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I Battle Mental Illness

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    I'm aware of the stigma of mental illness, as someone who has been accused of being mentally ill ever my mid 20s, even by friends. I hate the way the recommend I get some medicine...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 5 days ago

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    Today on Twitter #BellLetsTalk is an important hashtag to visit. Helping people speak out about Depression an Mental Illness. All or most of us are touched by depression, mental...
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's really sickening. Some people actually say they want a mental illness. Why would anyone want to have a mental illness? Idiots, idiots everywhere.
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M Dec 31, 2014

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    Yes, I believe many people misunderstand the term and what it's all about. Many people think of the mentally ill as insane. Where as it's actually the opposite in some cases , it's...
    YBlah YBlah 41-45 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I have gone to numerous psychiatrists and psychologists throughout the years. I have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar (never really asked I or II...
    sweetqueensbmd sweetqueensbmd 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    YES THEY DO.THERE IS STILL A STIGMA AROUND IT;THAT STIGMA MUST END NOW!To this very day for us, the sufferers, it is difficult to broach this subject without fear, trepidation...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 3 Responses Jan 16

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    For some time I believed that my illness prevented my ability to see beauty, shrouded it, replaced it with dirt and ugly truth, harsh reality. Something helped me realise that...
    amillionpeople amillionpeople 22-25 Jan 14

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    The most common one is OCD. It is usually used by annoying beats who find it "cute" to say that the have a mental disorder because they like to have things a certain way. OCD is...
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F Jan 3

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    I am bipolar, have suffered with depression and ADD. I know this is not as bad as it gets. I have gotten a lot better by my mental choice and strive to do so. I would like to share...
    atellis11 atellis11 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I had a huge mental breakdown today. A friend found me in the hallway slumped over clawing at the walls and my forehead. He took me to the school lounge and the others scrambled to...
    HowArtThou HowArtThou 18-21, F Jan 21

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    Two actually. Social phobia and some compulsive disorder that I don't give a **** about. My moms taking me to counseling sessions. Oh, joy.
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have a slight speech impairment! People are so rude. How can I get help/dissability ... I suffer from depression ,i talk to myself !!whats going on with ME?????
    sweetjones38 sweetjones38 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    to all of the people who made fun of people who are special, go **** yourself. I was bullied for my brother having autism, and I've seen other kids get made fun of who are special...
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    i have paranoid schizo affective disorder with severe anxiety and a 8 year old son who is autistic i never really think who may have it worse then me but i definitely feel like why...
    tiiedrope tiiedrope 26-30, F Jan 3

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    Like it's not a joke. So don't pretend you have one for attention and don't make fun of someone else cause they could be different.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    i thought i would feel better today but it hasnt changed. i thought when u ask for help, help will come. i thought by b praying n being spritual it would save me. Jesus had to die...
    tiiedrope tiiedrope 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    must i say how much more can i really bare... when i say i newd to be hospitalized im selfish... if i say help i get do the best u can.... i got my wisdom tooth pulled today cuz...
    tiiedrope tiiedrope 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    just learnt to accept it. ever felt trapped inside your head?
    mxrilynsdxughtxr mxrilynsdxughtxr 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I suffer from Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Aspergers (a social disorder that is considered to be on the Autism spectrum. I went to a private for ten years (preschool to 8th...
    DrBruceBanner DrBruceBanner 16-17, F Jan 9

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    I have ADHD. for that, I've been targeted by bullies. I really hate people who think that there's something wrong with me because my mind works differently. it's not my fault, okay...
    Alexandra398 Alexandra398 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    The feeling of impending doom washes over me, familiar. Not like how the sea washes over pebbles but instead more like a corrosive liquid, bubbling through just about anything...
    amillionpeople amillionpeople 22-25 Jan 14

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    I have depression and social anxiety. I struggle with housework, and when I don't have to work, I am home by myself sleeping, or getting drunk and horny. But normally I am by...
    need2Bcontrolled83 need2Bcontrolled83 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Support appreciated. These are the diagnoses I've received over the years from ages 9-21. Well, not all of them have been diagnosed but there is high probability that I have them...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 18

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    i might be at my worst point today i want to cut... get wasted n say f it
    tiiedrope tiiedrope 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I was just told by my mother about what I did today, and I don't seem to remember any of it. I got up, had a huge blur of nothingness until I got to work. Apparently I spoke to...
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    I'm leaving. Goodbye and thank you.
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Something isn't right, but I don't know what it is. I want to ask my psychology professor to diagnose me, but I'm afraid to. I can't just look in a DSM and diagnose myself, it...
    Doviov Doviov 41-45 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I read a great article about dating online and in general with mental illness. The author is 36 years old, and never married woman who suffers with mental illness herself. She says...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jan 10

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    Depression is such an isolating mental illness. No one else can really understand what you are feeling inside. And it is a struggle trying to explain what it feels like in a way...
    Neondaze Neondaze 51-55, M Jan 14

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    every lasting fight with my mind, over my body. its like a battlefield over middle. only with advance modern weapons. the bombs dropping all around, the small arms fire suppressing...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Nope. Not a mental hospital. That's what they told me. It's not a mental hospital. I was 15 years old. They told me (2 psychologists in a room with me, and I think maybe my parents...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jan 10

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    You'd think after Robin Williams' untimely death by suicide people would wake up to it, but we're still pushing that boulder up that steep and slippery hill. He was beloved by the...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    Do not say you have depression or anxiety if you're feeling down. It is not a joke. Depression is a real mental illness that affects so many people. **** everyone who claims they...
    EleanorSmithson EleanorSmithson 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I grew up in a family full of mental illness. So I always had a fear of going crazy. I feared for my mental health since I was old enough to understand things like that. I made...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 6 days ago

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    Well this experience is for anyone else struggling with their mental health... One of my main goals in life is to end the pressure and ignorance against people who are suffering to...
    theartistt theartistt 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I'm very upset and offended by the early intervention in psychosis services in Middlesbrough .i think because I'm a weak and naive person I got fooled and betrayed easily and I got...
    Anonymous79ea Anonymous79ea 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I have a mental disorder. I don't like the word illness, it makes it sound like I can be cured but I can't be cured. I have DID, dissociative identity disorder. My name is Julia...
    MeAnd5Others MeAnd5Others 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    “What do YOU have to be depressed about?!?” Asked a negative coworker yesterday when he heard me talking about my goals for the new year (to be healthier mentally and...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    I haven't been on here in a really long time. But I'm getting really desperate. I've been in so much physical pain I can't even watch tv anymore. I just wandered around my house...
    Invisibleninja12 Invisibleninja12 18-21, F Jan 14

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    I share this in hopes that it will help at least one person. No matter what you're going through just know that there are more people than expected who can relate. Hopefully this...
    stargazerxo stargazerxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    It is my belief that poor & improper nutrition in our modern day diets have had a huge negative impact on our brain health and mental well-being. In fact, it has been...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 18 Responses Jan 7

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    Depression has been a part of my life since I was 11 years old, when I was diagnosed as Manic Depressive and prescribed Sertraline (Zoloft) to help manage it. Since then, it has...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F Jan 18

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    I find it exhausting have so much going on in my mind, but no words or energy to express. I feel crazy with every thought that passes. I feel judged with every stare, pat or...
    honestcloud honestcloud 26-30, F Jan 21

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    My illness seems illogical. Some days, I wake up and feel I could conquer the world and other days I wake up wishing I hadn't. Its best in the afternoons and worst in the evenings...
    paytonchalmers paytonchalmers 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 5

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