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I Do Not Battle Depression

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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

    On a scale of one to ten, ten being the highest, my anxiety will always remain a 3 or 4. I have chosen to not allow depression and anxiety to take one more day. So I let it come...
    sunny3875 sunny3875 36-40, F Jul 5

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    I battle depression, ever since my two best friends moved away. My best guy friend blocked me on Facebook after I confessed I liked him a lot. My depression is getting worse. I...
    EvaJL EvaJL 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I have a major issue, basically, I want to rid myself of my emotions. I've battled depression for a two year long uphill battle, and, I'm actually winning, but, that's not my...
    Nix0 Nix0 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I battle depression every day of my life. Sometimes I can't even get out of bed; I just wanna hide under the covers and cry, never to be seen again. I feel so alone, so lost in...
    TheOneAndOnlyZella TheOneAndOnlyZella 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    So theres a long story of mine.. i dont think u guys will read it.. its pretty long.. Yea I battle depression, I fake, I hide, I don't really tell my problem to other ppl, all they...
    BunnyCoral BunnyCoral 18-21, F 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I don't battle depression. I'm depressed and/or moody most days. Nothing in my life gets better. Every year gets worse. I am very lonely and I do not make friends easily. I have a...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I have battled depression for years. Just when I think I've won, it returns with a vengeance. Last Saturday it was the worst... I think sometimes I'm to blame. :-( Can anyone...
    duggo57 duggo57 56-60, M 4 Responses Jun 30

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    I battle depression I have for several years and I have tried to commit suicide about 19 times and I have self harmed I just want to feel better
    fallenangel1996 fallenangel1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    😭 I know I'm going to get called an attention seeker but I need to share this 😭 3 of my best friends want to die 💊 and have tried at least 3x to kill the selfs and I...
    bethyyg bethyyg 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 9

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    I battle depression and don't think it really hit me until recently. My parents are divorced, my siblings give me the cold shoulder lately and my mom wonders why I'm so distant. I...
    huntersmiles14 huntersmiles14 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    S*** hits the fan a lot in my life, so I battle depression. I'm happy now, because everything is getting better. But sometimes it finds me and consumes me.
    bowsandarrows bowsandarrows 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I've battled depression since I was about 6 years old and I think I have learned how to deal with it a little better.
    AllyLuvsU AllyLuvsU 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I battle depression. It's not a secret to my closest friends but to my family it is. They don't know how hard I try to stay strong& not give into the temptations of jus ending it...
    AnonMily AnonMily 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    ~*~ I battled this for YEARS - as in most of my adolescent/adult life. This is how I got a handle on it and got my life back. *I'm taking the time to write this out - hoping that...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    From the perspective of a long term survivor of depression. .. I don't think it every fully leaves, we just get better at dealing. Each time we survive we are that little bit...
    Diabo1ique Diabo1ique 70+ 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    So I was talking to my brother yesterday and he is the only one who knows about how I have depression.. Well kinda, I haven't told him about being suicidal, he just knows about...
    brokxnangxl brokxnangxl 13-15, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Depression Self harm Suicide Eating disorders. As seen on tumblr, these things are often romanticized and given glamour. Girls and boys think it's okay to cut open their skin...
    Pxppunkprincess Pxppunkprincess 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed with depression around 2 years ago when I suffered an immense amount of bullying. It was pretty horrific, they would follow me home, hide my clothes after PE, beat...
    GirlWithTheRedHair2013 GirlWithTheRedHair2013 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Ever since a road traffic accident I suffer from depression and post traumatic stress - some days at win some days it loses - just wish it never happened
    daley96 daley96 18-21, M 43 mins ago

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    I have battled bipolar illness my entire life. Bipolar Depression is a daily battle for me. Www.discoveringmentalillness.wordpress.com Anxiety is a daily battle for me. Racing...
    PinkUnicorn26 PinkUnicorn26 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    most people don't believe depression is a big issue. Let me tell the people who thinks that "it's not a big deal" something. Imagine waking up every morning and wishing you didn...
    morgan18365 morgan18365 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 6

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    I'm 28, but since I was young, I've always had some sort of anxiety - mostly social - as well as depression. Being a kid, I thought I was just sad all the time. I always felt weird...
    BrittanyErin BrittanyErin 26-30, F 17 Responses Jul 6

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    What some people don't realise, depression isn't just a phase. It's a daily battle that people will face for the rest of their lives, it takes constant fixing. No one can save you...
    ambermills ambermills 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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    WHAT IT IS I WRITE FOR!Sometimes I to fall and forget what it is that God has saved me for. I know that I get down and out and the feeling of depression takes hold of me. Remember...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T Jun 27

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    Right now, I don't know where my boyfriend and I stand. I am out of both cigarettes and cigars. There is nothing sweet in my house to eat besides honey buns; and they won't let me...
    feliciablogger feliciablogger 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I've been battling depression for years now - a losing battle. I was on meds for a long time, but it got to a point where the side effects weren't worth it. Back then, I didn't...
    vlrjspn vlrjspn 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 5

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    Depression is like a pit. Inside of the pit is a ladder. The ladder is very broken, but still climbable. The farther down in the pit you are, the worse depression is. You can get...
    ToBeAnOtaku101 ToBeAnOtaku101 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    ONE STEP IN THIS JOURNEYSometimes I find myself not able to write. I mind is so confused, not knowing what to put on paper. I am taking all my meds. , for a change, seeing if that...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response Jul 13

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    Tips on overcoming depression without meds. AIM FOR EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP. Depression mostly involves sleep problems. Whether you’re sleeping too little or too much, your mood...
    Stayfreesailor Stayfreesailor 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I have been battling depression for a while now, I Just came clean about it and told my mum around a week ago. All this time she just thought I was lazy or sick but really I had...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 13 Responses Jun 29

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    Flashback to two years ago: I'm sitting there in my doctors office with my mom and sister on a wet, rainy day. The door opens and my name is called. Anxiously I get up with my mom...
    kaatte kaatte 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I never knew there was something more to my depression. I thought it was simply because I lost my father to cancer. Years in the psychiatric system and I was diagnosed with...
    saviscool saviscool 22-25, F Jun 26

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    Hello, this is my first post on here. I guess I came to get advice but also I like to give advice to others going through similar situations in life. So here's my situation. I am a...
    Poochie26 Poochie26 26-30, M Jul 1

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    I have my ups and my downs but I just look ahead and think to myself do I want to continue letting this cripple me and control my life I finally started little by little to turn my...
    BrookeDuchanne16 BrookeDuchanne16 16-17, F Jul 11

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    Depression... have you ever thought of it this way? A small, small cloud of darkness hovering over you everyday. You don't even notice it. The smaller it is, the happier you are...
    NuminousLove NuminousLove 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    I do battle with depression but I'm taking it day by day. Some days are better that others but I'm making it c: you just have to focus on what you have really.
    kath12321 kath12321 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have and still do battle chronic depression but it has made me more understanding and empathetic to others pain and life experiences.....and led me on my spiritual journey.
    suziel suziel 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Depression makes me sad and aggravated its comes from stupid people or a battle with myself from not doing the right thing and when I'm depressed I tend to wat until the pain goes...
    Crazybunny101 Crazybunny101 16-17, F 2 days ago

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