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I Battle Mental Illness

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    Not only do I hate mental illness, but I hate that people don't understand it. I have lost three family members to mental illness, two from addiction and the other from depression...
    shellseagirl shellseagirl 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 13

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    With the recent passing of Robin Williams with depression related illness, it still baffles me peoples reaction to depression (and mental illness as a whole). The second that you...
    StereoTypical StereoTypical 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    Today my psychiatrist told me: "Things are always going to be harder for you than for other people. You need to accept that you have a disability." I think that I have accepted...
    Babaghanouj Babaghanouj 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    Why is it so hard for those of us who are suffering to get access to proper treatment. Not to mention the treatments available suck, the therapies are not as effective as...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I have a 20 year old son that is bi-polar 1. He sucks the energy and life out of us. I love him but resent him and what this illness has taken from our marriage. I exercise...
    debbiedee623 debbiedee623 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I have a **** load of stuff wrong with me but I won't let it control my life again. I'm doing my best to cope with this incurable ****. I was diagnosed with the skitsophrenia(I can...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    My official diagnosis is bipolar 1 disorder with mixed anxiety intermittent explosive anger and post traumatic stress disorder, But I still got denied social security disability go...
    dybbukbox dybbukbox 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    I see ppl at my school all the time who pick on mentally handicapped kids... I know what it feels like... It's a good thing kittayninja goes to my school or I would be in the...
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    You know it's really bad when you think you need to be in a mental hospital
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    3 years ago, when i was 14, i tried to commit suicide in my bathroom. I felt so ashamed and hated myself for it; my mom pretends like it never happened. After that i struggled...
    ThinOrDieTryingxox ThinOrDieTryingxox 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I have split personality disorder and it is becoming very difficult to remain one person all day. I'm feel like giving up I don't know where or who I am half the time. No insurance...
    enrichedreamer enrichedreamer 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    I would love to be able to clear my mind for one minute!
    mandyownstimmy mandyownstimmy 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    I'm battling my mind every day, stuck inside the house because I'm terrified of the outside world. I'm on Prozac, but I still feel like the world is giving up on me, or already has...
    pushmeunder pushmeunder 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    I am OCD (of to be really obsessive, in alphabetical order, I'm CDO). The main manifestation of this is excessive hands washing. But there are other things I do, tidiness things...
    Gaspard91 Gaspard91 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    My official diagnosis is borderline-rapid cycling manic depressive disorder with anxiety. For those who don't understand that completely it means I have borderline personality...
    SeraphineL SeraphineL 22-25, F Aug 3

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    When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when's something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes...
    SsMcGavin SsMcGavin 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    I have bipolar yay not yay .
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M Aug 8

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    I am 25 years old and have emetophobia (a severe fear of vomiting) I have had it for 17 years. I have had anorexia on and off for the same amount of time due to restricting my...
    Missrebelsoul Missrebelsoul 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Im just wondering has anyone else this problem? Im scared to go to school or go places that are quite because i get this feeling that im going to say out something bad when i...
    amyslatts amyslatts 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I've been through anxiety attacks to panic attacks & depression you see me still living, I don't know why Robbin Williams just ended his life, it shows money doesn't make you happy...
    Joman9 Joman9 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Anxiety attacks aren't so bad once you get the hang of it, like when it attacks me I just think "okay is this anxiety or it's panic?," lol depends on the symptoms so I'm like oh it...
    Joman9 Joman9 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I went to the nurse practitioner today and she wanted to put me on 3 different meds and I'm like Jesus why me ! My ******* brain is so frustrating. I have bi polar and I have not...
    kpweant1 kpweant1 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I am writing a journal of my research of fear & what I'm still experiencing of my Depersonalization Disorder Fear Very few people don't understand...
    Joman9 Joman9 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 18

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    I'm really bored... and it makes me sick that the first thing that popped into my head was cutting...
    PierceTheGreen PierceTheGreen 13-15, F a week ago

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    I'm in cluster 4: non psychotic (severe): severe depression, anxiety, elements of social phobia and other disorders and increasing complexity of needs. They may experience...
    lexlugor lexlugor 36-40 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sitting in rehab trying not to lose my ****, trying to keep myself together, trying to silence the voices in my head talking all at once, even my own. If my other arm was working...
    MorbidMorals MorbidMorals 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's Time. " If there's one good thing that could possibly come out of Robin Williams' death -- and I know it seems impossible to think that anything good could come out of it...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 13

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    I went on a website today where they test you to check for any mental illnesses and in the results they told me I had several problems and to go see a therapist for better and...
    Kimberlynnn Kimberlynnn 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    And I hate adjusting to new medications...Especially anti depressants... Mostly because not only does it give you physical symptoms like nausea, fatigue, decreased appetite...
    veeshybi veeshybi 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    "Never ending" First off, I want to ask my viewers a question: how many of you suffer from depression/mental illness? The depression rate is worsening day-by-day, with 100...
    takethispain takethispain 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    "Depression is a song". This is what I've been hearing lately, and variations thereupon of the same quote: It's sad that it takes Robin Williams' death to start a dialogue about...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Aug 13

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    So since i was little i have had depression problems,i didn't actually noticed until it got really bad in high school.I can't tell anyone in my family cause they won't actually get...
    flproblems flproblems 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    And it should start with law. Drug-related crime should be treated as health problem and should only be sent to a drug court. Drug addicts do not belong in the same place as...
    JustBreathe4J JustBreathe4J 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm 18 and I'm depressed again. I was diagnosed at 16, like many teenagers with mental illness, but now I feel I have no right to be depressed. I can't be. I don't know why, but I...
    sinispia sinispia 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I always seem to be in a battle with myself over something... I battle an illness that little is known about and nothing can be done about it.. I battle with feeling worthless to...
    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15 1 Response Aug 15

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    People write it off as 'attention seeking' or something that has triggered it. Society needs to be informed that mental illnesses are serious, however mild the symptoms, and those...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I’ve been asked a few times about what recovery means when you have a chronic psychological illness, and I’d like to address the question publicly. I have pretty much accepted...
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hey everyone in the UK! I'm sure that you've all had "one of those days" at work, right? But what if you're suffering from more than this? There are people out there who have...
    VintagePearls VintagePearls 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    This may not help everyone but this is what I do to help when it comes to my depression. I've been struggling with depression since my teens so this has been with me for half my...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I just so want to write down my feelings because I feel so mixed up.i have fibromyalgia,anxiety and depression,Raynaud's disease and an underactive thyroid. I feel like I've given...
    tillytot42 tillytot42 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    "Understanding depression: the myths and facts Like all mental health problems, there is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding surrounding clinical depression. Part if this...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I have battled with anxiety disorder since I can remember. Its something I have battled all my life. Whenever I had an anxiety attack, people just called me hysterical and made fun...
    tysoyana tysoyana 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was so positive about this weekend, my friend is getting married he wants me apart of his grooms men. But last 12hrs I have been having none stop anxiety attacks I've popped...
    seanv14 seanv14 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Depression is not something to mess with. Some people have to take meds and have to face the harsh part of life first to reach the happy side of life. Laughing at this is not...
    HayellsDorion HayellsDorion 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm tired all the time. I have no effort to do anything anymore. I've started to lose interest in trying to he friends with people. I don't reply to any text messages that I...
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    In his fragmentary jottings, published in the Daily Telegraph, Christopher Hitchens wrote: 'I am not fighting or battling cancer, it is fighting me.' That's exactly how i feel...
    lady2089 lady2089 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30