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I Know Bigotry Is A Mental Illness

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    i get it all the time people say they understand me and i'm like how can you say that i don't even understand me at least not completely and in fact i think it's insulting to say...
    BenjaminChapman BenjaminChapman 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    It's really hard to deal with a mental illness. In class if a teacher asks a question that I'm supposed to know the answer to, but dont. Everyone will mock me and call me retard...
    matti1342 matti1342 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Most people don't understand mental health and what's it's like living with a mental illness. The day to day battle you have a go through just to do the smallest of tasks. People...
    leon789 leon789 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    One of my best friends in the entire world was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, among some other things. She felt different after knowing she was bipolar like something...
    PenandMind PenandMind 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 2

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    I suffer from anxiety and depression. I have been a sufferer of mental illness once the age of 8, since they first put me on antidepressants.
    anm52309 anm52309 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Hello, this is my first post :) through the next posts, I am going to tell you the story of my life, and why I want to end it so badly. It all started back in grade 5, I had many...
    XoxOutcastxoX XoxOutcastxoX 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Hate seeing what my husbands illness is doing to my family!! Knowing I will end my marriage within the year to protect my kids from the angry mood swings and endless lectures from...
    Froggy420 Froggy420 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I feel like I'm about to have a mental break down, I'm starting a new job Sunday, yes I'm excited, over the mood. All that jazz. Yet my heads been ****** for months, I battle...
    YellowLilyPad YellowLilyPad 18-21, F Apr 3

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    I Live With a Mentally ILL Parent
    DiffrentDrummer DiffrentDrummer 36-40, F Mar 17

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    Rn im in a mental hospital because for no reason they think im sick -,-
    EmilySwitzerland EmilySwitzerland 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    You may think I am weird if you read this and hope to never see me on the streets. You may look the other way or call me names but I call myself names all the time. I just want to...
    rose114 rose114 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    Hi everyone, I need to share this amazing experience with you guys. I met this amazing guy who looks completely normal. I got to know him, because I thought he was cute...
    Jasmine650 Jasmine650 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I grew up in the center of two warring parents. Two stubborn pigheaded people who not once thought of putting aside their differences so that I could possibly have some semblance...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    So first off, I'm an 18 year-old girl living in California, and I joined EP because I want to read about other people's stories who have similar problems and experiences like me...
    Professionalgriefer Professionalgriefer 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    I suffer from bpd or eupd but I'm a survivor not a victim
    jacs140 jacs140 61-65, F Mar 16

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    I suffer from social anxiety and depression
    Jbriefs Jbriefs 16-17, M Mar 20

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    I have borderline personality disorder, major depression, anxiety and EDNOS.
    elleohzed elleohzed 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have bulimia, I've had it since I was 12, I never really new what it was but me and my friend used to make this thing called 'sick juice' so you basically make this kind of...
    TheGreenEyedGirl TheGreenEyedGirl 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I am trying to find a way to get perspective on my depression. I had to close my business and am looking for work. I also have a son who is struggling with mental illness and is...
    tesoro10 tesoro10 56-60, F 7 hrs ago

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    You're a threat to yourself when you don't balance out socializing, and, your mental illness.
    beatlegal beatlegal 16-17, F Mar 25

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    The last 2 days have been worse. My work know I have struggled with life, but don't know how this has caused my recent absence. Since I heard of the death of Peaches Geldoff I...
    Aspell Aspell 31-35 2 Responses Apr 8

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    There is nothing too hard for God. Whatever you're going through he can deliver you from any addiction, sickness, mental illness, depression, anything. If you turn to God, turn...
    Allthingschrist Allthingschrist 31-35 1 Response a week ago

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    Hey! I'm new here at EP and I really need someone to talk to, good advice, experiences and such.. I don't know what to do! My boyfriend did do drugs and tried to take his own life...
    lilcarey lilcarey 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 27

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    So I have depression. Is it not the most ****** up, confusing illness of all time! Why do I have this?
    mingerama mingerama 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    i started self harming when i was 11, i was being bullied by boys everyday telling me to kill myself. so i tried to hang myself, i broke my cupboard. i was self harming up until...
    joceyxxxx joceyxxxx 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I have Lupus and Lupus nephritis an incurable autoimmune disease and kidney involvement. One of the issues of living with an incurable disease is that its also an invisible...
    Young24Lupus Young24Lupus 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Experience 16 1981 Glendora & President Reagan I’m probably walking a fine line by telling this. By 1980, I was living with my girlfriend, now wife, in a rental house in...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M Mar 19

