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I Have Suffered From Depression

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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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    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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    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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    A life once rent, and torn asunder,

    but feet still marching on. I stumbled forwards, alone it seemed, for everyone had gone. Cruel hands dealt and struggles faced, as I marched on, blindly bound. I could not mourn, or fight, it seemed, and yet a form of strength was found. Feet carried me beyond that depth, each...
    MythicDreamer MythicDreamer 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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 Mar 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    laubrown1 laubrown1 18-21, F Apr 28, 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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    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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    .My life threatening battle is Depression. How do I fight depression? Day after day struggling and fighting against something I know nothing about. Every day failing and the...
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    I have previously written about being depressed a couple of years ago and am happy to report that I have completely recovered. I am making friends and have found the small things...
    Lifeisgreat98 Lifeisgreat98 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    This is getting real old, whenever I talk to someone at work the narc I work with will go up to that person right after I do and talk to them, with everybody. Hopefully he makes...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M Apr 1

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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 Mar 28

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    I've been so depressed and anxious due to work these days. Sunday's are like full panic mode the entire day because all I can think about is that I have to go to work on Monday. It...
    thepooloftears thepooloftears 26-30 Apr 10

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    It's so hard to deal with so much homework and very importants tests in 2 weeks that I barely know anything and I have even more tests after that, the stress is gonna kill me
    josef2000 josef2000 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    Two years ago , I was applying for my Passport and had to travel many times in a day from one city to another just 'cause you have to take all the documents with you but...
    CrushedBrain CrushedBrain 22-25, M Apr 13

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    I do not have PTSD at all, but I just wanted to express my admiration and respect for people who do have to suffer with it. I have friends who have experienced PTSD - not from...
    DespicableMind DespicableMind 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have learned that I come accros as a person that lost the love of his life judging by the things I write and I don't mind people thinking that. I have lost a person I care a...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M Apr 8

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    Most failures have led me to be better
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M Apr 10

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    I wonder if I didn't have night terrors every freakin night then I wouldn't have insomnia because I wouldn't be scared to sleep ??
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I woke up this morning feeling like the world is over. I don't know, just feels like nothing matters. How can I release these feelings of hopelessness if I can't cry, and can't...
    blindangel92 blindangel92 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy
    Angelov Angelov 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    my life right now is emotionally so damn hard its hard to staying strong u can see the sadness and pain in my eyes but I try not to show it I angrily wipe my tears away
    neonpinkcupcakelover neonpinkcupcakelover 16-17, F Apr 8

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    I was depressed about lots of things and bad a few years ago and my family helped me to realize. I am lots better now with therapy and meds. Also, I found my life purpose in being...
    Christian02 Christian02 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    the moment where you just want to scream your ******* head off.
    josh221992 josh221992 22-25, M Apr 12