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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My sister suffered with meant health issues and the help she was given was terrible, mental health needs to be something we can talk about freely.
    leanneemma leanneemma 13-15, F Jul 2

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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 4 hrs ago

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    So since I tried to kill myself last week, I've been in here..apart from 2 nights in a regular hospital at first...it's alright I guess, I mean my room is really plain as there can...
    Betruetoyourselfxx Betruetoyourselfxx 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Hi I think I qualify here in that I have a Bsc hons Degree in the management of Psychosis. Gained at Manchester University back in 2001.
    Hawkeyethenoo Hawkeyethenoo 66-70, M Jun 26

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    I get in very self destructive moods sometimes. I want to binge eat, or buy a pack of cigarettes, or be mean to people that care about me. But somehow it's so great. I feel...
    jadecurtis11 jadecurtis11 18-21, F Jun 26

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    I hear voices and see things which aren't real, but seem it. When I told my psychiatrist this, and about my self harm/Suicide attempts I begged him to put me in a unit and he just...
    SecrecyIsMyLife SecrecyIsMyLife 13-15, F Jun 29

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    Because it's only the centre of my personal life experience.
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M Jul 2

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    I am blessed with good health. That is a good thing because I am a poor patient. I don't listen to what the doctors say, I never follow orders and I never rest like they tell me...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 4 Responses 2 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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    I advise that you seek mental health assistance immediately
    support4life support4life 31-35, M Jul 11

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    They dont stop. You may be next. Or are already. Mental is just a facet of health. Pills damage organs. But are still sold. Lawsuits make lawyers big money...
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 1

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    I am taking steps towards a healthier me, but they are all aimed towards physical health. I've cut back sodas and increased the amount of water I drink. I've been aiming for more...
    ShylySubmissive ShylySubmissive 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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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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    physically healthy, mentally a wrecking ball.
    Tlythatswsup Tlythatswsup 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    My husbands affair last year has been the worst thing ever to happen to me. Even the loss of my dear lovely mum couldn't compare to his affair. You see he was the perfect husband...
    Mylifesover Mylifesover 46-50 3 Responses Jul 5

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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 6 days ago

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    My mother in law just passed away a month ago. And my wife has two disabled or mentally challenged brothers who are now with us. I hope I called it correctly. I wish to mean no...
    sthrn73charm sthrn73charm 36-40, M Jun 26

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    Divy Amin is ranked as one of the finest fitness trainers. He believes in improving the quality of life of others, which is very satisfactory for him. He has an immense experience...
    divy11 divy11 26-30, M Jun 26

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    I recently studied and became certified in holistic health and wellness. It is my passion to help others live a healthy and happy life and heal their bodies naturally. It's really...
    Christy922 Christy922 22-25, F Jun 30

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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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    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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    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...
    cutealex21 cutealex21 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I've been one since I can remember, but out of necessity for health issues. It eventually developed into a strong interest, however. . .very interesting to know the individual...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F Jul 10

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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 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 6 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 5 days ago

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    I love my job as a Health Coach!  I get to help people like The Parks learn Habits of Health that will help them lose weight and maintain a healthy weight!  If you can...
    AKHockeyMom AKHockeyMom 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Growing up with abuse and manipulation left me feeling like "I don't want to" or "I don't feel comfortable doing that" were not good enough excuses. I was taught that you can't say...
    Madnificent Madnificent 22-25 1 Response Jun 27

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    Ok here's the thing I need help with. When I was young I was 95bls and 4'11. Now I am 4'11'' and 172 lbs. I want to about 130 lbs but I have no will power, no want to stop having...
    Surrick Surrick 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    What makes me really upset and angry is when people make fun of mental ilness'. Poeple dont just randomly choose to feel like that, for attention or whatever reason some of ye...
    amyslatts amyslatts 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 27

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    I was put in a mental hospital when I was 14 because I was cutting and suicidal. It was horrible and now I won't tell my parents anything because I am not going back there. My dad...
    14CorCav 14CorCav 18-21, F Jun 28

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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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    I spent the last month in a mental hospital. I wont go into any details as to why, but it was a horrible experience. Yes I was in a safe place, and even tho I had loads of family...
    sarahk85 sarahk85 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 2

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    Or emotionally disturbed. I've been called both many times. This past school year I was so "mentally unstable" I wasn't even allowed to attend school.
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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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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    Experience 35 Michelle Comes Back, Again I’m trying to keep this brief and tell each experience in order. Previous writings explain things to this point. Yes, all my experiences...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I feel I have not resolved my mental conflicts for too long because of which I am not who I really wanted to be. Feeling excited what I would turn out to be once I go through this...
    LuverBoy13 LuverBoy13 22-25, M Jul 10

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    so I've been dealing with a lot of anxiety issues. I suffer from server social anxiety, selective mutism, generalised anxiety disorder and depression and self harm issues. my...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Since I was about 7, I always wanted to explore an abandoned mental asylum. I really want to know where the first one ever built was located. Or exploring an old concentration camp...
    mournwiththemoonandthestars mournwiththemoonandthestars 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11
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