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    Since birth I was the "sick" child. My parents knew after they brought me home from the NICU, that my health issues wouldn't go away. I battle Chronic Liver Disease, Chronic...
    jazziNicole1994 jazziNicole1994 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    1/4 and I am 22. Depressed mad at mom an I wanted my cell phone back. When I demanded it she said I touched and pushed her first but I didn't. I remember telling myself don't touch...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F Mar 18

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    Experience 17 President Reagan and the FBI In 1981, I called the FBI to tell them the Mayor of Glendora (CA) had threatened to kill President Reagan. The agent answering the phone...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M Mar 24

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    I am really struggling with my mental health recently. I've been clinically since I was 15 and take venlafaxine 250 for this. It can seem, at times, that I'm fine, I feel Fine...
    keyedup keyedup 26-30, F Mar 23

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    Experience 15 Cutter Labs and Bayer Laboratories In the summer of 1974, I started working for Cutter Laboratories (Resiflex Division West Covina, CA), injection moulding...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M Mar 17

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    The problem with me is that I forgive far too easy. I may not let go of the hurt but I let them back into my life. I used to hold grudges, I'd hold them for long periods of time...
    SuicidalChick SuicidalChick 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    So I just dropped my college course. I'm devastated and feel like a failure but I couldn't go on any longer with the way I feel mentally. I was missing too much time and studying...
    Yummylicious4ev Yummylicious4ev 18-21 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I don't know why but I'm fascinated by mental disorders and part of me wants to have one like depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc.
    stupidsillygirl stupidsillygirl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I guess to understand the full depth of my story, it's best to start at the very beginning It all started when I turned 7. Up until that age, I has a great family. My mom and dad...
    heartsofgold22 heartsofgold22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I spent over 4 month in a mental hospital. I was in there because I try to end my life because I couldn't take the day to day bullshit everyone kept feeding me, in the last 12...
    leon789 leon789 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Maybe if its a nightmare, i just have to wake up- my dad was in jail for two years which made my whole family really depressed, specially my mother and myself. My two older sister...
    Justbreatheba Justbreatheba 16-17, F Apr 7

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    No disease scares anyone much more than a diagnosis of most cancers. You will find several sorts of scarce flu as well as meningitis that you'll have considered, but most cancers...
    Ryan5050yvs2 Ryan5050yvs2 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It has been four and a half years since I got sick. I have extreme abdominal pain, joint pain, degenerative disc disease, and I am always tiered. I don't know whats wrong with me...
    HelloGoodbey HelloGoodbey 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    You will always have the illness but don't let it control you, but control it, learn strategies to overcome some of the anxiety, ocd, add, they will always be their just learn to...
    autipolar autipolar 41-45 Mar 23

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    We as a society we should learn what it is like for those with long term illnesses and a disability and not discriminate against them.. As they are looked upon as been a a problem...
    Louisek81 Louisek81 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    http://wh.gov/lVfpx Please go sign this petition! It is to stop cruelty to mental health patients!
    HopeLesslyWaiting HopeLesslyWaiting 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    This makes me so mad and disgusted. A family member of mine had psychosis, he lived with me and my mother when it started and he's back from the mental hospital for about 2,5 weeks...
    toughbaby toughbaby 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I have ADD. And depression with suicidal ideation. And social phobia disorder. And general anxiety disorder. So yep, I'm mentally ill.
    IAimForHonor IAimForHonor 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I was by my boyfriend. We broke up and that's were it started. I wanted to remain friends or get back together. We remained friends but he said I had to change and I worked my but...
    Loveisupsetting Loveisupsetting 13-15, F Mar 28

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    Think this is the first time In a while since I last had a mental breakdown and that was the age of 9/10. I've been crying most of today. I've let so many people down, I thought I...
    venetiaroses venetiaroses 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Just got out of a mental hospital for suicude only to find my foster parents don't want me now I'm in a group home
    Sarahsworldofpain Sarahsworldofpain 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I am the oldest of six siblings, in which the three oldest are of mixed race (father was black, mother,white). My mother married a man who was physically and mentally abusive, and...
    SkateChamp4 SkateChamp4 56-60, M a week ago

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    A bloody nightmare awakens locked memories of torment of pain. Days old emotions of bitterness and hate. Spit in my face, grab my throat, slap me repeatedly...the mere recollection...
    blackxrosexyuuki blackxrosexyuuki 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I'm not certified but I don need to be. I'm the main factor in healing mentally. Music is my new therapy. I will sing and play piano to release my feelings. I will deal with the...
    Trustmeimaunicorn Trustmeimaunicorn 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think the reason I love mental hospitals and everything related so much its because they are the only place where it's normal to be sick... where it is ok not to be fine...
    gabsmedal gabsmedal 18-21, F 2 days ago