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I Battle Mental Illness

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    Guys, take some time off and read this The Fluttering Hearted Flirt - http: //wp.me/p67thY-C May give you a fresh look at your own vision. I write to inspire.
    whatishappening15 whatishappening15 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    Imagine yourself as a painter, you have this blank canvas in front of you. You envision this amazingly intricate painting of reds, blues, greens, and purples. Then the more you...
    32nmud 32nmud 13-15, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Earlier this summer when at lunch at work one of my employees mentioned about bipolar people as just waiting to go "postal". Being Bipolar myself I shoulda told him that I was and...
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm not sure if I'm 34 or 35 without doing the math...but I am sure that I'm in the saddest, most depressed time of my life. I've struggled with depression for nearly my entire...
    denvyl denvyl 31-35, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Here's a couple of related logical fallacies that probably are familiar to you. The first is spotlighting. Spotlighting is when you choose an especially distressing experience...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Why do I hate U.S. Conservatism? There are so many reasons, but I will try to keep this brief and expand on it later. I'm not writing this from the perspective of a post modern...
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You know what ****** me off? When people wish mental illnesses on themselves. As if having Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Borderline Personality Disorder, Complex PTSD...
    Inevitablyflawed Inevitablyflawed 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Another brief mental hospital story: During my initial evaluation upon entering the enchanted kingdom for the third time, I told the doctor that I have a reasonable grasp of self...
    DanteBlake23 DanteBlake23 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    In this day and age, it can be quite shocking. I accept some people try their best to understand, but they still don't fully. They just think it's something you can brush off or...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    My husband has split personality disorder. He hasn't told anyone but me because he doesn't want people to think he is crazy. Especially not his patents. Well one time I mentioned...
    messj messj 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I just laid into a puerile jerk who made a lame joke about schizophrenics that he thought was hilarious. Not only did he get the symptoms wrong, but he misspelled schizophrenic...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    And I'm tired of everyone pretty much trying to shove medicine down my throat. I hate the way it makes me feel. I don't want to lay around like a zombie. It makes me feel like I...
    HappilyMrsLetson HappilyMrsLetson 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Human Logic = If you can't be a good pathetic slave to society you automatically have a mental illness. I'm a borderline personality and I just want to be with the person I love...
    Calamityy Calamityy 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Very frustrating to come from a culture that shames mental illness and pretends it doesn't exist .
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses a week ago

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    My pretty much my whole family is a affiliated with the military in some way. I loved the military lifestyle of travel and structure. I use to hate moving all the time when I was a...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Unfortunately, some of us can't easily 'Change the way we think' or 'Cut the emotional bullshit out'. If you're trying to help, why thank you, I just found another reason why I'm...
    BlackRosesAmongLilies BlackRosesAmongLilies 13-15 1 Response a week ago

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    Oh, for sure. Every time someone shoots people in a theater or a church, the news says "He has to be mentally ill" whether or not he really is. Never mind that we are more likely...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    A lot of people don't understand mental illness and a lot of people don't u sweats d those who don't understand mental illness. Naturally if you see something or someone who is...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M a week ago

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    I am surrounded by people who don't understand mental illness. Many don't care to understand it. I'm told that I'm moody, looking for excuses, or I just need to go to church. It...
    ProfessorPhoton ProfessorPhoton 26-30, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    Many. Employers. Doctors. Landlords. Neighbors. No employment equality. No housing equality. No doctors listening. Neighbors disrespecting. Sad. Bet we could...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    The family of mine are prejudiced over mental illness. They aren't educated, or easily understood. They don't share their opinions, yet they reject me. People should be educated...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 5 Responses a week ago

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    I have bipolar disorder, BPD, social anxiety, perfectionism, and low self esteem. It's hard to love, or even accept myself. Nobody understands me, even psychiatrist or psychologist...
    halohai halohai 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I feel like a ******* alzheimer's patient. Today has basically been a series of psychotic episodes and a few moments of lucidity. Adjusting to new meds sucks.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 26

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    It's so tiring to constantly battle yourself
    sarahbear420 sarahbear420 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 26

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    very sick of dealing with bipolar. all i want is to be done with it.
    EvilPrincess87 EvilPrincess87 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    A little story about life in a mental hospital. I have bipolar 2 and I drink, so a guy like that is bound to wind up in the hospital. Several years ago, I was inpatient and sitting...
    DanteBlake23 DanteBlake23 36-40, M Jul 26

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    it got worse lately. im going to possibly up my meds. i wish it would just go away.
    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    No, I do not choose to hallucinate, I do not enjoy my mind playing tricks on me, and I would rather be dead than deal with this **** another second.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    more than one. this isn't something I like to think of as a way of being sick. you know? I just don't like the term "mental illness" it bothers me more than my own ******* illness...
    itllkillme itllkillme 18-21, F Jul 26

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    I have been battling most of my life health issues I didn't understand until now. I have physical and emotional issues and cannot get long term disability although I keep trying...
    butterflyangels2387 butterflyangels2387 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    Alex 'Jim' Jones explains conservatism in 20 minutes http://youtu.be/IVTYC6chmnU
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M Jul 25

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    So my family really enjoys scary movies and ghosts and stuff like that and so do I. But I have schizophrenia and really experience that's kinda stuff. It's weird to me that they...
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    How can an individual be stupid enough to at once insist that the government shouldn't interfere with business and at the same time support a national sales tax and payroll tax? By...
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M Jul 23

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    I had autism later in life where I used to strong episodes of depression. When I begin to be autistic I slowly beginning to start losing my friends b/c I begin to be more social...
    F00dbarevaporating F00dbarevaporating 16-17, F Jul 22

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    I'm upset, my little brother has mental illness and living with my uncle. Since he lived there he has gone down. My brother is talking crazy and talking about fbI. And he told me...
    Mindgeeee Mindgeeee 31-35, F Jul 22

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    I've got to realize that it takes one step at a time. I've been really focused on my mental health for the last couple years that I haven't really paid attention to my body. I have...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F Jul 21

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    I've been struggling with depression for many years. It's cyclical, although my "highs" aren't much to brag about. Today is one of those days when I'm close to the bottom. Days...
    ProfessorPhoton ProfessorPhoton 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I had a massive med issues at the eating disorder clinic I was at this December. I started believing full heartily that they were pumping calories in to the air and water making me...
    tobehere tobehere 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Got extreme ocd, feeling nuts all the time, not great!!
    theusunghero3 theusunghero3 26-30, M Jul 17

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    I've had depression for almost my whole life, I know it's sounds silly but it's true. I always get it every other year. I had it in 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 7th grade and I'm really...
    SorryImClarice SorryImClarice 13-15, F Jul 17

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