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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    I think I always felt like I know how I'm going to die. One day I'll lose my battle with depression and commit suicide. I think this all the time but am too scared to tell friends...
    LfeSzdBarbie LfeSzdBarbie 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I thought I had won the battle finally. I was placed on Cymbalta..they increased it and besides being tired all the time....my mood was good. they increased it again a couple of...
    mandy6b mandy6b 26-30, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Everyday of my life... i battle depression. Ive beaten it once but only a few know that it has been with me passed that. Its a struggle to stay happy but with my mind that is never...
    InfiniteZero InfiniteZero 13-15, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    The thing about depression is everyone confuses it with being sad, or unhappy. But I'm not unhappy. There's just so much emotional and physical pain inside me that nobody can see...
    Calsi704 Calsi704 22-25, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I battle depression. I’m not crazy. I’m not dumb. I don’t want to die, but I often feel like I want to take my own life. I am not dangerous to anyone but myself. I don’t...
    mrsabri mrsabri 18-21, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I haven't told no one ! Not my sisters my mom my best friends .... :( my doctor knows I battle depression an she prescribed me pills but I hate pills I don't believe in them ... I...
    ev23 ev23 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    G'day all.....Im curious... Would love to hear how others manage their depression?? What steps do you take to improve life and living with depression???? The word depression...
    Redridinghood69 Redridinghood69 51-55, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I battled depression so horribly for a long time so I am always here for anyone who is currently going through it so if anyone ever wants to talk don't go through it alone like I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't battle depression, but I have been really sad lately, really really sad. It hard to describe it, it's a lot of different emotions being played right now, however happiness...
    Mixedemotions2k Mixedemotions2k 13-15, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    There are 2 types of empty; the empty I feel when I'm depressed, and the empty I feel when I'm on medication for the depression. Both are killers and both are consuming. The...
    irongirl135 irongirl135 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    At the most when u battle depression u say u want to kill yourself and yes I did I cut I tryed to kill myself at age 12 I'm now 13 and still fighting to kill myself but that's on...
    lovetoparty616 lovetoparty616 13-15, T 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't want to lose my best friend, but we butt heads because we both battle depression. It's how we met, and we've always helped each other out during hard times. But it's...
    justjane2000 justjane2000 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm slowly counting down the hours until noon tomorrow, because that's when I have to do the face to face thing with my teacher. (Look at my last 2 I Battle Depression stories if...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have recently moved to a small country town. New job, new school for my kids, problems started when my husband didn't move and after five months of working full time and raising...
    WorldGirl76 WorldGirl76 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    I started psychiatry today. Only now, out of my entire life has my parents decided to get me help. My mother still believes I'm being dramatic, my father doesn't care. I am a...
    vanstable123 vanstable123 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 19

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    The Battle of D&A....A roller coaster ride and not a fun one! I don't wish this battle on anyone! I don't. But maybe just for one day. I think that goes for everyone who struggles...
    2bMeAgain 2bMeAgain 41-45 Jun 18

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    So the reason why I am still depressed and what I have done is through mental and physical abuse. It started when I was young and by the age of 12 I had started drinking, by grade...
    bonbypop bonbypop 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    Went to the dr a few days ago I got blood work done and also had my medication increased ...again but the biggest thing I found out was that I've been diagnosed with chronic...
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M Jun 16

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    Went to the dr a few days ago I got blood work done and also had my medication increased ...again but the biggest thing I found out was that I've been diagnosed with chronic...
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    I've battled anxiety and depression for a few years now. I believe it started when I was younger, my sister would always complain when she didn't get her way and throw fits and get...
    crossfitprincess crossfitprincess 22-25, M Jun 16

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    I don't even know if I can call this depression. A school counselor told me that real depression lasts months and since I just have these ups and downs I'm simply a moody teenager...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 15

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    My heart is hurting. I feel like I can't do anything right.. sometimes i wish i ran away from my house.... i've attempted suicide 5 times..... and i- i can't take it anymore... i...
    lastendless lastendless 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 15

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    I feel like i'm losing this crippling battle. It's just not good. I wish I could stay positive, but I can't seem to find any good reason anymore. Depression is the worst
    TooLateForEdelweiss TooLateForEdelweiss 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 15

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    I have struggled wish depression for many years. At times I think of suicide. It is a awful feeling. Feeling alone, sad, worthless, and so much money. I am dealing with alot of...
    Missgirlie Missgirlie 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    The battle rages on. I feel like I've got a great hold on depression now and will never slip down those dark thoughts but at the same time I feel there are some battles I can't win...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 14

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    Recovering from a breakdown, depression took my indipenedence from me. I am 28 and starting from scratch again, first step is knowing that it is safe tl leave the house. I have no...
    GameBoy1986 GameBoy1986 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 14

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    I've battled with depression for 4 years and like many others here I've contemplated and attempted suicide. Very few things make me smile or laugh it's hard to be happy when life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 14

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    Not really sure how I've ended up here, but I guess I've been wanting to vent a little to someone besides my parents and the doctors because I'm worried I'll worry them too much...
    erilaz erilaz 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 13

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    I do dancing last night to battle my stress and depressions. It really helps me a lot. Clear my mind with good things. I do meditations also. And lastly, before i go to sleep, I...
    ecinaj37 ecinaj37 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 12

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    I feel like I´m falling into depression again. I am at a point in my life where I need to be more proactive and yet, I feel paralyzed with fear and doubt. Everything feels...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 12

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    I have a friend who also dealing with depression I see her mostly in school and I've been trying to get her alone just so we can talk about our depression but every time she is...
    thelittlekidindiapers thelittlekidindiapers 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 12

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    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity 51-55, M Jun 12

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    I battle depression and it forces me to cut myself. I then drink away the pain. I love to binge eat too. It's my ex girlfriends fault I'm like this.
    JoshNorris JoshNorris 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 12

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