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I Have a Mental Illness

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 ever heard of

    or experienced depersonalization?
    Ssanabanana Ssanabanana 22-25, F 12 Responses Jan 15

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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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    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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    eastcoast2westcoast eastcoast2westcoast 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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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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    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 5 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, 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 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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    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 3 Responses Feb 10, 2015

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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 4 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 keep track of my SP episodes

    even my dreams in my dream journal for about 2 years now by the way) Today ill be explaing some of my SP experiences. I've been having SP episodes since February of last year. Ever since I've had SP at least once a month, a lot of the times I'd have SP 10 times in a row in one...
    liquidgold18k liquidgold18k 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Hey I was recently diagnosed with Psychosis

    after spending some time in a mental ward I was wondering if anyone has had this illness and what it's been like for them dealing with it any advice would be appreciated, thanks lonelybunnixo
    Lonelybunnixo Lonelybunnixo 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25

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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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    sarahbear420 sarahbear420 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 26, 2015

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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 3 Responses May 13, 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.
    Larls Larls 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Mental illness changes you.

    You start to do things you always swore you'd never do. You get to a point you always sworw you'd never get to. You look back at who you used to think you were, and it makes you sad because you fear you've gone too far to ever go back. The desperation that comes with mental...
    RandomInkFlow RandomInkFlow 18-21, T 4 Responses Aug 27, 2015

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    eastcoast2westcoast eastcoast2westcoast 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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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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    I don't want to romanticise what I go through,

    but I also don't feel like I've been dealt ****** cards. it's a part of me, not the whole. every bag of popcorn has an un-popped kernel.
    twidle01 twidle01 26-30, F Jan 16

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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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    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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    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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    So in an update from my last post.

    . I took my lexapro and klonopin today after my work out and forewent the lamictal. The nerves and pit in my stomach aren't there today. Im going to take the lamictal when I get home from work and see if I get it. But like I thought I really think my meds are messing each...
    AvaLennon1 AvaLennon1 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 4

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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 5 days ago

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    I literally hate change

    so much, I get a little upset when the seasons change. -_-
    haileyx3 haileyx3 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    lauu1798 lauu1798 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The ones they can't change,

    or brainwash they call mentally ill
    DarkKnightRanger DarkKnightRanger 26-30, M 6 days ago

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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 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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    I have just been rang by my care coordinator

    being short with me because I haven't rang to say I'm out of hospital or I didn't tell her I was in hospital I'm fuming I had more than enough on my plate being diagnosed with a rare form of Ms that I didn't think to ring her I'm pissed off
    binxxy binxxy 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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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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    I learned a knew word

    that is effecting me right now. Indefatigable incapable of being tired out; not yielding to fatigue; untiring.
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 3 days ago

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