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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

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    Having A Mental Illness Is A Very Lonely Existance

    It is very hard to live a normal life with mental disabilites, and especially hard to make friends with them. I have bipolar, anxiety, post traumatic stress, borderline personality, dermatillomania, and fear of abandonment. Oh, I know how I developed these issues. I had a...
    iskykabibblez iskykabibblez 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    I know im young, but i've experienced things

    that make me feel like im too young. They are mental illnesses but you'd jever expect that from a 13 year old, right? Well im here to tell my story and hope people can relate and talk to me about it. I first noticed bad anxiety when i was kindergarten. I was scares that whenever...
    blankaspaper blankaspaper 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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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 not took medicine in 3 months.

    I have bipolar disorder. Usually 3 months is the time I have episodes. I feel myself having random depression. I'm mad for no reason I'm blaming my family n boyfriend. I feel like everything is slowly crashing down . I Dont want to have a meltdown but I Dont like medicine I jus...
    breezyxxxo breezyxxxo 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I have MPD/DID. It's hard to live a real life.

    I can't focus enough. I don't have distinct personalities that I know take over. But I know I'm more than one person. How do other ppl cope? I stopped meds n therapy years ago. Was sick of that. I want to live but I keep getting suicidal depressive episodes that take over. And I...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I have split personality disorder

    and it is becoming very difficult to remain one person all day. I'm feel like giving up I don't know where or who I am half the time. No insurance because due to all the ups n downs I cannot keep a with insurance I'm just TIRED
    enrichedreamer enrichedreamer 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    Had Anxiety ever since I was twelve I'm

    fourteen now but it doesn't seem to get any better.
    Higgins14 Higgins14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    It's so hard. My teachers seem to think its my

    fault, but I can't control if I forget something. If I daydream about something worth my time. My iq is 117, so why can't I do anything that my teachers say is "important?" I didn't choose to have ADD.
    100problems 100problems 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    Crazy🔨 Now I'm going crazy Like out of my

    mind My thoughts are getting hazy My chores are behind I'm hearing voices I'm seeing things I'm making bad choices I feel this every evening I lay down but I can't sleep I'm hungry but I can't eat Something's keeping me up Messing with my head Now I'm feeling stuck My...
    Suicidekisses Suicidekisses 16-17, F Jul 1

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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 21-25, F 12 Responses Jul 20, 2006

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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

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    mandyownstimmy mandyownstimmy 26-30, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I'll Always Be A Freak.

    I know not many people care or want to read this,but I have to say this. I realized something today, the truth. That some people are beyond helping. I can never be normal, I'll just have to face it. I'll always be alone. I'll never feel the warm embrace of another. I thought I...
    Yearsgoby Yearsgoby 18-21, M 9 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    Four, actually. I haven't really addressed them

    before, I just kind of try to ignore them. Obviously that doesn't work. I have EDNOS, eating disorder not otherwise specified, major depression, general anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Can I get anymore ****** up?
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    I have anorexia and bulimia.

    It all started after being doing laws with PTS disorder after having 3 brain haemorrhages
    itsana911 itsana911 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Journey To Recovery

    When I experienced my first battle with depression, I was eleven years old. I could never accept that I had it at first. I would make up many excuses; I’m too young, it’s just a low mood etc. It all makes sense now, I had struggled with panic disorder since I was eight and it...
    milzmouse milzmouse 16-17, F Mar 18, 2013

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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

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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 3 Responses Jul 15

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    Schizophrenia - Bi-polar - Psychosis

    I have five years of experience with every symptom you will find under the diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Bi-polar, and Psychosis.  I have experience with treatment from several medications and therapy.  Right now, I am feeling very good, with no reason, and I have full...
    thinkpositive thinkpositive 46-50, M 8 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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    And it's an illness like any other.

