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    I Am NOT Bipolar

    You see, Bipolar Disorder is a medical condition. I'm a person. But now that you mention it, I do happen to have the medical condition of Bipolar Disorder II. You don't say, "Poor John, I hear he is cancer." I am not Bipolar; I have Bipolar. I will not be reduced to a judged...
    crazybunnylady crazybunnylady 41-45, F Apr 2, 2013

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    Admire Yourself

    This is something I read in a book lately and it left a real impression on me. It's very simple, but powerful especially for someone with a low self esteem like me. It just talked about the fact that one should admire himself if he wants others to admire him. It doesn't mean to...
    kirolos1 kirolos1 41-45, M May 11, 2013

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    The Worst 5 Days Of My Life

    i just had the worst 5 days of my life nothing but anger and misery i wish these days wouldn't have happend i got scared because it seemed to me like i was putting myself in danger how can one be so angry at the world it made me wonder it all ended with me having an emotional...
    strongwoman101l strongwoman101l 18-21, F May 21, 2013

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    My Bipolar Schizoaffective Boyfriend Up & Left To Denver, Colorado

    Well, my bipolar schizoaffective boyfriend, 'Peter' (not his real name) has now left me & gone to Denver, CO, to live life & have me 'eventually' join him. Well, he was locked up in a state mental hospital for 4 mos., 6 mos, 8 mos., between the periods fr: 1981 - 1983. I think...
    BarLee BarLee 46-50 Jul 15, 2012

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    Chemo And Hearing Voices

    I'm a cancer survivor. :) I had stage 2 cancer. After this I had to go to the psych ward of several occasions. The psych said the chemo may have given me a chemical imbalance in my brain. I don't hear voices, but a voice that torments me day and night. I can't find medicine that...
    missangie missangie 26-30 Aug 20, 2012

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    Denver

    what is going on with these killings?i don't see these killers as insane.as they go to school and work jobs ,pay their bills and function other wise.not insane,mean and very dark.
    southernstar2030 southernstar2030 61-65, F Jul 21, 2012

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    I Need Serious Help

    I am here for one thing only help. I can't talk to my family I can't find a therapist I am feeling as if in an endless hell. I fail to see a point and happiness in life every morning I wake dreading the day ahead and I think soon I am to resort to death. I reject eating my own...
    Jan 15, 2013

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    A True Story..inspiring To Me..maybe Sometimes Things Are Really That Simple

    Last year because of some chemical imbalances I spent 72 hours in a behavioral unit at a hospital. I met a young man that was one of the saddest people I have ever seen. He just sat in a corner all day and cried. He had no family and was to be sent to a group home. It became...
    mocking mocking 51-55, F 4 Responses Sep 26, 2012

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    My Sister'S Anger

    I have Bipolar Disorder II. My greatest fear in the world is being put in a mental hospital. I've just always sort of known that one day the police would beat me down. Call me paranoid. Everyone else does. Or did. Until last week. Ok, it was a paramedic. I'm not a psychic...
    crazybunnylady crazybunnylady 41-45, F Mar 29, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I wish I wish I wish there were was free mental health counseling in my area. I have a complicated insurance issue with moving from one state to another and currently don't have...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    So I have been admitted into a mental health ward.. Again..
    sarahjuillette sarahjuillette 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    My best lover taught college. She had a colleague. He had a foreign bride. She needed meds. They gave her too many. He sent her home to mom. Russian docs removed...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 7

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    I think I may be bi polar! One minute I'm full of hope and positivity the next I'm down in the dumps and glum. They'e not massive mood swings but very noticeable and upsetting as I...
    NurseDaisy NurseDaisy 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Directorate was formed on 1 July 2013 as part of the transition of clinical services to THOs. The Directorate sits within the Department, and...
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M a week ago

