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I Know Bigotry Is A Mental Illness

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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 4 days ago

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    Sometimes it's really hard, but I always need to keep going. I was hospitalized for two days for extreme panic attacks. The whole thing was absolute Hell. I've struggled with...
    stephaanicole stephaanicole 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    I have mental illness on my mother's side of the family. Schizophrenia to be exact. Horrible things have been endured by family members. My father has anxiety and so do I. I...
    caramelLova1 caramelLova1 31-35, F Jul 16

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    This is a response I wrote to an anorexic woman. I'm bipolar, but I've talked to enough people with other kinds of mental illnesses to see we have a lot in common. I wrote this to...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M Jul 13

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    Hello.my names Alex and i have schizoaffective disorder, its a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar or depression in my case its depression. it feels so strange when i think...
    weirdalex21 weirdalex21 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I'm torn. I'm torn about accepting the mental illness labels doctors have diagnosed me with, such as having bipolar and depression, because I don't want the labels to define me...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    People absolutely misunderstand mental illness. They would never tell a person with cancer to' get over it' or 'just cheer up'. But it goes deeper than that. There is not a...
    accidentalme accidentalme 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    In my opinion, I don't think people really understand Mental Illness unless they experience too.
    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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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 5 days ago

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    so a few months ago my dad started heightening his abuse of me, it's verbal and emotional but sometimes it even gets like physical not like hurting me but more like forcing me out...
    atinyratsy atinyratsy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I have major depression, along with some other labels. And the one thing I learned about having this illness is that you can't let it win. I would have episodes that made...
    redhope redhope 18-21, F Jul 8

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    What I hate most are the people who don't even have the disorder/illness/disease whatever you want to call it and they try to take over and tell you what to do. Like no, back up...
    usmcdaughter usmcdaughter 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    One trend in particular that has been really getting to me, is the people who wear the "I Beat Anorexia" shirts as a joke. It ****** me off especially as someone who has dealt with...
    EowynElf EowynElf 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Hello guys I'm 16, it all started last year I went to a rave & people started offering me bars & blunts, well I didn't want to look like a wuss so I took a blunt & smoked it...
    Joman9 Joman9 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 16

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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 6 days ago

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    All I keep doing is pushing people away like my mum and dad an blame my mum mostly when my dad's the one who's the reason they split up. In school I'm just horrible to my friends...
    wait0what wait0what 13-15, F Jun 30

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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 1 day ago

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    Myself included. It was downplayed so much by my family when I was a child... Looking the other way and hoping it'd go away instead of tackling it head on and acknowledging it...
    Drechavo Drechavo 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Lol. Lmao. Those who rule countries are the crazy. Those diagnosed are human. Both groups are fifty fifty. Fifty percent bad But bad humans got warped that way...
    converted converted 46-50, M Jun 28

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    I already invalidate my own (professionally-diagnosed as well) depression enough, I really don't need my family and friends doing it for me!
    electriccloud electriccloud 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Crazy🔨 Now I'm going crazy Like out of my mind My thoughts are getting hazy My chores are behind I'm hearing voices I'm seeing things I'm making bad choices I feel this...
    Suicidekisses Suicidekisses 16-17, F Jul 1

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    Paranoid schizophrenia. Had it for a long time now. I don't like it when some people pretend they have it just to get sympathy or sound cool, schizophrenia is terrifying sometimes...
    Roslein Roslein 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 4

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    It's so hard. My teachers seem to think its my fault, but I can't control if I forget something. If I daydream about something worth my time. My iq is 117, so why can't I do...
    100problems 100problems 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    i dont want it anymore...... enough said
    justsometime1234 justsometime1234 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I just moved to another state to start school and I am having a rough transition with finding new doctors. The first psychiatrist I saw was rude and unhelpful, and I am really...
    Babaghanouj Babaghanouj 22-25, F Jul 6

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    I'm not really sure that what I have can be classified under anything specific.. I have 26 (and counting) voices in my head...? I mean, they all have there stories and...
    HaHaHarleyQuinn HaHaHarleyQuinn 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Well I've had bi-polar for yrs now...I was diagnosed at 19 when I had my first break down...I've been on a lot of different type of medication over the years. I found that Abilify...
    dmlongobardo23 dmlongobardo23 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I have anorexia and bulimia. It all started after being doing laws with PTS disorder after having 3 brain haemorrhages
    itsana911 itsana911 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I am diagnosed with Schizo-Effective Disorder/ Chronic Depression, Audio + Visual hallucinations, and mood swings that can trigger the depression.
    MPost85 MPost85 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    Had Anxiety ever since I was twelve I'm fourteen now but it doesn't seem to get any better.
    Higgins14 Higgins14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    It's difficult to overcome I agree but not impossible. With the right support for the right people everything gets a bit better and easier!
    Angelanorexic Angelanorexic 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I need help I think but I'm too scared
    heatherm10 heatherm10 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Diagnosed with anxiety and body dysmorphia at the age of 15, I struggle most with body dysmorphia as I've learnt how to handle my anxiety a bit better, anyway I always regret...
    Nirvanagirl Nirvanagirl 16-17 Jul 14

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    I'm not getting the help I need. I'm stuck in the same spot I've been in for 3 months. Being stagnant is not human - we are made to change & adapt. I have a limited time on this...
    lindsaymaegan lindsaymaegan 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    i have MPD/DID... there are 8 personalities in my head.. i'm fine with it.. but everyone else thinks i'm crazy.. its hard to do mundane things like school.. i'm not allowed to...
    nekkie nekkie 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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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...
    Mikaylaxo Mikaylaxo 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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 3 days 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 2 days ago

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    I am a 59 yr old woman who has been with a great man for 8 years. We have lived together as husband and wife. We get along get and have been happy together except for one issue...
    gbrygent gbrygent 56-60, F Jul 4

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    As medical practice becomes commercialized our emotions become medicalized. Once we had characteristics now we have symptoms. Instead of identifying the source of the problem and...
    SuicideRedefined SuicideRedefined 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    SAGITTARIUS SIGN People of Sagittarius sign are very sociable and friendly. The true nature of Sagittarius sign is a generous and cheerful idealist. They are kind people and do...
    Skylar2000 Skylar2000 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's more than just mentally abused but the physical pain has healed faster than the mental, My entire life I was a punching bag for my brother, all of my friends and sometimes...
    LunaValentine LunaValentine 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I have about 7 mental disorders. I have bipolar, schizophrenia, borderline personality, impulse control, intermittent explosive, PTSD, and Asperger's syndrome. I have a lot of...
    Blaze1103 Blaze1103 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I will admit this is a little long, and despite not wanting to seem like I'm feeling sorry for myself, I'll post this at that risk. I am a 21-year old guy, and I guess I should...
    SalemSaberhagen SalemSaberhagen 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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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 5 days ago

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    My ex wife would lose it if I used the wrong words to answer her.... Everytime I was late even 5 or 10 minutes she accused me of cheating. She'd threaten to leave if she didn't get...
    Z00Z00Z Z00Z00Z 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Fox Spirit Animal The fox is often associated with the figure of the trickster, but as a spirit animal, it can also turn into a teacher providing guidance on swiftly finding your...
    Skylar2000 Skylar2000 13-15, F 4 days ago