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I Do Not Battle Depression

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My name is Jamie. I currently suffer from untreated bipolar disorder, depression, addiction. I am in college and I am going for an OT (occupational therapy) degree. If I make it...
    cconstellations cconstellations 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    OK. I need help. I can't stop taking Ibuprofen. I was supoose to take 2 daily but I took 18 yesterday. I want my depression to stop. How do I stop depression?
    sievert sievert 13-15, F 14 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been battling depression for a very long time. Longer than I can ever remember. I never told my parents so I could never get anti-depressants. I almost succumbed to the pain a...
    yuki920 yuki920 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Being ******* depressed and having no one to talk to is the absolute worst. And anyone I try to, they don't get it and all give me the same, generic advice. Depression is not a...
    TheLadyYves TheLadyYves 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I think scars are like battle wounds-- beautiful in a way. They show what you've been through and how strong you are for coming out of it.
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel depressed again. Some days I feel good and energetic, other days I feel down and just don't want to leave my bed. I don't think many people close to me can understand what I...
    lostinbeauty lostinbeauty 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Part of the reason I have been able to overcome this recent battle with depression is being on here, seeing that I am not alone, resisting the urge to isolate, seeing so many...
    CloudTen420 CloudTen420 70+, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    another rough day.. but it's okay. just had a nice dinner and took a hot shower.. tomorrow is a better day and i will win this battle 🔥
    klasik klasik 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I feel like depression is slowly becoming a trend in society, where teenagers think it's cool. It's almost like everybody just EXPECTS teens to be depressed, like its normal...
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    It's been so long since I could look at myself, and tell myself that I was sincerely happy. It's been so long since I actually felt alright, since I felt wanted, since I felt...
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Isn't it interesting how, eventually, a person can fight this battle so long that they can predict every move the enemy will make? More interesting is that even knowing this, I...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    I battled depression. My best friend, however, battles depression. I'll start at the beginning of the story, when I was 12/13. I met this boy who would turn out to be my best...
    Plouton3600 Plouton3600 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    I really think the exercising is making a huge difference in my mood, and I am finally overcoming my seasonal depression this year! The image above shows a spreadsheet summarizing...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I just started a new job a couple of weeks ago (temporary contract), and I hate it! Most people would like sitting down, doing practically nothing & get paid for it but I am the...
    IX00I IX00I 26-30, F Feb 2

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    Is it a mystery why "I Battle Depression" is like the most popular thing on here? For my fellow Depressees... I hope this can be a light in your dark tunnel... Or maybe this is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 1

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    I haven't written anything for a while... recently with stress on my job, my depression has gotten worse... I wake up with tears in my eyes.. I'm not crying but the tears are just...
    SelfishShellfish SelfishShellfish 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I find in my own depression over time there were roughly three or four distinct stages of depression, and different things worked or did not work depending on which stage I was in...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I would love it if you read this entire thing.... please. For my entire life I just haven't been accepted for who I am. I have anger issues, OCD, ADD, depression, anxiety, etc...
    thechocolatemaniac thechocolatemaniac 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    God bless everyone who is trying to get back into the swing of things after depression hit them hard. There isn't enough recognition for us who know we are going to want to give...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I have been struggling with depression my whole life. Even as a child I was unhappy, lonely and I hated my life. When I was 16 years old my dad committed suicide and the pain was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I look and I see people changing left and right. Some get confident and become themselves and some where already. Some are in deep water but are floating, even if they aren't on...
    RoamingStone RoamingStone 22-25, M Jan 29

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    I thought I'd grow out of it by now, but I've gotten better at controlling it. I can get away through a good movie, relatable music, art, going out, etc. depression is for me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 28

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    I HAVE MADE IT! I was feeling depressed lately because of my health and not being able to do anything for myself anymore. I can't even get in and out of the bathtub to get a bath...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses Jan 28

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    There's no amount of medication that can heal me I'm drowning in my own sorrows Praying above for a hope that'll never be As my tears overflow Hoping it goes away Please take...
    crimsonrosebud crimsonrosebud 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    People think Depression is sadness and crying but people are wrong Depression is the constant feeling of being numb being numb to emotions being numb to life you wake up in the...
    SophieSophLJ SophieSophLJ 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 28

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    Okay so thought of another thing apologies for being annoying in advance but is it just me or is keeping up a conversation when your Depressed extremely difficult because i can...
    SophieSophLJ SophieSophLJ 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    I get really worried that i post in this group too much but i don't know where else to go most of the time Anyway i just posted about this topic in the Anxiety group but this is...
    SophieSophLJ SophieSophLJ 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    Depression sucks, right now I'm wading through a bought of depression/anxiety. Literally one moment I feel fine, the next moment my chest is wrenching with anxiety. I know the...
    RobertE22 RobertE22 31-35 Jan 27

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    The most common misunderstanding about depression is that you constantly need something bad In your life to be depressed, depression doesn't necessarily work like that. Anything...
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    No longer truly a battle, but an acceptance of it. Depression is a part of me, just like my arm, so I deal with it like I do with my arthritic elbow
    donontario donontario 61-65, M 3 Responses Jan 26

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    And here I thought I was finally over my depression but noooo winter just had to come. I've been diagnosed with S.A.D (seasonal affective disorder) but I used to have major...
    jess965 jess965 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I wish suicide didn't make sense, but it seems to be the only answer I have to existential depression. I'm not unhappy with who I am, where I am in life, or any personal reasons...
    CynicalHippie CynicalHippie 18-21, M 6 Responses Jan 25

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