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I Do Not Battle Depression

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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 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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    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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    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 battle depression daily. I mainly use anger as an outlet to diffuse it. Anger is a way I cope with depression and it triggers me to do positive things. Being depressed is not an...
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I have battled depression since I was a teenager. Mine comes and goes in waves, and it varies how severe. I usually will encounter at least one episode every year, sometimes...
    thatspecialsomeone thatspecialsomeone 31-35, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I do battle depression and the people around me know it. My girlfriend helped me see the positive things in life but since we don't go to the same school she doesn't see what it's...
    Ghrite Ghrite 13-15, M Mar 22

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    I have battled Depression for my whole life. Nothing has helped lesson the pain. There is no hope, no future to look forward to. Everyday feels like more of me dies. I don't think...
    EndlessWandering EndlessWandering 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I feel it is brave of me to admit this, but I can in this anonymous world. I am a professional married mother. The depression, if that is what it is hit me as a teenager. It got...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Mar 24

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    I battle depression. When I am depressed, I cant function. I cant get out of bed before 1oclock. When I do get out of bed, my body gets tired so I go right to the couch. Dishes sit...
    amarie02 amarie02 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    They say "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" and i never believed that until now ! A few months ago i was going through the worst time of my life ...i wanted to kill myself...
    lovemusicnicole lovemusicnicole 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I battle depression and I've waged a war against it never again do I want another family member to commit suicide over depression. Raped and soul wounded my cousin committed...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I am like you. Depression has been my way of life ever since I can remember. I'm 46 years old. I'm a virgin, but proud of it although I am not proud of the fact that I've done...
    churchworker churchworker 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    *Read if you battle depression* I do too. It's not as bad as you may think it is, but when I have a bad day I just feel like breaking apart. But don't worry about me, I will be...
    violetangel violetangel 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I've always had troubles with being depressed and in 8th grade I was bullied so much I threatened suicide. I was taken to the hospital and now take medication. I still get bullied...
    zachsiebs zachsiebs 13-15, M 6 Responses Mar 23

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    And sometimes I try to eat a lot to make myself feel better. Simple carbs, after all, boost endorphins and dopamine temporarily ("happy" hormones). Then, after a while, I get a...
    tryingtobeashappyasiappear tryingtobeashappyasiappear 18-21, F Mar 23

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    I've battled depression for a few years now. I can only say it had taken over my life. No matter how hard I tried to push it away it would hit even harder. I hate how people...
    HyperAngel HyperAngel 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I battle depression everyday. But I have hope that it will get better.
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I have battled depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember. (I'm no stranger to all the benzos) I've been taking celexa for a couple months and it has seemed to help...
    adam0h adam0h 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I have battled depression all of my life. As I get older it just gets worse. I have tried so many medications and even a therapist for a few years. Every once in a while there...
    boiluver boiluver 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 30

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    Yes I do. But for the first time in a long time, I don't feel I'm doing so alone. You know a relationship is getting stronger when you make up 7 hours after an "argument". She...
    BloodintheWater BloodintheWater 13-15, M Apr 1

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    Today .. While I was having a shower .. Lots of hair fell down !! I over think thats why it did !!.. And what hurts the most is that I can't tell anyone .. They will never...
    ludee94 ludee94 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 3

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    As I battle depression / like tonight ... It runs deep through me and I can feel it rising in me like a black tide. Sometimes I feel like I am the caption of my own ship of the...
    ghostintherain ghostintherain 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I battle depression because the guy I like called me some things.:(
    Boogsismyhorse Boogsismyhorse 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 11

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    I battle depression... And it's winning.
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I battle depression... I have not been properly yet ... but I'll feel sad just sad but I hide it saying put on a mask no one will know you'll get through this .... And you will...
    emmawinterfrost emmawinterfrost 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I battle depression and many forms of anxiety. I am happily engaged and I know this guy is the one because he's the only one who puts up with my crazy moods. I just recently...
    drafrombrooklyn drafrombrooklyn 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Depression is like drowning, but you see everybody breathing around you.
    Thatbrokengirl1 Thatbrokengirl1 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    What is depression? Depression is emptiness. It's a deep, dark hole inside you that can't be filled. It's feeling like you are all alone in the world and no one knows you exist...
    KittenHasaWhip KittenHasaWhip 46-50, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with depression at eight years old and have lived with it in such a way that it has crippled nearly every aspect of my life. I have never been on medication to help...
    Scorpio018 Scorpio018 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    i have depression and ADHD. my doctor said that my depression is because of my dads brain tomur. my dad has had this tomur since he was 18. my theropetist says that i have...
    1994trip 1994trip 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have came to complete acceptance that depression will likely always be apart of me., a piece of me I carry through my days here as an earthling . This is not me saying, hey I...
    Allissaxxx Allissaxxx 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I battle both anxiety and depression, which now is manifesting itself in being anxious about depression returning. It has been very tough lately and work is a major source of...
    kjmbk kjmbk 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Today has been a really rough day. These last three days actually have been really rough. I've been trying to stay positive because I know what my depression can do to me if I...
    Moonchild205 Moonchild205 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    My mom is not a very happy person. She prefers my sister, brother and other brother to me and sides with them all the time. I know I'm an adult and don't even live in the same...
    mimileelee mimileelee 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Right now, is a low part of my life. And it has come at the worst time. Anyone I have told my reasoning for my depression, has looked at me as if I were pathetic. That the reason I...
    AtticusAneamagus AtticusAneamagus 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have suffered depression since the age of 16 and I was always ashamed to admit it. People generally didn't understand my emotions and to be honest i didn't understand it myself...
    Robuk1991 Robuk1991 22-25, M 6 Responses Mar 27

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    being a high school girl can be extremely tough. it's literally a roller coaster of emotions that i feel day to day. some days my depression gets the best of me and i sink so low...
    itsbrittney itsbrittney 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I have been dealing with depression for as long as I can remember. From before I even knew what to call it. I am thankful that my darker periods are less frequent and don’t...
    AnonymousEP77 AnonymousEP77 41-45, M Apr 5

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    Last night was just one of those nights where the littlest thing just triggers you to fall into this hole of crying and hyperventilating. My boyfriend doesn't understand why or...
    FarrahRelates FarrahRelates 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    Hey everyone. :) i have made this youtube video and I am posting the link here. It is a video that is about my life and my battle with depression and a ton of other things. The...
    Anonomous441 Anonomous441 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    My depression has gotten so bad over the last year and a half , almost two years. I can barely handle it. I'm nearly at the end of my battle tbh ..
    Thatonegirl5678 Thatonegirl5678 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    **** depression I battle myself and it always ends up a draw
    Blackness247 Blackness247 18-21, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Some people say "It's just a stage" or "Just be happy!". Well, you see, those people don't understand nothing is ever quite that simple. Depression is like an itch, or a little...
    YoureAllMurderers YoureAllMurderers 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm currently still battling a noticeable, yet secret, depression. I say noticeable, yet secret, because the people around me notice something is wrong but don't ask or is even...
    Skinnylove29 Skinnylove29 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    'It makes me sad to see you this way.' This was the sentence that made me want to change my life. My friend told me that, while he saw me crying. Of course, being secretive and...
    eliahlior eliahlior 22-25 1 Response Apr 4

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    Depression and anxiety have haunted me all my life. I've tried the pills, I've tried talking about it, and I usually resort to just sleeping it off. Depression doesn't just affect...
    kristeneh520 kristeneh520 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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