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I Have a Mental Illness

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    You know what I dislike very much?

    When people act like mental illness doesn't exist. You know what I also dislike? The people that force people to think that way, it seems a lot of people, especially teenagers think it's cute or cool to pretend to hear voices, struggle with hurting your self, or like a friend I...
    Euphoricbunnymaster Euphoricbunnymaster 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    My Story Of Schizophrenia And Bullimia

    I grew up as a really happy, outgoing child. Nothing ever really had seemed to bother me. I had a great imagination and always used to make people laugh. As the years went by my family started to fall apart, I had lost two siblings in a matter of 8months which sent my mother and...
    Skye90 Skye90 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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    Evil Speaks Yet Do Not Listen

    So evil speaks to you and tells lies about you to make you feel BAD about yourself and pretends to be the voices of other people so you think that person is talking about you when they are not! Clever, but not so clever because I know and I have read parts of The Bible! People...
    Jan 15, 2013

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    And I'm tired of everyone pretty much trying to

    shove medicine down my throat. I hate the way it makes me feel. I don't want to lay around like a zombie. It makes me feel like I have no energy. Not even enough to hold my eyes open. Why can't I just be myself?
    HappilyMrsLetson HappilyMrsLetson 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    What makes me really upset

    and angry is when people make fun of mental ilness'. Poeple dont just randomly choose to feel like that, for attention or whatever reason some of ye think, they have no control over it happening to them.. I wouldnt wish it on a single person but dont dare ever judge something...
    amyslatts amyslatts 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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    I am beginning to not worry

    as much about it. I guess you could say I choice not to treat it. I have borderline personality disorder. It ******* sucks because well, I just feel mentally exhausted the majority of the time but sometimes when I inhale I can actually smell the air instead of constantly...
    ashless ashless 22-25, F 3 Responses May 13

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    Guys, take some time off

    and read this The Fluttering Hearted Flirt - http: //wp.me/p67thY-C May give you a fresh look at your own vision. I write to inspire.
    whatishappening15 whatishappening15 22-25, F Aug 4

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    I have struggled for years with depression,

    anxiety, and PTSD, all of which led to my struggle with self harm. I have done a lot of work over the years to develop coping skills and crisis management plans for when I have the urge to cut, and it has all paid off. Today is my three year mark of no self harm.
    katnoelle14 katnoelle14 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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    This is my testimony of having a mental illness

    - obsessive compulsive disorder. It does get better, I promise you that! Well I might as well start at the beginning, growing up I was always shy but being an introvert never stopped me from running the roads all the or being involved in activities like soccer, dance, baton, I...
    chelseystorys chelseystorys 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    I think I might have psychosis.

    I have depression and social anxiety, but there are things that have happened that lead me to believe I also have psychotic episodes. If anyone has an experience with this, please help me.
    Dawhead Dawhead 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    very sick of dealing with bipolar.

    all i want is to be done with it.
    EvilPrincess87 EvilPrincess87 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    i have extreme PTSD. my mother passed away

    when I was one, and when I was 2, i got adopted. the woman who adopted me only did it so she could look good for her church... she didn't do it because she actually cared. i came from a foster home who neglected me, and then when I aged out of my family's house, I became...
    Charityhope87 Charityhope87 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    You know what ****** me off?

    When people wish mental illnesses on themselves. As if having Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Borderline Personality Disorder, Complex PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder is some kind of fun life to live. I am SO MUCH more than my mental disorders. I have spent...
    Inevitablyflawed Inevitablyflawed 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 30

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    I'm glad for the first time in my life I can

    talk about my mental illness. For 40 years or so I have only had a few close friends that I can really talk to about "it". Even if I don't get answers , it helps me to talk about it, thanks for listening.
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    A little story about life in a mental hospital.

