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I Refuse to Join the "I Battle Depression" Group

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    Although I Think I Already Did Join

    I do battle depression- most days - and some days seem soooo dark, others, somehow seem ok. I wonder why, sometimes. Why? Why do I wake one morning happy, pleased to be alive, and others......well, you know...............
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M Feb 12, 2013

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    Because It Ain't True

    I am supposed to have bipolar disorder, but I haven't had any real symptoms of mania for about 5 years.  I used to be horribly depressed, so I know what it feels like.  I just don't feel haunted by any memories of that.  I don't buy into the idea that...
    Sage360 Sage360 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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    ... Oops. lol. Anyway, those of you that refuse to join, good for you. At least good for you, that is, if you don't have to. If you need help, that's why I'm on EP. Cuz I don't have help outside of it. I'm here for those who want someone to talk to, and maybe for those...
    WonderlustKing WonderlustKing 22-25, M Jul 23, 2010

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