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I Have a Mental Illness

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    Okay let's get this done I have A personality

    disorder Bipolar ADD OCD Anxiety Had anorexia Had bulimia MD I think that's it. But I could be missing one. No wonder I'm single
    lexiamber lexiamber 18-21, F 13 Responses Nov 26, 2015

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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 5 Responses May 20, 2015

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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, 2015

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    anyone been experiencing 'brain fog' what

    causes this? I can't tell what's real anymore..
    eastcoast2westcoast eastcoast2westcoast 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 21

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    Last night I told someone in my life about my

    psychotic disorder for the first time ever. She responded really well. She didn't really know anything about psychotic disorders and wanted to learn more about them because her brother had also been diagnosed with one. We talked for a while. She promised she would stay my friend...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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 3 Responses Jul 30, 2015

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    I don't get mad or sad anymore.

    My friend and stepbrothers make me laugh, but that's about it. I have been a hermit or recluse whatever the word is for about 15 years now I have very severe mental illness's like a some of people do too. I'm to scared to talk to strangers in person so I thought I'd try this.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 5

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    I developed a mental illness

    while I was at psychological ward that was supposed to help me.
    TowerJimmyDabzs TowerJimmyDabzs 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 1

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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 7 Responses Jun 17, 2015

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    Is being twenty two a mental illness?

    How about unemployed, on the verge of getting kicked out of college your almost senior year, being lazy, a slacker, unmotivated, confused, tired, depressed... are any of those mental illnesses? Is missing someone you lost? Is generally being useless and a waste of space a mental...
    Sickntiredoflife Sickntiredoflife 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 25

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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 3 Responses Mar 1, 2015

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Aug 18, 2015

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    Remember the time you said "Son,

    it'll be alright." Remember the time you said "Son, it will be just fine." Well I'm waiting for the day that my mind says it's had enough And I pray that day comes soon so I can finally feel loved I just wanna feel loved I just wanna feel loved Remember the time I said "God, I...
    BrokeAssBxtch BrokeAssBxtch 18-21, F Jan 19

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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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    Feeling really empty

    and super bored!! I hate that feeling, or I guess lack of feelings. lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 5, 2015

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    I need someone to rant at.

    I can't take how terrible life is.
    Dawhead Dawhead 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    I have post traumatic stress,

    anxiety depression & borderline personality disorder and I'm okay with that
    fakeisforbidden fakeisforbidden 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 14, 2015

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    I've been off of medication

    for several months. I went cold turkey when I found out I was pregnant. It was amazing not to be on meds and feel "normal". When I lost my baby I was numb, I couldn't cry. Now I'm back to being up and down. I have a mild form of bipolar and I think I need to go back on them. I...
    Audreydarling Audreydarling 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days 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, 2015

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    Saw my councillor today,

    agreeing to see him is possibly one of the best things I have done for myself. He wants me to have a psychiatric assessment, up my dosage of fluoxetine and get anti-psychotics too, based on the psychiatric's assessment. He's done his job for 25 years now, he makes me feel like...
    EverlyLeex EverlyLeex 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I have bipolar and was diagnosed 5 years ago.

    Since then I've suffered from major depression. My therapist says that I will be able to live a fulfilling life but I have my doubs about that. Depression has been and still is a huge part of my life, I honestly can't see myself without it nor can I imgine living a life with...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    I haven't heard from my (ex?

    ) boyfriend in almost three weeks. He is still not well and continues to be delusional and aggressive. I don't know what to do so I sent him a card. It is a cute card. I wrote a lot but nothing really complex, just how work is, how the kitties are, that I miss him and love him. I...
    Lann2015 Lann2015 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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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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    eastcoast2westcoast eastcoast2westcoast 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    Woke up with absolutely no motivation to do

    anything. I don't want to be here. I can't face leaving the house and pretending to be happy at my evening class tonight. I just can't do it. I just feel completely blank, empty and lifeless. There's really no other way to explain it than those three words. The feeling is so...
    EverlyLeex EverlyLeex 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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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 2 Responses Jul 18, 2015

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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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    eastcoast2westcoast eastcoast2westcoast 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I can't look in the mirror without feeling like

    a lot is missing. I always feel like I'm very unattractive... I don't say it for attention, I've felt that way almost all my life. lately I haven't been able to look in the mirror without wanting to cry. I always think of ways I can look better. lose weight, wear make up...
    xdizzybutterflyx xdizzybutterflyx 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 28, 2015

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    I just had a debate with Jehovah's Witness

    about anxiety and depression. They provided the following bible verse: [Matthew 6:25-34 34: Therefore don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it's own.] Unfortunately for millions of people, mental illnesses are not that...
    LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 1, 2015

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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...
    BeautifullyAmiss BeautifullyAmiss 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 2014

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    I need some advice from other people

    who have been through the mental health system and have been diagnosed with mental disorders. When I was diagnosed, it did not feel official to me. It didn't really feel professional. When I was first diagnosed, I went to go see a psychiatrist. All she did was ask me a bunch of...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Normally I am in pain.

    Being in pain is like a default state for me. I do not enjoy my life. I feel trapped and stagnated almost constantly. My brain cycles through numerous things that remind me of why I am so unhappy. A lot of times it has to do with thinking of my dreams, where I am an ultra...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have a question. Dose anyone get triggered by

    a celebrity death? I have with with Kurt Cobain, Michael Jackson, Robert Williams, I was actually in the hospital when he passed. And now caught myself with David Bowie. These are my idols and I'm always manic around their deaths. I was listening to his playlist today and a...
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    sometimes the shittiest things can roam through

    my head. horrible things, I can control it at times but other times they all pop into my head all at once and then I get those overwhelmed/anxiety feeling. as much as I wanna "complain" and just shout out all my bad feelings and thoughts I don't. sometimes it seems like it's too...
    xdizzybutterflyx xdizzybutterflyx 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    I've been struggling with dissociative episodes,

    caused by traumatic abuses of my childhood. It's like being half conscious, and I feel no will to move. I'm heavy. I'm numb or depressed. It takes a deliberate effort to speak coherently. I want to let my boyfriend comfort me, but afraid of being a burden. I feel alone, because...
    malanxious malanxious 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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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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    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 suffer from PTSD. My grandma constantly makes

    fun of me and tells me to get over it. That it's all in my head. I can't take it anymore.
    NightshadesSnowflake NightshadesSnowflake 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    TRIGGER WARNING!!! I don't really understand

    why people self harm on their wrists instead of on thighs or some other place where people are less likely to see? Maybe not as much blood but it could just be done more to the same effect on thighs? Sorry this is a very morbid question and I'm sorry if I offended anyone by this...
    Dawhead Dawhead 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I think I have schizophrenia,

    but I cannot talk to my psychiatrist about it, nor any of my family. I have a fear of doctors. I don't know what to do.
    Dawhead Dawhead 16-17, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm not so sure about this

    but after i read many articles and medical site i think i suffer from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). It caused by unpleasant or grisly experience and also violence. When i was young, i often saw my dad hit my mom. But know they've been nice to each other. Though it...
    elishahr elishahr 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    If you have a mental illness.

    . Anything that makes you happy is clouded. It's black and white, there is no grey area. To find something, or someone that makes me truly happy is a rare occurrence. So when I find something, I don't plan on letting it get away that easily. I like my landlord.. Let's call him 'J...
    EverlyLeex EverlyLeex 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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