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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 3 Responses Sep 5, 2007

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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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    Ashlygentle

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

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hey everyone in the UK! I'm sure that you've all had "one of those days" at work, right? But what if you're suffering from more than this? There are people out there who have...
    VintagePearls VintagePearls 31-35, F Aug 21

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    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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    I'm surprised I'm not a raving psychopath really...! Mad parents. Mad jobs with 'mad' people! (Worked mental health!!) had homes, lost homes. Seen way too much inhumanity to man(as...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Aug 20

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    So I have been admitted into a mental health ward.. Again..
    sarahjuillette sarahjuillette 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    And it should start with law. Drug-related crime should be treated as health problem and should only be sent to a drug court. Drug addicts do not belong in the same place as...
    JustBreathe4J JustBreathe4J 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    People write it off as 'attention seeking' or something that has triggered it. Society needs to be informed that mental illnesses are serious, however mild the symptoms, and those...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F Aug 22

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    My teachers and classmates joke around about it not knowing that someone in that class (me) has mental disorders Way to make me feel ******
    gorgeoushobo gorgeoushobo 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I have battled with anxiety disorder since I can remember. Its something I have battled all my life. Whenever I had an anxiety attack, people just called me hysterical and made fun...
    tysoyana tysoyana 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Too many people do not understand enough about the mental anguish that can easily affect their friends, family, and themselves. I'm bipolar. By close family and good friends, I've...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M Aug 26

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    Im mentally f***ed up and it's all my fault
    shadowgem shadowgem 13-15, F Aug 28

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    Anyone who spends time driving OTR can share such stories.
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M Sep 7

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    So now I have panic disorder too? So lets kist shall we? Major/serve depression Suicidal thoughts Self harm Panic disorder Bipolar???? Ect ect Oh panic attacks Maybe I should...
    shadowgem shadowgem 13-15, F Aug 20

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    Starting getting annoyed at a fly in my car the other day.. It was such a pest and I was having a go at it haha.
    katiehad katiehad 22-25, F Aug 20

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    I hate when people mistake bipolar disorder for DID or Schizophrenia . In my opinion, those two disorders are a lot more troubling than manic-depression. We should really make an...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F Aug 22

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    I fee your pain, I've been a victim of it too never mind hey. Let karma deal with it
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Aug 25

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    He came to visit me again..and he tried it on with me..I'm just so sick of it. I don't know what to do. Luckily before he could actually do anything one of the staff came in..I was...
    Betruetoyourselfxx Betruetoyourselfxx 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 28

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    In my friendship group I am "the one with issues". And what's worse is that I brought it all upon myself.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I think I have at least a mild form of depression... because i struggle to stay happy or whatever. And I know people go through bad times but i get angry very easily over little...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M Aug 31

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    12 days in the hospital cant figure it out so they say here have some hydroxazine, colonopin and lithium. Good luck. Now on Monday back to the next hospital because screw the other...
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25 1 Response Sep 6

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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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    Here goes... 1. My full name is Stephanie Dawn Wayland 2. I'm married 3. My maiden name is Pearcey 4. I'm 21 years old 5. My birthday is on 2/7/93 6. I'm 5ft 5 7. I have blue eyes...
    stephiwayland stephiwayland 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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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...
    NoMoreMissNiceBitch NoMoreMissNiceBitch 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Hello, I’m Dr. Horace S. Browntrout, and I’ve just written a hilarious spoof of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM). It’s called Mental...
    DocBrowntrout DocBrowntrout 26-30, M Aug 24

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    Ever since I was 18 I moved out from San Diego to Los Angeles. I am now 28 and can maybe count with my two hands how many times my parents have called. They call on my birthday or...
    RubRAINN RubRAINN 26-30 Sep 6

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    Ever since I was 18 I moved out from San Diego to Los Angeles. I am now 28 and can maybe count with my two hands how many times my parents have called. They call on my birthday or...
    RubRAINN RubRAINN 26-30 1 Response Sep 6

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    Best candidates for any breast augmentation technique are in fantastic physical and mental health, are dissatisfied with the size on the breasts, and possess practical...
    Anthony825d5cr0 Anthony825d5cr0 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I feel that I need a break from here, to be able to focus on my study... I don't want to screw things up now. I need to get away from all the arguments, to get away from wasting...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 30

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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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    So hey guys! I would like to let you know about something. Have you heard about the Logos Hope? Well it is a ship as you can see. But not just like any other ship, this ship...
    thyx thyx 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Phillip Hudson TONY Abbott has obtained two of his prime election promises R12; the carbon tax is abolished and asylum-seeker boats have roughly stopped. A...
    Diana63by Diana63by 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 5

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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 1 day ago

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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 13 hrs ago

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    Hey I just wanted to check if I have this or if im doing the google diagnosis thing, I tend to worry a lot in the past I’ve self-diagnosed myself with gingivitis and Asperger...
    baddancer baddancer 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I have had maladaptive daydreaming for as long as I can remember. And I don't just have it... I have it bad. When I go into my own world it's usually based on fantasy books...
    Dreamingitaway Dreamingitaway 22-25, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    1. I tend to not disclose intimate information about myself on this account, as I'm scared someone will find it, and learn many things I haven't told anyone in real life. 2. I am...
    LittleClouds LittleClouds 18-21, F Aug 17

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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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    September 17, 1996 On this day in 1996, daytime talk show host Oprah Winfrey launches a television book club and announces "The Deep End of the Ocean" by Jacquelyn Mitchard as her...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 6 hrs 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 a week ago

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    ~This is Part One in my series of posts~ Okay, If you haven't read my first post, titled "I am a Meta," then please do so now. Metas Are people with abilities that go beyond the...
    Pathosvk Pathosvk 26-30, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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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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    "winter was her walking" he walked slowly through the dead leaves speaking aloud his poem of the heart his world was indian summer that day she had smiled winter was her walking...
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