    I have bipolar 2 and I drink, so a guy like that is bound to wind up in the hospital. Several years ago, I was inpatient and sitting near the nurse's desk reading a magazine. A hardcore schizophrenic was standing near one of the room doors going through a handbag looking for a...
    DanteBlake23 DanteBlake23 36-40, M Jul 26

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    On The Borderline...

    A few years ago, I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.. I had never heard of it.. On the border of what? Sanity and batshit crazy? Probably. but it was a relief to finally have a "name" for the emotional roller coaster is been on for so long. Imagine the emotions...
    SweetGG SweetGG 26-30, F 7 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    emetophobic247 emetophobic247 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Those of u who have lots of serious mental

    problems. Do you talk about it with ppl? Do u let them know? Or do u keep completely quiet about it?? I tend to tell ppl but I'm starting to think it's not the best choice.
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 20 Responses Aug 18

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    Trauma Recovery Is Scary!

    I am not one to say, "why me?!" People have had it a lot worse than I have in life. As I get older, I'm finding that therapy just isn't enough. My rage is accelerating at the injustices done to me and done to other children and women. I fear that I will take my own life in...
    Georgie1962 Georgie1962 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    Tightness crushes my chest,

    And I can't breath, The only time I can escape, Is when I fall asleep. I fear the walls are closing in, Our time is passing by too slow, Or sometimes it feels as if there's nowhere to go. From high to low, And anxious to calm, From one pole to another, And trying to survive...
    Shadowspider15 Shadowspider15 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2014

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    I don't know what normal is,

    yet it's what I'd like to be.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 6

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    I wish I never told anyone about my mental

    illness I only have anxiety and depression, but now that I have a mental illness it feels like there is a stigma that follows me everywhere I go no matter what relationship I'm in whether family, friends or partners and I can't get away from it it hurts because I find people try...
    theincarnated1 theincarnated1 31-35 6 Responses May 20

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    Aspergers

    If I showed you the real me would it still be the same? Explained Ive got a gun, but I've got no aim? No violence or love, just my conscience as a token. That its not my fault my compass is broken. I cant feel what you feel, but why cant I pretend? I know that I would...
    ShadowAce7125 ShadowAce7125 22-25, M 6 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    people who believe that dissociative identity

    disorder can be cured by 'giving yourself to god' and 'stop playing with ghosts (Wtf???) really have no idea how they can hurt people by saying things like that.
    Meliantha Meliantha 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 10

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    Hello! This is my personal story of living

    with schizophrenia: I used to tell people "I have a bad brain." I am not going to say I suffer from schizophrenia but rather I endure and cope with it. My name is Amy Kay and I have schizophrenia. I do not want to hurt others or myself. Neither do I hear voices and I no...
    Amyloukay Amyloukay 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 10

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    I'm upset, my little brother has mental illness

    and living with my uncle. Since he lived there he has gone down. My brother is talking crazy and talking about fbI. And he told me yesterday that my uncle is selling drugs. My uncle has done it in the pass. My uncle has done speed. I'm a bit concerned that he might be using my...
    Mindgeeee Mindgeeee 31-35, F Jul 22

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    I Have Bipolar

    I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, last year while travelling abroad. My episodes are very manic followed by depression once my medication (Lithium and Olanazepine) have stabilised me. Being ill in a psychiatric hospital in a foreign country made it even more traumatic...
    crazyone crazyone 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 20, 2006

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      My name is Jaydie

    and I am 15 years old. A few months ago, I was diagnosed with depersonalisation/derealisation, which causes symptoms such as feeling unreal, not alive, numb, in a dream like world and extremely depressed. I have been dealing with this for a while now and it is causing me great...
    Jaydkins Jaydkins 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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    I use to think it was OK

    for me to want someone to love me with the intensity I felt I might be able to love. I wanted to be the center of their world. Have them worship the ground I walked on. Love me so much that it hurt. Just absorb me into them and wear me like there favorite outfit. I've come to...
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have at least four,

    diagnosed. Depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD... And possible bipolar disorder. - "Mental illnesses. They are no less real than physical illnesses, and often *MORE* debilitating. No, I cannot "get over" my depression. I will not "learn to be better" if you practice tough love. I am...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 1 Response Feb 18

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    I suffer from depression.

