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I Do Not Battle Depression

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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

    I know how it feels to battle depression, I have battled it 5 separate times total, and each time thinking of committing suicide, and almost being to the point where I actually try...
    FreyaFright FreyaFright 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I truly think everyone battles depression thought their life and most never pick up on it. My battles are untimely. I can go months without them and experience it for a week...
    Stylish8 Stylish8 26-30, M a week ago

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    I battle depression because i am left behind in terms of my career compared to my age bracket. I quit my first job after a month because i battle about a taboo health problem. I...
    Pisces1991 Pisces1991 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 1

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    I am basically so sick of fighting off my depression on a daily basis. Some days it is way easier to do but I still fight. I am tired of people telling me to snap it out of it...
    letiduran letiduran 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    I have battled depression since I was a toddler. Every day is a struggle, but also an experience
    griffinlynn1 griffinlynn1 13-15, T Oct 1

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    I battle depression because of my negative self thoughts which bothered me so much. I tried to step out in my comfort zone but due to some circumstances happened along the way, i...
    Pisces1991 Pisces1991 22-25, M Oct 9

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    I've battled depression since I was 9.. And now it became a part of my personality .depressed. I'm hoping for that day when I'll go to the shrink and then he'll tell me that I don...
    meunfortunately meunfortunately 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    My entire 8th grade year I rebelled. For the first time ever I rebelled. But only because I was depressed, I was overweight and I had NO friends 6th and 7th grade. I made friends...
    Lorrn Lorrn 18-21, F Oct 13

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    I make a lot of depression posts not for attention but I use EP like a journal or a therapist. Please remember though, I'm not a negative person, I won't drag anyone into my...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    TRUST IN YOURSELF I am sitting here most of the time dealing with so much that I am taking some meds. to clam me down and allow me to try and relax, but at the same time they...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T Oct 14

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    His name is depression "Hi, nice of you to come back" "are you feeling better" , I smile and nod yes and sit at my seat, people are laughing, talking and waiting for class to...
    Howlingsoulofthewolf Howlingsoulofthewolf 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 15

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    Just as with anything else known to this world, humans have glitches and a lack of fine tuning. While there are those who live by the theory 'God makes no mistakes' I must say that...
    CarlyOnline CarlyOnline 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I honestly don't know to feel right now. I've battled with depression nearly all my life. Even as a young child I excluded myself from others and kept very quiet. I was always so...
    alicefloe alicefloe 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    You know, talking from my own experience, I have realised that we win over depression when we WANT to see a brighter day!! Yes, friends, family or random people are of big help...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F Sep 27

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    I battle severe depression and eating disorders I was anorexic from 3 to 6 grade and bulimic from 7th to 9th I've always been bullied about my weight and my looks I'm a very...
    oilchick1488 oilchick1488 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 1

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    i can describe depression in one way. its like having a bully inside your head every single day. he puts limits on you and tells you that you can not do this and that because...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    Hi, this is my first time writing anything here. I don't really know why but I think it's because I really don't want people to change the way they see me, like I'm a stranger or...
    latinafromnorway latinafromnorway 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 3

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    Well it will be about a week before I find out if I have cancer or not, in the mean while I will be going in again in the morning to do a Upper Endoscopy to see if I have cancer on...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses Oct 8

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    I have suffered depression all of my life and I do believe that its something you have and live with or never have. I know I will never be cured, there are just too many reasons...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    DEPRESSION IS IN NO WAY ANY SIGN OF WEAKNESS! Well, it has been about a week and a half since my neck surgery and it looks like things just might be getting back to some kind of...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I had a rocky childhood. My parents are pretty abusive, my step dad molests me and my parents had a nasty divorce. I was diagnosed depressed at 8, anxiety at 11, bipolar at 13 and...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 24

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    Depression isn't an emotion. Depression has no cause. Too often is depression conflated with sadness or anxiety. Depression, when it is present, is more like the force of gravity...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    I've had depression and anxiety for 9 years now almost, I've dealt with a lot of close friends who have had depression as well. Several things I've come to terms with over the...
    CDXX4 CDXX4 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 14

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    I am a low key person. I have always been more quiet and withdrawn and curious about the world. I step back and listen rather than lead. I hesitate and hide. But it got really...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    I beat the battle I thought Id never win I thought about dying everysecond I stayed alive At 18 living a ****** life with my dad n his wife everyone hated me I was the black sheep...
    themoneyx themoneyx 31-35, T 2 Responses Oct 10

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    Can someone give me an idea of something to draw please! ( it helps me battle my depression by getting my mind off of everything for a short time) I am not an artist but I'm not a...
    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 6 Responses Oct 11

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    Arms wrapped around Squeezing Gripping Tightness enveloping me Choking Blackness surrounding me Life draining Why go on What's the purpose Who cares All alone Darkness These are...
    thebigtexrock thebigtexrock 41-45, M Oct 12

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    Music helps me with my constant battle with depression. I feel like music is my drug. It makes me smile, dance, do crazy things you can't even imagine (when i am alone of course...
    cacophony88 cacophony88 16-17, M Oct 12

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    Every day, I wake up in a full body of armor and a broadsword ready for another battle with depression and anxiety.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    Triggers. Imagine sitting in a pastel colored room and having a woman tell you that you appear to have been depressed your entire life. Even childhood? Even childhood. So...
    PseudoNymph PseudoNymph 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I was 14, my whole life was inverted. I had been accepted on an academic scholarship to the most prestigious college preparatory institute in my area. Upon starting my 9th...
    yoshmarie yoshmarie 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 25

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    Iv suffered since a child but have been able to deal with it and it was never that bad, now at the age of 18 and after a series of life changes in the last few months i have been...
    generationlover generationlover 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    Depression is called an illness. Sadly I don't believe it's curable. Medicine is simply hiding the depression, therapy just wastes time. And if you do believe you're fixed, you...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 7 Responses Sep 29

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    I don't aim to fight it alone, I actually reach out whenever I feel it's getting worse, but I always have fought it myself. My mother actually laughed at me when I tried to talk...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F Oct 4

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    Sometimes I try to make sense of why life is the way it is with me, but life is life. It is extremely unfair to everyone. I have so much fight in me and I want to make it. I want...
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    First I like to say thank you to all those who spoke and commented on my wall and post last night. That was very nice of you all. Those of you I found degrading I removed the post...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I'd like to point out there are some people in this world that find depression easy to fake. I'll admit, that before I was told I have chronic depression by my doctor, I used to...
    piercethetaco000 piercethetaco000 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    This is kind of a downer for my first EP post, but yeah. I've had issues with depression since I was a little kid. I remember being in primary school and just feeling so oddly...
    lightningstripe lightningstripe 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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