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I Do Not Battle Depression

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Yes I battle depression and yes I've been hospitalized thanks to depression and anxiety and family problems but the one thing I've learned from all of this is how to overcome...
    sadly203 sadly203 18-21 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's heart breaking to know there is 65,000 people on this app & more people who battle depression every single day, as well as myself. I just want to say that I love and am proud...
    aquasea aquasea 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    so... here I am... in a hospital, ive been here for weeks now... stomach repaired, organs back online. and the discharge is around the corner. the doctors tell me that I have...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 6 Responses Dec 7

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    i battle depression a lot. i am very overwhelmed and lonely. i miss my old friends on my old ep account before i couldn't get access to it. i am angry and lonely constantly. i wake...
    db174 db174 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I battle depression everyday. I've got to the point in life where I feel lost inside myself. Nobody body seems to understand and k don't want to tell them because I know they would...
    Daniyoung24 Daniyoung24 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    You know I help so many people from suicide daly, on wattpad, on here, on Instagram, on snapchat, on kik, ECT ECT, telling them it will be okay, giving them quotes to start their...
    Alli13146 Alli13146 13-15, F Dec 16

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    I battle depression everyday.. It suxs. There days where all I want to do is sleep all day.. A lot of it comes from me dealing with chronic pain. I get to point where u get so...
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M Dec 20

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    I battle depression. I take refuge in imagination and humour. I make up my own little stupid imaginary stories and situations and I feel happy when I do that. That makes me think...
    thewanderess thewanderess 31-35, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    This my sound childish but I battle depression. I'm always alone no one asks if I'm okay. And when they do and they don't mean it I lie. Like they actually care about my feelings...
    RedBloodRose RedBloodRose 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When i lay down at night, all of my past comes up and haunts me until i close my eyes and drift off.. Sleep is the only true happiness i have right now. I was doing so well i was...
    MichellexxLevine314 MichellexxLevine314 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    has anyone done NeuroStar Therapy Treatment for depression? here? if so. has it worked?. im on an anti depressant called Brintellix. it is not working anymore. at first it did...
    Jacqueline779 Jacqueline779 26-30, F Dec 7

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    If anyone in this group feels lonely and friendless, you can message me. I know how depression feels. I still battle it myself. Today, in quick succession, I felt sad, angry...
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The sad part in depression are people who doesn't understand depression or just completely ignore people with depression. Depression comes from a lot of things, not going to say...
    Kiritosteele Kiritosteele 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    This past week has been really depressing again. I don’t even know where to start. I don’t really want anyone to read or comment on this, I just need to write it off my chest...
    Rebelgian Rebelgian 22-25, F Dec 1

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    Today I had an interesting experience. I am, of course clinically diagnosed with depression as many of you readers will be as well. But I also know most of you have experienced...
    Shniddleyway Shniddleyway 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    My depression has never been good, I haven't had a good period for as long as I can remember. My "good" periods were when the meds began working and I could hide the fact that I...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I thought my depression would go after I've had counseling but it hasn't, I've had depression since high school cause I was bullied then I went college, I had it then and now I...
    westlife213 westlife213 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    I really thought that after I had my children that my depression would just vanish but nope it didn't it's getting better but I can still feel it, the numbness the paranoia the...
    leahlovesyou leahlovesyou 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    SHOUT OUT TO EVERYONE WHO STILL TRIES TO GET BACK INTO THE SWING OF THINGS AFTER DEPRESSION HIT THEM HARD. THERE ISNT ENOUGH RECOGNITION FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO KNOW THAT THEYRE GOING...
    frabsicoxx frabsicoxx 22-25, M Dec 9

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    I feel like a lot of people treat depression as some kind of accomplishment, or that it is a competition between everybody else about who is depressed and who's not. We seem to...
    qwernia qwernia 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I've battled with depression for a long time. Most of my life honestly and lately here I've been learning a lot of things about myself. The one thing I've learned is to just be...
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 11

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    I battle each day but think I am winning right now. I want to build a cabin in my pasture for people to come escape the pain and suffering of depression..... I want to help
    HollowSoul1971 HollowSoul1971 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    I suffered from depression and severe anxiety from the time I was eight years old. A lot of it had to do with my dad, I was also bullied, antisocial, had a lack of friends, and...
    Harlequingal Harlequingal 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17

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    I guess I should post a few things about me. 1.) I'm 17 2.) I have clinical depression, along with seasonal depression and manic depression along with MPD and OCD 3.) I have bad...
    alicepulkin alicepulkin 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I think one of the worst things about depression is the gradual process of being fully alive to just breathing. It's a state of mourning and it's over a part of you that you lost...
    nsz45 nsz45 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I think one of the most frustrating aspects of battling depression is that many people do not understand exactly detrimental it is on your life. Many times, I'm hesitant to mention...
    DarkestDespair DarkestDespair 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 8

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    so I had just finally seemed help and went to a Dr yesterday, and took my first dose yesterday, felt a mix of still my brain racing and feeling good (yes !), haven't slept all...
    needbetter needbetter 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I write on here to help myself and maybe help someone along the way. I read where people are just angry about everything and nothing all at the same time. What I write about is the...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response Dec 10

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    I feel like killing myself. I get highs and lows as with most people, but my lows are miles down and my highs are never much higher. I am 19 and I have had depression for over 10...
    Alemiir Alemiir 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 16

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    I've struggled with depression for years. I love writing poetry, and depression always seems to make it's way into my writing. but I'll never share my writing with anyone because I...
    likesugarandcyanide likesugarandcyanide 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17

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    OK I am; 60 epileptic, have been since I was about 8 diagnosed when I was 10. I've had surgery to remove brain tumor that stopped seizures for about 2 years. Worst thing that could...
    Scott1954 Scott1954 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 19

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    I'm losing the battle, I'm staring at a bottle of Ciroc on my bed after drinking half of it.... Now I'm staring at the pain killers next to it.... I don't know if I want to die...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    It's so fascinating how depression can twist your emotions and make you feel hopeless. Before thanksgiving I had 2 exams in which I basically failed both tests due to my own lack...
    savinLace savinLace 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    I feel like my depression affects my relationship. It makes me paranoid about whether my boyfriend really loves me or if I'm just incapable of being loved. We lost a baby about 4...
    Roadtorecovery31997 Roadtorecovery31997 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I wanted to post my experience in hopes that someone here has gone through the same thing, or can give me some insightful advice. I've been battling depression for about 7 years...
    bjacks721 bjacks721 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    I have High anxiety and depression. luckily, with therapy, I've lowered my depression but my anxiety won't stop. ever Since some of the beginning days of last summer, I've...
    Cyreai Cyreai 22-25, T 1 Response Dec 3

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