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I Know Bigotry Is A Mental Illness

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    So I was sitting in the waiting room at the doctors office, the other day. And as I'm sitting there a woman with Down's syndrome came in and sat down. She must have been in her...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Not only do I hate mental illness, but I hate that people don't understand it. I have lost three family members to mental illness, two from addiction and the other from depression...
    shellseagirl shellseagirl 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 13

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    With the recent passing of Robin Williams with depression related illness, it still baffles me peoples reaction to depression (and mental illness as a whole). The second that you...
    StereoTypical StereoTypical 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    Today my psychiatrist told me: "Things are always going to be harder for you than for other people. You need to accept that you have a disability." I think that I have accepted...
    Babaghanouj Babaghanouj 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    Why is it so hard for those of us who are suffering to get access to proper treatment. Not to mention the treatments available suck, the therapies are not as effective as...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I see ppl at my school all the time who pick on mentally handicapped kids... I know what it feels like... It's a good thing kittayninja goes to my school or I would be in the...
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    You know it's really bad when you think you need to be in a mental hospital
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have a **** load of stuff wrong with me but I won't let it control my life again. I'm doing my best to cope with this incurable ****. I was diagnosed with the skitsophrenia(I can...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    My official diagnosis is bipolar 1 disorder with mixed anxiety intermittent explosive anger and post traumatic stress disorder, But I still got denied social security disability go...
    dybbukbox dybbukbox 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    Sitting in rehab trying not to lose my ****, trying to keep myself together, trying to silence the voices in my head talking all at once, even my own. If my other arm was working...
    MorbidMorals MorbidMorals 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Anxiety attacks aren't so bad once you get the hang of it, like when it attacks me I just think "okay is this anxiety or it's panic?," lol depends on the symptoms so I'm like oh it...
    Joman9 Joman9 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    My official diagnosis is borderline-rapid cycling manic depressive disorder with anxiety. For those who don't understand that completely it means I have borderline personality...
    SeraphineL SeraphineL 22-25, F Aug 3

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    I am 25 years old and have emetophobia (a severe fear of vomiting) I have had it for 17 years. I have had anorexia on and off for the same amount of time due to restricting my...
    Missrebelsoul Missrebelsoul 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I've been through anxiety attacks to panic attacks & depression you see me still living, I don't know why Robbin Williams just ended his life, it shows money doesn't make you happy...
    Joman9 Joman9 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I am writing a journal of my research of fear & what I'm still experiencing of my Depersonalization Disorder Fear Very few people don't understand...
    Joman9 Joman9 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 18

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    Hi, I'm Eden, and I have problems: depression, schizophrenia, OCD, and symptoms seen in psychopaths and sociopaths. I feel terrified of myself. I can't believe that my brain...
    FlyingToHell FlyingToHell 13-15, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am OCD (of to be really obsessive, in alphabetical order, I'm CDO). The main manifestation of this is excessive hands washing. But there are other things I do, tidiness things...
    Gaspard91 Gaspard91 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when's something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes...
    SsMcGavin SsMcGavin 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    I have bipolar yay not yay .
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M Aug 8

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    Im just wondering has anyone else this problem? Im scared to go to school or go places that are quite because i get this feeling that im going to say out something bad when i...
    amyslatts amyslatts 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    3 years ago, when i was 14, i tried to commit suicide in my bathroom. I felt so ashamed and hated myself for it; my mom pretends like it never happened. After that i struggled...
    ThinOrDieTryingxox ThinOrDieTryingxox 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I went to the nurse practitioner today and she wanted to put me on 3 different meds and I'm like Jesus why me ! My ******* brain is so frustrating. I have bi polar and I have not...
    kpweant1 kpweant1 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I'm really bored... and it makes me sick that the first thing that popped into my head was cutting...
    PierceTheGreen PierceTheGreen 13-15, F Aug 19

