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I Battle Mental Illness

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    The old school "You're either smart or dumb and the cure is to try harder" philosophy. There was a book * read where this special education teacher had one student, 7 yrs old; very...
    CrossCresentCreed CrossCresentCreed 18-21, F Feb 18

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    Myths about the top 10 most common mental illnesses: 10. Antisocial Personality Disorder: Myth: Somebody who avoids social interaction is “antisocial”. Truth: Many people...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    People without a mental illness will never understand the severity of it. They have no right to talk. How would you like to battle your own mind every God damn day of your life?
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F Feb 10

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    It makes me so damn angry when people mock someone who has a mental illness. The people who have a mental illness, are suffering enough, and going through enough hell, but to have...
    HisLittleLady HisLittleLady 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I have at least four, diagnosed. Depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD... And possible bipolar disorder. - "Mental illnesses. They are no less real than physical illnesses, and often...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 1 Response Feb 18

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    Hello! This is my personal story of living with schizophrenia: I used to tell people "I have a bad brain." I am not going to say I suffer from schizophrenia but rather I endure...
    Amyloukay Amyloukay 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 10

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    I found research for signs n symptoms leading up to a mental illness episode , or of symptoms signs explaining a episode , but anyone know of any info explaining everyday life that...
    SsMcGavin SsMcGavin 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    So, I have tons of mental illnesses (too many to write out.) and the only way I can escape is through self-harm, I am already going to a councilor and I don't want to tell him...
    HolyFire202 HolyFire202 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    You know what I dislike very much? When people act like mental illness doesn't exist. You know what I also dislike? The people that force people to think that way, it seems a lot...
    Euphoricbunnymaster Euphoricbunnymaster 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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    when i was 17 I was put in an intensive care unit for youth witch specialized in depression physios and many other mental health issues when the doctor asked me what are you in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 4

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    So, today I found out I'm slightly autistic. My mom says it's something she's always known except it is not until now that we are discussing it. Also, due to this, it's going to...
    HannahB15 HannahB15 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    after I had left the hospital my past had caught up with me my so called friends abondoned me and shunned my for leaving them How could i tell them that i coulden't do drugs with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 5

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    Our 21 year old son is Bipolar 1. He had his first full manic episode with a psychotic break his first semester in college. We learned in a DBSA meeting that it can take two...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    Quite a few, actually. Let's see: Velo Cardio Facial Syndrome Asperger's syndrome Depression Obsessive Compulsive Disorder That's me.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 5 Responses Feb 9

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    I hawe anxiety and depresion witch get sadly worst then before =(
    MilenaLena MilenaLena 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I've lived my life Flying with broken wings A shattered soul And destroyed dreams My mind makes up lies Things that are not true Saying things like you're ugly And no one...
    Suicidekisses Suicidekisses 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I suffered schizophrenia for the last 7 years, It's been a wild ride, so scarring and harrowing and dark I can barely believe. It was all to do with Heaven and Hell and angels and...
    Lawlor Lawlor 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    I've only ever seen my regular doctor so who knows if I actually have a diagnosis but I'm taking medicine for anxiety/depression. I recently switched because the other one made me...
    SuperLogan SuperLogan 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    counseling meditation walking talking to good friends reading good books Even though i have been trying to do my best..this couple of months. Sometimes i just have to waiting for...
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    What would you think if you observed a friend that had the following symptoms / characteristics? 1) extremely intelligent 2) Severe Dyslexia 3) Social Anxiety 4) drug use to cope...
    Derangedjdub Derangedjdub 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I have sleeping disorders, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. It just really sucks too many pills and my therphist annoys me at times.
    RedDog123321 RedDog123321 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    i want to cut right now so bad
    tiiedrope tiiedrope 26-30, F 9 Responses Feb 19

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    I have struggled with depression and anxiety for a great part of my adulthood. There have been times where things were great, years at a time actually but I have now slipped back...
    butterfly2924 butterfly2924 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    I when my body image starts to haunt me and I cant sleep at night. I guess thats just what I have to deal with when I have Borderline Personality Disorder
    ALivingTeenIdle ALivingTeenIdle 13-15, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Sooo doc put me on Wellbutrin for anxiety and ADHD... The comedown sucks... Anyone on this ever get severe migraines and depressive comedown?
    HalfEvil87 HalfEvil87 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    They're being really active today. F*cking with me hardcore.
    Euphoricbunnymaster Euphoricbunnymaster 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I am a psychology student, but I am not a typical one. I study mental disorders on my own. I read stories of poor girls being raped, I go to the library and borrow books about...
    littlelittlepooky littlelittlepooky 18-21, F Feb 11

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    I have decided to fight my depression. Who's with me? I'd like each and everyone of you to join me. This is a fantastic sight and we can begin right here on this page by supporting...
    BlackBuddafly88 BlackBuddafly88 26-30, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Today is a good day. I don't write this to brag, boast, or to make anyone suffering feel worse. I write this because I want you to know that there WILL be a day for you that is a...
    pollyprozac pollyprozac 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    So, I'm going to vent something I told my mother about 6 months ago that I'm depressed (after years of hiding it) but she doesn't really believe me. She tells me that everyone...
    justnobody1272 justnobody1272 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    There are good days and bad days. I've NEVER TALKED ABOUT THIS before. Some days it gets so bad I pick up the razor and think, "what if?" I believe there really is a certain...
    Nighttimetalks Nighttimetalks 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I'm trying so hard to change it. A lot of people say that people make up mental illness but, really, what kind of person would want this? I want to be a positive lover of life. I...
    sfairy27 sfairy27 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    Nobody can tell you how to handle your mental illness(s). You do what you need to do to cope, regardless of what it is.. it's all a process. If they put you down for it, they're...
    Britt4ny Britt4ny 70+, F Feb 19

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    **** anyone who thinks depression is romantic. Depression is f*****g hell. Depression is not having the energy to get out of bed for 3 days. Depression is losing focus whenever you...
    0hSheanBreeze012 0hSheanBreeze012 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I had a sister with a brain injury, but she sied after 5 years. But I have mental illnesses myself, so I guess it is easier for me to understand.
    WeepingWillow27 WeepingWillow27 31-35, F Feb 8

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    some days I wonder what has caused this battle within me. first I think its my ex husband and his abusive ways. then it starts my family. I start to realize my self image was...
    Happythoughts7771 Happythoughts7771 22-25, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I don't understand really, what's been going on with me for the last year, not that many of us do. Iv gone through cutting and suicide attempts and all that jazz but, I really don...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 6 Responses Feb 22

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    Whoever thinks depression is a choice take a second to think. How would it feel to wake up, not having the emotional strength to face people? To think that time is just passing by...
    fucksunshine fucksunshine 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    I've been up and down for over 13 years and wanna talk to someone around my age (I'm 32). Anyone is welcome but I especially want a woman friend. I know this kind of illness will...
    Kayu96 Kayu96 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    I'm sick of people saying that depression is a joke and that people who are depressed are just dramatic and weak . Depression is an illness , not a choice . We can't help how we...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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