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I Battle Mental Illness

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    So I was sitting in the waiting room at the doctors office, the other day. And as I'm sitting there a woman with Down's syndrome came in and sat down. She must have been in her...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 29

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    Stigma is a self-perpetuated cycle. We cry out for awareness and understanding from the shadows of our self-imposed closet. We bang our heads against the walls, wailing songs of...
    o0capricious0o o0capricious0o 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I'm starting to feel defeated. I am not allowed to attend college due to my mental disorders. Mainly my dissociativeness. And the frequency of my lows - borderline. I want...
    iMinnow iMinnow 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I've got ADD and OCD and the **** affects my life in ways that most people can't understand. I guess I'm just looking for support but there is a stigma about mental illness and...
    fiendforlife fiendforlife 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Totally new to this..... So here you go! I've been struggling with mental illnesses for well over 18 years now. At first I was diagnosed as manic-depressive which the psychiatrist...
    accaliaraynne accaliaraynne 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm 19 i have suffered from mental illness since i was thirteen. I have borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression and psychosis. Everyday it is hard to know what's real...
    saucepan95 saucepan95 18-21 8 hrs ago

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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 Aug 26

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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 Aug 25

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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 Aug 26

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    Mental😞🔫 Two years straight I barely finished a plate Whenever I did eat I purged not too long after All the weight I was losing My bones were protruding My food still...
    Suicidekisses Suicidekisses 16-17, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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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 Aug 19

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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 Aug 21

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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 Aug 21

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    Hmmm they say I do but do I .... Lol
    XoxJazzyxox XoxJazzyxox 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    I have unclean thoughts. I'm scared of myself. I'm sadistic. And I don't want to be. "Change your thoughts, you change your life" Yeah. Not that easy. I swear I'm psychotic...
    iMinnow iMinnow 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    Hi, I'm Eden, and I have problems: depression, schizophrenia, OCD, and symptoms seen in psychopaths and sociopaths. I feel terrified of myself. I can't believe that my brain...
    FlyingToHell FlyingToHell 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 30

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    Yup I'm jazzy and I'm a bag of mixed lollies ;)
    XoxJazzyxox XoxJazzyxox 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    I have Asperger's Syndrome It helps me find it difficult to talk to girls in the real world that probably why I'm single but I can't change it I was born with it but it upsets me...
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 31

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    Our 20 year old son has an autism spectrum disorder and was recently diagnosed as bipolar 1. I knew right away, at his birth that he was different. Instinctively, I started full...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    My sister told me about this website so I figured I'd give it a try since I cant sleep. I'm a soon to be 20 year old girl working as a cashier making minimum wage. I have been...
    AmberIrina AmberIrina 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    For me life every moment is almost struggle
    edpd1951 edpd1951 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    I enjoy dreams which I am visiting other dimensions of civilaztions
    edpd1951 edpd1951 61-65, M Sep 7

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    I often feel the world would be a better place if i was aborted. I often feel that everyone hates me. When i find out that someone doesn't like me it effects me more than it...
    bbats bbats 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So I'm a borderline, I have borderline personality disorder. I feel I'm more on the mild side, as in I don't have (many) fits of uncontrollable rage. I'm also bisexual. I have a...
    StormFairy StormFairy 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    It's simple I want to die. For the past year it's what I've wanted. Too bad I could never do it
    Sara2255 Sara2255 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes it's just impossible to tell what is only in my head and what is really going on. It's just hard to believe people when they are being nice to me... Maybe I'm just...
    mymasochismtango mymasochismtango 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2008, a diagnosis which my family has refused to accept and just think I have mood swings and just choose to be difficult. I also struggle...
    Thin234 Thin234 18-21, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    For about 4 years now I have suffered with depression, and each year it has gotten worse. Starting out with avoiding people amd feeling sad more than normal, to feeling even sadder...
    Halcandra Halcandra 22-25, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I had tremendous dysfunction in my childhood. My father died before I was born at age 39, and my mother never recovered from his death, struggling with addictions and mental...
    lbworley lbworley 56-60, F Aug 27

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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 Aug 25

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    The day is ending and what can I say? I don't feel much better, honestly. I'm still fearful, sad and feeling the injustice over my family. I'm still trying to understand God wishes...
    Fernandotavares Fernandotavares 22-25, M Sep 4

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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 Aug 20

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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 Aug 21

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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 Aug 26

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    Can I just put it out there that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 39 Responses Aug 28

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    Phone is still unable to access this site... Clearly they don't care. Go figure, I'm willing to vet if it was someone else saying they had issues they would correct... That's the...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M Aug 30

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    My family had a a lil kickback today it was very pleasant other than fact now I'm always feeling more pain than joy. Mental illness takes away everything. You have no choice but to...
    troubledflight troubledflight 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    this is for answering 3 again-and-again questions for me : (I'll answer due the reality that I face everyday in my place) 1. WHY DON'T YOU GO TO PSYCHIATRIST? you want to vent...
    cascadesky cascadesky 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 5

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    Have you ever lost a loved one? I have, i lost him to another girl. It came unexpectedly this time. I was scared, i felt these feelings before and thought these thoughts. I...
    bluebird96 bluebird96 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 Aug 22

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    I honestly hate it so much when people tell me I don't need my medication and I'm "dependant " on it. They tell me to just think about stuff and that I "know what's real" . They...
    alphadecay alphadecay 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 5

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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 Aug 24

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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 Aug 21

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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 Aug 22

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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 Aug 25

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