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I Know Bigotry Is A Mental Illness

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    The old school "You're either smart or dumb and the cure is to try harder" philosophy. There was a book * read where this special education teacher had one student, 7 yrs old; very...
    CrossCresentCreed CrossCresentCreed 18-21, F Feb 18

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    Myths about the top 10 most common mental illnesses: 10. Antisocial Personality Disorder: Myth: Somebody who avoids social interaction is “antisocial”. Truth: Many people...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    It makes me so damn angry when people mock someone who has a mental illness. The people who have a mental illness, are suffering enough, and going through enough hell, but to have...
    HisLittleLady HisLittleLady 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I found research for signs n symptoms leading up to a mental illness episode , or of symptoms signs explaining a episode , but anyone know of any info explaining everyday life that...
    SsMcGavin SsMcGavin 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 24

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    I have at least four, diagnosed. Depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD... And possible bipolar disorder. - "Mental illnesses. They are no less real than physical illnesses, and often...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 1 Response Feb 18

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    Hello! This is my personal story of living with schizophrenia: I used to tell people "I have a bad brain." I am not going to say I suffer from schizophrenia but rather I endure...
    Amyloukay Amyloukay 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 10

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    You know what I dislike very much? When people act like mental illness doesn't exist. You know what I also dislike? The people that force people to think that way, it seems a lot...
    Euphoricbunnymaster Euphoricbunnymaster 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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    So, I have tons of mental illnesses (too many to write out.) and the only way I can escape is through self-harm, I am already going to a councilor and I don't want to tell him...
    HolyFire202 HolyFire202 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    People without a mental illness will never understand the severity of it. They have no right to talk. How would you like to battle your own mind every God damn day of your life?
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F Feb 10

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    So, today I found out I'm slightly autistic. My mom says it's something she's always known except it is not until now that we are discussing it. Also, due to this, it's going to...
    HannahB15 HannahB15 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've only ever seen my regular doctor so who knows if I actually have a diagnosis but I'm taking medicine for anxiety/depression. I recently switched because the other one made me...
    SuperLogan SuperLogan 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Depression and anxiety run strong in my family. I suffer from both of these, and like most, I have my good days, and I have my bad days. These past three months have been filled...
    hanban0320 hanban0320 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    after I had left the hospital my past had caught up with me my so called friends abondoned me and shunned my for leaving them How could i tell them that i coulden't do drugs with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 5

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    Our 21 year old son is Bipolar 1. He had his first full manic episode with a psychotic break his first semester in college. We learned in a DBSA meeting that it can take two...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    Quite a few, actually. Let's see: Velo Cardio Facial Syndrome Asperger's syndrome Depression Obsessive Compulsive Disorder That's me.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 5 Responses Feb 9

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    I hawe anxiety and depresion witch get sadly worst then before =(
    MilenaLena MilenaLena 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I've lived my life Flying with broken wings A shattered soul And destroyed dreams My mind makes up lies Things that are not true Saying things like you're ugly And no one...
    Suicidekisses Suicidekisses 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I suffered schizophrenia for the last 7 years, It's been a wild ride, so scarring and harrowing and dark I can barely believe. It was all to do with Heaven and Hell and angels and...
    Lawlor Lawlor 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    counseling meditation walking talking to good friends reading good books Even though i have been trying to do my best..this couple of months. Sometimes i just have to waiting for...
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    What would you think if you observed a friend that had the following symptoms / characteristics? 1) extremely intelligent 2) Severe Dyslexia 3) Social Anxiety 4) drug use to cope...
    Derangedjdub Derangedjdub 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I have sleeping disorders, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. It just really sucks too many pills and my therphist annoys me at times.
    RedDog123321 RedDog123321 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    i want to cut right now so bad
    tiiedrope tiiedrope 26-30, F 9 Responses Feb 19

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    I have struggled with depression and anxiety for a great part of my adulthood. There have been times where things were great, years at a time actually but I have now slipped back...
    butterfly2924 butterfly2924 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    I when my body image starts to haunt me and I cant sleep at night. I guess thats just what I have to deal with when I have Borderline Personality Disorder
    ALivingTeenIdle ALivingTeenIdle 13-15, T 1 Response Feb 24

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    Sooo doc put me on Wellbutrin for anxiety and ADHD... The comedown sucks... Anyone on this ever get severe migraines and depressive comedown?
    HalfEvil87 HalfEvil87 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    They're being really active today. F*cking with me hardcore.
    Euphoricbunnymaster Euphoricbunnymaster 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I am a psychology student, but I am not a typical one. I study mental disorders on my own. I read stories of poor girls being raped, I go to the library and borrow books about...
    littlelittlepooky littlelittlepooky 18-21, F Feb 11

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    I had a sister with a brain injury, but she sied after 5 years. But I have mental illnesses myself, so I guess it is easier for me to understand.
    WeepingWillow27 WeepingWillow27 31-35, F Feb 8

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    I am up out of bed! I didn't go to work yesterday. It was a bad day. I took a shower after three days and will be going outside for the first time in three days. My boss thinks if...
    tearsalwaysflow tearsalwaysflow 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F Feb 18

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F Feb 18

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F Feb 18

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    For 15 years I have put up with not being good enough or pretty enough or skinny enough for her son. However, this tops it all. My mil just decided to rip out chunks of my hair and...
    huntress1785 huntress1785 26-30, F Feb 8

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    I went to the mental hospital again last month.the only thing good about the place was it was close to home so my family was able to visit often . anyway I didn't eat or drink for...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    It means a lot to me that someone is willing to share their experience, but this is EP, so...well, when I was early 14 I felt suicidal. I told my parents and willingly went to the...
    soccacutie23 soccacutie23 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I have full control over my mental and physical limits. I do not take part in these mental groups.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I'm teetering on doing this essay or failing the class. In fact this entire semester has had me in a mental breakdown. I can hardly focus or read, and I've been crying 4/7 nights...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It has now been almost five years. I have spent my entire teenage years wondering what I am going to do to make it through tomorrow, because heaven knows I don't know how I made it...
    Jengi Jengi 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Don't take me as egotistical or something cause I'm far from that. But ever since I was young I would just know the answers to a lot of questions people asked, & they were always...
    brandonswayye brandonswayye 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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