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I Have a Mental Illness

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    I'm not really sure that what I have can be

    classified under anything specific.. I have 26 (and counting) voices in my head...? I mean, they all have there stories and personalities and they treat me as part of their little family. My "father" Maxwell is rich but he's really funny and silly like a child but still really...
    HaHaHarleyQuinn HaHaHarleyQuinn 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7, 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 Have MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder) its

    bc i was abused as a child and to protect myself my brain split into pieces..... meaning theres basically another peron or persons inside of me. No that doesn't make me crazy or dangerous it just means there's many sides to me. its confusing sometimes bc im not sure if me is...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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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 12 Responses Jul 20, 2006

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    Sometimes I miss some of the voices I heard

    when I was psychotic, because I felt less alone with them there.
    sabauuga sabauuga 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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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 7 Responses Feb 10

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    I suffer from anxiety

    and depression . I posted this to let everyone know that there not alone !
    adaytothehorizon adaytothehorizon 16-17, F 2 Responses May 15, 2014

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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 have borderline personality disorder with

    eating disorder its hell to live with bpd covers a range of things from depressive states to suicadal tendencies to hearing voices seeing things being so scared you cant leave the house self harm your brain never stops your allways on your guard i do what i can to cope
    givenupforever givenupforever 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I have a mental illness,

    and over time u know its actually ok... It's made it a little tougher, but really obstacles are made to overcome
    SsMcGavin SsMcGavin 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    My latest Dx is MDD with psychotic features

    and PTSD. I am also a cutter and in recovery from bulimia. Previous Dx included schizoaffective disorder NOS, Bipolar 1 rapid cycling, Eating disorder NOS, Personality disorder NOS and Impulse control disorder. I'm kinda sick of being labeled. I have a mental illness. I am not...
    Shonnie Shonnie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Depression and anxiety run strong in my family.

    I suffer from both of these, and like most, I have my good days, and I have my bad days. These past three months have been filled with nothing but bad days. I can't seem to bring a smile to my face without wanting to cry, all I can do is sit around and stew in my bad thoughts...
    hanban0320 hanban0320 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    They're being really active today.

    F*cking with me hardcore.
    Euphoricbunnymaster Euphoricbunnymaster 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    My parents keep telling me I'm a psychopath.

    that I have some weird gene that suppresses my emotions and causes me to act the way I do . But I can't find any info on the net . can anyone help me out ?
    moondustfairy moondustfairy 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 16

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    I'm not getting the help I need.

    I'm stuck in the same spot I've been in for 3 months. Being stagnant is not human - we are made to change & adapt. I have a limited time on this planet, & I want to experience everything awe inspiring about it. Being trapped in my own mind redefined the word 'prison'.
    lindsaymaegan lindsaymaegan 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2014

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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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    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 12 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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    I have Bipolar disorder,

    depression, anger issues, anxiety of all types, PTSD, and ADHD. Hospitalized February 11 for a suicide attempt. It's been hard dealing with all this, the loss of my dad brother and sister, but through it all, anything, I have remained a hopeful pessimist. This all has caused me...
    ReannaLee ReannaLee 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    I used to take Celexa (Citalopram),

    but that didn't do anything for my anxiety. Today is my first day on Zoloft (Sertraline) and I don't know what to expect because I didn't have any side effects on Celexa. Although it's my first day, I haven't been able to stomach any food, I'm nauseous, and I have this weird...
    stef17 stef17 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Yes, Sadly, I'm Bipolar. ...

    Yes, sadly, I'm bipolar. Not treated at this time, due to a bad experience with the local state-run programme. Maybe if I ever get rich (yeah, right, dream on) I can pick my own person to treat me, who'll treat me like a human being and not a fall asleep during session, and yell...
    whovian whovian 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2007

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    Katie Hopkins is a disgusting human She

    seriously needs a ******* punch in the face how dare she slag us off for having an illness we can't ******* help it , and it's not just adults who have it its kids aswell u make me so sick , u should be so ashamed of urself u stupid...
    lauj16 lauj16 16-17, F Mar 30

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    tiiedrope tiiedrope 26-30, F 8 Responses Feb 19

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    Barley ate anything today.

