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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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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 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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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 20

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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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    "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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    I think I may suffer from depression and/or

    anxiety....I don't know any signs or symptoms and I don't want to look any up and self diagnose myself...both of these are very serious conditions and I don't want to jump to any conclusions. I'm just very confused and lost.
    SouthernBell1020 SouthernBell1020 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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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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    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 21 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 a week ago

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    I think so. Just shared it here on my blog

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    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 24

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Apr 25

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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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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    raebaybrown raebaybrown 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 22

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    N1n74 N1n74 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 17

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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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