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I Battle Mental Illness

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    I wish I never told anyone about my mental illness I only have anxiety and depression, but now that I have a mental illness it feels like there is a stigma that follows me...
    theincarnated1 theincarnated1 26-30 4 Responses a week ago

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    To be fair, even people living with mental illness don't understand mental illness. and that's what makes it so hard to pin down and both treat, and understand. there's so much...
    room10101 room10101 26-30, M 3 Responses May 8

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    im 28 despite what my profile says idk it just seems like people in their mid 30s late 30s 40s they all treat mental illness with the old ''its an excuse'' or ''snap out of it...
    poopmaster1960 poopmaster1960 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    im 28 despite what my profile says idk it just seems like people in their mid 30s late 30s 40s they all treat mental illness with the old ''its an excuse'' or ''snap out of it...
    poopmaster1960 poopmaster1960 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    When others judge someone because of their mental illness and call them names, they don't understand that it hurts really badly for that person. In our generation, we have a...
    arcticxcx arcticxcx 13-15, F 1 Response May 8

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    Too Cray Cray to Function Sometimes, I wonder what my life would be like if I didn’t have a mental disease. Life is a series of events and decisions, a chain reaction. My chain...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    People who have mental illness didn't choose to possess that.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 14

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    It's weird experiencing mental illness in someone else. Because it's usually me. Causing a scene or losing my mind over the littlest thing. It's nice to be the rock sometimes. A...
    KairiKipling KairiKipling 18-21, F May 18

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    Today I had the realization that I'm (obviously) not the only person who suffers from mental illness(es.) I googled the term "stigma," so as to check that I was going to properly...
    grindhound grindhound 22-25, T 6 days ago

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    Has anyone got into a physical fight with someone cuz of a mental illness and are you at fault?
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have one and its a constant battle now I'm watching my loved one go thorough it and it's rough because empathize. I'm starting to feel low as well and if we both hit a bad low it...
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 1 Response May 15

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    I am beginning to not worry as much about it. I guess you could say I choice not to treat it. I have borderline personality disorder. It ******* sucks because well, I just feel...
    ashless ashless 22-25, F 4 Responses May 13

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    I mean Mental Disorders, there is a difference. One is named Jenna, she is practically my sister. She has a rather severe case of bipolar disorder. She and I know each other from...
    AnonWesker AnonWesker 13-15, M 1 Response May 14

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    I'm not entirely sure how cast my illnesses are, but I know for a fact that I have more than anxiety and depression. I hear voices, I act a lot differently around a lot of people...
    MadiofAsgard MadiofAsgard 16-17, F 7 Responses Apr 28

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    Stigma I really don't get stigma. It makes no sense to me. When I learnt about racism at school in first grade, I was like "That makes no sense. It'd be like if you treated people...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    It's something people can't see from the outside, so it's not so important in their eyes. If you have a broken leg or something that's clearly visible and people will be...
    Crazycoral84 Crazycoral84 26-30, M 6 Responses May 8

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    I've been in the mental hospital for a month, twice.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 9

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    Truth is I'm. Not well I'm BPD and Bipolar and I'm already under the mental health team I do get help but these people ain't with me 247 I feel like I wanna section / hospitalise...
    blasianalien blasianalien 22-25, F May 10

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    I have a mental condition that causes me to wet my bed
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    Anxiety, Panic Disorder, and Agoraphobia. Living the life. //heavy sarcasm
    HellInTheMorning HellInTheMorning 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I have dissociative identity disorder (multiple personalities) and severe depression. I stay inside the house to avoid any issues. It's quite confusing and frustrating.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 3

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    I have been diagnosed bipolar for about six years now....my life has been completely changed by the diagnosis. I am on medication but even still some days I am up and other days I...
    tmurray14 tmurray14 22-25, F 1 Response May 7

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    With ocd it feels like I'm not the master of mind anymore. I'm a bit scared tbh, don't know what to do :/
    theusunghero3 theusunghero3 22-25, M 1 Response May 7

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    I have Borderline Personality Disorder, General Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia. the social part is getting much, much better though, which is good :)
    lindamerja lindamerja 26-30, F 1 Response May 7

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    I haven't taken my meds in weeks because I keep forgetting. Now I'm always seeing **** moving or stuff that's not there. And it feels like bugs are crawling on me. I'm just really...
    Gabbysam Gabbysam 16-17, F May 7

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    I don't know if this is just my depression talking, but I feel very alone, even in my marriage. I had a naive suspicion that I would feel better in marriage, that I would be fixed...
    DramaBabe94 DramaBabe94 13-15, F May 8

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    At the gp now, soo many people in the waiting room. Anxiety levels going high. Jeeeeezzz man
    theusunghero3 theusunghero3 22-25, M May 8

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    No matter how many problems your sickness may cause for you financially, socially or physically, it all balls down to being your problem. Not theirs. That fact alone makes it so...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 4 Responses May 9

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    It's hard to balance the help u need from friends and family and not letting people too close incase they get hurt
    AnoynomousReader AnoynomousReader 13-15, F May 10

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    had another bloody panic attack that woke me up last night. feel tired at work today. not great when i work in aviation lol.
    brownfish85 brownfish85 26-30, M 1 Response May 11

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    I started a new job today. It isn't glamorous and compared to my old job (which fired me for being honest about my depression) the benefits are next to nothing. I went from a...
    DramaBabe94 DramaBabe94 13-15, F May 11

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    Dissociative amnesia. Schizophrenia. Depression. All treated by a pretty pill in the morning from a Doctor who doesn't care about anything more than her next appointment in 5...
    octoberlovely octoberlovely 16-17, F 2 Responses May 12

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    This is really worrying and this happened 9 years ago. I believe I'm normal now as I've got back to reality. When I was about 17-23 let's say, i felt like i was in a film and that...
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F 4 Responses May 13

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    iphone apps that calm me down/cheer me up..... pacifica: addresses anxiety specifically, free to sign up aquarium live hd, aquarium hd, and pocket penguins: watch fish or...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F May 13

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    I have schitzo affective disorder
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 13

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    Telling someone With anxiety "to calm down" With depression "to be happy" With anorexia nervosa "to eat" With insomnia "to sleep" To an aspie "to talk to people, and stop being an...
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 5 Responses May 16

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    I was diagnosed with severe depression when I was 12. I've had it ever since along with paranoia and anxiety. I cried when the doctor told me because I felt as if I was being told...
    colorfullove442 colorfullove442 18-21, F 1 Response May 17

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    I'm just ****** up. I can function relatively well on my medication (antidepressant and mood stabilizer), but if I stop taking it I start going off the deep end. I'm extremely...
    sinsoftheflesh sinsoftheflesh 18-21, F 2 Responses May 18

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    Just one of those days when you're in your room, kicked back with your hands in your pants because you can and suddenly you get sadder and sadder and sadder and you don't want...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I want to visit my family in California but I'm ashamed of my last very public psychotic episode. I just felt the need to save them all and now they might be scared of me
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Twenty years ago I suffered a brain injury during a drug experience. In some ways it I contributed to it, it's hard to say that I caused it because the aftermath is something I...
    mohinder23 mohinder23 36-40, M 6 days ago

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