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I Share Stories From the Mental Health World

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    Mental Health Community, a Real Contradiction In Itself

    Stigma, Predjudices and Discrimination runs rampant in the mental health community!  Professionals who you'd think would know better, who'd pocess Understanding, Compassion and Knowledge, yet are the worst offenders.  At least thats the experiance I have had in and...
    NewShoes NewShoes 46-50, F Sep 5, 2007

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    Mental Health Community, a Real Contradiction In Itself

    Stigma, Predjudices and Discrimination runs rampant in the mental health community!  Professionals who you'd think would know better, who'd pocess Understanding, Compassion and Knowledge, yet are the worst offenders.  At least thats the experiance I have had in and...
    NewShoes NewShoes 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 5, 2007

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    Ashlygentle

    please read i have never been understood .warm regards ashly gentle
    ashlygentle ashlygentle 41-45, M Dec 11, 2012

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    Ive Been In It For Eight Yrs Off N On

    And ive met so many interesting people . I lived in a treatment center for people with mental illness  And there was one instance where i went on a break to my moms house and i came back to the apartment and my roommate told me that one of our other roommates threatened to...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jan 2, 2008

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    One Of My Many Experiences

    this is a funny one i once broke into a house and took this golden goblin. i had a dream in which it attacked me and a voice said i had one chance to kill it. then i random;y started to belive that it was a horocrux out of harry potter and had to take it back to the residence...
    jhango09 jhango09 18-21, M Nov 12, 2009

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    Who to Blame?

    Hi everyone!!! My grammar is not so perfect  so please try not to laugh if my sentence sometimes.....u know what i mean!!! First of all, I've been wanting to start a diary or a journal about my life xperiences from childhood but too scared.Why? Too many reasons......I know...
    d5lilngels d5lilngels 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2007

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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 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    It's difficult to overcome I agree but not impossible. With the right support for the right people everything gets a bit better and easier!
    Angelanorexic Angelanorexic 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    1. I love my hair. It’s totally awesome. 2. I use pomade sometimes. 3. I use a black comb. 4. I almost always carry a Swiss Army knife with me. 5. I always have tissues...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have people close to me in my life who have mental illness. I work on the business side of mental healthcare. Right now I am incredibly frustrated with someone near and dear to...
    dropdeadredhead dropdeadredhead 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 Jul 16

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    Originally found here: http://www.pakalertpress.com/2012/03/27/911-airplane-affidavit-by-john-lear-son-of-learjet-inventor/ 9/11 Airplane Affidavit By John Lear, Son Of Learjet...
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M Jul 16

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    For some time now, my imagination has been so vivid that I could step into another world for some time and leave this one as if though I was living in another body. I could spend...
    Anima69Para Anima69Para 18-21 a week 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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    I have been with my boyfriend for almost 2 years, and have had to keep it from my mom and dad. They are extremely conservative and strict Arabs, and will not accept anyone outside...
    rayaanon rayaanon 16-17 Jul 11

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    The village stood at the edge of a deep forest. Secluded from the surrounding world Galewood had strong morals, and very little resistance against them. Wearing skirts above the...
    lildragon3333 lildragon3333 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I wish there was one day a year where mental health disorders didn't exist. Just one.
    ashleamai ashleamai 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    This is gonna kill me eventually. So fed up of my mental health. Where's alcohol when I need it
    lottie1996 lottie1996 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have CIDP- I am 21. I was diagnosed last year after being wrongly diagnosed for two years. My main problem is severe pain- it started with pinching feelings in my toes and slowly...
    dobermanlady93 dobermanlady93 18-21, F Jun 25

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    Always.. that's why I don't have many stories on my profile yet because I have to wait for myself to be in the mood to share stories/experiences with what feelings I have...
    akirayuuki akirayuuki 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    It is a good thing that Sexuals can go to specific groups for specific needs and talk with like-minded people to get together or just share stories and ideas. Anyway, these groups...
    ninathecat ninathecat 31-35 Jun 30

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    When seeking a school of phlebotomy you must try to find a number of things that you may not know nonetheless. Something to look at in advance of looking at a faculty is to check...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    July 25, 1978 On this day in 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world's first baby to be conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) is born at Oldham and District General Hospital in...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 hrs ago

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    I am 47 YO, and most of my adult life, I have struggled to find meaning, and make meaningful connections, with others. Even struggled to maintain good healthy relationship with my...
    Shinesaathlove Shinesaathlove 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 1

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    1. I can't talk to strangers in person without freaking out 2. I have clinical depression and schizophrenia 3. Im 5' 7 4. I've met and lost my soul mate 5. I LOVE spiders/cats 6. I...
    BlurredBeyondTheStarsx BlurredBeyondTheStarsx 70+ 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    1) I'm almost 15 2) I have two cats 3) I love playing minecraft 4) I love writing stories 5) I'm an insomniac sometimes:P 6) I am extremely random 7) I live for acting and drama 8...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    1) I am 15 years old 2) I have blonde hair and blue eyes 3) My favorite flowers are daisies and roses 4) I love to travel 5) I have a dog named Sparkey 6) My middle name is Jane...
    ForeverSmiling ForeverSmiling 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    I have been a member of the Experience Project since March 4, 2014. This website really has changed my life, for better and for worse. I am writing this story to tell my...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I may not be very thin, but I physically can't eat. The last time I tried I sobbed, repeating "Stop eating, piggy, you've had enough." I can't stop this and it's killing me. You...
    LezzieRose LezzieRose 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I love it! More than you can imagine! I am a very sexual person! But only if it is fully consensual with both parties fully aware of the consequences and where no one is...
    Adaydreambeliever Adaydreambeliever 46-50, F 34 mins ago

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    Hi all my ep friends, I have observed that there are so many wounded hearts in this world which scream to be heard. Stories of love which have failed to blossom for any reason...
    anuragch11 anuragch11 18-21, M Jul 14

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    2000: Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde supersonic passenger jet crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 4 on the ground.
    Georgiakh Georgiakh 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I've been fortunate in life to meet a few Cubans. Their stories always intrigue me. I love their strength, their warmth and their happiness. Learning about Cuba's history intrigued...
    SynapticSpark SynapticSpark 41-45, M 1 Response 54 mins ago

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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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    The title says it all. Do you have that friend that tells you everything? Absolutely everything? All of their woes, heartbreaks, hopes, dreams, wants, financial problems, health...
    GloriousGrey GloriousGrey 18-21, F Jul 13

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    WE MUST LEARN IN EACH MOMENT TO LIVE SPONTANEOUSLY FROM WITHIN. OUR CHALLENGES ARE THERE TO PROVIDE HEALTHY AND NATURAL GROWTH. “The proper handling of life’s challenges...
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jul 10

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    I was very fortunate to have a dad who taught me the value of kindness. Growing up, any time I had a problem, he always had the best advice to always find a way to never hurt...
    SupernovaxGirl SupernovaxGirl 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Since I hate latching onto friends when I get in the state I'm in at the moment, I will do the alternative: share my experience with complete strangers in hope of some sage counsel...
    HansFizzlebeef HansFizzlebeef 18-21, M Jun 26

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    I will always remember all the things which my grandpa, my mother and every elderly in my life has shared with me. I consider my mom, my book of wisdom. We lost her 5 years ago...
    BakerQueen14 BakerQueen14 22-25, F Jul 2

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