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    I'm in cluster 4: non psychotic (severe): severe depression, anxiety, elements of social phobia and other disorders and increasing complexity of needs. They may experience...
    lexlugor lexlugor 36-40 4 Responses Aug 21

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    Hmmm they say I do but do I .... Lol
    friendjazzy friendjazzy 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have unclean thoughts. I'm scared of myself. I'm sadistic. And I don't want to be. "Change your thoughts, you change your life" Yeah. Not that easy. I swear I'm psychotic...
    iMinnow iMinnow 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Yup I'm jazzy and I'm a bag of mixed lollies ;)
    friendjazzy friendjazzy 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have Asperger's Syndrome It helps me find it difficult to talk to girls in the real world that probably why I'm single but I can't change it I was born with it but it upsets me...
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    And it should start with law. Drug-related crime should be treated as health problem and should only be sent to a drug court. Drug addicts do not belong in the same place as...
    JustBreathe4J JustBreathe4J 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    People write it off as 'attention seeking' or something that has triggered it. Society needs to be informed that mental illnesses are serious, however mild the symptoms, and those...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F Aug 22

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    I'm feeling totally and utterly blank right now. But I want to write this speech, come first in the Oratory Competition and go onto Nationals. My mental illness will not override...
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F Aug 14

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    Hey everyone in the UK! I'm sure that you've all had "one of those days" at work, right? But what if you're suffering from more than this? There are people out there who have...
    VintagePearls VintagePearls 31-35, F Aug 21

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    I think this experience thread is a little one sided and hypocritical. Firstly, every person has a limit of stress and pain that they can handle, which to them when pushed beyond...
    AnonR AnonR 70+, T 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I've been living a good life for some time now. But the darkness inside me keeps coming to the surface, showing it's ugly face. I keep putting it away but the sad feeling inside me...
    Deepess Deepess 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I hate when people mistake bipolar disorder for DID or Schizophrenia . In my opinion, those two disorders are a lot more troubling than manic-depression. We should really make an...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F Aug 22

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    I was the 1st person ever in Britain to get the adult ttp as a child at the age 4. I was 1 in 6 million and the 1st person to get it. If the doctors gave me a blood transfusion I...
    tiashepherdx tiashepherdx 13-15, F Aug 18

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    AXIS Capital, a group of companies with branch offices in Bermuda, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Singapore and the United States has built a global franchise that is...
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    Joseph048l7jx2 Joseph048l7jx2 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I'm completely lost. I've been playing the Irish sport of hurling since I was four years old and fell in love with it. I even played for my county. Over the years I've had...
    aliken98 aliken98 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    Hello, I’m Dr. Horace S. Browntrout, and I’ve just written a hilarious spoof of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM). It’s called Mental...
    DocBrowntrout DocBrowntrout 26-30, M Aug 24

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    My mom is not as mentally Ill but instead mentally disabled. It has been difficult growing up with her because the doctors have said she had the mentality of a 12 year old. So my...
    MacKenziePatriciaLee MacKenziePatriciaLee 16-17, F Aug 16

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    I was in one for six days in February, and then they forced me to go to further treatment for another three weeks. I missed so much school because of it, but I couldn't be luckier...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I've been through a lot in just a year. I lost the people I though were my family because I found out they were planning to abuse me and was talking about possibly selling me so I...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Deborahyt Deborahyt 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    Wasn't a true mental hospital. More like a cheap crisis center for suicidal/abused teens. I remember the day I went. Around December I think, few years back. Mom was alive too. I...
    CJCA CJCA 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have seen people run away from mentally ill.they are rude and also make fun of them.Instead of supporting them they do exact opposite.People who suffer from depression,bipolar...
    dwinewen dwinewen 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I stayed up all night trying to get over her. I drove to work & briefly contemplated driving into a tree. I obviously didn't. Then I saw her ******* car in the lot where we work. I...
    yolo19 yolo19 18-21, F Aug 5