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I Have a Mental Illness

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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...
    Skye90 Skye90 22-25, F 11 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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    Miss :me 2 - Yea Bipolar sucks ,people think i make it up ,To make a excuse for y i act how i act .Well people  as in my ex who currenty still w cuz i love him.And my family...
    jenser jenser 19-21, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2006

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    Well, where do I even begin? It recently hit me--many changes have occurred my life these past few months. Honestly it feels so good to write it all down and I am satisfied...
    rxcsoccerstar rxcsoccerstar 18-21, F Dec 23, 2013

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    11, Actually - i was "diagnosed" using the PDQ4 questionaire, which is known to overdo it a bit, do i dont see myself as having these, but rather showing traits of them...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 15 Responses Mar 29, 2009

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    recovering from depression, but my anxiety will always be there.
    ImagineSammy ImagineSammy 13-15, F Mar 14

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    I See We Meet Again... - Leaving Sam's Club today I had lots of little items in my hands and as I approached my car it started to rain, hard. As I fumbled through my purse looking...
    smylin smylin 36-40 1 Response Apr 22, 2012

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    Let me make this clear, I'm only writing down these thoughts and posting it to clear my head. I've always wondered what exactly is wrong with me... And the more I explore with my...
    LilMissMandy LilMissMandy 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I suffer from bpd or eupd but I'm a survivor not a victim
    jacs140 jacs140 61-65, F Mar 16

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    I struggle to make my therapy appointments meaningful, I freeze every session or just draw a blank.
    monkeybuisness monkeybuisness 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 26

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    My Friends Got Me-ntal Illness - this is the story about how a few weeks ago...i found out that i have bi-polar disorder. so yeah. here it goes. i know its really long, but i hope...
    smallworld smallworld 16-17 2 Responses Sep 2, 2008

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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...
    SweetGG SweetGG 26-30, F 9 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    My brain is a mess i have been having seizures for eleven years. I suffered from extreme depression for most of my adult life, they say it is epilepsy but I still have seizures and...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    I suffer from social anxiety and depression
    Jbriefs Jbriefs 16-17, M Mar 20

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    I have bulimia, I've had it since I was 12, I never really new what it was but me and my friend used to make this thing called 'sick juice' so you basically make this kind of...
    TheGreenEyedGirl TheGreenEyedGirl 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I'll Always Be A Freak. - I know not many people care or want to read this,but I have to say this. I realized something today, the truth. That some people are beyond helping. I can...
    Yearsgoby Yearsgoby 18-21, M 8 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    Living With A Mental Illness (s) - I live with schizoaffective disorder, which is a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Double whammy right? I know. And it's a...
    gtafan1987 gtafan1987 22-25 5 Responses Dec 29, 2011

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    You may think I am weird if you read this and hope to never see me on the streets. You may look the other way or call me names but I call myself names all the time. I just want to...
    rose114 rose114 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    Let me make this clear, I'm only writing down these thoughts and posting it to clear my head. I've always wondered what exactly is wrong with me... And the more I explore with my...
    LilMissMandy LilMissMandy 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I know I can willing admit I have a mental illness. I had depression been effecting most of my life. I had seen some councillor. The last one I seen gave up on me. I never seek...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    I'm sure I'm psychotic. An need meds, but my family believe religion is better than treatment.
    LilRedFoxTail LilRedFoxTail 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    My Psychotic Episode (august 2010) - In August 2010, I got so stressed that I actually went completely nuts. The doctors have yet to diagnose me but say that it was a stress...
    SquishyStarfishy SquishyStarfishy 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2012

