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I Have Battled Depression In the Past

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    I have been depressed

    for most of 2013. My mother and father are getting divorced for the 2 time and both times they dragged me into it. I have been sexually abused by my father. And my boyfriend broke up with me right after he said that he loved me forever and always. I understand I'm still young...
    thatgirl1214 thatgirl1214 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 2, 2014

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    Its Not Easy !

    Hello, i am new to this site having just stumbled upon it & thought this is someplace that might make a difference. I suffered severe depression for 7 yrs but for over 2 yrs now i have been really good & been off my mediciation for the same time But i know what it feels...
    Paperwings Paperwings 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 22, 2009

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    Free From Oppression

    my life up to the age of 18 was absolutely crushing, wanted it all to end quickly, i went through such an intense period, was soul - destroying, i did'nt trust didnt want anyone, felt infinitely alone, felt such pain and grief quite often i felt such apathy, disillusion and grief...
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 11, 2008

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    I have got through it,

    though. Yay! It was a horrible way to live. The worse thing is my parents (who were actually the reason I was depressed in the first place) didn't do anything after I told them. They just told me it was "normal for people my age to go be depressed" and continued doing the things...
    bowsandarrows bowsandarrows 13-15, F Jul 3

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    Lessons In Life

    iam here to share my experiences and feelings.i got married but my marriage is a failure ..after i had a baby my husband left me,,my husbandd and i used to live in foreign he used to work thereand earn good.i dont know why he left me till now but he started gossips ..highly...
    swetharajasekhar swetharajasekhar 31-35, F Apr 16, 2013

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    IT IS OVER YAY!!!!!!!

    ;)NO MORE CUTTING!!!!!!!;)
    cutekittycat cutekittycat 13-15, F Jul 16, 2014

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    And I Am Again

    I have an appointment tomorrow morning to see a doctor. I hope that she can give me a prescription for Zoloft, which helped me so much in the past.I had hoped that I could live the rest of my life without drugs, but when I feel like crying all the time, I guess it is time to...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2012

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    Depression Sucks

    I don't honestly know when I started getting depressed, I guess it all built up over the years. My Dad is an alcoholic but it never really effected me or my siblings that much until my mam got cancer in 2001. She had protected us from it all throughout the years I think, but when...
    NiRiada NiRiada 22-25, F Mar 17, 2008

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    I haven't been tested to see if I truly have PTSD, but I just might have it. These flashbacks I have of the horrible things I've gone through shock and terrify me all over again. I...
    xMellowButterflyx xMellowButterflyx 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I'm scared. I'm starting my senior year tomorrow and I'm terrified that everything I managed to finally put in my past will come back. last year I sunk into such a deep depression...
    editavner22 editavner22 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Today may end up being a bad day for me. I've become very good at ignoring those negative thoughts in my head and replacing them with positive ones. I truly feel like I have a...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I don't even know where to start... But, I've been abandoned since the day I was born... My mom was on heroin (& methadone) when she was pregnant w me. When she gave birth to me...
    AMORDEAMOR AMORDEAMOR 36-40, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I have battling with anxiety and depression now for around 18 months. I have just come off sertraline as it was making me tired through the day which ticked off my anxiety, so I...
    mjlay83 mjlay83 31-35, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I read this somewhere on the Internet and just think it's so accurate. "To me, depression is the days that I feel sad for no reason. Depression is the mornings that I don?t feel...
    js246 js246 22-25, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Does anyone else have reacting nightmares about things they've done in the past? I constantly wake up covered in sweat because of the things I've done, and the people I've hurt in...
    Elwreystingray Elwreystingray 22-25, M 19 hrs ago

