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I Do Not Battle Depression

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have been living in hostel for past 1 month and i have been had a horrible time fighting my depression. Now this incident has made me far worse. My room mates were talking aloud...
    lovemylifetooless lovemylifetooless 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    This girl posted on something I said about a teen girl dating saying that lying to parents causes depression and anxiety and that's it. Lmao. Depression is a chemical imbalance in...
    ebabe ebabe 18-21, F 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I've wasted an unfathomable amount of resources, time, money and energy because of my depression. I first noticed I was depressed when I was 17, sometime between the time that my...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 22-25, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Being suicidal and depressed is one of the hardest things I've been through. People say "seek help" But when you do, they say "you're attention seeking, people who deal with...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am going to cover a lot of bases about myself here....I feel as though the last couple weeks I've been losing my mind, and I have to get out who I am in some form or another, and...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Today may end up being a bad day for me. I've become very good at ignoring those negative thoughts in my head and replacing them with positive ones. I truly feel like I have a...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have battled it for as long as i can remember. Now, its happening alot more than it used to.
    Gavin788 Gavin788 13-15, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have battled depression my whole life. I remember coming home from first grade and crying because everyone hated me. I started taking antidepressents at age 15 and have taken...
    Marseymo Marseymo 46-50, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    13 facts must be known if you love someone who fights depression 1. Depression is not a choice. Depression is one of the most helpless and frustrating experiences a person can...
    Fo2los Fo2los 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    The battle is never ending! I'd love to win! Climb outta this hole for good and never look back. Is there anyone here that has had success with homeopathic remedies? I refuse to...
    joyfulcloudofsorrow joyfulcloudofsorrow 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I promised that if I ever got better I would do something to help others in my situation. That was 34 years ago. I am just so happy to be well again. So much time has past that I...
    quickrush quickrush 51-55, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi I have been battle depression for a long time I feel alone no friend
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have battles with depression nearly my entire my life!! Some days are worse than others!
    cynthiashortridge cynthiashortridge 31-35, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    I see tons of people on here talking about how depressed they are so I thought I would share this. I've battled depression for years, and I've been through some pretty dark times...
    flashysnail flashysnail 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Living with depression is like seeing shadows instead of the real things and problems in life. They all seem bigger, scarier and darker than they actually are. The funny thing...
    weirdcharlie weirdcharlie 16-17, T 2 Responses Aug 26

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    My bf is battling depression. He failed a licensure exam few months ago that crushed him pretty bad. He cannot study and take it again due to his depression. He was given sleeping...
    OnlyCB OnlyCB 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Ever since depression consumed my life, everything has fallen apart. Although it was not all that great to start with. I guess I will never be able to remember what a normal and...
    SkylerJacobson SkylerJacobson 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    I have battled with depression for many years. With my doctors permission, I slowly weened off a high dose of effexor 225 MG .. I was just wanting to sleep all the time. I recently...
    angelanicole89 angelanicole89 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    .. ( whispering to myself... ) .. I think theres something wrong with me..... It shouldnt be so hard to socialize with people.. I shouldnt have to keep fighting moods... I shouldnt...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    Someone told me today depression wasn't a real thing. That I couldn't possibly be feeling the way I do. That it's not a real problem. That I need to grow up and get over myself...
    spence96 spence96 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 23

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    Depression has got a hold on me. I been feeling it for a couples months now. Today I been thinking about cutting myself. I been crying for a bit. I can't cope anymore...
    lovemeiris lovemeiris 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    This morning I woke up feeling like **** and like my depression hit me with a brick in the face. So I cancelled my plans with friends for the day and straight up told them...
    Todashiko Todashiko 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I really want to kill myself. My life is going on horribly. My mother has psychotic depression, she has been on an affair for 9 years & has just recently stopped after being...
    mangoseed mangoseed 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 22

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    Hi everybody, this isn't so much an experience as much as it is just me trying to help you out. Some friends and I have started a project based in Chicago called Stay Alive For Me...
    Todashiko Todashiko 16-17, F Aug 22

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    Dark grayish smoke fills the air, following the acrid stench of rotting flesh and burning wood, places the mood across the the battle field a dreary one. The earth is scarred black...
    FightingPhoenix FightingPhoenix 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    So this is what I posted on my blog. Depression is too complex and hard to deal with so I'm not saying I have the cure here or anything like that, but reading this MIGHT help a...
    weirdcharlie weirdcharlie 16-17, T 5 Responses Aug 21

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    Hi guys I've battled depression for 20 years I've learned so much ask me anything happy to share!
    freefalling123 freefalling123 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 21

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    There is finally a light at the end of my tunnel! :-) It's been a two year battle. Things they are a changing now! I'm stronger from all the darkness and learned an extremely...
    Mari3028 Mari3028 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I found something today... Depression does not always mean Beautiful girls shattering at the wrists A glorified, heroic battle for your sanity Or mothers that never got the chance...
    crazihilary crazihilary 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 20

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    Major depression is a disease that impacts approximately 5% of people globally. For over 30 years, scientists believed that monoamines– mood-related chemicals such as serotonin...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    Deprived of sleep during the night Then tired through the day Not that I had energy to do stuff anyway You took it all away Depression You're so cruel now you have to ruin my...
    polarbearlove polarbearlove 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I just told my best friend about my depression. I'm a bit ashamed...but it was nice to let someone know. If you have depression and you are debating telling a close friend, do it...
    AllieKat17 AllieKat17 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Nobody fights for us They sedate us. Or send us to hospitals. We become a commodity. Our veracity removed By college words Like dysphoria. Which is how facts gets...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 3 Responses