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    I just got discharged from a mental health facility Friday the 5th. I committed myself on Tuesday the 3rd. I felt like I just couldn't take the stress anymore. I was diagnosed with...
    AllThePrettyHorses AllThePrettyHorses 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I have been diagnosed with depression. I have been going to consolers and a mental health service since I was 13. I have strange thoughts, ones that people normally don't have. I...
    supergirl01 supergirl01 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I have been seeing a psychiatrist and psychologist since I was 12. I had depression and Psychosis disorder nos. Around 15 my mental health started to decline even more. I was...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    Today was Cass's turn. In some ways Cass's problems are obvious - he has all three types of tics that qualify for Tourette's, for example. But in many ways he has hidden problems...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    One of my best friends called me a "closet liberal" because of my beliefs and opinion on healthcare and gay marriage. I am a registered Republican and believe that these liberals...
    redhot1221 redhot1221 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 19

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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 Sep 10

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    I had a week off and decided to do a Camino in Spain-I walked 130 kms in 5 days! It was incredible. I really felt such achievement (and pain) afterwards. Incredibly I didn't...
    irishair irishair 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Health, to me, is more than the absence of sickness. Sicknesses or injury can happen, but even with them, we can be generally healthy, and without them, we still could still be...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I originally started my health kick to lose weight. I went hard and burnt out pretty fast, lost a great deal of weight. But I was depriving myself and craving alcohol and chocolate...
    ThePinkP0werRanger ThePinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 2 days ago

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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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    The more I read about how easy it is for people to damage their bodies, the more convinced I get that humans should really try to return to a more basic diet. I'd hazard a guess...
    OneEarth2 OneEarth2 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I want to meet like-minded and the open-minded. I want to talk to the sarcastic twisted souls and the blue bubble gum ********. I want to meet people who want to talk about drugs...
    rainbowcity rainbowcity 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    My new lifestyle.. I really want to share something I have found to be very beneficial to me. I am currently taking supplements that provides whole food based nutrition from 17...
    sgawlik sgawlik 26-30, F Sep 5

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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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    With my health its not been good for quite along time. And there are those times when I feel that I am getting very close to leaving this world. Have different health issues that I...
    maleuk52 maleuk52 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 14

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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 Sep 17

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    Experience 42 DoD Agents In My Home I’m finally getting to the close of these ESP experiences in my life. It’s been mentally exhausting to put this on paper, but therapeutic...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    I avoid any stuff that negatively affects the body such as drugs, liquor(not legal yet, but I'll never touch it), cigarettes, and I exercise and keep a healthy lifestyle. What is...
    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I have a 9 year old son who has an anxiety disorder. I am a single mother of two boys, I also have a 5 year old. I think the hardest part is being so alone in dealing with it...
    sweetie8403 sweetie8403 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I've always had trouble with my eating habits. I'm always trying new things, my most recent was intermittant fasting, fasting for 24 hours. I just want to feel normal and healthy...
    xsignorinax xsignorinax 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    this year i decided to get healthy sleep better and at a more regular time and try to ride my bicycle every day and eat better so far i'm doing ok i think .I've slim down a bit i...
    HIghheels24 HIghheels24 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 16

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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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I was bullied for being non manly, whatever that means. My teachers always held me in low esteem because I wasn't the man that they wanted in class. I never had lasting friendships...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 10

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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 4 Responses Sep 11

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    I am about to really have a mental breakdown. The girl im really into have, without any feelings about me, met a New Guy. I am seriously about to koll myself. I have litteraly...
    mccgandy mccgandy 18-21, M Sep 12

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 15

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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 Sep 15

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    I'm starting to feel low again. I can feel it coming, like some black heavy sludge climbing up my body. It's sitting in my stomach now. I know it'll creep over me again until I...
    illneverbenormal illneverbenormal 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    I am dealing with a panic disorder with agoraphobia, depression and seizures and was currently discharged from the military. I developed all of this when I was admitted in a...
    Liddoturrboo Liddoturrboo 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    Sometimes I don't know what is real and what is not real. When I first realized she hears voices, it was really hard. I realized a lot of things I believed had happened to her...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 3 days ago

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    I went to the mental hospital I have major depression but I learned a lot in there that I have a family that loves me and cares and That no matter what shape or size I am always...
    Nicole289 Nicole289 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have a lot of things. It's weird how I go on my daily life blending in with everyone else while my head is so chaotic. I have split personality: the other personality I have is...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    It takes time to realize the priorities in life. We run behind a lot of materialistic things to keep ourselves happy. I wonder if anyone has hit this phase in life where they don...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Sep 3