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    Well I got suspended for the day. I just took one hit out of a E-ciggrate but got caught. I felt so invenvible, but my world came crashing down. When I was in my school office I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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    Okay this is a long one but I really need someone's advice, because I'm not sure.. I'm an 18 year old female i have a lot of friend but only when I chose to speak to them or want...
    ProjectSuspense ProjectSuspense 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I have OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) at least that's what three psychiatrist agreed. But only received treatment in this past two years. Today anxiety won over me again it...
    GrumpyGrouchy GrumpyGrouchy 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    My Experience With Mental Health Problems (part One) - I have to apologise in advance if the telling of my story comes out rather hap-hazzard, I've just come out of a psychotic...
    sweetdeanie sweetdeanie 31-35, F 9 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    Having A Mental Illness Is A Very Lonely Existance - It is very hard to live a normal life with mental disabilites, and especially hard to make friends with them. I have bipolar...
    iskykabibblez iskykabibblez 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    I don't know why but this is easier to put online then talk about so here goes. I am Bipolar. I love my Manic stages, but I usually lean more towards depression. It is so bad that...
    Lucreziana Lucreziana 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I grew up in the center of two warring parents. Two stubborn pigheaded people who not once thought of putting aside their differences so that I could possibly have some semblance...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    My Life With Severe Mental Illness - Hi, I'm not sure if anyone is ever going to read this, but if you are, I thank you.   I'm 32 years old and I have had OCD for 32...
    geniusofevil geniusofevil 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 27, 2010

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    i think i am schizophrenic please help
    jayneedhelp jayneedhelp 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    Why do I feel sad? Is it me? Is it my illness? I don't know anymore. I hate being so moody. I hate not being able to explain it. Not even my doctor can. That's the worst part...
    PolarPanda PolarPanda 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    Mental Illness Is So Lonely - With diseases that don't strike the brain and that strike a different organ you can count on support from friends and family as well as...
    Darwinsutopia Darwinsutopia 26-30 4 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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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...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    Rn im in a mental hospital because for no reason they think im sick -,-
    EmilySwitzerland EmilySwitzerland 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    i am so shy its unbelievable i am 43 i am still single and male i could never chat up women when i was younger i am technically still a virgin i am a hermit all my friends have...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    Ever since I have had a mental illness (depression, anxiety) I have been treated differently. I was diagnosed at the start of the new year and now everyone seems to think it's ok...
    beaut119 beaut119 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 26

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    I Suffer From Severe Depression And Ptsd - I was first hospitalized for suicidal behavior at age 13. I was then diagnosed with severe depression and PTSD or post...
    college101 college101 31-35, F 11 Responses Oct 24, 2009

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    Hello, this is my first post :) through the next posts, I am going to tell you the story of my life, and why I want to end it so badly. It all started back in grade 5, I had many...
    XoxOutcastxoX XoxOutcastxoX 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    ADD, depression, social anxiety and minor paranoia. I have been able to somewhat overcome the paranoia which has also helped me to make progress on my social anxiety but I still...
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M Jan 11

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    I Have An Undiagnosed Mental Illness - I've seen a professional for a short period of time as a young teen...and as soon as medication was mentioned I never returned. At the time I...
    aitchdoubleyou aitchdoubleyou 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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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...
    whovian whovian 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2007

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    Say Hello To My Little Friend. - WHY DEPRESSION IS THE SUCKIEST ACQUAINTANCE OF ALL TIME. I have a friend. Well, he’s not a friend exactly. More of an unruly houseguest who...
    blehtolife blehtolife 18-21, F 19 Responses Mar 25, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Sep 23, 2013

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    Journey To Recovery - When I experienced my first battle with depression, I was eleven years old. I could never accept that I had it at first. I would make up many excuses; I’m...
    milzmouse milzmouse 16-17, F Mar 18, 2013

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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...
    crazyone crazyone 21-25, F 12 Responses Jul 20, 2006

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    I know I can't deny my self I have mental illness issues. I know one of them is depression. Besides that I don't know what other mental illness I have besides my learning...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 27

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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...
    ShadowAce7125 ShadowAce7125 22-25, M 6 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    Schizophrenia - Bi-polar - Psychosis - I have five years of experience with every symptom you will find under the diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Bi-polar, and Psychosis.  I have...
    thinkpositive thinkpositive 46-50, M 8 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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    I have borderline personality disorder, major depression, anxiety and EDNOS.
    elleohzed elleohzed 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Who Am I? - I have worked in the mental health field more than 20 years and have been in psychotherapy for more than 20 years (including a five year break) with the same therapist...
    ClinicallyClueless ClinicallyClueless 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 24, 2008

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    Hi everyone, I need to share this amazing experience with you guys. I met this amazing guy who looks completely normal. I got to know him, because I thought he was cute...
    Jasmine650 Jasmine650 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I suffer from anxiety and depression. I have been a sufferer of mental illness once the age of 8, since they first put me on antidepressants.
    anm52309 anm52309 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 22

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