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I Know Bigotry Is A Mental Illness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support

    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 3 Responses Aug 29

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    Stigma is a self-perpetuated cycle. We cry out for awareness and understanding from the shadows of our self-imposed closet. We bang our heads against the walls, wailing songs of...
    o0capricious0o o0capricious0o 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I'm starting to feel defeated. I am not allowed to attend college due to my mental disorders. Mainly my dissociativeness. And the frequency of my lows - borderline. I want...
    iMinnow iMinnow 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    Totally new to this..... So here you go! I've been struggling with mental illnesses for well over 18 years now. At first I was diagnosed as manic-depressive which the psychiatrist...
    accaliaraynne accaliaraynne 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'm 19 i have suffered from mental illness since i was thirteen. I have borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression and psychosis. Everyday it is hard to know what's real...
    saucepan95 saucepan95 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've got ADD and OCD and the **** affects my life in ways that most people can't understand. I guess I'm just looking for support but there is a stigma about mental illness and...
    fiendforlife fiendforlife 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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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 Aug 26

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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 Aug 25

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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 Aug 26

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    Mental😞🔫 Two years straight I barely finished a plate Whenever I did eat I purged not too long after All the weight I was losing My bones were protruding My food still...
    Suicidekisses Suicidekisses 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    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 Aug 30

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    So I'm a borderline, I have borderline personality disorder. I feel I'm more on the mild side, as in I don't have (many) fits of uncontrollable rage. I'm also bisexual. I have a...
    StormFairy StormFairy 18-21, F a week 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 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
    XoxJazzyxox XoxJazzyxox 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 28

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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 2 Responses Aug 29

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    Yup I'm jazzy and I'm a bag of mixed lollies ;)
    XoxJazzyxox XoxJazzyxox 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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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 3 Responses Aug 31

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    Our 20 year old son has an autism spectrum disorder and was recently diagnosed as bipolar 1. I knew right away, at his birth that he was different. Instinctively, I started full...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    My sister told me about this website so I figured I'd give it a try since I cant sleep. I'm a soon to be 20 year old girl working as a cashier making minimum wage. I have been...
    AmberIrina AmberIrina 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    For me life every moment is almost struggle
    edpd1951 edpd1951 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    I enjoy dreams which I am visiting other dimensions of civilaztions
    edpd1951 edpd1951 61-65, M Sep 7

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    I often feel the world would be a better place if i was aborted. I often feel that everyone hates me. When i find out that someone doesn't like me it effects me more than it...
    bbats bbats 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    It's simple I want to die. For the past year it's what I've wanted. Too bad I could never do it
    Sara2255 Sara2255 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sometimes it's just impossible to tell what is only in my head and what is really going on. It's just hard to believe people when they are being nice to me... Maybe I'm just...
    mymasochismtango mymasochismtango 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2008, a diagnosis which my family has refused to accept and just think I have mood swings and just choose to be difficult. I also struggle...
    Thin234 Thin234 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 2 days 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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    Going through a breakup. She is very mentally sick. My heart is dying inside. The anguish I feel today is insurmountable at this moment. She refuses to help herself. I've done all...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    I honestly hate it so much when people tell me I don't need my medication and I'm "dependant " on it. They tell me to just think about stuff and that I "know what's real" . They...
    alphadecay alphadecay 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 5

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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 don't really "know" if there is any real truth in that statement or if it's just an excuse to pigeonhole someone by giving them an identity that justifies a certain level of...
    infinitegratitude infinitegratitude 51-55, F Sep 8

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    The term atheism is derived from 'a', the Greek word for 'not' and from 'theos', the Greek word for 'god'. Atheos, meaning "without gods". In other words, meaning "non-theist...
    innosflew innosflew 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 live with MS and I've never really had to deal with serious illness before. I'm also in the process of being tested for Anemia. It is quite stressful to just get on with my life...
    Beyala Beyala 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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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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    A night at Muhammad's Aisha lifted the Niqab over her head and shoulders. "Ah Aisha sweetling. I wondered which wife I was getting tonight. " His voice lowered playfully, " you...
    faerylight faerylight 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    I literally am reading all these stories and my heart aches. I have been in two mental hospitals and been batteling depression for six years. I have cutt every place there is skin...
    Gonzales96 Gonzales96 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ok......this is my life!! I grew up in a family where my father mentally abused my sister and I. My mother physically abused me & at the age of 8 not only did I have to watch my...
    lemolemo lemolemo 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 6

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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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    Rates are per human being, based on two sharing. Named accommodation can be changed if required with the tour operator. If this is the circumstance you may be suggested of all new...
    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 Aug 26