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I Overcame Depression

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    I Love Me Now -  I know this sounds dumb, but one thing to remember about life is that you are the most important thing in only one mind...yours!While others can come and go...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 5, 2010

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    How Much Can One Take? - I too have been diagnosed with a depression disorder. I found out a week or so ago. My first therapy session is tomorrow. I'm both excited and bit scared...
    Grizzly007 Grizzly007 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    My Dark Companion - Yes I have, but that doesn't mean my troubles are over. But for once I'm okay with that.Will it come back? Am I slipping into again now without realising? I don...
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2010

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    Early Years - I am not sure if I tried suicide but was definitely depressed years ago. I have since overcame it. Nothing changed except my perspective. Your perception is truly...
    myhue myhue 22-25, M Jun 4, 2013

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    Invitation For Radio Interview - Your stories about depression are inspiring. I am a licensed therapist with a radio show and I would love to interview someone who is willing to...
    Shanekam Shanekam 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2013

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    All Of The Sudden - i stopped giving a **** about the things holding me back. i quit smoking cigarettes yesterday and havnt looked back. i quit drinking last week. i now refuse...
    sedi97 sedi97 18-21, M May 14, 2013

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    Let's not think of how or why because questioning things is what got me there in the first place. I'm fine with not analyzing my feelings...
    IcyDragon IcyDragon 16-17, F Mar 11

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    Life Is Like A Music Box - Music cannot be heard if its not cranked, when its winded up the music begins. Just like life despite your situation life can only go one way. Its...
    SacredTune SacredTune 16-17 Jan 18, 2012

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    Life Is Too Short. - I remember those days... it was a dark period of my life. I remember lying on my bed, staring blankly at the ceiling wondering what was wrong with me. The...
    starei starei 22-25 Oct 17, 2011

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    I Accidently Overcame Depression - Lookin for a book to read on my dinner at work found a book in my mums house that no one knew were it came from called the secret from that day...
    geminimagine geminimagine 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 30, 2012

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    I Still Battle It Everyday - But I know how to beat it.  It's taken some alternative methods, a lot of work and a lot of money-but it works for me.  I have learned how to...
    snugglebunny156 snugglebunny156 31-35, F 3 Responses May 5, 2008

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    The First Day - I had my first session with what i call, my head doctor today. It went great. After telling her how i caught my "true love" in many lies and got rid of her, she was...
    Grizzly007 Grizzly007 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 29, 2012

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    What Do You Each Mean By 'depression'. - I am reading stories about 'recoveries' from 'depression' but in many of the stories what is being described does not seem to be depression...
    Samerac Samerac 36-40 4 Responses Oct 13, 2010

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    . - My emotions are unique to me. If you know about Enneagram, you will know that Type Fours attach very strongly to identity. I am in that category and being able to feel gives me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 16, 2011

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    Try This Little Experiment And See If You Can Figure Out What Really Makes 'You' Happy! - http://www.upworthy.com/scientists-discover-one-of-the-greatest-contributing-factors-to...
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M Sep 26, 2013

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    No Need For Anti-depressant Or Pitying Gaze - The only person that know that I was depressed is myself. I never talk about it. My friends or people around me never noticed because...
    Awanputih Awanputih 18-21 2 Responses May 15, 2013

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    Simple - very simple. i started my depression when i was 11 when i wanted to kill myself. it stuck until i was about 19 when i was able to pull myself out of it with a lot of time...
    Spilled Spilled 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22, 2013

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    Life Story -   I think I need to explain the process of going down emotionally, and list some of the dysfunctional thoughts and how I got them. I will not talk about all of...
    fernjim fernjim 61-65 Jul 15, 2009

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    Near Death Resurrection - In the past i have seperated from my wife because i got married young and thought that i wasnt really ready for it...Ive always been a person to not want...
    jbratnick jbratnick 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2012

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    Long Story.. - I still don't know when I got depressed, I think it was some time in secondary school, or it could have been later, I know for a fact that by my first year of...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 14, 2012

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    Overcame Depression - After High school I fell into depression. I had felt it building up even before then. I had hoped going to college would help, but it only managed to make me...
    DRSuan DRSuan 31-35 1 Response Jul 19, 2011

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    Great Things Can Happen - A short update to how things are going. GREAT!! The therapy is going great. My true love is back home. I haven't had a sad or bad thought in weeks. Mind...
    Grizzly007 Grizzly007 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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    Speaking From Experience - I don't know for sure if I overcame depression. I am not sure if that it is even possible. But I do know I am a million times better off then I ever have...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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    Was Depressed ~18 Years, Recently Defeated It - My overall temperament gradually improved, especially in the past couple of years, but I didn't chemically beat depression until...
    rowingineden rowingineden 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2010

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    How I Pulled It Off - The unrelenting feeling of worthlessness; it's intense and there is very little relief for people who experience depression. The symptoms differ greatly from...
    SoulSucker SoulSucker 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2012

