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I Have Battled Depression In the Past

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 165 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    IT IS OVER YAY!!!!!!!

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

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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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    Related Experiences

    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 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 2 Responses a week ago

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    I spend most of my time sitting on the internet and not leaving my house, or attending parties people invite me to. Some days I can't even dress myself. I can't leave the house...
    battykodaa battykodaa 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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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 3 Responses Sep 7

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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 Sep 11

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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 Sep 12

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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 2 days ago

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    The day is ending and what can I say? I don't feel much better, honestly. I'm still fearful, sad and feeling the injustice over my family. I'm still trying to understand God wishes...
    Fernandotavares Fernandotavares 22-25, M Sep 4

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    And. If i analyze it. I am more lucky than some.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 1

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison SO BADLY. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM BEGGING YOU
    marcuscash marcuscash 18-21, T 1 Response Sep 21

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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 4 days ago

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    So it began at age 3 when my parents separated . I felt all alone in the world at that time , remembering the fights my mum and dad use to have constantly. I had been sent to my...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M Sep 20

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    I have struggled with deep depression and anxiety since the age of 12. Right now it seems to be particularly worse. I've been seeing a psychoanalyst for the past 9 months and it...
    Omchandrayanamaha Omchandrayanamaha 31-35, M Sep 21

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    I just have a very bad past and the people that I message on here think that I should actually post it..should I?
    bellsmarrie bellsmarrie 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    Everytime I have an episode, I either cut myself up down my legs and sides of my stomach and along the long vein that travels up the inner side of my left arm.. or i scream into my...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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    Today was really rough for me. I am a mother of 3 who decided to finish her degree, I have done pretty well thus far maintaining grants, scholarships, and financial aid to get me...
    PhoenixLF PhoenixLF 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    Energy drinks bring me to another level. It's as if I'm on this high without being high. Nothing matters and I can be "happy" for a little while. I used to drink them like they...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Sep 20

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    Each day gets harder and harder, coming into work, having no motivation, feeling like I am moving in really slow motion. I see everyone around me being successful yet I feel like...
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    "when there is no sparkle in your eyes, you're nothing but a vessel of a human being"- something I was told today. Thought I would share
    whatisasociallife whatisasociallife 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    "So familiarize what having to swallow this pill is like It happens all the time, they take your heart and steal your life And it's as though you feel you've died because you've...
    kitkat1612 kitkat1612 16-17, F Sep 7

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    The trifecta of worry, I call it.
    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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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 4 days ago

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    I trust no one because in the wise words of Sean from Degrassi:The Next Generation "everyone has an angle"
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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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 6 hrs ago

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    I've wrote quite a few posts about this but i have battled depression from when i was a very young kid (not sure what exact age but i was under 10), my mums trying to make my life...
    ymasxatl ymasxatl 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I have battled depression almost my entire life, 52 years. In 2000 I was put on the first anti-depressant that actually worked and it changed my life. I still have some really bad...
    littlestbell littlestbell 51-55, F 6 Responses Sep 13

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    I have battled depression all my life not feeling accepted not only by others but by my parents. It got really bad as I got older and had several car accidents and neck surgeries...
    bkconslt bkconslt 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I am 38 years old and have battled depression since childhood. I don't believe it is curable or treatable and I don't know why I have to live like this. I have Asperger's Syndrome...
    juneoct juneoct 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 7

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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 3 days ago

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    I actually have gotten a lot better than I was, so this is more of "I Battled Depression". Incidentally, why do they say "Battling depression"? Can you really battle something you...
    SuspendYourDisbelief SuspendYourDisbelief 13-15 Sep 12

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    My interests and hobbies have been a curse more than enjoyable. They got me bullied at school, and still do, as well as my physical appearance. Over 4 years of just sitting and...
    TTAMTWASOOC TTAMTWASOOC 13-15, M 4 Responses Sep 14

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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 3 days ago

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    I'm not sure where to even start with this. I few days ago, I reconnected with someone I once had feelings for. She told me she's been through a lot, such as breaking of an...
    Decade91 Decade91 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 5

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    ive battled depression for about a few years now. and lately I dont know what to do with myself. I blame it on my molestation but I know im going to have to deal with that all my...
    kindasadtbh kindasadtbh 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 6

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    Let's talk about suicide. I know, something everyone knows about but nobody will have a real discussion about it. But I want to talk about me as I have had depression for years now...
    Oldwounds Oldwounds 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 2

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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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    I finally got a job!! It is a good job, great pay, a lot of travel and much potential. I am on great terms with my son's mom and have forgiven the past with all my heart. I don't...
    MissinMySon MissinMySon 36-40, M 26 mins ago

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    When I look at depression and compared my stories to others. I felt like I have actually won this depression that is eating inside of me. I was only stuck in the mud pit of...
    Artz4Life Artz4Life 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    I have had depression for most of my life. I was first diagnosed when I was 9 years old, after my parents became concerned that I was unhappy during most of my childhood. I was...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 10

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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...