    I miss the town I was spending the Summer in. There's something special about it... And all it takes is that one song to make me think of it... Then, it actually kept happening with other songs today...
    Triforce184 Triforce184 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    one of my other personalities told someone she

    would jump in front of a train, now they forced me to get help again I'm just a mess at the moment
    Meliantha Meliantha 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    Dear not mentally ill people trying to give me

    advice: If I had so much control over my illness that I "wouldn't let it affect me", I wouldn't be ******* ill. That is what illnesses do. Thank you
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie 22-25, T 8 Responses Jun 17

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    So my family really enjoys scary movies

    and ghosts and stuff like that and so do I. But I have schizophrenia and really experience that's kinda stuff. It's weird to me that they can believe but still sane.
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I personally feel as

    though this needs to be said. Please do not demean those with clinical anxiety by claiming that you, too, have anxiety. As human beings, we all experience anxiety. There's a huge divide between "having anxiety" and being diagnosed with anxiety. The feeling of constant anxiety...
    Blizzardpaw Blizzardpaw 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    the anxiety is overwhelming,

    its days like today that I really have trouble pushing on. hard to find real reason to anyway.
    EvilPrincess87 EvilPrincess87 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm wondering if anyone has had the same weird

    experience as me. Recently when i leave the house, I have these brief moments like blackouts for a few seconds (at least thats what they seem like and I'm hoping ??) and I can't account for what happened during those seconds... They only happen outside of home and when i get...
    auroraskyy auroraskyy 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I had a massive med issues at the eating

    disorder clinic I was at this December. I started believing full heartily that they were pumping calories in to the air and water making me obese. I thought they were fatting me up to make me in to the stuff they put in feeding tubes. Grinding my fat body in to the creamy liquid...
    tobehere tobehere 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Another brief mental hospital story: During my

    initial evaluation upon entering the enchanted kingdom for the third time, I told the doctor that I have a reasonable grasp of self-knowledge. His reaction? "Oh bullshit!" Or something to that effect. I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder (a BS diagnosis, vindicated by...
    DanteBlake23 DanteBlake23 36-40, M Jul 30

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    I have been battling most of my life health

    issues I didn't understand until now. I have physical and emotional issues and cannot get long term disability although I keep trying. Right now I am on disability till January 2016 because of anxiety. Because of Fibromyalgia I cannot even work as Pharmacy Technician even though...
    BrokenAndDown BrokenAndDown 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    ArtemistheHunter ArtemistheHunter 13-15, F 7 Responses Aug 18

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    Myths about the top 10 most common mental

    illnesses: 10. Antisocial Personality Disorder: Myth: Somebody who avoids social interaction is “antisocial”. Truth: Many people refer to someone who is reluctant to participate in social situations as “antisocial”. In fact, these people are often pro-social. Antisocial...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    problem is they treat you like a case to study ,

    i am just a job to them,how could i trust some psychologist look at me as something have to be fixed ,i am not an object i am a human being with feelings
    duffyjun duffyjun 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Iris Iris is one of my alters

    who is really hard to control. She is very strong minded and loves to break people mentally. I've lost some of my best friends because they couldn't deal with Iris. Somehow I can understand that but it also makes me sad. Iris really hates me and absolutely believes we don't...
    Meliantha Meliantha 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    sarahbear420 sarahbear420 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 26

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    Dissociative Identity Disorder/DID/formally

    known as MPD or multiple personality disorder. A lot of people have no idea what it means so I decided to write something about it and get some things out of the way. First of all I will answer the questions people ask me most:-So, you are schizophrenic?*No! Absolutely not, that...
    Meliantha Meliantha 18-21, F Aug 22