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I Have a Mental Illness

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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 19 hrs 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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 13

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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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    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 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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    I have been diagnosed bipolar

    for about six years now....my life has been completely changed by the diagnosis. I am on medication but even still some days I am up and other days I am down. My mood can swing on a dime and it gets frustrating. I get annoyed with myself sometimes. I worry that my kids will grow...
    tmurray14 tmurray14 22-25, F 1 Response May 7

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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 2 days ago

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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 2 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 2 days ago

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    I used to take Celexa (Citalopram),

    but that didn't do anything for my anxiety. Today is my first day on Zoloft (Sertraline) and I don't know what to expect because I didn't have any side effects on Celexa. Although it's my first day, I haven't been able to stomach any food, I'm nauseous, and I have this weird...
    stef17 stef17 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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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 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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 4 days 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    It's hard to balance the help u need from

    friends and family and not letting people too close incase they get hurt
    AnoynomousReader AnoynomousReader 13-15, F May 10

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    Truth is I'm. Not well I'm BPD

    and Bipolar and I'm already under the mental health team I do get help but these people ain't with me 247 I feel like I wanna section / hospitalise myself for my own safety and security.
    blasianalien blasianalien 22-25, F May 10

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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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    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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    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 bipolar depression,

    its hard,especially with two loving kids and a husband that calls you crazy.
    nanvalglex nanvalglex 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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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 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 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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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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    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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