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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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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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    Solutions vary. Some get old.

    Or we get stupid and stop them. Or we want better like moronic abusers. But. Sad to happy path. http://youtu.be/UtBsl3j0YRQ Try busy. EP Link Antisad. http://youtu.be/5cysPPnZEhM Good enough EP Link Coping skill. http://youtu.be/l50L4GYhpLc
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 15 hrs ago

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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 got a shot of steroids yesterday.

    I now realize a lot of my inertia and depression is physical. I feel so much better, not just because it helped me recover from bronchitis, but I actually felt like getting up and cooking myself breakfast this morning, felt like walking the dog, etc. I actually had hunger, not...
    Harley53 Harley53 61-65, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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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 4 days ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    N1n74 N1n74 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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 9 hrs ago

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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 Apr 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    raebaybrown raebaybrown 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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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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    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 2 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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    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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    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 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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    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'??" 😥😩😫 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 1 day 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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    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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    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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    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 16 hrs ago

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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 5 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 8 Responses Jun 13, 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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    It is my problem these days ,

    that happens when we feel that there is a wide gap between what we hope and what we are in .
    umayyad umayyad 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I just need to get this out.

    One day I was sitter having dinner and my sister comes and sits by me and she says with this disgusted look on her face "you have a double chin. You know that?" (I have chubby cheeks and I was thin as a stick) "you know that right? You're so ugly, like really really ugly. You...
    imtired123456789 imtired123456789 22-25, F 3 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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    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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    I suffered depression

    for about 2 years, which according to my doctor was about normal. I still battle anxiety on the whole but I think it will get easier. My battle with depression lead me to an odd realization. It's something I think I have always known on some level, but never appreciated. What I...
    MayaKing MayaKing 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 Apr 17

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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 6 days ago

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    I got my depression from sexual assault

    and from being bullied most of my childhood. I wish i could take beta blockers
    IntrovertLyssa IntrovertLyssa 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 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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    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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    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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    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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