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I Have Depression, Anxiety, and Self-mutilation Issues

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    Uncover Depressions

    whenever you feel low; think of something which makes you feel happy example roses or your favourite actor and smile and thank god that you still have the power to know that you are depressed
    giftafamily giftafamily 41-45 3 Responses May 27, 2012

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    And ,just because of all of that,

    don't expect me to be a cold hearted, dark, unloving, soulless person.
    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F Oct 23, 2014

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    A Work In Progress

    As a kid, I was the one who used to stick his fingers into electrical appliances to get electrical shocks. I would crash my bicycle on purpose. I pulled out my own stitches the day after my appendix surgery. At school, I would staple my skin. I would dip fingers into boiling...
    CoopSmith CoopSmith 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 22, 2013

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    Just when you think you're coming close to

    saying 'i'm okay', something always pulls you back down. Then it makes you query whether you were actually going to be 'okay' or whether it was your mind playing tricks on you because it knows that all you want is to be 'okay'. What is 'okay'? Does anyone really know what it's...
    JJSapphire JJSapphire 18-21, F 1 Response May 4, 2014

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    Ill Beat It

    I have always been that kind of person who is always happy, had a lot of friends, and didnt care about a thing in the world. Last august i started to notice a change in that though. i had lost a lot of my friends, i had felt alone very often, and i was never happy. nor did i have...
    AllieAnn12 AllieAnn12 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    whole world around me has been crumbled.

    .. it feels lyk i m facing a doomsday....depressed very much:(
    mannankaur3 mannankaur3 16-17, M 4 Responses Feb 17

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    Bleeding Inside

    This group kind of sums up my problems. I have been depressed for almost 2 years, i suffer from severe anxiety, and i self-harm. i have had a lot of crap happen in my life and i just can't find a way to deal with it. i always blame myself for things that go wrong, and i always...
    darkness101 darkness101 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2012

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    For any one of you is having a moment

    where you just cannot handle it anymore, play the song "Nocturne 20 in C-Sharp Minor" on repeat. It is extremely relaxing and is helping me get through so many serious issues. I love you all. Stay safe.
    Gordonzobeanz Gordonzobeanz 18-21, M Oct 12, 2014

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    Hush little baby Don't you cry Don't cut your

    arm Don't say goodbye Put down the razor Put down the knife It may be hard But you'll win this fight <3
    Chesher Chesher 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I try to stop, but every time I'm sad I want

    the only thing I know I shouldn't trust.
    losttay losttay 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I'm already broken and

    now I feel as though I'm crumbling. I want to disappear until the hurting is gone.
    curioustiff curioustiff 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    I was diagnosed with mild aspergers 2 years

    ago with anxiety and depression caused by it besides being clumsy it makes it really hard to talk with people and causes me really severe anxiety
    remingtonrocks71 remingtonrocks71 31-35 Feb 16

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    The End Too Near

    A mask of a smile. The stories they tell. Laughter unreal. Lies of hope. Dreams of a child, sunken away Gasping for air. Screams of help. Silenced cries. Feeling as though, there is nothing more. But life goes on, Is what they say. Yet the past is forever, the future too near...
    GraceyD GraceyD 18-21, F Jul 30, 2013

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    I Hate You More Than I Hate Myself

    this poem was inspired by the immediate reaction i have in my brain whenever i look at a razorblade..its a deep, haunting ache.. i see you i ignore you but its too late   hold my breath hold very still pretend i havent gone rigid   fear in my...
    foamborn foamborn 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    I hate when people as me

    if I'm "still depressed" like they think depression just leaves.
    Lexikay99 Lexikay99 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 5, 2014

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    My name is Jamie. I am 17 years old,

    and I have had trouble with depression, anxiety, self harm for a long long while now. Does anyone else have these issues? I feel like I'm alone with these issues.
    bruhitsjamie bruhitsjamie 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    I Thought I Had Beaten All Of This

    All of this started when I was 13 and I kept it hidden that I was depressed and self harming. I was later diagnosed with high anxiety as well and after moving to a different school (a much better school in my opinion) I thought it was all over. I stopped cutting for two years...
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2012

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    Why can't I cut any deeper.

    ****** little pocket knife. why can't I be a man and just do it??? :'(
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Chloegirlx Chloegirlx 13-15, F Feb 16

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    I go through enough of this stuff to understand

    that everyone needs someone to talk to you. Feel free to message me if you need someone to talk to.
    elinorm elinorm 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2014

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    Agian..

    I cut agian. i did it last night, and about fifteen mintues ago. Last night because of the things my dad was saying, and tonight because of the things i heard and did during the day. if i get sad, or someone makes me sad, or says someting mean, its almost like i keep an inventory...
    depressedandanxious depressedandanxious 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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    If you had have asked me a year ago what

    depression was, I would have given you that same old answer about how it just seems to be a thrown around term for people who "get a bit upset sometimes". I may have even have gone on to talk about those who get depression and seem to use it as an excuse to get out of ordinary...
    Georgiana72 Georgiana72 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    Hey there. There is no

    such thing somebody can fix you. You gotta fix yourself! Is all in you! In your mind! You gotta learn to see your pain and understand it. And try to not let your emotion controls you but the other way around. Happiness is not in the circumstances. Its your choice whether you...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Dec 13, 2014

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    No one likes me. I have indeed let them down.

    The question is now, "Do I leave while they drown?" If I am already dead should I save the living? I am never not afraid. I am always not okay. I am constantly re watching my death. I attended my funeral. Sometimes when I see it over again I say now what? What do you do for...
    treegurl94 treegurl94 16-17, F Jan 1

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    Depression. It's a hole.

