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I Do Not Battle Depression

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 no longer battle depression. It used to be that I was depressed, and I thought I was not good enough, and I battled myself. That was not very good because as long as I was my...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    Am I...starting to feel NORMAL? Okay for those who don't know, I battle depression since childhood and got medical help because I had a chemical imbalance in my head. So they gave...
    RandomDudeFriend RandomDudeFriend 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 1

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    I was thinking a bit more about the optimal times to use one's mind to counteract depression. In my experience the absolutely best time to do that is before one is depressed as a...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    THIS IS HOPEFULLY THE LAST POST IM MAKING ON "I BATTLE DEPRESSION" I gave my biggest battle. I knew something was missing, and I had to find it. I have had experiences with LSD...
    TroubledIndividual TroubledIndividual 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 4

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    I battle depression on an off it's better now. I just honestly wish depression was not a factor in my life. I've been through so much
    byancax33 byancax33 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    Depression is horrible. Nights are the worst for me, as I've heard it is for most who battle depression. For me, it's mainly because the most traumatizing experiences have happened...
    sarrmar sarrmar 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I battle depression, I'm suicidal, I self harm. It sucks that what people say/said to me made me like this
    jasmire jasmire 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 25

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    I've battled depression since I was young . I've done and been through things people shouldn't of been through. No one listens to me. I have so much on my shoulders and still no...
    alishaemmorey alishaemmorey 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 25

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    I, just turned 18 I, am overworked I, am underpaid I, battle depression I, hurt constantly I, can't eat I, have trouble sleeping I, am alone But I, I, am alive
    bruhhhhhpls bruhhhhhpls 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 25

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    Ok so I'm trying to be open so I can help others and also be helped any one out there also battle depression bullied have social anxiety disorder self harm I'm here and also need...
    depressedgirl0601 depressedgirl0601 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 27

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    The best way to battle depression is by workin out and joining some sport classes
    wheniwasurman wheniwasurman 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 31

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    I've battled depression for many years now. It's getting worse. I feel like I'm drowning and I'm being swallowed up in a black hole of nothing. I am tired and I feel sick. I can't...
    alexissmarie alexissmarie 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    I've battled depression ever since I was about 7. I've just always hated myself so much, always been jealous and envious of my sister having such a perfect figure and being so...
    AFriend2All AFriend2All 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    When I came across the gospel of Shrek, I read and was amazed. I then accept shrek Ito my life and he helped me battle depression. I no longer suffer from it. I help my community...
    NeverAnonymous NeverAnonymous 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    The most fear I've is being alone most people I see they're always happy as for myself I can't find happy . When I was young I had plenty of friend's and as I grew up most of us...
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 11

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    I battle depression. Im one of those "popular, wealthy and athletic" guys in highschool, and yet i dont see any meaning to my existence. Ive never really been in love, but ive...
    nikokoko nikokoko 18-21, M 17 Responses a week ago

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    Everyday in my mind is an endless battle. think of it as the 300 spartans, they never gave up but in the end they didnt win the battle. I'm slowly losing my battle with depression...
    Palavo88 Palavo88 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It occurs to me that for many people battling depression is a losing battle, and that perhaps some do not realize that this is a battle that we do not have to loose. I live with...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 25

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    I have struggled with major depression, as a direct result of complex high betrayal trauma, ever since I was a little girl. From the time I was 7 years old until the time I was 9...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 23 Responses 5 days ago

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    This has been the battle of my life. Depression so heavy it feels like someone laid a very wet and large blanket on me. I could be happy as a clam. Then all of the sudden... Wham...
    jonnyfun1 jonnyfun1 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 28

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    I over-analyze depression. As we know when depressed we tend to over-analyze things and think too much. As you may or may not realize I have been overanalyzing depression during...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Love your enemy. It is an aspect of my religion, Christianity, which seems at times to be too hard to follow. Of course, this takes on a different perspective when the enemy is...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 26

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    Bye Bye Halloween, Hello Depression. I think I have to give up going on... dare I say it ...on Halloween (MY FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR) to say inside and try and handle my emotions...
    RandomDudeFriend RandomDudeFriend 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    A few weeks ago (I think it was only a few weeks), someone posted on here that she was depressed, and then someone else asked "why are you depressed? What caused it?" And then I...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 4

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    Potential advantages of a mind prone to depression. Now I am not claiming that being depressed is good. Being depressed sucks big time. However, I am beginning to wonder whether...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 6

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    Depression.. Even just the word sucks! Don't get me started on how much it has ruined both me and my life!! I lost all my friends including my one of my best friends, except for...
    catho catho 18-21, F Oct 24

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    Raking leaves therapy to depression. I recently posted some ideas of how I deal with depression. Here is one in greater detail. Yesterday morning I decided to take leaves in part...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    I've battled it before and won somehow. It was a difficult journey but I did it. Now I'm with someone who's severely depressed. I found out he was suffering from depression & I...
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    Depression It hurts me It angers me It makes me hate myself Depression It hurts him It angers him It makes him hate himself Depression It hurts us It angers us It makes...
    beautifuldisaster4 beautifuldisaster4 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 29

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    Today is tough. Last night, I think I finally realized that my 28 year marriage is completely done. I have wondered before, but last night I really felt it. We were arguing. It...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 3

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    I live with anxiety and depression. Every day is a constant battle - but some days I win. It makes me very lonely because I do not socialise. Still life goes on.
    robertoduran robertoduran 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 4

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    I was diagnosed at the age of 18. I was hospitalized for a while and given prozac and it really saved my life. Fast forward few years later i decided I feel good and don't want to...
    Elalala Elalala 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    HOPE Even in the worst of times, There is someone's time worst then mine. All I have to do is look around, There is someone always feeling down. If you think that things are bad...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses Nov 8

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    See the thing with depression is, people say you're just selfish if you're depressed. You're not. Depression, cutting, suicide, those are all ridiculously selfless. The reason...
    oaktheprof oaktheprof 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 9

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    i just feel so numb inside sometimes i don't feel like doing anything all day long, i don't feel like getting up in morning, getting ready for the day.. that excitement i had to...
    lovebug19980 lovebug19980 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 14

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    I have decided once again that I was wrong. :) I used to think fairly recently that the way to overcome depression is to come to the point where one is desperate, close off the...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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