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I Have Suffered From Depression

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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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    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

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    laubrown1 laubrown1 18-21, F Apr 28

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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 18-21, F Jul 6

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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 13-15, F Jul 14

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    Hi I'm Christian, and I sufer from depression, i dont know why, maybe 'cause where I live, I dont know... the thing is that everytime that I feel depressed i just listen to my fav...
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    I really have learned from my mistakes and I feel today I learned a lot. I won't go into great detail because I doubt anyone on here cares. I'm not saying that in a pout and...
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    I'm so thankful for some people I have met on here. Thank you so much guys. You've helped me through a lot of tough times.
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    I strangely am feeling a little more better after the immense sadness I have been going through these past two days. I pray for my buddy everyday, and keep looking at what's good...
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    I am stressed about this 😔
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    I am a RBK amputee for 25 years now. Been driving now for 12 years. Vans for 9 years then went to decks. Even tho deck work is more physical I enjoy it much more. But starting...
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    Triggers. Imagine sitting in a pastel colored room and having a woman tell you that you appear to have been depressed your entire life. Even childhood? Even childhood. So...
    PseudoNymph PseudoNymph 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    littlemissworried littlemissworried 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    MikeMotika MikeMotika 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 25

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    Now this story is really quite funny to recall. Well. It's sad of course I went through this. But it's still kind of funny. I was so fed up of high school. I felt so much like a...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45, T Oct 13

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    I guess I have suffered from low self esteem for a lot of years maybe even always There's also been experiences in my life that's not helped like I was in an emotionally abusive...
    Ellievale Ellievale 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    Criticism: disapproval based on mistakes/faults. That's me. Constantly thinking about all the things that are "wrong" with me. Going over each and every flaw in my mind...
    BelieveInU BelieveInU 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hello. I suffered from anxiety for the la 3 years. It started with my breakup, i loved her too much because i like to love and take care or people but she really didn't give a damn...
    BogdanBolinski BogdanBolinski 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 28

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    -usually a very active, happy, crazy, life living kinda gal! but lately been defeated by fibromyalgia... I know fibromyalgia is said to be triggered from depression and anxiety...
    tljsmtc tljsmtc 22-25, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I am with the best person I could ever wish for. But I still feel lonely, its not a neglectful loneliness its a feeling of being isolated and its because I keep people away, even...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    This summer was the worst summer of my life. I compromised my values and suffered an excruciating backlash for it. I was rejected by the woman I love and I can do nothing but...
    AlexCorvace AlexCorvace 26-30, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    She and I both were severely abused as children and suffered from eating disorders, anxiety and depression for decades. My poor twin had to go to ER so many times for anti-anxiety...
    SorrowofHeart SorrowofHeart 51-55, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    I have suffered depression all of my life and I do believe that its something you have and live with or never have. I know I will never be cured, there are just too many reasons...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 17

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    I have suffered bouts of crippling depression on and off for around six years now. At the moment I can't work because it's so bad, I barely have the energy or the will to do...
    RealJax0009 RealJax0009 26-30, M Sep 30

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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 Sep 27

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    Sometimes I try to make sense of why life is the way it is with me, but life is life. It is extremely unfair to everyone. I have so much fight in me and I want to make it. I want...
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    i believe that people die from depression not from suicide
    violla violla 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 2

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    I'm quite upset with the way I was treated by an Egyptian psychiatrist here in the uk and a British nurse I started seeing a psychiatrist in Bournemouth when I was taken to court...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    This is my very first experience post. I grew up as a military brat, my dad was in the Air Fo