    It's a never ending hole. It's one of those things you can't get rid of. It's like a nasty addiction. It's always gonna be there. It will never go away. No matter how hard you or others try. There's always going to be a little voice in the back of your head that's saying you...
    urbanangel99 urbanangel99 13-15, M Mar 25, 2014

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    Sometimes I just run out of rooms

    and find a nice corner to have an anxiety or panic attack.
    Ritabird Ritabird 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Some times I do when I have nothing else to do,

    almost like an addiction...? Please don't judge me...
    justsmiles justsmiles 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2014

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    I'm 15 and been fighting against depression

    and anxiety since I was 8 years old. I started hating myself when I stared going to school when I was 7 years old.
    buggalue00 buggalue00 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Ghosts and demons live inside us

    and sometimes they win. 😞 #depression#suicidal#self#harm
    depressedgirl2244 depressedgirl2244 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2014

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    Ok....this is for every depressed person If

    your lonely want to talk, or suicidal Or anything am here just message me Don't think I don't know what most are going through I know people has it worse but all that matters is that we are alive and not dead and that we are happy
    Chesher Chesher 18-21, M Feb 16

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    violetangel violetangel 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2014

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    Does anyone wanna chat

    and listen to some of my favourite sad songs and just cry with me? As pathetic as that sounds it's better than grabbing the razor..
    Gordonzobeanz Gordonzobeanz 18-21, M Nov 15, 2014

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    Living For Today Is So Hard..

    i see people smile and laugh, they burst out with so much joy and excitement, but are they really happy? is anyone ever truly happy? what is happiness? well, i know it to be when im all alone and its silent. happiness! being alone. depression? yes. sighh.. i wish i cud be likie...
    kevinalex kevinalex 16-17, M 8 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    I've self harmed since I was 10

    and I'm now 15, I just can't stop.
    Frankiehw Frankiehw 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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    I hide my depression from everyone.

    I'm sick of faking a smile. But I don't like to cry in front of people. A week ago, I was told that I'm bipolar and could be a threat to anyone around me since I have really bad anger issues. It feels like everyone looks at me as if I'm a creep. I cant look in the mirror...
    zbubbly603 zbubbly603 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 2, 2014

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    Can someone give me a good link to a speech of

    someone talking about anxiety please?
    eleanorxx eleanorxx 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2014

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    I've never talked to anyone else with my

    anxiety disorder (Trichotillomania) . So I'm sending this out into the void in hope that someone else out there may want someone to relate to as well.
    Phalona Phalona 18-21, F Dec 16, 2014

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    I've tried my hardest to stop,

    to stay clean even for some days; but I can't...Everything hit me at once, my cutting and eating disorders are peaking up again, worst than ever. I know I should tell someone but...will they even try to understand? I told and I was betrayed, abandoned. I cried out for help and...
    RozzebellConta RozzebellConta 18-21, F Nov 14, 2014

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    Beauty In Blood Drops

    Swallowed by pain, drowning in a sea of lonliness. The cuts from the blade captivate me and once again, i become of prisoner of my own mistakes. The blood it blows down my hand, almost as if the pain were draining out of me with each ruby red droplet. A feeling of rebirth...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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    I find myself thinking more often

    than I should that it would be great to just sleep forever. I like sleep, it's death without the commitment.
    Anjura Anjura 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2014

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    From when i was born to the age I was 9 I was

    the happiest kid on earth until everyone around me started dying. First a great aunt, then a cousin, then my great grandmother, then my teacher, then the one that hit me hard, was my grandpa. I always knew my father had drinking problems, but my grandpa was the one who always...
    laurenk2001 laurenk2001 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2014

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    And more tbh. but tomorrow is my meeting with

    my doctor or therapist or whatever. he's gonna give me a proper diagnosis and prescribe me medicine if necessary
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    I Don't Really Have A Title. :)

    I've always been kind of a loner. I never really had any friends, because I used to be extremely shy and I panicked whenever someone spoke to me. I still kind of have those issues.. Any who, I've always been anti-social and thought of as different. Grades third through eighth, I...
    Jofrow Jofrow 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 7, 2013

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    I remember the first time i cut myself.

    It felt right but in reality it was so wrong. A lot of people say that people cut themselves for attention but for some cases that is not what it's about at all. I didn't cut myself on my wrists, I cut myself on my stomach and on my thighs. Depression made me do it. I didn't...
    stinkyroony stinkyroony 13-15, F Jan 22, 2014

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    I had that doctors appointment today.

    Got prescribed zoloft? I think it's called. Anybody have any comment on that? How it works out?
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I'm really struggling today.

    .... The continual pen clicking, tapping the desk, eating with mouths open, talking with food in the mouth, whining about work and life. It's just too much!! It's so loud. I can't think. I'm shaking and I feel like I'm about to explode. I want to cut to make it go away...
    rural84 rural84 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 29, 2014

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    Gordonzobeanz Gordonzobeanz 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 28, 2014

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    Harley4260 Harley4260 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 12

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    Never Ending Cycle

    Here I am four years sense my very first self inflicted cut, and no surpise my legs are slashed up. I've been in love with the same guy for three years, and the funny part it? He can't stand me. He just thought he liked me, flirted a few months and got me to open up to him. Now I...
    OneMoreDay8248 OneMoreDay8248 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    So i joined here a few months ago

    but had a lot of male attention i didnt want or need. But im very low again atm and i need help, so i thought i would give this another go and hopefully find people who will help me out of this never ending black hole im in
    rachlin50 rachlin50 22-25, F Nov 8, 2014

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