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I Battle Mental Illness

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    I have reactive Depression that kicked in when my Dad was diagnosed. Things got even worse when my Mum left him for an alcoholic who uses her for sex. My family have fallen apart...
    tinyheart8888 tinyheart8888 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I just had a debate with Jehovah's Witness about anxiety and depression. They provided the following bible verse: [Matthew 6:25-34 34: Therefore don't worry about tomorrow, for...
    LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have narcissism and bipolar , these 2 collide which lead me thinking im great all poweful ect.. the narcissism makes me emit this through my actions which is strange because you...
    andrewsomeone andrewsomeone 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I suffer from clinophobia or Hypnophobia. It's a constant fear of falling asleep due to various reasons, like nightmares, night terrors or sleep paralysis, to name my reasons. I am...
    Kettunainen Kettunainen 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've fought with my depression since i was 5 years old, but never really understood it till i was 8 years old. since then I've been battling myself with multiple mental illnesses...
    kelsey1426 kelsey1426 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I'm wondering if anyone has had the same weird experience as me. Recently when i leave the house, I have these brief moments like blackouts for a few seconds (at least thats what...
    auroraskyy auroraskyy 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    13 facts must be known if you love someone who fights depression 1. Depression is not a choice. Depression is one of the most helpless and frustrating experiences a person can...
    Fo2los Fo2los 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I promised that if I ever got better I would do something to help others in my situation. That was 34 years ago. I am just so happy to be well again. So much time has past that I...
    quickrush quickrush 51-55, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I suffer from depression. I miss the town I was spending the Summer in. There's something special about it... And all it takes is that one song to make me think of it... Then...
    Triforce184 Triforce184 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think I'm depressed, have social anxiety, general anxiety, and possibly schizophrenia but my parents don't believe in mental illnesses and won't take me to a doctor. What should...
    sk8rkm77 sk8rkm77 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Mental illness changes you. You start to do things you always swore you'd never do. You get to a point you always sworw you'd never get to. You look back at who you used to think...
    RandomInkFlow RandomInkFlow 18-21, T 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    the anxiety is overwhelming, its days like today that I really have trouble pushing on. hard to find real reason to anyway.
    EvilPrincess87 EvilPrincess87 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I think I might have psychosis. I have depression and social anxiety, but there are things that have happened that lead me to believe I also have psychotic episodes. If anyone has...
    Dawhead Dawhead 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 26

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    I use to think it was OK for me to want someone to love me with the intensity I felt I might be able to love. I wanted to be the center of their world. Have them worship the ground...
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    .. ( whispering to myself... ) .. I think theres something wrong with me..... It shouldnt be so hard to socialize with people.. I shouldnt have to keep fighting moods... I shouldnt...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I support the semicolon movement!
    emetophobic247 emetophobic247 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I hate it when Im feeling depressed and my dad or sister tell me to snap out of it or use my willpower, or ull feel better when u talk a walk. they havent been through severe...
    sugarpuffs sugarpuffs 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Dissociative Identity Disorder/DID/formally known as MPD or multiple personality disorder. A lot of people have no idea what it means so I decided to write something about it and...
    Meliantha Meliantha 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I was diagnosed as a functioning psychopath last month. The weeks leading up to that were full of surprising discoveries about myself. For example, I've always been curious how...
    reaperthejack reaperthejack 13-15, M Aug 20

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    Major depression, moderate anxiety and schizophrenia have affected my life since I was age six. I recently started a tumblr blog writing about how coping and suffering with these...
    CelticBoxingGuy CelticBoxingGuy 41-45, M Aug 19

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    Major depression is a disease that impacts approximately 5% of people globally. For over 30 years, scientists believed that monoamines– mood-related chemicals such as serotonin...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    Mental illness turns people inwards. It keeps us forever trapped by the pain of our own minds, in the same way that the pain of a broken leg or a cut thumb will grab your...
    U1049927 U1049927 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Does Adhd count as a mentle illness or not?
    ArtemistheHunter ArtemistheHunter 13-15, F 7 Responses Aug 18

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    problem is they treat you like a case to study ,i am just a job to them,how could i trust some psychologist look at me as something have to be fixed ,i am not an object i am a...
    duffyjun duffyjun 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Those of u who have lots of serious mental problems. Do you talk about it with ppl? Do u let them know? Or do u keep completely quiet about it?? I tend to tell ppl but I'm...
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 20 Responses Aug 18

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    I write this post so it may bring some of you here some inspiration. I've had inattentive ADHD, chronic depression and anxiety practically from childhood. It has been pretty hard...
    macrey macrey 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    You arnt special. You don't get special treatment. Your devils fight them. And all this bullshit with these pill pushing therapist is getting out of hand. You have a personality...
    howmanylettercantiputhere howmanylettercantiputhere 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I'm glad for the first time in my life I can talk about my mental illness. For 40 years or so I have only had a few close friends that I can really talk to about "it". Even if I...
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Iris Iris is one of my alters who is really hard to control. She is very strong minded and loves to break people mentally. I've lost some of my best friends because they couldn't...
    Meliantha Meliantha 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I hate my life. When i think about it here is absolutely nothing I like about myself. I have mental issues and autism and anger issues and hypersensitive i hate my body I am so...
    izzzy098 izzzy098 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Here's a small list. Just some of the people who are actively making lives more difficult for world citizens. -George Soros -Jeb Bush -Hillary Clinton -Alexis Tsipras -Barack...
    wanderingmind86 wanderingmind86 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    I'm off to no man's land if you want to find me go to the village called nothing they'll point you to a dinner called empty, there they'll serve you a cup of 2 am depression and a...
    masterspuppy masterspuppy 16-17, F Aug 15

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    I don't feel good about my physical or mental appearance. The only time I feel truly happy is when I'm self harming, and because of that, I'm now recovering from severe self-harm...
    PenelopePotter PenelopePotter 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I find myself feeling like taking my life. I got married last year. But it seems like my husband doesn't love me anymore. We go places together, but tells me things in front of my...
    suzysad suzysad 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    http://mentalwellnesssummit.com/ This is NOT sponsored by drug companies. Interesting stuff here. It goes for a while longer. Until sometime next week. Perhaps the cracks in...
    frankiegee frankiegee 46-50, M Aug 15

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    I've been thinking... I don't think I actually have depression. Despite being sad and angry often, I don't really think the same way as depressed people. I think it is actually...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    A major, major--most major cause of depression is one's self-image. Even if the brain has a chemical imbalance the chemicals that go through the brain in a state of self-hatred...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    Yes, people continue to misunderstand mental illness in the 21st century. Many people with mental illness throughout history have been tortured and murdered because they were...
    TheQuirkyQuasar TheQuirkyQuasar 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    My wife is bipolar, but she is taking her medication and has it under control. She is not an issue for me. My issue is with her son, my step-son. He's 24 years old. He has been...
    CJRed73 CJRed73 41-45, M Aug 13

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    Depression robs you of your will to live, it robs you of all the pleasures you had in life, your interests. It makes you forget all of your dreams and it makes you forget the...
    antisocialno4 antisocialno4 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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