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I Battle Mental Illness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 7 People

    If you don’t live with mental illness, don’t make assumptions about what is and isn’t a symptom. Depression isn’t always sitting in a dark room, crying. It’s forgetting...
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I do not struggle with mental illness but I have a few people close to me that do. It is a hard road to take for both those struggling with mental illness and those that care for...
    Yeahbaybey Yeahbaybey 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I wonder how many people that mock mental illness probably have a mental illness, but refuse to admit it.
    marinderso marinderso 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have severe OCD, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and borderline personality disorder. I would rather have a deadly illness and be happy than...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    i agree. mental illness is hard to deal with. i have more than one illness. it can ruin lives. its so unfair. normal people judge so easily and dont understand.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    My latest Dx is MDD with psychotic features and PTSD. I am also a cutter and in recovery from bulimia. Previous Dx included schizoaffective disorder NOS, Bipolar 1 rapid cycling...
    Shonnie Shonnie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I have a mental illness, and over time u know its actually ok... It's made it a little tougher, but really obstacles are made to overcome
    SsMcGavin SsMcGavin 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I tell people that I meet that I have Mental illness. I think they need to know . So I get sick and then they know what is happen. I have schizophrenia and bipolar . And I deal...
    Ladypanda Ladypanda 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Katie Hopkins is a disgusting human She seriously needs a ******* punch in the face how dare she slag us off for having an illness we can't ******* help it , and it's not just...
    lauj16 lauj16 16-17, F Mar 30

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    I just got transferred from one community mental health center to another, and today the new psychiatrist asked me what I was diagnosed with during my last hospital stay. I said...
    sarahk85 sarahk85 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    you made me human,all will be right in the world because you held my hand and saved my brain
    DanielMcRae DanielMcRae 18-21, M Mar 25

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    I'm living with social anexity and I'm sick of it
    Sarahhhh123 Sarahhhh123 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Sometimes I miss some of the voices I heard when I was psychotic, because I felt less alone with them there.
    sabauuga sabauuga 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Trying to block out these voices are so hard as they tell me that there helping me 😭😭
    lauj16 lauj16 16-17, F Mar 30

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    I'm so sad today. I tried to kill myself with bleach.
    lonelytransman lonelytransman 18-21, T 4 Responses Apr 1

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    i have bipolar depression,its hard,especially with two loving kids and a husband that calls you crazy.
    nanvalglex nanvalglex 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I have depression and anxiety and now my psychiatrist thinks I have borderline personality disorder. I used to think that made me crazy and unloveable but now I've just accept that...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    I used to be REALLY psychotic, I'm trying to change that.
    northhatesyou northhatesyou 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    But it wont. Until you morons research yourselves.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 13

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    Barley ate anything today. Cant sleep..Help?
    DetachedCinnamon DetachedCinnamon 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    But the cure shrinks profits. According to the wealthy. Who list what is needed. But all that is needed is equality. Crime would vanish. If everybody was cared for...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    Usually either early trauma or lack of intimacy. Of course if you have something else I'm willing to hear about it :)
    DepressingDude DepressingDude 51-55, M Apr 16

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    My parents keep telling me I'm a psychopath. that I have some weird gene that suppresses my emotions and causes me to act the way I do . But I can't find any info on the net . can...
    moondustfairy moondustfairy 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 16

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    it makes me so mad when people make fun of illed people. In my class there was a group a students making fun of people who have epilepsy, I wanted to tell them that that isn't nice...
    Francisco5 Francisco5 13-15, M a week ago

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    Sooooo I attempted suicide and had to go to an impatient ward and then long term day treatment. How fun! But anyways to anyone thinking of commuting suicide please don't. Please...
    garrettthecarrot garrettthecarrot 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I could could just hang myself, right now...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Paranoid schizophrenia + ADD = me being ****** up
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I used to take Celexa (Citalopram), but that didn't do anything for my anxiety. Today is my first day on Zoloft (Sertraline) and I don't know what to expect because I didn't have...
    stef17 stef17 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It is world bipolar day :) never be ashamed of anything that makes you you, that includes any mental illness. I am so many things, I have good and bad traits like everyone else but...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F Mar 30

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    cutting is something I have done. I have borderline personality and it's part of the mental illness. some are usually visible. but I don't care what ppl think of me. unless you've...
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 8

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    Depression is real. Depression attacks our spirit and steals our joy in life. Just getting up or getting dressed in the morning is drudgery. We sleep to avoid the pain of living...
    Jdsuriano Jdsuriano 31-35 1 Response Apr 14

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    do I have a mental illness or am I normal teenager?? I constantly get bad moods that I can't control and I have to force myself out of them (I always fail). it has impacts on my...
    plutomrtoh plutomrtoh 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I was messaging about this with someone, but I think this is too important to not share: I have the kind of depression where people ask "what do you have to be depressed about...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 7 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I've had bad depression since high school. I love drawing and always wanted to be an artist since I was in kindergarten, until my junior year when my art teacher made me redo...
    justjane2000 justjane2000 18-21, F 4 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I have suffered from mental health related issues most of my life. I have been diagnosed with depression, social anxiety, OCD, and borderline personality disorder. I have taken...
    Sickoffakes Sickoffakes 36-40, M 13 hrs ago

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    My blood is boiling and I'm full of rage ...I'm a non white woman who is physically and mentally unwell living in the uk .. I had three admissions at the psychiatric hospital and I...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Apr 2

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    I have been overwhelmed with stress, fatigue snd severe depression. The girl i am in love with, the one who is my best friend and i can talk to about everything dropped me like i...
    wspd1993 wspd1993 18-21, M 4 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Some people are meant to lose this battle. They can not fight forever. They are tired of always pretending to be happy, tired of always being hurt, tired of the pain they feel...
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Hi My name is evangelia amirhom and currently I'm under the care of EIP not because I got a psychotic illness but because I got an indifinite restraining order that it has no thing...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Mar 28

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    "Sometimes you have to hurt to heal" is sort of an interesting lesson I've learned from fighting mental disorders. Like how when you disinfect a wound, it hurts, and you don't...
    CoriWilson CoriWilson 18-21 2 Responses Mar 31

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