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I Have a Mental Illness

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    I'm not really sure that what I have can be

    classified under anything specific.. I have 26 (and counting) voices in my head...? I mean, they all have there stories and personalities and they treat me as part of their little family. My "father" Maxwell is rich but he's really funny and silly like a child but still really...
    HaHaHarleyQuinn HaHaHarleyQuinn 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2014

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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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    I have a mental illness,

    and over time u know its actually ok... It's made it a little tougher, but really obstacles are made to overcome
    SsMcGavin SsMcGavin 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    i have borderline personality disorder with

    eating disorder its hell to live with bpd covers a range of things from depressive states to suicadal tendencies to hearing voices seeing things being so scared you cant leave the house self harm your brain never stops your allways on your guard i do what i can to cope
    givenupforever givenupforever 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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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    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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    I just got transferred from one community

    mental health center to another, and today the new psychiatrist asked me what I was diagnosed with during my last hospital stay. I said schizophrenia. He asked me do you think you have schizophrenia? What do you think that means? Does he have doubts? Does he not belive me? What...
    sarahk85 sarahk85 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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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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    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 12 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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    Borderline Personality Disorder.

    - I was diagnosed just near the end of last year. I had to be evaluated by the request of my counselor . I was surprised that it was this serious.. Knew something was off but never thought it was something like this. But now looking back on things.. It makes so much sense.
    twistedlittlemind019 twistedlittlemind019 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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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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    Barley ate anything today.

    Cant sleep..Help?
    DetachedCinnamon DetachedCinnamon 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Sarahhhh123 Sarahhhh123 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I have struggled with depression

    and anxiety for a great part of my adulthood. There have been times where things were great, years at a time actually but I have now slipped back into a severe depression. My medication has been changed on multiple occasions to no avail!!! There are so many issues that have...
    butterfly2924 butterfly2924 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    Sooo doc put me on Wellbutrin

    for anxiety and ADHD... The comedown sucks... Anyone on this ever get severe migraines and depressive comedown?
    HalfEvil87 HalfEvil87 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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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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    My latest Dx is MDD with psychotic features

    and PTSD. I am also a cutter and in recovery from bulimia. Previous Dx included schizoaffective disorder NOS, Bipolar 1 rapid cycling, Eating disorder NOS, Personality disorder NOS and Impulse control disorder. I'm kinda sick of being labeled. I have a mental illness. I am not...
    Shonnie Shonnie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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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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    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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    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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    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 have Adjustment Disorder with mixed anxiety

    and disorder, and yes I was diagnosed with it, not self-diagnosed. I feel depressed most of the times, I always get butterflies in my stomach for no reason, my throat gets really dry, and my hands are clammy all the time. I also get red in the face. I have a bunch of friends...
    xMikayla xMikayla 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 23, 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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    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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    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 22-25, F 19 Responses Mar 25, 2012

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    Sometimes I miss some of the voices I heard

    when I was psychotic, because I felt less alone with them there.
    sabauuga sabauuga 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Depression and anxiety run strong in my family.

    I suffer from both of these, and like most, I have my good days, and I have my bad days. These past three months have been filled with nothing but bad days. I can't seem to bring a smile to my face without wanting to cry, all I can do is sit around and stew in my bad thoughts...
    hanban0320 hanban0320 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4

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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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    MilenaLena MilenaLena 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    tiiedrope tiiedrope 26-30, F 8 Responses Feb 19

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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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    They're being really active today.

    F*cking with me hardcore.
    Euphoricbunnymaster Euphoricbunnymaster 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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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 Bipolar disorder,

    depression, anger issues, anxiety of all types, PTSD, and ADHD. Hospitalized February 11 for a suicide attempt. It's been hard dealing with all this, the loss of my dad brother and sister, but through it all, anything, I have remained a hopeful pessimist. This all has caused me...
    ReannaLee ReannaLee 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    My parents keep telling me I'm a psychopath.

    that I have some weird gene that suppresses my emotions and causes me to act the way I do . But I can't find any info on the net . can anyone help me out ?
    moondustfairy moondustfairy 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day 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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    i have bipolar depression,

    its hard,especially with two loving kids and a husband that calls you crazy.
    nanvalglex nanvalglex 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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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 suffered schizophrenia

    for the last 7 years, It's been a wild ride, so scarring and harrowing and dark I can barely believe. It was all to do with Heaven and Hell and angels and demons. It's too long a story to write here but I am writing a book which you can read on my website at www.jacklawlor.co.uk...
    Lawlor Lawlor 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 13

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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 7 Responses Feb 10

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    Weed helps with my suicidal thoughts

    and depression. Its keep me sane. Thank you god for this plant.
    MyLifee99 MyLifee99 13-15 Mar 20

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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 6 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    lonelytransman lonelytransman 18-21, T 4 Responses Apr 1

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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 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've lived my life Flying with broken wings A

    shattered soul And destroyed dreams My mind makes up lies Things that are not true Saying things like you're ugly And no one loves you Killing myself would be a sin But myself killing me is fine Either way I end up dead The cause being suicide I'm tortured by my...
    Suicidekisses Suicidekisses 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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