    Cant sleep..Help?
    DetachedCinnamon DetachedCinnamon 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    Sarahhhh123 Sarahhhh123 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    It's so weird being in a psychology class

    and thinking I have "yep I have that" every time a new disorder is named, but it also helps you understand why you have those conditions it opens your mind to more than the words "you are depressed" you are now playing the psychiatrist and evaluating yourself figuring out why...
    Nottheaveragegirl Nottheaveragegirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 2014

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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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    Schizophrenia. Schizo.

    Schiz. The crazy. Avoid. Illness that you can catch. Just those words whispering as eyes peer at me makes me squirm. I know I have a problem. Hell, I am a problem! But people completely assume that since I see and hear things not there, that I'm crazy like the things their...
    octoberlovely octoberlovely 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Trying to block out these voices are

    so hard as they tell me that there helping me 😭😭
    lauj16 lauj16 16-17, F Mar 30

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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 5 Responses Feb 10

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    colasc41 colasc41 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I just got transferred from one community

    mental health center to another, and today the new psychiatrist asked me what I was diagnosed with during my last hospital stay. I said schizophrenia. He asked me do you think you have schizophrenia? What do you think that means? Does he have doubts? Does he not belive me? What...
    sarahk85 sarahk85 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Support appreciated. These are the diagnoses

    I've received over the years from ages 9-21. Well, not all of them have been diagnosed but there is high probability that I have them or have variations of them. I have been diagnosed with PTSD but quite possibly have C-PTSD (as well as other trauma-related disorders) I show...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 8 Responses Jan 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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    i have bipolar depression,

    its hard,especially with two loving kids and a husband that calls you crazy.
    nanvalglex nanvalglex 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I've only ever seen my regular doctor

    so who knows if I actually have a diagnosis but I'm taking medicine for anxiety/depression. I recently switched because the other one made me feel like a robot and this one doesn't seem to be helping at all. I feel lonely. My chest feels heavy and my head hurts because I feel so...
    SuperLogan SuperLogan 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Borderline Personality Disorder.

    - I was diagnosed just near the end of last year. I had to be evaluated by the request of my counselor . I was surprised that it was this serious.. Knew something was off but never thought it was something like this. But now looking back on things.. It makes so much sense.
    twistedlittlemind019 twistedlittlemind019 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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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 have MPD/DID... there are 8 personalities in

    my head.. i'm fine with it.. but everyone else thinks i'm crazy.. its hard to do mundane things like school.. i'm not allowed to drive until 6 months after my last blackout.. i have blackouts daily.. sometimes i don't wake up for a few days... i just ... become someone else for...
    nekkie nekkie 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    I Have Bipolar Disorder.

    This is something that I find not easy to talk or write about. Society in general tends to see mental illness as different to other physical illnesses. We all know of the remarks; kids grow up with them; looney, mad, crazy. An illness of the brain is seen as different to an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Sep 23, 2013

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    Sooo doc put me on Wellbutrin

    for anxiety and ADHD... The comedown sucks... Anyone on this ever get severe migraines and depressive comedown?
    HalfEvil87 HalfEvil87 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 27

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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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    I have sleeping disorders,

    depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. It just really sucks too many pills and my therphist annoys me at times.
    RedDog123321 RedDog123321 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    I have struggled with depression

    and anxiety for a great part of my adulthood. There have been times where things were great, years at a time actually but I have now slipped back into a severe depression. My medication has been changed on multiple occasions to no avail!!! There are so many issues that have...
    butterfly2924 butterfly2924 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    I have Adjustment Disorder with mixed anxiety

    and disorder, and yes I was diagnosed with it, not self-diagnosed. I feel depressed most of the times, I always get butterflies in my stomach for no reason, my throat gets really dry, and my hands are clammy all the time. I also get red in the face. I have a bunch of friends...
    xMikayla xMikayla 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 23, 2014

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    It's been a week since I have been able to take

    my medication due to family not being to pick it up. I have Boarder Line Personality Disorder (very similar to Bi-polar), Auditory and Visual (if triggered) Schizophrenia, and Depression. It wouldn't be so horrible, but my biggest trigger is school.. Just walking down the...
    octoberlovely octoberlovely 16-17, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Paranoid schizophrenia.

    Had it for a long time now. I don't like it when some people pretend they have it just to get sympathy or sound cool, schizophrenia is terrifying sometimes. But at the same time I do believe I sometimes see, notice or hear important things other people can't. My therapist treats...
    Roslein Roslein 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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