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I Do Not Battle Depression

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    I Don't

    No, I don't battle it.  It sometimes overtakes me and I live through it however.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F Oct 9, 2009

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    I Let It Take Me On a Journey...

    Read my story in "I Have Depression And Am Unmedicated". Why fight or numb it? I believe that feeling it lets you live and learn. There are ways to cope and love yourself. Please message me if you need an ally. I am a true friend.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 19, 2009

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    cruel but faithful

    I suffer from depression and I use to battle depression.  I've suffered from this disorder for the past 25 years.  I've more or less gotten use to these worthless feelings.  My depression came from a head injury, and I've come to realize that these feelings of...
    boarderline boarderline 36-40, F 18 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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    I Concider Myself Lucky!

    I get down sometimes I do admit, but I get over it relatively quickly. The odd thing is both my parents and most of the rest of my family has it. It's because of them that I know for a fact I don't have it. I don't think my brother has it either. Away from home I am much...
    wack1985 wack1985 26-30, F Oct 29, 2009

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    Depression Takes a Lot Out of Me

    I absolutely refuse to say I battle depression. I may be deep in depression and I may say things that depress others but I absolutely feel that there is a battle is not true. I've been in and out of depression since age three. I know that there are medications that keep me...
    Micayla Micayla 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2009

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    Having A Life With Health Issues

      I an not sure where to start with a health experience.  First I will make a pastrami sangy.  Be right back.  Oh Yummy!  Pastrami with horse-radish muster and a sharp cheddar.  I was born with a heart murmur, lived a good life.  In 1973, while flying a UH-2, we were taken...
    mmom46 mmom46 61-65, M Feb 24, 2012

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    We Had Our Battle

    Years ago, I fought that battle and won. I never realized I was depressed, on a conscious level. I was though, for about 10 years. I realize now, that back then I was depressed. I don't exactly know how I won the battle... I just decided that I was worth much more, and I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 6, 2009

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    Prevention

    The big lord of our times has little sway over me.  Not that I'm immune for it.  Nor that there's no reasons why I should not be depressed.  Not even that I never was on the brink of it.    The easy way to think about it is that luxury weakens...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Apr 2, 2010

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    I Defeated It

    HAPPINESS IS TRULY A DECISION THAT YOU HAVE TO MAKE. IT'S A STATE OF MIND THAT YOU HAVE TO DEFEND TO REMAIN IN. I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THAT WISH. I WAS BOUND BY DEPRESSION AND IT HAD ME MISERABLE, CRYING ALL THE TIME, WITH NO SELF ESTEEM WHATSOEVER... I COULDN'T FOCUS. MY MIND...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F Feb 19, 2009

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    Ok

    Everyone will get down at times, and some more than others.Thing is, with being down some, doesn't mean you are depressed, there is such a thing as "sad"Some do have problems, yes, but also some people try and make it seem like they are depressed, seems as they have a thing for...
    Ice23 Ice23 18-21 1 Response Aug 10, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Update: I've been taking meds and so far things are going substantially better than they were before (i.e. a few months ago). I can still feel the bad thoughts bubbling beneath...
    Mittons Mittons 18-21 3 Responses Mar 30

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    “Battling Depression” I have found that writing is good for my soul, it helps me to deal with the depression in my life. Everyday I have to deal with the fact that I live in...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T Mar 31

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    Depression and stress are diseases. We all feel sad but depression is sadness without any concrete reason. It is often triggered after a traumatic experience and doesn't happen to...
    daeneryss daeneryss 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 13

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    I have battled depression my entire life. Along with depression, I have PTSD, Schotzophrenia, GED, OCD, DMD and piles of nonsense diagnosis.
    koditrust koditrust 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I battled depression since I was 9 up until I was in my mid 17. I'm glad to say that I kicked depression ***! I know it's very hard to overcome something so internally deep. I've...
    masmelo masmelo 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I've battled depression since I was 13. I'm 28 now. It seems like my whole personality has changed. I used to could brush things off real easy and not worry. Now worry is all i do...
    kitakat00 kitakat00 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    I've battled depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember. I have it a bit more under control these days but I still have moments when it all just goes to hell again for a...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    The best way to battle depression is just go out in the free space and keep walking and look around, breathe in fresh air, you would feel good :)
    Ricks91 Ricks91 22-25, M Apr 12

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    My Point of ViewFor the last 20 years or more I have lived my life as a woman, dealing with all the BS here around Albany GA. and for the most part I have dealt with it alone.I...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I was happily married , my depression didn't affect me.........but now that I'm unhappily married my depression has returned.
    jspiscean jspiscean 46-50, M 2 hrs ago

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    I wish I could go back to how things were....times when I could put on that mask; The guy that made people laugh and do what he could to help the people he knew out. That's how I...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    With out pain in my life where would I be? As we get older and the pain gets worst, sometimes we may feel that dying would be a better choice. I have found if one just sits around...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 4 hrs ago

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    I'm a very happy person but try to find the passion in things. I know that anxiety and depression is a chemical and hereditary, it can also be controlled by exercise, but my family...
    Porter40 Porter40 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I have a question for all the people who are depressed "why are the people we know and love and even people we don't tell us all the time it is so easy to defeat this disease, it...
    bonbypop bonbypop 41-45, F 56 mins ago

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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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    My depression has come and gone multiple times. Mostly I manage to keep myself grounded knowing that I have 4 of the greatest friends I could have ever asked for. Sometimes I just...
    SarcasticBadger SarcasticBadger 16-17, M Mar 29

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    Depression is such a monster to battle. It takes away your hope and dreams, it crushes self-esteem and rips apart your will to endure. It makes you feel like the whole world is...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I had a vague dream. . . I'm not %100 sure it was a dream since I was lying in my bed awake but I was in a waiting room, a small grey room with about twenty or so chairs, about 7...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    It hurts to be hurting and no one seems to care or even notice. It is like im behind a glass wall screaming for help and eveyone just walks by. I have to battle this fight on my...
    Shyness03 Shyness03 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    my battle against depression is already won . Guess who won. I can say that the battle is lost for me
    AttitudeJulie AttitudeJulie 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    As I look up at the hastily darkening dull sky, I can't help but let my frivolous emotions run a-muck. Such a dark yet ominously gentle world we live in, don't you think? Why do we...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 7

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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 1 day ago

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    I know that depression is a hard battle to fight all the time, I live that way myself, but once in a while I try hard to shine for you. Here is a little something for your heart...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T Mar 27

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    I HAVE battled...now I am ready to give up the fight.. I am tired of trying.. I have enough.. My EP friends have helped me, but now I think they are getting tired of me feeling...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 14

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    This is probably my biggest secret. I have been battling depression for well over two years now. For the last five, or six it has been on-again/off-again. I am tired of it. I don't...
    JeanYuss JeanYuss 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I battle from severe depression
    ihyyy ihyyy 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Approval I think I have had depression longer than I realised .I was always seeking approval from my parents as I was the blacksheep of the family .My dad and I never got on really...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I'm not sure why I feel like this but I think a part of me is recovering. I'm still in the same situation and I still battle hard at times but for some reason I feel like a piece...
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 22-25, F a week ago

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    When I was four years old, I developed depression issues due to the fact that I was treated like my life meant nothing and because I was physically abused. Then, when I was 11, I...
    TheKatAttack TheKatAttack 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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