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I Battle Mental Illness

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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 have a 9 year old son who has an anxiety disorder. I am a single mother of two boys, I also have a 5 year old. I think the hardest part is being so alone in dealing with it...
    sweetie8403 sweetie8403 26-30, F 2 days ago

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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 2 Responses 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 4 Responses Sep 11

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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 1 Response Sep 15

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    One of my best friends called me a "closet liberal" because of my beliefs and opinion on healthcare and gay marriage. I am a registered Republican and believe that these liberals...
    redhot1221 redhot1221 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 19

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    I have a lot of things. It's weird how I go on my daily life blending in with everyone else while my head is so chaotic. I have split personality: the other personality I have is...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    My son is 11 years old, I knew something was off when he was just a tiny thing, but family and professionals ignored my pleas for help. At 2-3 he his hyperactivity was through the...
    mmissy1012 mmissy1012 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    I am dealing with a panic disorder with agoraphobia, depression and seizures and was currently discharged from the military. I developed all of this when I was admitted in a...
    Liddoturrboo Liddoturrboo 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    Today was Cass's turn. In some ways Cass's problems are obvious - he has all three types of tics that qualify for Tourette's, for example. But in many ways he has hidden problems...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 22

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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 2 Responses 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 Sep 9

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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 Sep 10

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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 Sep 11

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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 Sep 14

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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 Sep 15

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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 3 Responses Sep 15

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    I'm obsessed about what I want in life and can't get it out of my head. Its nothing uncommon at all but I know without work and complaining all the time wouldn't change anything. I...
    Quentine Quentine 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    My depression is killing me. I slept for 16 hours and I wish I could sleep more but my body says no
    Tessasanders Tessasanders 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    With Borderline Personality Disorder, it is very hard to do much. recently i have been very good about going to the gym every day, but today not so much. it is also nearly...
    ana95j ana95j 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    When I was 14, my whole life was inverted. I had been accepted on an academic scholarship to the most prestigious college preparatory institute in my area. Upon starting my 9th...
    yoshmarie yoshmarie 16-17, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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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 Sep 9

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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 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    Five years ago i get my first anxiety and panic attack, it takes me one and a half year to understand what it is, doctors were wrong in my case, what i needed is a psychiatric and...
    whispersgod whispersgod 26-30, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    So it began at age 3 when my parents separated . I felt all alone in the world at that time , remembering the fights my mum and dad use to have constantly. I had been sent to my...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M Sep 20

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    Im in a tough situation right now. I just found out last week that Im sick and the chances of me getting better is not really that great. It is possible but not a 100%. I havent...
    sayangeiram sayangeiram 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 30

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    Do you know why I battle depression? Because I have a chemical imbalance in my brain. Nothing ******* happened. Quit along why I'm depressed. You're dog died and now you're sad...
    nudgette nudgette 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I have battled depression almost my entire life, 52 years. In 2000 I was put on the first anti-depressant that actually worked and it changed my life. I still have some really bad...
    littlestbell littlestbell 51-55, F 6 Responses Sep 13

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    Experience 42 DoD Agents In My Home I’m finally getting to the close of these ESP experiences in my life. It’s been mentally exhausting to put this on paper, but therapeutic...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    I wish someone had told me when I was younger that my negative and depressive emotions did not make me less human. That it is alright to not be okay, it's alright to admit...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 3 Responses Sep 5

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    Haven't noted my day here yet... Gotta keep remembering to note my day in this here die-ary. Been up and back to sleep for the last 6 hrs. I feel drained, and numb... Poisons...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    I feel trapped. I live in torment. I torment myself with what I should be doing, how I should feel, and constantly remind myself of how much I don't do or feel in the ways that I...
    misscoffee misscoffee 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 13

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    Ok I think this is how this is going to go down my life and what is to happen , one ) starting now I'm going to have one more mental Break down that will lead me in two to spots...
    dethwerewolf1993 dethwerewolf1993 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 19

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