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I Have Battled Depression In the Past

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've battled depression since I was 9.. And now it became a part of my personality .depressed. I'm hoping for that day when I'll go to the shrink and then he'll tell me that I don...
    meunfortunately meunfortunately 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    I have had depression since before I was twelve and every day it's a struggle to want to stay alive... Over nine years later.
    ComeXwhatXmay ComeXwhatXmay 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I honestly don't know to feel right now. I've battled with depression nearly all my life. Even as a young child I excluded myself from others and kept very quiet. I was always so...
    alicefloe alicefloe 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    I had a rocky childhood. My parents are pretty abusive, my step dad molests me and my parents had a nasty divorce. I was diagnosed depressed at 8, anxiety at 11, bipolar at 13 and...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 24

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
    marcuscash marcuscash 18-21, T Sep 27

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    One of those nights where I wanna throw in the towel and call it quits.
    Ashleyjoan Ashleyjoan 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    I don't even know why I'm here. I'm such a mistake. I just don't deserve to live anymore.
    justw0rthless justw0rthless 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My dad has been talking about sending me to a residential treatment center to get help for trauma/PTSD that hasn't been dealt with for the past few years. I used to live with an...
    experiences683 experiences683 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    I have had severe depression since I was a little girl. I was diagnosed at age 5. And started taking meds for it at age 8. If anyone needs to talk to someone about their depression...
    broadwaygirl3583 broadwaygirl3583 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    This is my very first experience post. I grew up as a military brat, my dad was in the Air Force, and we moved every two-three years. When I was 3 we moved overseas and I haven't...
    Alemiir Alemiir 18-21, F a week ago

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    I was diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety when I was 17 years old. I have been taking medicine ever since. When I was twenty something happened that I will not broadcast in a...
    calliesweetheart calliesweetheart 22-25, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    my dad passed away in november 2013 and I have always thought till this day with every thing that goes on everything is my fault i made a bad mistake and im scarred for life and i...
    bonifaced bonifaced 13-15, F Oct 13

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    My past is as black as the Ace of spades! I have had a hard life and not only that my urges and temper was not controlled. I was free to roam society unchecked. I have done...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Its true. It has been a really bad struggle lately. Its like, I feel like im never good enough.
    YouAreNotYourSkin YouAreNotYourSkin 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    My anxiety comes out around people- severe social anxiety, I guess? It even makes it difficult to post threads to this site. I am constantly worried about judgement and striving to...
    kimburr kimburr 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I don't really talk about it , but yea .
    eviepalacios eviepalacios 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    i am so sick of being numb. i cant connect with others anymore. i cant feel happiness. holidays are horrible for me because everyone is so cheerful and happy and here i am being...
    maddisonn maddisonn 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    Got up went to school and classes actually paid attention to them passed the quiz :)
    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    I am basically so sick of fighting off my depression on a daily basis. Some days it is way easier to do but I still fight. I am tired of people telling me to snap it out of it...
    letiduran letiduran 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    I have battled depression since I was a toddler. Every day is a struggle, but also an experience
    griffinlynn1 griffinlynn1 13-15, T Oct 1

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    My entire 8th grade year I rebelled. For the first time ever I rebelled. But only because I was depressed, I was overweight and I had NO friends 6th and 7th grade. I made friends...
    Lorrn Lorrn 18-21, F Oct 13

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    I have battled depression for so long...got treated and now struggling with anxiety. It's usually on its peek everytime I wake up from sleep. I keep imagining me hanging from my...
    l3lackmamba l3lackmamba 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Hi my names Lorna I'm 31 and I live in kent in England. I was diagnosed with ADHD combined type in 2011 and have been abandoned by the mental health professionals I can't get CBT...
    Lornalas Lornalas 31-35, F a week ago

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    I know how it feels to battle depression, I have battled it 5 separate times total, and each time thinking of committing suicide, and almost being to the point where I actually try...
    FreyaFright FreyaFright 13-15, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    You know, talking from my own experience, I have realised that we win over depression when we WANT to see a brighter day!! Yes, friends, family or random people are of big help...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F Sep 27

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    I've been off work for just over a week now. I've had Anxiety issues for a few years now and I have underlying Depression too. I took some time off, thinking I was being rebellious...
    Elses Elses 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    Well. I have been into past lives for awhile. I've been kind of out of it for a bit due to some circumstances I've been dealing with. Not connected to the topic at hand. I am aware...
    Godfather379 Godfather379 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I've had depression and anxiety for 9 years now almost, I've dealt with a lot of close friends who have had depression as well. Several things I've come to terms with over the...
    CDXX4 CDXX4 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 14

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    Everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life ain't easy... just something to think about. Did u know that people who are the strongest are usually the most...
    valeMar valeMar 41-45 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am 16 years old, and I know I have clinical depression. I believe I have bipolar disorder, because of occasional mixed or manic episodes i deal with. It's really hard, feeling...
    kaitlynnicole98 kaitlynnicole98 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I'd like to point out there are some people in this world that find depression easy to fake. I'll admit, that before I was told I have chronic depression by my doctor, I used to...
    piercethetaco000 piercethetaco000 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have had depression off & on since I was about 15. It runs in my family. Now my sons are starting to show signs of it.:( The anxiety..I was always a nervous child, but didn't...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    everyday I fight depression and loneliness every day. I can be surrounded by amazing friends but yet I'll still feel so damn lonely. I hate it. and despite my anti depressants I...
    SouthernBella89 SouthernBella89 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 8

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    I have suffered depression all of my life and I do believe that its something you have and live with or never have. I know I will never be cured, there are just too many reasons...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am with the best person I could ever wish for. But I still feel lonely, its not a neglectful loneliness its a feeling of being isolated and its because I keep people away, even...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have had depression my entire life, i have done everything to fight it and nothing works. Recently i had been better, i got out of a crappy relationship, got out of a crappy...
    gloomygrim gloomygrim 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 29

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    I think I might have seasonal depression. Which sucks because I love snow
    SeanNation SeanNation 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 13

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    My current girlfriend since 2 years is my first, we're both 24 at the moment, but she has been with a considerable number of partners which included casual sexual encounters. I...
    InMyLife InMyLife 22-25, M Sep 26

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    For the past week I have felt as good as I have in the past few months. Then I agreed to do something new and the bad thoughts creep back in.
    somethingx3 somethingx3 31-35, M Oct 3

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    EQUAL RIGHTS . . . I have seen many posts on equality of the sexes. Personally, I judge all people on their merits but it got me thinking . . . Guys have,in the past...