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I Have Suffered From Depression

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    laubrown1 laubrown1 18-21, F Apr 28, 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 Aug 20, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I really need to talk to someone and just vent. I feel like my depression has completely taken over. I don't feel the same anymore. I use to be so happy, funny, loving and caring...
    ArtisticLife ArtisticLife 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    Been struggle with depression since i was 15,now i am 29.I was in and out of mental hospital 4 times.Therapists and psychiatrists didn't help. Those medications only turn me into a...
    Stephanieloveowl Stephanieloveowl 26-30, F Jan 22

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    I am tired. I grew up in a disfunctional middle class family. My mother is manic depressive bipolar, and my dad dealt with his problems by working and drinking. I never understood...
    EnglishBrand EnglishBrand 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It started 5 years ago. Little by little, I started to drown. That is what depression feels like. Drowning. No matter how hard you try to keep your head above the water, you get...
    SummerOf22 SummerOf22 18-21, F Jan 8

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    I have been depressed off and on since I was 14 and I am now 20. most of the time I have no reason to be so sad. I just get so down and get anxiety. Sadly things like this run in...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My friends think that i am happy because i am always laughing. When in reality I am crying myself to sleep wondering if this pain will ever end. It used to be worse I used to cut...
    lolawolf lolawolf 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I love it when tears roll down my eyes. And I feel the wet drops of tears all over my face..
    AddictedToSelfDestruction AddictedToSelfDestruction 22-25, M Jan 22

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    its been on and off since i was 12, now im 15..
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    I hate the days where it seems a monumental task just to get by with the most basic effort. I am actually jealous of people who seem to always be fine. Their life looks peachy...
    WWB82 WWB82 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    It's like closing your eyes and being in a dark tunnel or pitch black roller coaster and seeing and hearing and feeling everything that's happened or gone wrong or been missing...
    losthope313 losthope313 31-35, F Jan 23

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    Sometimes it feels like the life is way too hard. I'm so tired.
    shethia shethia 18-21, F Jan 24

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    It doesn't help anymore. "I want my death to mean something" don't ignore depression? It's what we all do isn't it though? Why not thought let it run its course and see what...
    Callistowed Callistowed 16-17, M Jan 23

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    I haven't slept in 3 days but lately I sleep 4 am sometimes at 5 am because I can't sleep I don't know if it's over thinking or my stress or depression idk
    yalzaga yalzaga 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    But I survived and its not 100% better yet but its getting there and yes I have lows but I'm also stable now which is more than I ever thought I'd get. :)
    fireflyashes fireflyashes 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    They tell me I have "clinical depression" which is a fancy name for Major depression and I have ADHD...
    ThankYouSoldiers ThankYouSoldiers 18-21, F Jan 19

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    I can't stand it lying to myself saying "go to sleep you have school" it doesn't matter I'm wide awake and it's killing me
    Callistowed Callistowed 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    Tms has change my life in away that I have never felt before. The people in my life I don't feel like I want them in my life anymore. I see a brighter and better future. I see...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F Jan 21

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    I, myself, prefer not to talk about my past. I have overcome it on my own and will give a brief statement here and there, but I do not think a history lesson on anyone's life will...
    Stickwithmebabe Stickwithmebabe 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    "Handling Business Management Right"Many of our members and associates had gone to business management classes and are very aware of the ins and outs of managing business in any...
    N89murphy N89murphy 22-25, F Jan 20

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    Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will rip my skin apart
    xXhollypotatoXx xXhollypotatoXx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I want to sleep its 4am aest time why damn it must I stay awake
    Callistowed Callistowed 16-17, M Jan 23

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    1ofthe4 1ofthe4 36-40, M Jan 17

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    Finally all my work paying off just starting to get stretch marks but i hope to continue getting more and more
    BigFatNick BigFatNick 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I am bipolar, have suffered with depression and ADD. I know this is not as bad as it gets. I have gotten a lot better by my mental choice and strive to do so. I would like to share...
    atellis11 atellis11 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    Should I have my ovary removed? I have known I have pcos for many years (10ish). I suffer from most of the side effects... hair growth in unwanted places, occasional acne, mood...
    AshGW84 AshGW84 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    I have suffered from anxiety, depression, lack of self worth, perfectionism, shame, no self confidence, guilt, and more for my entire life. Yesterday I found this actual...
    SameOldLoneliness SameOldLoneliness 31-35, F Jan 5

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