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I Have Suffered From Depression

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    I Have Suffered From Depression

    I have suffered from depression since i can remember but was diagnosed about 10 years and have been on medication since. I have good times but recently have been on a real downer. Although I have a loving family around me, Stress's of life have caused a return of the...
    martinspinney martinspinney 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 8, 2010

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    Today I felt so in despair

    and depressed. Money is depleting at a rapid pace while I'm still waiting to get a job. My family said mean things to me like I'm stupid and useless. I worked so hard the last couple of months for them but they don't try to understand. My friends... even when I disappear no...
    Husky1011 Husky1011 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    Not A Pretty Picture

    It's a long hard road for everyone when you suffer from depression. You don't really know as to how you got there but you did. Trying to find the reasons adds just that more stress building up the depression. Doctor's put you on medications which have very little help. Thoughts...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 24, 2011

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    One Of The Loneliest Places On Earth

    I suffered from depression during my teenage years and I can honestly say it was one of the loneliest experiences in my life..... so many people bandy depression around like a bad back, but true depression is an awful, debilitating illness that is poorly understood in our society...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F Dec 5, 2011

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    Well i haven't posted in quite awhile

    but i reely was helped by people on this site. Depression had taken me for most of my adolescent years and i used alcohol and drugs to get through it. It was horrible feeling like a bum and worthless, but things have changed now. I'm nearly 20 and I've moved through 3 different...
    kagan1 kagan1 18-21, M May 8, 2014

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    As much as you hate your illness

    and the way it's turned your life around, do you feel attached to it? I'm scared at the thought of recovery. I'd been dealing with depression for so long, and it completely took over my life, so it became a part of my identity. Now I feel an emotional attachment to it, as much...
    electriccloud electriccloud 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2014

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    Have Being The Key Word

    I tried the medication and therapy and counseling and every other thing. I finally realized one day that i was the only person that was qualified enough to "fix" myself and so i got to work and that's exactly what i did. Music has been a huge part of my recovery, good family...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2010

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    What To Too

    I hate this feeling I am 49 years old in not good health overweight live with my parents because of health and some times I think of end all this **** I just do not know what to do even the meds are not helping so sad most of the time
    Frecklesthebear Frecklesthebear 46-50 1 Response Sep 16, 2013

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    During my years of being anorexic,

    I also suffered from depression. I took anti-depressants for a while after getting out of treatment, but that doesn't mean I still don't suffer from depression from time to time.
    BwayGirl676 BwayGirl676 22-25, F Dec 15, 2014

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    2 months ago I was diagnosed with HSV 2.

    An ex bf (who was the lowest piece of **** on the face of the planet) gave it to me after he stepped out on me. However I found this out while in a relationship with a new man that was the man of my dreams. Ever felt like you finally got what you wanted and now it's taken from u...
    allofme4 allofme4 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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    Yep. I know what it's like to feel

    as if sadness has taken over your head and to feel as if you have no control over yourself because you are so sucked in to this mental disease. Wow, that was a long sentence.
    margaret707 margaret707 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    I don't know why I'm depressed :/ i have a

    great group of friends, a supportive home life, and I'm in college studying the program that i've always dreamed of. I even started seeing this new guy, and he makes me feel amazing. he's sweet and caring, and he's there for me. he's not disrespectful either. I just still feel...
    TaylorNicole312 TaylorNicole312 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    And i still do. Between it

    and my sexual addiction I'm loosing hope. I feel like I'm loosing and I should just end the charade
    soma1971 soma1971 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    Dear, Depression

    Dear, Depression. Please get out of my head. You are not wanted here. No one wants you. You are an annoying evil spirit, lurking around, look for attention. Depression, You are worst than an demon trying to possess a vulnerable person. I cant see you, depression but I can feel...
    Renee104 Renee104 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2013

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    And Still Do

    i guess i am never going tto be completely over it.but i have found a way to coupe.that all i could ever ask for.and i hope those people who are still wresteling with depression will also find a way to coupe.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 3 Responses Mar 30, 2009

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    Im tired of these medicine's,

    it's been two years since my serious depression, anxiety and selfharm. I dont want to take these medicine's, i have been taking them for so long and no signs of depression for a year, ugh..
    Soldottern Soldottern 18-21, F Mar 31, 2014

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    When someone breaks a mug

    and they try to put it back together, then they keep dropping it and kicking it around, it continues to break. So they're extra careful with it and they let the glue dry. So why do we treat people different?
    emmeliarochester emmeliarochester 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I Have Suffered

    I have suffered,Depression,The dreaded word,Somehow,Today,I made up my mind,no more,This has to stop,Had enough,Need to change.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    Less Extreme...

