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I Know Bigotry Is A Mental Illness

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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 8 Responses a week ago

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    I have people close to me in my life who have mental illness. I work on the business side of mental healthcare. Right now I am incredibly frustrated with someone near and dear to...
    dropdeadredhead dropdeadredhead 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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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 a week ago

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    I'm new here. And I really wanted to post this, because I struggle with it everyday. And it is that I fear I have multiple mental illnesses. It feels really strange to post that...
    iHack iHack 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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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 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have a 20 year old son that is bi-polar 1. He sucks the energy and life out of us. I love him but resent him and what this illness has taken from our marriage. I exercise...
    debbiedee623 debbiedee623 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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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 1 Response 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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    I have MPD/DID. It's hard to live a real life. I can't focus enough. I don't have distinct personalities that I know take over. But I know I'm more than one person. How do other...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    Hello, I'm 26 years old and I too have been suffering with schitzophrenia and drug induced psychosis.. I've only been diagnosed 2 weeks ago and now the love of my life ditched me...
    Ladevans Ladevans 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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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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    I have split personality disorder and it is becoming very difficult to remain one person all day. I'm feel like giving up I don't know where or who I am half the time. No insurance...
    enrichedreamer enrichedreamer 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 27

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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 2 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 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have Adjustment Disorder with mixed anxiety and disorder, and yes I was diagnosed with it, not self-diagnosed. I feel depressed most of the times, I always get butterflies in my...
    xMikayla xMikayla 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 23

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    The definition of liberalism is the belief in moving forward. If things stayed the same forever and always where would we be?
    tonib123 tonib123 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I would love to be able to clear my mind for one minute!
    mandyownstimmy mandyownstimmy 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    I'm battling my mind every day, stuck inside the house because I'm terrified of the outside world. I'm on Prozac, but I still feel like the world is giving up on me, or already has...
    pushmeunder pushmeunder 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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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 5 days ago

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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 13 hrs ago

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    I feel like I have to get this off my chest as it is making me increasingly ill. My life in general is making me increasingly ill. I am 21 year old with Borderline personality...
    Daisypie Daisypie 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25

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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 6 days ago

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    Thing really started to get bad about 4-5 months ago. I've lost track. I've had a million tests and still nothing, I've given up hope. About 4-5 months ago my central nervous...
    carelesslywondering carelesslywondering 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28

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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...
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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 3 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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    Men like this author are true gemsA Message to Women From a Man: You Are Not "Crazy"You're so sensitive. You're so emotional. You're defensive. You're overreacting. Calm down...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Jul 22

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    Don't let them tell you that you cannot do something, do not let anyone tell you that you have to learn to accept and live with mental health issues. I got rid of the ****** mental...
    CEB32 CEB32 31-35, M Jul 29

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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 1 Response 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 1 day ago

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    Deborahyt Deborahyt 31-35, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Hey everyone...I'm new to EP and thought I'd use it as a way to express things I don't talk about often. I am 25 years old and have been disabled and sick for the last 3 years. I...
    Buttercup789 Buttercup789 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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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

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    One thing I hate as a mentally ill person is people saying "it's not that bad." This is what people think is supportive but it's not. They have basically dismissed my struggle...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Aug 7

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    Yeah, i am. There is a long list of mental issues i have, and i really don't know where to start
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10