 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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    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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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 20

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    I hate this ****. I'm too depressed to be happy,

    I'm too scared to leave my house. Medicine won't help. And... My mom is thinking of moving. The problem is, we're moving to what used to be my dream house and dream property. But I don't want to go. I just want to stay here in this house forever without having to deal with...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I think so. Just shared it here on my blog

    energymustmove.wordpress.com
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 24

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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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    Wondering why they wont cure us.

    Or stop causes. EP Link
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 21

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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 3 Responses Apr 19

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    Laying here crying, trying not to wake him.

    **** this, I'm so over this ****. I wanna scream at the top of my lungs! "Why, God? Why do I feel this way? Why is it hard work for me just to appear to be 'normal'??" πŸ˜₯😩😫 It's getting too exhausting and I'm past my breaking point, yet I'm still here. Next week I start...
    Hope1198 Hope1198 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days 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 21 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    Guys... Any advice? I don't

    even know where to start, I guess it's like most people, feeling worthless... Stupid... I get ups and downs but I have a constant pathetic fear of my boyfriend falling in love with someone else and I just feel ****. I was never like this before in any relationship. I don't...
    KoalaMars KoalaMars 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    How. Omg. Too funny Or by funny.

    And wise. Me tries to help others. Until me cant. Then me hides. And showers. And sleeps. To restore hope. Until owners of rulers block that. Never quit. EP Link Comic wisdom. https://vimeo.com/88401875 Taylor helps us cope. http://youtu.be...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 4 hrs 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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    I really don't wanna go to work today.

    . It's gonna be packed n I'm depressed as ****.. Sigh.. Broke up with cheating scumbag this morning and everything just sucks.. I'll try to smile n make jokes, as I do, to try n cover up my torment but I jus wanna win the lottery n move to iceland...
    N1n74 N1n74 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 22

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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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    Self sabotaging is all I do.

    And once again, my mother feels ready to kick me out. I've been down this road so many times. I just don't know what to do.
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 5 days ago

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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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    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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    We can be useful and locate happy.

    Take photos. Post photos. Lol. Research healing. Volunteer to help poor. Check neighbors who need yard help. Check animal shelters. Check senior centers. Check churches. Get gloves and collect trash. Do art. Photograph art. Post that. Lol...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 23

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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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    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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    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 β€œreal” situations, like combat...
    Sparrowhawk1161 Sparrowhawk1161 51-55 5 Responses Jan 21, 2014

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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 Apr 22

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    I take things way too hard.

    Every time that I embarrass myself or do something wrong I freak out and reach for my drawer.(where I have several razor blades hidden) I have to hold one against my skin for me to feel better. I used to take a large mixture of my dad's pills to make myself feel better...
    mayanaise mayanaise 16-17, F 3 Responses 11 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    You asked, what is the scariest part?

    I answered' the scariest part is not the feeling if loneliness, or the darkness that fills you, despite the looming pain of emptiness. The scariest part is the realization that you have lost yourself completely sinking in as you lay awake at 2am because you lost the ability to...
    recoveringteen00 recoveringteen00 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 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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