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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    Related Experiences

    I have battled depression for the majority of my life. It started when I was 7 years old from the death of my father. We were best buddies and when he passed away it sent me into a...
    srb76 srb76 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I need to somewhat write a rant or write down my feelings, I decided to do it on here, idk why though since nobody even gives a ****. It'll probably be long.. anyways. I feel hurt...
    shiannee17 shiannee17 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 4

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    I've battled depression and anxiety for 2 years and I was cutting for a year and never got caught until November and lost literally everything. I battled anxiety for 4 years and it...
    guitarboy0412 guitarboy0412 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    I don't battle depression anymore bec I have just given in to my depression bec I know it's a battle I'll need win
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've battled depression for a long time. and through the years I've battled it I think I've finally found the root.
    deathwishes deathwishes 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I battle depression since I was 6 to I was 16 10 years of depression I recently changed because I check myself into the hospital spend a month through obstacles I'm 17 now it been...
    frankcarter770 frankcarter770 16-17, M Jan 2

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    I wanted to share this eye opening experience I've had during a New Years party. So first of all, I have a good friend that used to go to the same school as me, but she moved and...
    lovelysad lovelysad 18-21, F Jan 2

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    I won't lie I battle depression, and have been since I was about 14. As a 27 year old now, training to be a youth worker has really helped my growth and made me open my eyes to a...
    Tenebrae87 Tenebrae87 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    I don't wanna go... but really, there is no good reason for me to keep livin. I always try to get back up when depression hits me. I force myself to get up every morning even...
    BadWolf221ib BadWolf221ib 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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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 6 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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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 Dec 26, 2014

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    Published on Dec 28, 2014I live as a transwoman and I battle depression everyday of my life.I write about it and sometimes I try to make a video.Everything I do is sponsored by...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I've battled depression for the past 5 years. I started cutting exactly five years ago. I stopped for over a year because I had conquered it and was happy and in love. I started...
    oliviaelizabeth oliviaelizabeth 18-21, T 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I battle depression. Everyone thinks I'm so happy but guess what, I'm not. I just wished I had someone to talk to. So I wouldn't feel so alone.
    PleaseeHelpMee PleaseeHelpMee 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I just told my best friend about how I used to battle depression, it's like a huge weight has lifted!!!
    flower300 flower300 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    I battle depression big time this winter.. Cold weather causes my nerve pain go up. In turn I get tried of pain and I get down.. It sucks. 😒
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M Jan 8

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    lately I been a total mess I battled depression for years but have never seaked help for it I just barrier my emotions and try to ignore it all I hate my demons with in at this...
    UNKNOWNGRL1 UNKNOWNGRL1 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I'm 17 and have battled depression for almost 5 years
    SabrinaAyres SabrinaAyres 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Every day I battle depression.
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 13

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    You're not alone and these are not merely words on your screen. This is me letting you know that I'm here for you to genuinely listen and respond if you would like. I've battled...
    window3324 window3324 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I battle depression and its kicking my ***
    mightymouse69 mightymouse69 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've battled depression for years. I've self harmed. I've spent many nights just sobbing feeling worthless. I had a father who was and still is never there. But I did have a...
    lickyoduck lickyoduck 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've been battling depression for over 7 years now.. I can't help but think it's a losing battle. I'm lost and alone with no one to talk to.
    hs2014 hs2014 18-21, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I kicked depressions butt with JESUS ! After many unsuccessful attempts nothing really worked until I prayed and called Jesus for help then my depression cleared within a week and...
    ladyrasta ladyrasta 26-30, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Depression has been a part of my life since I was 11 years old, when I was diagnosed as Manic Depressive and prescribed Sertraline (Zoloft) to help manage it. Since then, it has...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F a week ago

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    “What do YOU have to be depressed about?!?” Asked a negative coworker yesterday when he heard me talking about my goals for the new year (to be healthier mentally and...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    I share this in hopes that it will help at least one person. No matter what you're going through just know that there are more people than expected who can relate. Hopefully this...
    stargazerxo stargazerxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    Self harm used to be a joke to me and now I know it's serious. People joke about being depressed or emo and don't even know what it's like. No one could truly understand the pain...
    losttay losttay 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 15

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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 Dec 25, 2014

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    I was actually diagnosed with Bipolar depression not that long ago and I have recently been really depressed. I'm hoping that I'll fall back into the happy time soon. Today I've...
    thatredheadmetal thatredheadmetal 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I haven't figure out if this is bipolar or depression. It's so hard to figure out because I was raised in a depressed, negative, abusive environment, and I was bullied a lot -- so...
    ChellyRocker ChellyRocker 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Dear friend I want to share with you my experience with the mental health services in the uk I'm a dark skinned woman of Asian appearance .people often assume that I'm an Indian...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Dear friend I want to share with you my experience with the mental health services in the uk I'm a dark skinned woman of Asian appearance .people often assume that I'm an Indian...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I just don't know what to do anymore. I feel such horrible pain on every level. I struggle with bad to severe 24/7 pain in my stomach, intestines, uterus, and ovaries due to what I...
    fallenstar23 fallenstar23 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    The Demons At My Door. I have another doctors appointment today and I don't want to go. Fighting the need and the want to go. I am trying to lay in my bed and get all the demons...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 5 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Ever since I was a young child I have battled social anxiety disorder. Social situations always made me anxious and at times panicky. When I was a teen I came to realize that I was...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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