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I Battle Mental Illness

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    This is my testimony of having a mental illness - obsessive compulsive disorder. It does get better, I promise you that! Well I might as well start at the beginning, growing up I...
    chelseystorys chelseystorys 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I have a mental disease ... Today I was walking on the street,and the sky turned into darker...I felt depression and I wanted to cry on the street...Totally loneliness and scary...
    Farmerwork Farmerwork 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    are these mental illnesses caused by genetics or loneliness? when u are mentally ill do u feel very naive?
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    An emotionless void. Endless pain. Doubt. Fear. Misery. Insecurity. These have been my constant companions for so much of my life. Joy. Happiness. Love. Laughter. What are those...
    dawnzerleelight dawnzerleelight 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    I thought this would be people with actual mental illness not this depression hippy bullshit
    TheAnonymousTroll TheAnonymousTroll 13-15, M 4 Responses Nov 17

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    Hi everyone. I never saw myself as the type to join any sort of online forum. Truth is, it makes me very uncomfortable to read my own words. I felt like I needed to join today...
    TheGeiser TheGeiser 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Hi can spopme1 helppppp me I'm suffering 4rm a mental conditioppn my mind is creating a illness in me that's nopt there like they say its all in the mind. My mind create nuasea all...
    mentalslavery mentalslavery 26-30 Nov 1

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    Back-story: I met this guy (we will call him D) in January of 2013 while I was going through a divorce. D and I were just friends at the time, after my divorce, we became more than...
    ritycan ritycan 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    Both my children off meds... Grand daughter frightened and being hurt. Illness or not, it's on!!!! Bring it!
    WarriorPrincess862 WarriorPrincess862 36-40, F Nov 3

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    Just been discharged from being in a mental hospital for 4 months clinical depression ednos BPD suicidal tendencies childhood trauma insomnia anxiety dsh (deep self harm...
    chazstella chazstella 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 29

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    Your lack of compassion drives me to the edge of insanity.. You are my mental disorder
    rachelbeth6 rachelbeth6 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    when you are mentally ill do you feel like you have a "weed" mind or are having irrational thoughts? or are you doing impulive things or having irrational fears?
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I suffer severely with mental problems, I have so many cos of some ****** up things that have happened, plus I was never a "normal kid" anyway. I hate it, I can't make friends cos...
    kyleishurt kyleishurt 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Been thinking now to ride my bick just around the block but part of me is afriad what if I want to "voment" I must admit I haven't evan gone out and my mind is already telling me I...
    mentalslavery mentalslavery 26-30 Nov 1

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    Y can't I be normal again like the way I was ppl start to judge u if they no about u iv hide my ilness well 4 5 to 6years but its worse now what now?
    mentalslavery mentalslavery 26-30 Nov 2

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    Just take the world day by day so it doesnt seem to overwhelm you or make seem like its so big of a world that cannot handle living in. If you take it day by day life will be more...
    lenee323 lenee323 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    I'm diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder & Bipolar disorder. Does anyone else ever feel like they have MORE than what they're diagnosed with? At times, I feel like I do...
    psychoticepisode psychoticepisode 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 8

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    I have bipolar disorder and live in fear of the psych ward.
    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I can't do this anymore. I'm tired of being lonely. I'm tired of being rejected. Why didn't my suicide attempts work when I was younger? I thought I was supposed to be here for...
    dexter450 dexter450 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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    I hate to say it, but I think I'm a borderline sociopath. I have very little empathy for others, and what little I do have I think is dumb most of the time. I hate being so...
    KingApathy KingApathy 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I suffer from many things..
    princesskarin princesskarin 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 11

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      Im feeling lost in my own emotion Held prisoner causing all commotion I’m wound up like a hurricane With shreds of thoughts that are causing pain I try so hard to calm...
    cme4u cme4u 22-25, F Nov 12

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    I've been diagnosed with BPD and I feel like there's so much going on in my head... I think I'm a compulsive liar too. I don't feel bad about lying to people at all and half the...
    Brynn8 Brynn8 18-21, F Nov 12

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    Because it falls on me. And escaping such weight is rough. With no crane to lift facts from my eyes. Wish america cured. Instead of profiting off of us.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 17

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    Ingrates. Pathetic egos. Why must the fortunate mock us.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 17

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    I have social anxiety, My parents tell me to get over it and force me to parties I can't go to. They think it will help, yeah sure just wait one second while I cry on the floor. It...
    XbeyonceX XbeyonceX 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 17

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    I recently found a suicide note I had written when I was at my worst with my eating disorder and depression. Although I'm still struggling with both of those things, I can...
    kaylxlynn kaylxlynn 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    I have eating disorders if somebody want to talk, i will listen 'cause i know how ir feels
    Loveskinny123 Loveskinny123 16-17 Nov 19

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    My son snapped at school again today. Threatened to jump out the window and kill himself. Councilor told him that wasn't an option because the window doesn't open enough obviously...
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I truly do. Vile, disgusting people.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    i dont know but i just dont think rght. i do stupid things. i believe things that arent really happening. i have always been an idiot in my thinking i dont know why. is it because...
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    im in a funny position, i you use to go out with friends and within the last few years i havnt seen them because of my ocd. I moved some years ago and the distance has made it...
    reflectivemind reflectivemind 70+, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    I have a long-standing history with OCD, eating disorders (anorexia), PMDD, and depression. It's been many years since I have taken medication, and instead (because I don't like...
    footballgirl1016 footballgirl1016 36-40 2 Responses Nov 12

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    my mom would beat me so bad that I would have welts on my legs for days. I think it was a mental illness but never said anything. I eventually found out 99.9 percent of my life was...
    jazzyjaniah jazzyjaniah 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    If they don't like you, they will take it out on YOU and YOU will get the blame for it. Whether that be mocking your mental illness, thinking what you have is 'nothing', laughing...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 18

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    I no longer battle depression. It used to be that I was depressed, and I thought I was not good enough, and I battled myself. That was not very good because as long as I was my...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    - Picture attached - Depression is very hard to deal with. I would rather go through physical pain than mental pain. But that's just me.
    LittleListener LittleListener 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I have struggled with major depression, as a direct result of complex high betrayal trauma, ever since I was a little girl. From the time I was 7 years old until the time I was 9...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 23 Responses Nov 18

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    I'm gonna talk to you this time about my life and experience in Bournemouth I moved to Bournemouth at the end of September 2009 for the fact that it was a beautiful town and it...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Nov 9

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    A few weeks ago (I think it was only a few weeks), someone posted on here that she was depressed, and then someone else asked "why are you depressed? What caused it?" And then I...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 4

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    I had never thought growing up that things would play out this way. My family has always had problems, but what family doesn't? My brother has had schizophrenia for the last 5...
    TheHumanExperience TheHumanExperience 22-25, F 1 Response 49 mins ago

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    Potential advantages of a mind prone to depression. Now I am not claiming that being depressed is good. Being depressed sucks big time. However, I am beginning to wonder whether...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 6

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    Recently a man who attends the same group CBT sessions as I told everyone that if he could just stop being sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, all would be well in his life...
    morea morea 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't know how or where it came from but ever since I've become a mum every pain, lump, itch, headache, skipped heartbeat, spot, broken nail, fallen eyelash? It all means a...
    MeSolumRelinquatis MeSolumRelinquatis 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I’m not crazy. I’m not dumb. I don’t want to die, but I often feel like I want to take my own life. I am not dangerous to anyone but myself. I don’t need to be taught a...
    FadingStar17 FadingStar17 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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