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I Have Battled Depression In the Past

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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 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

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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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    IT IS OVER YAY!!!!!!!

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

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I just read about Robin William and it very sad knowing that I have same issue that he has. Except the drug, I don't do the drug. I'm fun, humble, smile, that only surrounded by...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    So since i was little i have had depression problems,i didn't actually noticed until it got really bad in high school.I can't tell anyone in my family cause they won't actually get...
    flproblems flproblems 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have always been depressed sence I could remember I always act ok and never let on how I truly feel I don't take meds for it though I probably should but I just find the fact...
    Toyx Toyx 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    when i was 9, my mother cheated on my dad. they started fighting a lot. all day, everyday, 24/7. it got violent and crazy. there would be police cars outside my house and worried...
    Katelynann30 Katelynann30 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    I have been dealing with depression for a long while and anxiety all my life. I have my good days and my bad days but today was a mix. I was having a good day until I started...
    MysticallyForbidden MysticallyForbidden 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Why does depression have to ruin a life so much that you just want to be dead?!?! Faking smile doesn't hide it anymore, my friends and family are worried that I'm going to kill...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.in/2013/05/depression-part-two.html?m=1 This is so me! Haven't found the corn yet. Anyone gone through this and out? Gosh tell me how? xP
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F Aug 15

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    ever since I was a little girl running around in my cinderella pjs, I always have flashbacks of when I would have bad panic attacks over some little things kids shouldn't worry...
    suicidegetout suicidegetout 13-15, F 7 Responses Aug 5

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    the sad part is the people who are "blessed" wouldnt understand because they dont have to go through the same things you have to go through.
    basicallydead basicallydead 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Guess who finally won!!! **flexing and showing off**
    shorty755 shorty755 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. Please help me.
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    PLEASE BE MY CO-WRITER FOR A REALISTIC DRAMA NOVEL ABOUT A WOMAN IN PRISON!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    PLEASE BE MY CO-WRITER FOR A REALISTIC DRAMA NOVEL ABOUT A WOMAN IN PRISON!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Time to start the week over again. I'm trying to gauge how I feel this morning. So far...not terrible.
    KnaisGuy KnaisGuy 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I have depression and anxiety but my family doesn't believe that taking medicine is right (they are Christians and believes that medicine is bad) I also believe in God, and I do...
    shigari shigari 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hello :) My pain is silent. Nobody, not even my family, knows how much I hurt. I have two healthy adult daughters, and five amazing grandkids--gifts from God, every one. I have...
    sockmama sockmama 51-55, F Aug 17

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    Today is a bad day. I was diagnosed with severe depression 10months ago, although I no myself its been years longer. I havnt been totally honest with my councillor with how I feel...
    ne2lms ne2lms 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I just read this post on Facebook. Just wanted to share it with you people. "I'm a therapist and keep this poster in my waiting room, apparently it saved a few lives: I don't...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I'm 25 years old, and I've struggled with anxiety for as long as I can remember. Things got particularly bad when I was 11. Due to my mother's alcoholism and other stressors, my...
    kthomas202 kthomas202 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I don't eat breakfast, just black coffee. I rarely eat but when I do it's cause I have to. Some days I sleep all day some days I can't sleep at all. I rarely talk let alone...
    MorbidMorals MorbidMorals 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I have became someone i told myself id never be...
    madixson madixson 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    i am severely depressed and i have severe schitzophrenia , its as if i'm in my own little game
    IsabellaSykes IsabellaSykes 13-15, F Aug 15

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    I have written numerous blogs (on different sites) regarding my struggles since my early teen years. I have been on numerous medications, seen many therapists/psychologists...
    brainieblonde brainieblonde 22-25, F Jul 29

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    This is basically my story and I hope you guys like it c: When I was about eight years old, I didn't really talk that much. I was always really shy and quiet and I began to lose...
    Daisyflow Daisyflow 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I cannot get a hold of my emotions. I feel trapped and vulnerable. My friends hate me, my family hates me. I hate myself. I have panic attacks often and I think I am crazy. I wish...
    emilyclaire85 emilyclaire85 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    What to do when you can't talk about it? Will it ever subside? The flashbacks, the anger and hostility. Heavily medicated for other mental illnesses, but there are none to take...
    howlingfantods howlingfantods 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Any thoughts of my new dr cocktail Effexor xr Abilify Ambien cr Anyone on this combo how do u feel
    ap05 ap05 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm afraid of the future and suffering more. I've been through a lot. One thing after another.
    heathee heathee 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Well, part of it. I'm still working on the rest. Needless to say, the remaining part is an affaire de coeur.
    FryMorgan FryMorgan 22-25, M a week ago

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    So sad to hear Robin Williams lost the battle to depression. We all are familiar with the dark tunnel of depression. Sometimes it feels like we will never see the light. I wish...
    dynamic71 dynamic71 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    Hi, I'm new and I've found myself hovering in various posts on this site, reading and exploring but never joining in until now.. I suppose for a long time I have found comfort in...
    r00bear r00bear 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've battled depression since eighth grade. I'm now a senior in high school. I want my senior year to be different but it won't. This is the hardest year so far and I can't handle...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 9 Responses Aug 5

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    My aunt has fibromyalgia and about a month ago I started getting pain that got really bad in the course of a week. It started at the bottom of my feet and slowly worked all the way...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Everyone goes throughout spin of time. Some maybe longer than others. Some harder than others. But everyone goes through periods and feel like breaking down! No one to turn to, no...
    unidentifyed unidentifyed 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Everyone goes throughout spin of time. Some maybe longer than others. Some harder than others. But everyone goes through periods and feel like breaking down! No one to turn to, no...
    unidentifyed unidentifyed 18-21, F Aug 14

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    I have clinical depression, not enough neurotransmitters. Not to mention in the past few years I have seen some ****. But, I was just recovering from my depression. I was getting...
    LonelyIncubus LonelyIncubus 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    It's really sad with all the money and fame that he still felt bad enough that he didn't want to live anymore. He was a well loved celebrity. Goes to show you that true depression...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    About 4 years ago I went to my GP with an annoying pain in my left side. I was sent for an xray which showed small ovarian cysts. I told the GP I didnt think this was the cause of...
    mrsminxster mrsminxster 51-55, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I feel like I'm the only person who gets depressed without any reasoning.. Like yeah I have a bad past and I get depressed over that sometimes BUT ill have days where my mind is...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I had another story up on here about when I was molested, but then decided if I am going to make a habit of posting my life stories on here, that story is not the one I want to be...
    Shellback1992 Shellback1992 41-45, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Depression is my enemy, I have had depression off and on most of my adult life, I fight it with everything in me, at times I can't escape it's hold on me.
    Dixiechic66 Dixiechic66 46-50, F 3 Responses