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I Do Not Battle Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 50 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    It's hard to battle depression when my support system fell apart. I have no one in my life that understands what I go through each day. My husband doesn't help as he is the biggest...
    LookWhosAwesome LookWhosAwesome 26-30, F 2 Responses May 19

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    I battle depression everyday. Ever since I had my heart attack and shortly after that prostate cancer. I got through all that and managed to be cured of the cancer but still...
    Chuckr6 Chuckr6 66-70, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    so i battle depression and i had who i thought was my friend tell me at least i dont have suicidal thoughts in a real ****** up way. i just can't understand why would you say that...
    ledsteven95 ledsteven95 18-21, M 1 Response May 6

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    ****PLEASE READ**** Anyone who is feeling this way, and needs help but cant find any, there is this program call the Crisis TextLine, i also battle depression, and this program has...
    XxAngelInMyNightmarexX XxAngelInMyNightmarexX 13-15, F 1 Response May 18

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    I've battled depression for years. I'm ok now. But I'm here if anyone needs help
    tomh11 tomh11 31-35, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't care anymore, whether I live or die. I'll just leave it up to chance. After all, no one cares does so why should I? All I can do is watch as my life passes me by. I used to...
    Guest4111 Guest4111 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    Dear people who don't understand depression, If you lived with my emotions and my brain. Eventually you would cry also. - sincerely, major depression...
    theoctopusesbowtie theoctopusesbowtie 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I've lost a Aunt an Uncle to depression. My girlfriend has depression and now I can't talk to her because she can't be in a relationship and her parents hate me because of the...
    FortunateAce4 FortunateAce4 16-17, M 8 hrs ago

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    every day feels like a battle I can't win. even on a good day I end up anxious or feeling like crying. every thing I love eventually becomes something I hate. my job, my school, my...
    Thingsunseen Thingsunseen 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    I need help making a decision... My depression has been really bad lately. It hasn't been this bad in a while. So tomorrow is my birthday. Tomorrow I'm also supposed to be going...
    heresmyhand heresmyhand 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Today I feel really depressed for the first time in years. I had serious depression when I was 19 up until I was 22, I tried a psychiatrist and two psychologists, therapy didn't...
    valeriemls valeriemls 26-30, F 6 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I've got the grandular fever. My friends think its a joke and always say that im a manwhore and that i always kiss every girl i see. I know they are joking, but still it hurts that...
    xWikish xWikish 16-17, M 10 hrs ago

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    I'm just sitting here, waiting for somebody to save me from my depression just by listening and really caring. That's all I've needed for years.
    papayalyn papayalyn 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I know I'm not alone. Many people I know do too. I have good days but some pretty rotten days where I need to hide from the world. The good days are awesome and I smile as much as...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 3 Responses May 13

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    I battle with depression everyday and used to self harm (also had an eating disorder at one point) it was not until I decided I needed help that I chose to talk to someone. At...
    Imjusthereforadvice Imjusthereforadvice 16-17, F May 20

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    A walk in the park now and then can help tackle depression: Sleeping too much. Feeling lazy all the time. Sapped of energy to do the daily routine.Nothing ever seems to go right...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I refuse to give in to depression, low self esteem & negative thinking and all the other labels for the dark places I've been in. I refuse to give in! I refuse to let it consume me...
    Angeldee Angeldee 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I'm not one to get angry or annoyed but to be quite freaking honest, people on here are ******* me off. Too many people over use the word depression and use it to describe every...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    I have a lot I'm dealing with right now. I know I have anxiety and now I figured out I have depression. I know people say "You don't have depression. Your too young for that...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F May 12

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    Hello everyone i usually dont do these things but i feel like i cant talk to anyone in my life anymore, about what is going on with me. I am 21 years old and ive been fighting...
    sanchezjessica sanchezjessica 18-21 2 Responses May 17

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    Thank you. Each and every one of you ******** out there who give people crap about mental illnesses and those of you who think you have depression and not even know what depression...
    mystiere13 mystiere13 16-17, F 3 Responses May 20

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    I've delt with depression since I was in 7th grade. For years I have practiced hiding my depression. When I couldn't take it anymore I became suicidal. My mom found out and took me...
    ygandulla ygandulla 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I battle sucidial tendicies, and depression with a lot of work Ive gotten a lot better, had 2 bad things happen lost one of my best friends and something that I did was really...
    eatthekids1stplease eatthekids1stplease 18-21, M 1 Response May 17

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    I have an unwilling battle with depression from time to time. Life seems so unbeatable and hopeless just because of the stress which accumulates. At the same time being alone and...
    lonelysoul1088 lonelysoul1088 26-30, M May 17

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    let's have a bottle of beer to battle this depression :) let's drink to that!
    PipayR PipayR 22-25, F 3 Responses May 21

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    A few years ago I was diagnosed with severe depression. It was so hard to come to terms with the fact I had a mental illness which I was struggling to control. It was controlling...
    danyellelakin danyellelakin 18-21, F 1 Response May 25

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    People don't understand depression enough these days they think that we can easily change our moods it's not like that at all it's a constant battle we try our hardest to stay...
    Shervonxx Shervonxx 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel like depression effects me so much more, on a day to day basis then the other people around me with it. I mean, I can't hardly talk to other people without kicking myself...
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F May 23

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    I am battling depression every day and have since I was very, very young. There are, of course, outside problems that make it harder to handle the depression, while he depression...
    sismit sismit 22-25, F 4 Responses May 25

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    I have had depression now since i was a kid but its turned into severe depression over the past few years and i dont really remember ever being happy so its hard to fight the...
    ymasxatl ymasxatl 22-25, F 2 Responses May 4

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    I thought I should let you guys know that I'm taking a stand for all of us that suffer from severe anxiety and depression and all other mental health issues that make life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 5

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    Depress; I have serious issues. I can't seem to keep my head together. I suffer from ADHD and currently without meds. My new job; will start me soon on medical but marijuana has...
    DaRon26 DaRon26 22-25, M 1 Response May 9

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    I feel so unworthy of life, because I am not who I want to be. I have depression but the majority of the time I am not massively uncomfortable. And yet I have no social life, no...
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 1 Response May 13

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