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I Have a Mental Illness

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    I have dissociative identity disorder (multiple

    personalities) and severe depression. I stay inside the house to avoid any issues. It's quite confusing and frustrating.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 3

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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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    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 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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    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 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'm just ****** up. I can function relatively

    well on my medication (antidepressant and mood stabilizer), but if I stop taking it I start going off the deep end. I'm extremely emotional and it's so hard to manage my feelings and stay in control. I don't know what's wrong with me. I don't know who in their right mind would...
    sinsoftheflesh sinsoftheflesh 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days 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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    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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    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 1 day 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

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    I'm not entirely sure how cast my illnesses are,

    but I know for a fact that I have more than anxiety and depression. I hear voices, I act a lot differently around a lot of people, I hear things and see things at night, and there are a few more things but I can't seem to remember them. NO I DONT HAVE ALZHEIMER'S! XD Anyways...
    MadiofAsgard MadiofAsgard 16-17, F 8 Responses Apr 28

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 13

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    With ocd it feels like I'm not the master of

    mind anymore. I'm a bit scared tbh, don't know what to do :/
    theusunghero3 theusunghero3 22-25, M 1 Response May 7

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    Tightness crushes my chest,

    And I can't breath, The only time I can escape, Is when I fall asleep. I fear the walls are closing in, Our time is passing by too slow, Or sometimes it feels as if there's nowhere to go. From high to low, And anxious to calm, From one pole to another, And trying to survive...
    Shadowspider15 Shadowspider15 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2014

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    had another bloody panic attack

    that woke me up last night. feel tired at work today. not great when i work in aviation lol.
    brownfish85 brownfish85 26-30, M 1 Response May 11

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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 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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    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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 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 have severe generalized anxiety

    and depression, which flip flops with clinical depression, and ADD.
    bvvec bvvec 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    At the gp now, soo many people in the waiting

    room. Anxiety levels going high. Jeeeeezzz man
    theusunghero3 theusunghero3 22-25, M May 8

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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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    Just one of those days

    when you're in your room, kicked back with your hands in your pants because you can and suddenly you get sadder and sadder and sadder and you don't want **** anymore and you want to cry and body slam your chair through your desk which is only going to make you sadder because you...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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've been in the mental hospital

    for a month, twice.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 9

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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 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 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 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Dissociative amnesia.

    Schizophrenia. Depression. All treated by a pretty pill in the morning from a Doctor who doesn't care about anything more than her next appointment in 5 minutes. All caused by chemicals in the brain not working correctly. All caused by someone just making me snap, pushing me...
    octoberlovely octoberlovely 16-17, F 2 Responses May 12

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    No matter how many problems your sickness may

    cause for you financially, socially or physically, it all balls down to being your problem. Not theirs. That fact alone makes it so easy to fall into loneliness.
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 4 Responses May 9

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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 2 Responses 6 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 3 days 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 6 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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 a mental condition

    that causes me to wet my bed
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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