    I see a doctor for it. I take medication and go to therapy to treat it. It's nothing to be ashamed of.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 7

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    I have low functioning bi-polar I have high

    functioning discouraged borderline disorder High functioning petulant borderline disorder. Nightmare disorder Minor anxiety Minor depression Help?
    majahi majahi 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    I Suffer From Severe Depression And Ptsd

    I was first hospitalized for suicidal behavior at age 13. I was then diagnosed with severe depression and PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder. It's completely ruined my life! I am afraid to be close to anyone, and I can't stop being scared no matter how hard I...
    college101 college101 31-35, F 11 Responses Oct 24, 2009

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    Hello guys I'm 16, it all started last year I

    went to a rave & people started offering me bars & blunts, well I didn't want to look like a wuss so I took a blunt & smoked it, everyone started liking me, I felt cool you know, I wasn't really addicted to so I stopped, this year in spring break a buddy of mine asked me to go...
    Joman9 Joman9 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 16

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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 An Undiagnosed Mental Illness

    I've seen a professional for a short period of time as a young teen...and as soon as medication was mentioned I never returned. At the time I thought it was depression issues, with a string of poor excuses for suicide attempts and a six month stint of anorexia. Since this time I...
    aitchdoubleyou aitchdoubleyou 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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    I have major depression,

    along with some other labels. And the one thing I learned about having this illness is that you can't let it win. I would have episodes that made everything come crashing down. I would cry for hours and sometimes it would continue on to the next day. When I start seeing things...
    redhope redhope 18-21, F Jul 8

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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

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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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    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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    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 8 Responses Oct 15, 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 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    My Experience With Mental Health Problems (part One)

    I have to apologise in advance if the telling of my story comes out rather hap-hazzard, I've just come out of a psychotic experience and want to talk about that, but also add background history and other times where I've been particularly ill, and I'm not sure yet how easily...
    sweetdeanie sweetdeanie 31-35, F 9 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    I have ADD and was wondering how many other

    people did on here. (This is really random, but I like to ask random things.
    100problems 100problems 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 17

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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 battling my mind every day,

    stuck inside the house because I'm terrified of the outside world. I'm on Prozac, but I still feel like the world is giving up on me, or already has given up on me. What I feel isn't just two-dimensional, I have so many things going on inside my head to do with stress, anxiety...
    pushmeunder pushmeunder 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I already invalidate my own

    (professionally-diagnosed as well) depression enough, I really don't need my family and friends doing it for me!
    electriccloud electriccloud 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I just moved to another state to start school

    and I am having a rough transition with finding new doctors. The first psychiatrist I saw was rude and unhelpful, and I am really worried about getting all my medications filled in this new place. Have any of you had experiences moving and needing to start over with new doctors...
    Babaghanouj Babaghanouj 22-25, F Jul 6

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    Hello.my names Alex and i have schizoaffective

    disorder, its a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar or depression in my case its depression. it feels so strange when i think back on how mentally unstable i use to be.im alot better now and i take my medication. and heres my youtube if anyone is interested in seeing me...
    weirdalex21 weirdalex21 18-21, F Jul 9

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    Diagnosed with anxiety

    and body dysmorphia at the age of 15, I struggle most with body dysmorphia as I've learnt how to handle my anxiety a bit better, anyway I always regret eating after any meal, I've just eaten and I want to throw up, it's like as soon as I have a meal I gain so much weight, I...
    Nirvanagirl Nirvanagirl 16-17 Jul 14

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    i dont want it anymore.

    ..... enough said
    justsometime1234 justsometime1234 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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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...
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    I am diagnosed with Schizo-Effective Disorder/

    Chronic Depression, Audio + Visual hallucinations, and mood swings that can trigger the depression.
    MPost85 MPost85 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    Well I've had bi-polar

    for yrs now...I was diagnosed at 19 when I had my first break down...I've been on a lot of different type of medication over the years. I found that Abilify works the best for me but after my husband died in December I went med free...I've been med free for 7 mths now and I have...
    dmlongobardo23 dmlongobardo23 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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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

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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 2 Responses May 24

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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 8 Responses Jul 4

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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...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    Sometimes it's really hard,

    but I always need to keep going. I was hospitalized for two days for extreme panic attacks. The whole thing was absolute Hell. I've struggled with multiple mental illnesses including panic disorder, extreme OCD, anxiety, depression, ednos, and now I've been extremely angry and I...
    stephaanicole stephaanicole 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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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...
    Mikaylaxo Mikaylaxo 13-15, F 6 Responses a week ago

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