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I Have Suffered From Depression

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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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    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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    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 Sep 1

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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Aug 20, 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 18-21, F Jul 6

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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

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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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    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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    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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    comfortablynumb4 comfortablynumb4 16-17, F Sep 9

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    I have seen a lot of people on EP and in real life throwing this word around like a hot potato. The two most inappropriately used words in this generation, in my personal opinion...
    AlexandriaDark AlexandriaDark 18-21, F Aug 30

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    When I was 16, I was diagnosed with a Massive Bilateral Pulmonary Embolism caused by multiple Dvts. I am now 27 going on 28, and for the last twelve years I have suffered multiple...
    rmd12 rmd12 26-30, F Aug 28

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    I have a friend suffering from depression but never talks about it and thinks that he doesn't need help. He cuts himself, his "hobby" is doing drugs and he thinks he's ok. I want...
    MistressAlexandraDark MistressAlexandraDark 18-21, F Aug 24

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    I suffer from depression for 3 years now. The past 2 years I pushed my best friends away in a sec, I showed a lot of hatred towards my family, my respect was 0%, my goals were not...
    nkbbb nkbbb 18-21, F Sep 8

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    beautiful video bought a tear to my eye! Its to do with bullying and depression so yeah watch it... Amazing https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ltun92DfnPY
    lovemusicnicole lovemusicnicole 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    I had a couple of experiences with the bully behavior . I think it was the 4 th grade and I stuttered. Well, I was giving a report. I could not say, aluminum. To save my life, I...
    robinthekeet robinthekeet 46-50, F Sep 7

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    I don't know if I am dealing with depression or what, so I would like you to hear me out and maybe tell me if this is normal or not. I been feeling down, but not the kind of down...
    simplyfuckit simplyfuckit 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease--Hashimoto's--that affects the thyroid. One of the side effects is depression. Right now, I'm so depressed... Sorrow is written all over...
    Natassa69 Natassa69 51-55, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Approaching 9 months of fighting something I don't know if I can beat. I'm trying, but, to no avail. It's getting worse. How the **** can it get worse than a month ago? At this...
    Jpeavey Jpeavey 41-45, M Aug 29

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    My baby is not even two weeks old yet and I barely hold her or feed her. I feel resentful towards her for so many things right now and I know its wrong. I just cant help but feel...
    dollhex dollhex 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I honestly love my stretch marks so much. They remind me about how fat I'm getting and how quickly I'm fattening up. I cannot wait until my belly is covered in red, long stretch...
    H4mmrsn1pr H4mmrsn1pr 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Idk why but i really like it being depressed/empty/numb.??!! Weird isnt ? Yeah thats me weird , crazy hahaha :D
    Unstableteen Unstableteen 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    So Happy one second , incredibly depressed the next !! And now i cant sleep •_•
    Unstableteen Unstableteen 13-15, F Aug 25

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    I hate days like this. When everything starts to come back. All you can think about is the ****** things you've been through. And everything seems to be bad news. I feel so alone...
    makaiajane makaiajane 16-17, F Aug 25

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    I've been on a bunch of meds and nothing really seems to work for more than a couple months. My doctor sucks and told me that she doesn't know what to do with me so basically I...
    thatssomething thatssomething 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Anyone who spends time driving OTR can share such stories.
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M Sep 7

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    I don't. Stretchmarks are a sign of major fattening. I want them!
    Jungybrungen Jungybrungen 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hi, I'm new and I've found myself hovering in various posts on this site, reading and exploring but never joining in until now.. I suppose for a long time I have found comfort in...
    r00bear r00bear 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I moved to the other side of the world at the beginning of this year. I have made two very close friends, a couple, but aside from that I have no one else. I've suffered from...
    Dignify Dignify 18-21, T 4 Responses Aug 30

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    The name is Liam. An I seen Spirits a couple of times wen I was a kid. But mostly heard voices. Suffered from depression as we'll. that's pretty much it.
    Liam000 Liam000 22-25 Sep 8

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    I need to express this. I feel so alone and feel that I am going through all of the emotions at once dealing with this. I sometimes don't even know where to begin. But I pray that...
    FromJWtoJEW FromJWtoJEW 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I have suffered with depression an anxiety for the better part of my life. I grew up with a mentally ill mother. I know what it's like to be suicidal, to have a plan to end it all...
    married1987 married1987 41-45, F Aug 24

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    For about 4 years now I have suffered with depression, and each year it has gotten worse. Starting out with avoiding people amd feeling sad more than normal, to feeling even sadder...
    Halcandra Halcandra 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have suffered from Body Dysmorphic Disorder for 11 years. I am at my lowest point and feel completely exhausted and depressed. My two biggest concerns include my skin and hair. I...
    ShyRach ShyRach 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I have never been diagnosed with HS but after reading these stories I am sure this is what I have suffered from for years and years.
    hf27 hf27 61-65, M Sep 4

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    Trigger Warning: Depression, Self-Injury, Drug Use I have suffered depression on and off for the last 6 years. For the last year, I have also intermittently had urges to become...
    voodoojoey voodoojoey 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    I was diagnosed with Tachycardia last year at 36 years old. I had never had any heart problems before July 4th 2013. I have however suffered from anxiety and panic attacks since...
    BriniG BriniG 36-40, F Aug 20

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    I have suffered with and lived with anxiety which i think stems from being verbally bullied at school, and when younger i was encouraged to be the quiet shy girl. I left school and...
    anxiety1sufferer anxiety1sufferer 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    This isn't my story, this is a "rant" you could say. There have been alot of stories about what "real depression" is and what it is not. Teenagers without any "real problems" that...
    JustBreathe4J JustBreathe4J 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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    My shrink just told me I'm suffering from depression...as I reflect on my life over the last several years I think that some of my issues stem from depression. I still think the...
    Pathouslourds Pathouslourds 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 6

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