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    hey ,,anyone does know member profile named jamlec ?? anyone who.has chated with him or know any details on him ?? please .
    prgya prgya 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I have battled it for as long as i can remember. Now, its happening alot more than it used to.
    Gavin788 Gavin788 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can never forget the time i had an attack. When I was 6 or 7 years old, me and my brother were at church with my mom and dad. We sat in the rows and listened to the preacher...
    Gavin788 Gavin788 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have battled depression my whole life. I remember coming home from first grade and crying because everyone hated me. I started taking antidepressents at age 15 and have taken...
    Marseymo Marseymo 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    13 facts must be known if you love someone who fights depression 1. Depression is not a choice. Depression is one of the most helpless and frustrating experiences a person can...
    Fo2los Fo2los 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    .....and I'm battling it again.
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 days ago

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    I had a dream last night were a kid at school ran against his locker and jammed his hockey stick threw the side of his head. Then later on i saw his brain scans and had to help him...
    WooTang710 WooTang710 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I have battled with dermatillomania and dermatophagia for 17 years. It started when I was about 7 years old with nibbling around my fingernails and cuticles but has progressed to...
    Facethedemons Facethedemons 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I see tons of people on here talking about how depressed they are so I thought I would share this. I've battled depression for years, and I've been through some pretty dark times...
    flashysnail flashysnail 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have had depression for quite some years thoughts of feeling no good. And like I'm worthless but now I have support and love within myself b
    Nikkilight25 Nikkilight25 22-25 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Attn: Dark Cloud You move when I move and hover when I stop At times I've tried to walk, roll, fly away from you But no mattter where I go, how far I fly away you always catch...
    lostthoughtz lostthoughtz 22-25 5 days ago

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    My depression has always been with me, unfortunately its been one of the few things that have never changed in my life. Sometimes its a bit muted so more tolerable, but never gone...
    Emmy508 Emmy508 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I have battled with depression for many years. With my doctors permission, I slowly weened off a high dose of effexor 225 MG .. I was just wanting to sleep all the time. I recently...
    angelanicole89 angelanicole89 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    For all my friends, whether close or casual, just because. This is one of the longest posts I will ever make, and one of the most real too. Everyone will go through some hard...
    fuwhat fuwhat 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Hi, I am Mike and I served two tours in Iraq. My first deployment was out of Camp Hovey Korea in 2004-05. I was with 2nd ID and we were attached with the 1st Marines in Ramadi Iraq...
    flemin37 flemin37 36-40 2 Responses a week ago

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    I feel like cutting my arms ✂️ and putting 🔌into a tub and shocking myself! HELP
    Kindheartedsoul Kindheartedsoul 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm sure they're getting worse. Last night, it affected me worse than they have in the past. The physical symptoms were about the same, tight chest, sweating, mild nausea, a slight...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Aug 21

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    Hi guys I've battled depression for 20 years I've learned so much ask me anything happy to share!
    freefalling123 freefalling123 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 21

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    The day these thoughts have faded my smile will be revealed The day these thoughts are silenced my smile will be real The day these thoughts have vanished Depression will be...
    polarbearlove polarbearlove 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    On the one hand, I want people in my life. On the other hand, I'm afraid of people hurting me so I rather don't let anyone get close. My options: I can either stay alone (what I'm...
    crackedwriter crackedwriter 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Hello. I do not suffer from PTSD but am friends with someone who does and in his case it's actually C'PTSD. I would like to help him and provide him good advice on socializing...
    eternal22talibat eternal22talibat 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    hello just introducing me I was in the military for 11years and have ptsd/DID. I was diagnosed in 2013 and have been struggling with it since I have 2 daughters and a loving wife...
    xavieranpaul xavieranpaul 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I often dream about packing & trying to get away from my ex-fiancé who was very abusive to me for 3 yrs. At that time my life was in danger. The dreams haunt me. A few Drs have...
    Bluetangerine Bluetangerine 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I am not seeking a "pity party", let me describe" only" depression as I feel it NOW. I feel as though however abstract it sound's, my soul is bleeding,I ponder about thinking "end...
    DEVINIQUE DEVINIQUE 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I have two sides to me. The first side is all about kindness, loyalty, freedom, rebellion, selflessness, love, being fearless, being yourself (weird, crazy, etc.) and intelligence...
    CloverMermaid CloverMermaid 13-15, F Aug 13

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