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I Do Not Battle Depression

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Depression. We feed our minds that we can not do things, that there is no solution for the problem. We think that we are not worth the effort, not worthy of anything. Our...
    TheChosenOne32 TheChosenOne32 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i can remember the day i first experienced severe depression very clearly . i was 10 years old . being mixed race , i did not belong with any group (im latina and filipina) . noone...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F Aug 20

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    I actually have gotten a lot better than I was, so this is more of "I Battled Depression". Incidentally, why do they say "Battling depression"? Can you really battle something you...
    SuspendYourDisbelief SuspendYourDisbelief 13-15 4 days ago

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    Do you know why I battle depression? Because I have a chemical imbalance in my brain. Nothing ******* happened. Quit along why I'm depressed. You're dog died and now you're sad...
    nudgette nudgette 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I battle depression but an old friend struggled with it worse than me. She was abandoned as a baby at a gas station. Her parents left her while her Grandmother found her and took...
    RogueStrikerSXA RogueStrikerSXA 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I've wrote quite a few posts about this but i have battled depression from when i was a very young kid (not sure what exact age but i was under 10), my mums trying to make my life...
    ymasxatl ymasxatl 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I have battled depression almost my entire life, 52 years. In 2000 I was put on the first anti-depressant that actually worked and it changed my life. I still have some really bad...
    littlestbell littlestbell 51-55, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hello Friends, New and Old. It's been a long, LONG while. It's probably because..can you believe it? I don't battle depression anymore. Depressing thoughts once in a while, but...
    transienthope transienthope 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I battle depression. So does my girlfriend. We were at a church event the other day and she was laying on the ground letting other youth kick a soccer ball at her. One of these...
    drummerchic4Christ drummerchic4Christ 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Since age four my life has been messed up. when I was four was when my biological father molested me. I can remember the first thing he did and what house we were in. It didn't...
    Ghostartist Ghostartist 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    I have battled depression all my life not feeling accepted not only by others but by my parents. It got really bad as I got older and had several car accidents and neck surgeries...
    bkconslt bkconslt 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I'm not sure where to even start with this. I few days ago, I reconnected with someone I once had feelings for. She told me she's been through a lot, such as breaking of an...
    CloudStrife CloudStrife 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 5

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    ive battled depression for about a few years now. and lately I dont know what to do with myself. I blame it on my molestation but I know im going to have to deal with that all my...
    kindasadtbh kindasadtbh 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 6

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    I am 38 years old and have battled depression since childhood. I don't believe it is curable or treatable and I don't know why I have to live like this. I have Asperger's Syndrome...
    juneoct juneoct 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 7

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    My anxiety is so bad because I can't go out in public i can't be around alot of people and weed is the only thing that helps me and i battle depression because of my childhood...
    bud24 bud24 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    If u battle Depression there is Hope. U deserve to be happy! Talk to someone. Write about it. Speak positive words to yourself. Laugh often. Go on a 20 minute walk every day. Get...
    BeautifulPurpose BeautifulPurpose 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Without being on meds, I don't even want to go to school, and lack the motivation to do so. I just don't see the point of going, or I actually just do not want to...and right now...
    rollingdoro rollingdoro 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    My depression is dragging me whether I want to or not back down.. Back to cutting.. I don't know how much longer I can go this the pain inside gets worse everyday.. I believe more...
    Muppo23 Muppo23 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    This isn't my story, this is a "rant" you could say. There have been alot of stories about what "real depression" is and what it is not. Teenagers without any "real problems" that...
    JustBreathe4J JustBreathe4J 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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    Lesson #1: It is NOT your fault So many posting here with such palpable emotional pain. I can relate to this from painful personal experience over many decades. I've gained...
    gwyon gwyon 51-55 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Personal Lesson #2: "Ultimately, it is up to me to scratch and climb and claw my way out of this hole." (These are lessons I've learned that have helped me through. I'm not a...
    gwyon gwyon 51-55 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Post-Medicated battles with depression. I have totally given up on using pharmaceuticals to fight my recurring depression. I use St John's Wort, Norwegian Salmon Oil and a lot...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    To Medicate - or Not. I hope my story & experience can help someone else that is struggling with Anxiety and Depression and is worried about taking medication. I think I have...
    ALynn007 ALynn007 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Depression is not something to mess with. Some people have to take meds and have to face the harsh part of life first to reach the happy side of life. Laughing at this is not...
    HayellsDorion HayellsDorion 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    Not that I know for a fact, I battle such thing. I'm just curious on the feel of it. A lot of the time, I'm questioning myself. Am I just unhappy or depressed? I took a quiz and I...
    InnerEgo InnerEgo 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    For majorities it's like you know, "My girlfriend left me" or "Parents hate me." For me, It's literary a sickness. I have been diagnose with depression since I was around 12-13. I...
    DestreyTheAntiChrist DestreyTheAntiChrist 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    My interests and hobbies have been a curse more than enjoyable. They got me bullied at school, and still do, as well as my physical appearance. Over 4 years of just sitting and...
    TTAMTWASOOC TTAMTWASOOC 13-15, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    This is more an answer to somebody asking about alternative things to help depressions besides the meds.. I read the post this morning, and I cannot find the post to reply.. anyway...
    valeMar valeMar 41-45 1 Response Aug 19

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    Depression and anxiety runs in my family. My dad had it and committed suicide last year. Of course, he had some other issues to deal with so it wasn't just the depression for him...
    shyslh shyslh 22-25, M Aug 24

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    Every day.. I struggle.. Some days are easier than others... I battle many things.. Depression.. Self esteem.... Shyness... Being honest and open.. And more... Im trying to not be...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    Well, I first got depression when i was about 13 or so, maybe before that, and i am now 18, and it went away once or twice, at least it thought it did, and recently i thought i was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 22

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    I'm starting to see a pattern in my battle with depression over the last years. When feeling down I don't see a lot of people, don't have the energy to exercise and let...
    Uncertain153 Uncertain153 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I don't battle it anymore. I no longer fight it.... I'm worn out and have too many scars. I'm exhausted from the fight...tired of trying to fend it off. I now embrace the hurt...
    shakenama shakenama 41-45, M Sep 6

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    This isn't your typical depression post here. I just wanted to say that after living with it since the beginning of high school, I'm starting to win my fight. Being out of the town...
    brettrocks96 brettrocks96 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I have noticed that my depression has gone away because I'm feeling happy, and talking to people more often. I'm not stuck in my bed wondering what ifs bad or good. I am actually...
    OutOfTheOrdinary OutOfTheOrdinary 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I usually battle Christians, but the weather has been so bad lately, with a large depression over North Umbria, hope our drakars will survive the storm ahead.
    RagnarLodbrok RagnarLodbrok 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I still don't know how I battle every day. Hallucinations getting worse. Just now as I was passing an empty I saw a faceless person. Great way to start a terrible week. I've been...
    DaFufinator DaFufinator 18-21, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I’ve been asked a few times about what recovery means when you have a chronic psychological illness, and I’d like to address the question publicly. I have pretty much accepted...
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 1 Response Aug 24

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