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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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    Why. Society following luxury.

    Not unity. Why. Commercials. Peer pressure. Traditions that have created crime. But a view like mine gets sedated. Why. Because if we cared more about unity. Certain religions And egos Would lose power. And they wont permit that. Without bombing way...
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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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    I hate trying to describe what depression

    and anxiety "feels" like to people who've never experienced it. No words could do it justice. The closest description I've ever heard was that "It's like drowning. Except you can see everyone around you breathing."
    nobody62442 nobody62442 22-25, F 5 Responses May 20

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    I need to step back from this guy.

    He says he is there for me but I can't talk to him about the one thing that feels like it's burying me alive. My depression and GAD. I also have lupus which comes with a host of its own bs and physical conditions. I talk to no one around me about any of that. My best friend...
    kitakat00 kitakat00 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 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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    Some days I wake up and my whole body aches,

    I don't feel like getting up, I don't feel like going to school. I begin to cry because I'm scared of everything, and I'm just so lonely. I stop crying and carry on to get ready for school. I cry on the way to school. Then I stop. Then I cry 3-6 times at school, then I stop...
    JustThatTypicalWhiteGirl JustThatTypicalWhiteGirl 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    In February, I lost my youngest daughter.

    I have no idea how to move on or what to do anymore. I have to try to hide my feelings because my oldest daughter is taking the loss so hard, and is blaming herself for it. She was self harming till recently, and is now seeing a therapist. My other daughter is trying to stay...
    Laura387 Laura387 41-45, F a week ago

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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 1 Response Jan 2

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    Daily. Almost hourly.

    But hope comes. EP Link
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 5 days 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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    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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    I really want to die

    and or hurt myself
    sealare sealare 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    I wanna be that happy girl,

    the one that is known by her smile, the one that lights up the room, the one that everyone is comfortable around, the one that never gets hurt, the one that everyone likes, but also, I want people to know how much they hurt me. It's hard to be both, I want to stay strong, I...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Was told this was crap.

    How to locate cures. EP Link By more than one boo hoo bear. So to clarify. What causes sad or happy. Abuse. Lies. Theft. Bullies. Morons. Impairments Praise. Improving. Feeling good enough. So how to get there comes. Society is a greedy...
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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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    Today was better somehow.

    I woke up feeling a little less tired and beaten. I don't think I cried once all day nor thought about suicide. Better. Still I'm struggling. But feeling like I have a little more fight in me. But women. I don't know. I want them, and hate myself for wanting. "I don't deserve it...
    rpf1988 rpf1988 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 25

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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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    So I recently went to a therapist

    for depression and we had a few sessions together. They went okay for the most part. He would mostly ask questions about my family rather than me. I do not know if that was normal. He eventually told me to stop coming because he felt that "I was fine".... I'm not fine. I still...
    CST271 CST271 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days 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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    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 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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    The thing about depression is everyone confuses

    it with being sad, or unhappy. But I'm not unhappy. There's just so much emotional and physical pain inside me that nobody can see. Most days it's bearable, but sometimes it's more than I can take. Anyone who's ever felt any kind of pain knows its power. Pain can consume you...
    Calsi704 Calsi704 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Big. Huge. Fight.

    Or flight. Big. Huge. Got bullied. By has beens. And a huge club. With wealth backing it. So. Fight looked good. Ded by kop. But then my inner sage spoke. How will that affect pals. And unknown peers Who fit like pals. It would wreck us all...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 2 days ago

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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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    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 9 Responses Nov 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've only been awake

    for two hours and I am already done with today. Being so down and stressed all the time is exhausting. What's worse is everyone who is involved in my care keeps pushing diet and exercise as the solution, which just makes me feel worse because my body is a huge issue for me. I...
    someoneinvisible someoneinvisible 22-25, T 2 Responses 2 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 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 1 Response Sep 5, 2014

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    Death sometimes feels like the only way out of

    a bad situation. Depression/mental illness in general is like being trapped in a elevator lined with mirrors. You can only see yourself and your situation. It seems there is no way out. Yet, there is a way, through medication and therapy. It's up to the person to get help, you...
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 26-30 2 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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    Caused by bullies. And no cures

    for anything So that we work Until broke. The whole time helping a few Buy and control everything Without curing anything. It makes me mad Because it makes no sense. Why is that life. How is that admirable Or civilized Or humane. Or respectable. And why...
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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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    Reached another breaking point.

    Last month. Was gonna remove old farts. Who hurt me. And the dad who started it all. But pals sad if me did. And ep pals not knowing Won me what options. Have lost five who left earth. Dont want my pals feeling that. Not by my leaving. So. East coast...
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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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    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 3 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 20 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    I had a bad day 2 days ago.

    I thought watching sad movies wouldn't be a problem but it got me feeling really down and it added other things on my mind :(. Some how i was able to get it out of my head the next day.
    lovemeiris lovemeiris 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days 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 2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to

    announce that I have decided to become a Plexus Ambassador!!! I have jumped in with both feet for two very important reasons: 1) Plexus has a set of products that is CHANGING PEOPLE’S LIVES and I wanted to be a part of that! I've stood by and watched many of my friends gain...
    PlexusSlimChick PlexusSlimChick 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Was fearful of intake appointment.

    Went to meet case manager early. To calm fears. A rehab worker came. To say my worker was at lunch. The rehab biped went frosty on me. Corrosively frosty. But me tolerated what me could. Then left. And went back later. To meet my worker. Who seemed truly...
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