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    Caught In A Never-ending Whirlwind Most Of Us (Believe) Will Never Escape - Just A Thought, Or Two, Thanks to The Rockefeller Foundation for providing the most debilitiating...
    tmajor tmajor 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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    Aggravation - I know I'm still "healing" and its early, but, getting positive thoughts in your head while living alone isn't easy. One thing I've noticed is my patience. I don't...
    Grizzly007 Grizzly007 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 10, 2012

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    Comes and Gos - I am currenty fighting it! i am really happy right now. So i feel like this is something that wont fade. Bad things happen but i cant let them get me down any more...
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 16, 2008

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    Easier Than I Thought - I was diagnosed with chronic depression. I was depressed about everything and I was depressed about nothing. They put me on an SSRI called Lexapro, which at...
    sensesfail sensesfail 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 25, 2010

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    Want This World To Be Happy Place - hello friends , i am medical practioner by profession i want to share some medical fact and mystery to be happy always 1) we all are destined...
    chokien chokien 22-25 1 Response Oct 3, 2013

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    On February 14 2014 I tried to kill myself and then went to the hospitable, when I was there they ask me "why do you want to kill yourself" I said " I'm just tired of being bullied...
    warfire23 warfire23 22-25, M Mar 12

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    My Battle With Clinical Depression - By way of introduction, my name is Dave Kanofsky and I had suffered from the adult symptoms of clinical depression for thirty-five years. In 20...
    daveyboy54 daveyboy54 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 23, 2011

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    The Only Person That Turned My Life Around Was Me - I battle depression twice in my life: between 13-15, and 17-21. My first battle was mainly because I was lonely. Everyday was...
    NightElectric NightElectric 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2013

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    I was depressed for a very, VERY long time, I was so down I was starting to consider methods of suicide. I still have bouts occasionally, but no where near as bad. The way I cured...
    ElementalOdyssey ElementalOdyssey 22-25, F Mar 6

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    Just when I think I'm not getting anywhere in life, I remind myself that there's others that are doing worst than me, and that's when I thank GOD for providing what I need...so...
    Daprofessional Daprofessional 41-45, M Feb 20

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    How I Overcame Depression - Just wanna share with all of you how I battled depression. I had chronic depression for years. Mostly was in a state of melancholia, bus occasionally...
    travellinglight travellinglight 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    Once You Hit Rock Bottom, The Only Other Way To Go Is Up - I had depression starting when I was 8 years old. At the time I didn't know it was called depression; I just knew I was...
    flannelsandlife flannelsandlife 13-15, F Aug 24, 2013

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    My Progress - Things are getting easier to deal with. I'm calmer and feeling better. I'm getting a LOT more sleep too. That helps. Its the only time you actually heal both mind and...
    Grizzly007 Grizzly007 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2012

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    I Overcame Depression Without Touching Anti-depressants. -  I have family members & friends who are dependant on anti-depressants to get through the day. See them...
    MadaManga MadaManga 22-25, F 13 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    04-02-13 - Slowly I want to fight depression. Starting now I will do so (: I will not speak of depression anymore. I will not cry when telling my story to my therapist. I will...
    sunflower300 sunflower300 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2013

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    The people that have never been depressed have no idea what it's like. Depression is a cold dark silent hell where, the only sounds you hear are your own. The sounds constant...
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Today I said that I had overcome my depression from the past and have moved on. But I'm feeling an overwhelming amount of unknown sadness coming back
    analove7 analove7 18-21, F Feb 17

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    You Can Do Anything You Believe You Can Do * - In February this year, I started not being able to sleep. This had never happened to me before, and scared me alot. It really...
    ladyofleisure ladyofleisure 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2010

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    "I woke up one day and decided I didn't want to feel like that anymore, or ever again, so I changed."
    ElementalOdyssey ElementalOdyssey 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    Because I started to do drugs
    molestay molestay 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    Yes, It Can Be Done - I was depressed and suicidal for the first 29 years of my life. As a child, I didn't think my parents loved me or wanted me. (Now I know they did, but never...
    Aeolosoma Aeolosoma 56-60, F 48 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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    Purpose - I'm not sure there is a purpose for my life.
    xdankeschoen xdankeschoen 56-60 1 Response Sep 8, 2012

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    How It All Began And Ended - I'm 16 years old and I recently overcame my depression. It began when I was in 8th grade. I was 13 years old and I was friends with a boy who was...
    theinugirl1 theinugirl1 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2012

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    My Story Is Long - My story is long, but most good stories are.I was fourteen years old when my grandfather died. I was named after him and had a strong connection with him my...
    lasgirl21 lasgirl21 18-21 1 Response Jun 5, 2011

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    I did it. I overcame depression. It's hard and it takes time but it will have an end with the help with yourself. I fought depression but I still have some days where I think it's...
    footballismahgame footballismahgame 13-15, F Mar 16

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    I Know How to Handle It Now - I am forty six years old and I have been battling depression my ever since I was 12 years old.  I assume it was a hormone thing because I...
    fortysomethingwife fortysomethingwife 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 12, 2009

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