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I Have a Mental Illness

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    I want to start by saying

    that the people who think mental illnesses dont exist are ignorant and lucky because they cant even understand what its like. Anyway, i have serious anxiety that has lead to stomach ulcers. I have depression, panic (attack) disorder, and what my doctors have labeled as "early...
    Ellameno Ellameno 18-21, F 3 Responses May 24, 2014

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    I question everything I see,

    everything I hear, everything that happens in my life. It scares me to not know what is real and what I just made up. I ask things multiple times because I'm afraid I made a whole situation in my head.I don't know myself
    dafttendirektt dafttendirektt 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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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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    Mom told me today that I am more important

    than my little sister because I am sick. How would you take that?
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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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 8 Responses Jun 17

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    I'm Bipolar. I was diagnosed

    when I was 27, but have been bipolar since I was a kid. Ever since I found out, My therapist taught me techniques to keep myself grounded and to tell myself when I was getting out of hand. Simple things that I can do to keep myself somewhat normal. It's a struggle sometimes...
    edizzy666 edizzy666 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 2

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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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    If you're anxious or just need a way to calm

    down or something like that, you should try this website! It helps for me at times and it's bloody awesome.http://29a.ch/sandbox/2011/neonflames/You get to make your own nebulas and galaxies and it's really relaxing, plus that it becomes absolutely gorgeous.
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie 22-25 2 Responses Jun 8

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    Hey, I want to recommend "Hannah Vancouver"'s

    YouTube channel. She makes loads of videos about mental health including anorexia, bulimia, anxiety disorder, ADHD, cutting and depression as she has experience with them all. I have found her so helpful so if anyone wants to check her out I think it could be helpful for you...
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 1

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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 5 Responses May 13

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    No, I don't have A mental illness.

    .. I have MULTIPLE. I've been seeing a psychiatrist for a long time now and not only has she told me that I have anxiety, social phobia, and obsessive compulsive personality disorder, but I also have major depressive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder. Most days are like...
    19MangoTango95 19MangoTango95 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 10

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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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    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 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 feel like I'm going insane.

    My mind is not normal. I have panic attacks constantly but there is never anyone who can help. Everyone looks down on me for it and doesn't understand how bad they can be. People think I'm being dramatic but I'm not.
    thissworld thissworld 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Last week I spent the week in priority house

    cause I had a overdose I couldn't stand life anymore and I just gave up whilst I was in hospital I started to self harm again by burning my self with my cigarette I had enough of life I can't handle things anymore I would want to die but I can't handle being here and people tip...
    Hurt2014 Hurt2014 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 10

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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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    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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    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 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 was injured while in service of the united

    state army and gave me what they call trumatucally induced bipolar 2. my moods are crazy mostly depressive and full of anxiety. I feel like this is going to ruin everything slowly in my life I have tried meds talking to people I just want to be normal...I miss the person I use...
    peachpie88 peachpie88 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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    I am a Sociopath.....

    I manipulate everyone around me without even realizing it and feel nothing about it except pleasure and even that only last for a short period of time, its like some sorta fix. I just spend my days waiting for my next fix.
    Unexplainable0o0 Unexplainable0o0 18-21, F May 28

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

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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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    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 8 Responses Feb 10

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    I am an anxious person with depression.

    Lost my only 2 friends. I don't know what to do anymore. I wish I could at least have one close friend that I can trust and that won't leave me. I am someone trustworthy and I'd love to chat with someone who can help me through this tough time.
    lyricstomyheart lyricstomyheart 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    Feeling so much better,

    thanks to my medicine. If you need medicine don't be afraid about taking it because it really can help. It's might take some time to get you on the right meds to make you feel normal and that could be hard but stick with it
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 1

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    Feeling like I'm seeing thinks

    and I having to keep calming myself down. Trying to keep my thoughts and delusions to myself so I don't sound crazy. I'm like my worst enemy but must be my own therapist. It's a constant battle.
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 1 Response May 31

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    mine is sex as i just cant say no it dont

    even matter how the men look i still want it. i struggle to hold a job down as end up having sex with colleagues going out drinking i always come home or theirs for sex one time i sent back to a student house with one guy and ended up sleeping with 4 guys (not same time) and...
    boredathome699 boredathome699 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    What I hate most are the people

    who don't even have the disorder/illness/disease whatever you want to call it and they try to take over and tell you what to do. Like no, back up. If you don't have it, how should you know what I'm going through. Autism, A.D.H.D, Narcolepsy, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, you don't...
    usmcdaughter usmcdaughter 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1, 2014

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    I think im going crazy.

    I hate everything everyone...I cant stand anything, literally. My body, my mind, and soul. I want to kill myself so badly. Im a paradox waiting to be thrown off its coarse. Whats wrong with me? I think of every incident possible of my "perfect" future...to the point where there...
    ToLiveYouMustDie ToLiveYouMustDie 13-15, F 2 Responses May 27

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    Delusions, hallucinations,

    talking to myself, psychotic episodes that make American Psycho seem loving and thoughtful. Worse, I don't think I'm adjusting to my new meds very well either. Why? Last night I tried killing my boyfriend by stabbing him with a pen, and he had to use tranquilizer to put me to...
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    help i have done it again i have been here many

    times before hurt myself again today and the worst part is there's no one else to blame, ouch i have lost myself again and i am nowhere to be found
    highondarknes highondarknes 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 always overstays his welcome. Never announces he’s coming. Always leaves the place a mess. His name is depression, & he’s a pain in...
    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. 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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    I am in the process of recovering from chronic

    depression, severe anxiety, and anorexia nervosa. I've attempted suicide more than 30 times but am no longer suicidal. I've been clean from cutting for two months. I'm eating healthier, better, and do not delude myself into thinking I am overweight. The number of anxiety attacks...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 28, 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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    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 11 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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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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    I have depression and anxiety.

    I was sexually assaulted mode than once and ever since then horrible events I've been having problems with: -always seeking a mother figure. -always wanting hugs. -craving affection verbally over text. -getting overly attached to a certain person who mothers me and calls me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 31

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    I have major depressive disorder

    and I'm afraid to be close to anyone because people want you to be fun and happy so I don't wanna say how I really feel.
    wellitmatters2me wellitmatters2me 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    I think I might have Borderline Personality

    disorder or it might be something else. Anyone with it know the signs and symptoms? :/
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 11

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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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    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 7 Responses May 20

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    I feel like I should have been killed

    for being so messed up a long time ago...no one like me should live and get away with it. This isnt a life. Im not gonna get a long term gf, get married, have sex, have kids, and be a happy old man. Take my life away. Give it to someone who will have these things.
    Explorerofknowledge Explorerofknowledge 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 8

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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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