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I Have a Mental Illness

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    Its difficult for me to live.

    I read these books and stories about fantasy worlds...and the creatures that live in them. Young girls being taken away from her horribly boring lives by some wonderful magic. Me being alone and home everyday all day makes me compare my life to the fictional characters lives...
    ToLiveYouMustDie ToLiveYouMustDie 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think I have social anxiety

    but never told anyone... I just can't... i can only seek help on the internet cause I'm too scared to tell my doctor :/
    thefinecat thefinecat 18-21, F 1 Response May 21

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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 have one and its a constant battle

    now I'm watching my loved one go thorough it and it's rough because empathize. I'm starting to feel low as well and if we both hit a bad low it's going to be rough to get out.
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 1 Response May 15

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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 26-30 5 Responses May 20

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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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    I have severe generalized anxiety

    and depression, which flip flops with clinical depression, and ADD.
    bvvec bvvec 13-15, F May 24

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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...
    blueeyedgirl96xx blueeyedgirl96xx 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have bipolar disorder,

    major depressive disorder, ADHD, odd,ocd ,anxiety, PTSD , paranoid psychotic episodes
    onlyme616 onlyme616 18-21, F May 24

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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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    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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    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 4 days ago

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    More than one, actually.

    They can make it very hard to communicate :/ I'm going in for multiple scans. My doctor says they want to confirm whether or not I have some rare illness/"syndrome" that hasn't been studied much. It sucks because, if the results of the scans do show something, I'll have to...
    junedew junedew 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 13

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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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    Has anyone got into a physical fight with

    someone cuz of a mental illness and are you at fault?
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 1 Response May 21

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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 4 Responses May 13

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    aspeger's syndrome/high-functioning autism,

    adhd and depression. probably some undiagnosed ones too.
    blacksunzenith blacksunzenith 22-25 6 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with severe depression

    when I was 12. I've had it ever since along with paranoia and anxiety. I cried when the doctor told me because I felt as if I was being told that I was an outcast that I need help to be "normal" My mom would have to force me out of bed every morning from school and as soon as...
    colorfullove442 colorfullove442 18-21, F 1 Response May 17

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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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    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 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 want to visit my family in California

    but I'm ashamed of my last very public psychotic episode. I just felt the need to save them all and now they might be scared of me
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 1 Response May 19

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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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    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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    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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    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 18 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed with depression

    and anxiety. I don't really talk to anyone about it or how it affects me. My family's attitude toward this type of thing is "well what do you have to be depressed/anxious about?" They don't understand it at all. I'm on medication for both, and I really don't like letting anyone...
    Vaultgirl42 Vaultgirl42 26-30, F 2 Responses May 22

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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 been verbally bullied by my cousin

    for 5 years. she had called me stuff from worthless to stupid to irrelevant. I've finally broke down and told my sister and mom and they think I'm making this up because they think I'm dramatic.they said I take things too personally and I'm lying to them. my cousin has caused me...
    veoh112 veoh112 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days 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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    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 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 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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    I have a mental condition

    that causes me to wet my bed
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 20

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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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    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 23 hrs ago

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    It's weird experiencing mental illness in

    someone else. Because it's usually me. Causing a scene or losing my mind over the littlest thing. It's nice to be the rock sometimes. A reminder of my strength.
    KairiKipling KairiKipling 18-21, F May 18

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    I tried to hang myself

    and now feel like a failure because I can't wen do that right :/ my counsellor took me I A&E to get assessed. I lied to her and said I was fine and I wouldn't try again.
    aimeex18 aimeex18 18-21, F May 23

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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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    counseling meditation walking talking to good

    friends reading good books Even though i have been trying to do my best..this couple of months. Sometimes i just have to waiting for the storm to pass.
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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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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    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 think I finally understand the end game of

    Bipolar Disorder. Or at least I'm close enough to the other side of the tunnel to finally see. Once upon a time, I had completely forsaken desire, empathy and intimacy. Convinced that I was able to carry this load myself, I thought very little of it. The more this feeling of...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 1 Response May 23

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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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    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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