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I Have a Mental Illness

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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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    very sick of dealing with bipolar.

    all i want is to be done with it.
    EvilPrincess87 EvilPrincess87 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have been battling most of my life health

    issues I didn't understand until now. I have physical and emotional issues and cannot get long term disability although I keep trying. Right now I am on disability till January 2016 because of anxiety. Because of Fibromyalgia I cannot even work as Pharmacy Technician even though...
    butterflyangels2387 butterflyangels2387 26-30, F 2 Responses 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 11 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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    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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    Delusions, hallucinations,

    talking to myself, psychotic episodes that make American Psycho seem loving and thoughtful. Worse, I don't think I'm adjusting to my new meds very well either. Why? Last night I tried killing my boyfriend by stabbing him with a pen, and he had to use tranquilizer to put me to...
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M Jul 1

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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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      My name is Jaydie

    and I am 15 years old. A few months ago, I was diagnosed with depersonalisation/derealisation, which causes symptoms such as feeling unreal, not alive, numb, in a dream like world and extremely depressed. I have been dealing with this for a while now and it is causing me great...
    Jaydkins Jaydkins 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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    Another brief mental hospital story: During my

    initial evaluation upon entering the enchanted kingdom for the third time, I told the doctor that I have a reasonable grasp of self-knowledge. His reaction? "Oh bullshit!" Or something to that effect. I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder (a BS diagnosis, vindicated by...
    DanteBlake23 DanteBlake23 36-40, M 19 hrs ago

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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 keep a diary to make sure I don't forget

    anything. But occasionally I'll forget that I've written something, and when I go back over it it's like, what the **** was I thinking?
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    http://loveaschizophrenic.

    blogspot.com/ This is my blog about life from the view of a schizophrenic. Please read, comment, and share with friends and family. Thanks
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F Jul 4

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    I think I finally get it.

    I don't get better. I just used to being sicker. Even on the meds, in beginners dosages, I make childish mistakes. I can't believe I ever let myself think about someone like that for that long. I let him pull every string I had because I wanted to feel something.......Good news...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 12

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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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    I am both bipolar type 1 (manic/mixed episodes)

    and I have dissociative identity disorder. (DID) if you're not sure what to make of that diagnosis, it used to be called multiple personality disorder, so that should give you an idea. I was just prescribed Prozac because I was stuck in a really bad depressive episode. It's...
    Jakesantiiinked Jakesantiiinked 18-21, M 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...
    Jan 15, 2013

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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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    I personally feel as

    though this needs to be said. Please do not demean those with clinical anxiety by claiming that you, too, have anxiety. As human beings, we all experience anxiety. There's a huge divide between "having anxiety" and being diagnosed with anxiety. The feeling of constant anxiety...
    Blizzardpaw Blizzardpaw 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I hope I'm not trolling by posting this,

    but I didn't know where else to put it. My boyfriend is a paranoid schizophrenic. He was diagnosed earlier than most people at 12 years old. Now he's 23, I'm 24 and after knowing him for 6 years I'm still nowhere near understanding him. Earlier today I told him we had to talk...
    YoungOne1901 YoungOne1901 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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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 6 Responses May 20

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    Im happy to say I reached my goal today; it's

    been a year since I have been out of the hospital! There's been times that I thought I wouldn't make it but I did it!
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 11

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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 8 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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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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    I am not alright rn. I've moved my matress to

    the kitchen because my bedroom gave me the creeps and I put on bandaids constantly to keep from hurting myself. I haven't had anxiety like this in ages. I haven't cried in ages.
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie 22-25 3 Responses Jul 8

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    help i have done it again i have been here many

    times before hurt myself again today and the worst part is there's no one else to blame, ouch i have lost myself again and i am nowhere to be found
    highondarknes highondarknes 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    theusunghero3 theusunghero3 26-30, M Jul 17

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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 feel like a ******* alzheimer's patient.

    Today has basically been a series of psychotic episodes and a few moments of lucidity. Adjusting to new meds sucks.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    You know what ****** me off?

    When people wish mental illnesses on themselves. As if having Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Borderline Personality Disorder, Complex PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder is some kind of fun life to live. I am SO MUCH more than my mental disorders. I have spent...
    Inevitablyflawed Inevitablyflawed 18-21, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I've been going through

    so many things the past few years and I'm honestly getting better. It's just sad that I go through really bad down times. I stay in and I just feel physically sick. It bums me out that you can't ever just be well after being mentally ill. There's always some part that will...
    beax3 beax3 22-25, F Jun 28

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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 4 Responses Feb 10

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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 8 Responses Jun 17

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    I'm upset, my little brother has mental illness

    and living with my uncle. Since he lived there he has gone down. My brother is talking crazy and talking about fbI. And he told me yesterday that my uncle is selling drugs. My uncle has done it in the pass. My uncle has done speed. I'm a bit concerned that he might be using my...
    Mindgeeee Mindgeeee 31-35, F Jul 22

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    sarahbear420 sarahbear420 16-17, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't know what I am doing.

    Life feels like nothingness. I'm just moving from day to day. It's pointless. I want someone to just run me over already. I'm done with everything. I'm no mind reader but no one around me seems to feel this way. So I know it can't be normal. I think I need professional help but...
    thissworld thissworld 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    INTRO/ DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS?

    I have major depressive disorder/short cycle bipolar disorder/some sort of personality type disorder/all the anxieties/anorexia(recovered-mostly). they hadnt quite worked out everything yet. I stopped going all together because I felt like they weren't even helping me. They...
    Brittaney9999 Brittaney9999 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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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 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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    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 stopped taking Zoloft instantly last week

    monday. And I feel awful. I keep getting lightheaded and dizzy everytime I change my eye focus. Not only that but I've been eating a lot lately and I cant stop no matter what. Also to top everything off and be the icing on the cake, I can't stop crying. I keep having panic...
    stef17 stef17 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I feel like I'm going insane.

    My mind is not normal. I have panic attacks constantly but there is never anyone who can help. Everyone looks down on me for it and doesn't understand how bad they can be. People think I'm being dramatic but I'm not.
    thissworld thissworld 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 26

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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 3 Responses Jul 18

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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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    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 suffered from depression.

    If depression is a mental illness then I have suffered a mental illness. Sometimes I think I am also going insane.
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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