    Most will say that I'm still depressed. Maybe I am, a little bit. But, it is nothing compared how it USED to be! I used to cry often and occasionally cut. I've written suicide letters before. I've been through drug addiction, meds, counseling. I'm over that... I still have...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 Mar 28, 2011

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    In Time...

    I too still suffer from depression. I have learned to deal with it tho. To me its a frame of mind. Coming to terms with it and learning from it. It takes time. I don't like to take medication but there are times that is is a necessary thing untill you can get yourself to a place...
    cdlbr2000 cdlbr2000 41-45 Mar 31, 2009

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    laubrown1 laubrown1 18-21, F Apr 28, 2014

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    But right now I feel like I'm in a really good

    patch. I have a good job, uni is going alright and I actually have some friends. I have been getting some negative thoughts lately, but I have been doing my best to change them around. In an attempt to keep my thought pattern positive. I really don't know if I can handle another...
    KateyCake KateyCake 22-25, F Jul 6, 2014

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    I dont know when someone can say

    that they HAVE suffered from it, when the worst is over, when you feel great (even though it can sneak back at you.). I, suffer from depression, i think, well that is what we have called it for the past 2+ years. But now, me and my mother is thinking that i am schizofrenic. It...
    Soldottern Soldottern 18-21, F Feb 9

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    So I was just scrolling through Facebook

    and notice some pictures my friend just posted. Considering she's one of my friends I look at them. I notice in a few of her pictures she has tons of cuts on her arms. As soon as I saw them, my heart completely sank. I thought back to the times when I use to self harm and it...
    ForeverLostPoet ForeverLostPoet 16-17, F Jul 14, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I've been dealing with this for over 10 years now, most of this time I have been in a dark hole. It went as far as me losing all hope and even forgetting who I am, who I used to be...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 6

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    Most likely this has to do with having been bullied at school, had tons of medical problems growing up (and some I've only recently confirmed, though I've always suspected), and...
    halfblind79 halfblind79 31-35, M Mar 3

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    Since fourth grade. Or fifth.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 4

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    I wish I could learn to be more gentle with myself. I give everyone else the benefit of doubt but I judge myself so harshly. I can't appreciate any accomplishments because all I...
    liveandloud liveandloud 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    Feeling sad today. A simple hi might help...
    liveandloud liveandloud 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I would just like to say that I have suffered from depression since I was a small girl. Not until recent therapy sessions have I realized that all my life I have been told I am...
    bervie89 bervie89 22-25, F Mar 8

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    I've suffered from depression and anxiety since 6.....
    bribaby43 bribaby43 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I suffer from depression and anxiety... My family does not believe that I have anxiety. :( they think I'm faking. I had to have my parents padlock the front and back door because I...
    Lovelybaby18 Lovelybaby18 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I was diagnosed w/ bipolar depression in 2009,after 2 ,10 day hospital stays.Well i'm in a major downfall.I was stable for 5 yrs,now ,i'm so depressed ,it's hard to move.I can't...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 24 Responses Mar 3

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    Ran across this on a website, made me feel better. If you've ever felt frustrated by an abuser who always seems to escape justice & karma: Imagine waking up every morning with an...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M Mar 12

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    The loneliest moment in someone?s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly. (The Great Gatsby) this is happening to me...
    Fizzy0875 Fizzy0875 36-40, F Mar 21

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    Depression has a different quality than the normal range of sadness that you may feel throughout the day. When you are depressed you do not feel like being with anybody. You either...
    Angelov Angelov 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've been trying to figure out how to beat these pieces of **** for awhile, I've tried calling them out (bad idea) that triggers a narcissistic injury filled by weeks of torment...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M Mar 7

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    suffer from MDD and I have for around 3 years.. I smoke weed constantly but my therapist doesn't know.. is weed stopping me from feeling better
    hgarza95 hgarza95 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being...
    Fizzy0875 Fizzy0875 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Well that's an understatement. Every day gets a little worse. Slowly but surely that little light at the end of the tunnel gets smaller and smaller. Any happiness I was able to...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    So hey guys! I know its been a while since i have been on and I just wanted to say thank you for those who helped and reached out to me when i needed it the most. I have stopped...
    thalassinia thalassinia 13-15, F Mar 19

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    Entirely silly thing that anyone involved with the theater, orchestra, choir, whatever would know about. My school's production of "West Side Story" wrapped up last week, and, well...
    sblp2017 sblp2017 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I have learned that everyone makes mistakes but that the mistake does not defy who you are as a person, it's how you deal with it that defy who you are as a person. If you are...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 23

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