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I Stay In Depression

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    Its Like Home....

    Ive known it so long.  Ive been doing it my whole life.  Ive totally let it take over. I gave up at some point and now ....I'm just at its mercy. I want to get out.  I am suffering through...not even living.  Just here.  Not for me....for others to whom...
    jawake jawake 36-40, F Nov 18, 2008

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    This is more an answer to somebody asking about alternative things to help depressions besides the meds.. I read the post this morning, and I cannot find the post to reply.. anyway...
    valeMar valeMar 41-45 1 Response Aug 19

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    I've been suffering from acute depression for years. I've hidden my illness for a long time because I figured that It would go away as I grow older. However, that has not been the...
    agathashelly agathashelly 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I want to kill myself because I can't handle life, but because of 1 person who is my whole life I could never do it. I love that boy with all my heart, and that happens to me my...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    When I was 5, I was suffocating with a pillow over my head. I was screaming until I stopped. I thought it was going to be the last of me. But then the pillow was lifted. That was...
    Artz4Life Artz4Life 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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    i can remember the day i first experienced severe depression very clearly . i was 10 years old . being mixed race , i did not belong with any group (im latina and filipina) . noone...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F Aug 20

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    I am finding the more I speak out about my battle w/depression the more it is diminishing. PRAISE THE LORD!!! Again I say, PRAISE THE LORD!!! I am also finding that the...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    Personal Lesson #2: "Ultimately, it is up to me to scratch and climb and claw my way out of this hole." (These are lessons I've learned that have helped me through. I'm not a...
    gwyon gwyon 51-55 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I just read this post on Facebook. Just wanted to share it with you people. "I'm a therapist and keep this poster in my waiting room, apparently it saved a few lives: I don't...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Last year I fell into a really really bad depression. I closed myself out from the world. I'd stay inside a dark room & literally cry for days. I became suicidal..It was the worst...
    ElenaSC ElenaSC 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    I found this note in my phone from three years ago, I was having horrible thoughts and definitely thought I was depressed. I emailed a hotline. This was their response "Speaking...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Please. I know you have your perfect life and everything. Don't shove it up my face. Stop stealing my things and say that you saw it on the table. WELL YOU SHOULD JUST GIVE IT BACK...
    Artz4Life Artz4Life 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    What are you supposed to do when the one person who was always there for you decides to give up? I really liked this guy, we were amazing friends and when I felt comfortable...
    AnonymousAly AnonymousAly 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    when i was 9, my mother cheated on my dad. they started fighting a lot. all day, everyday, 24/7. it got violent and crazy. there would be police cars outside my house and worried...
    Katelynann30 Katelynann30 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    A SERIOUS MATTER NOT WORTH JOKING AROUND! It’s easy to see a person so bubbly, energetic, humorous and alive, thinking ‘wow that person has it all, a great life’ maybe they...
    imperfectedsoul imperfectedsoul 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Someone once said that the opposite of depression is expression. Depression might come from pent-up feelings from long ago that never got expressed ('Oh,no,I`m not supposed to feel...
    Georgio84 Georgio84 26-30, M Aug 22

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    Last year I went down hill fast with my depression and relied a lot on alcohol and didn't tell anyone how I felt. I made stupid choices while I drank and after suppressing all that...
    Marie240 Marie240 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    On August 17, 2012, My best friend and her little sister were tragically killed in a car wreck on their way to school. She was my only real friend and we did everything together...
    MacKenzie2943 MacKenzie2943 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 7

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    Today is a bad day. I was diagnosed with severe depression 10months ago, although I no myself its been years longer. I havnt been totally honest with my councillor with how I feel...
    ne2lms ne2lms 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    "Understanding depression: the myths and facts Like all mental health problems, there is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding surrounding clinical depression. Part if this...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I am having such a hard time dealing with my depression right now. Anxiety is my main problem but I just feel like I can't find my way out. I've lost my job 3 times in 5 years...
    greensapphire greensapphire 26-30 1 Response Aug 18

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    I was diagnosed with depression and found it hard to understand coz I've not been through half as much as other people. When first diagnosed i ha a partner I had been with for 2...
    jayjai jayjai 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I wrote this on the day I heard of Robin Williams' passing. I've been meaning to post it here. Better late than never!  Peace to all!Nanou, Nanou!Just yesterday, I was...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F Aug 20

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    I'm suffering depression, loss of interest about life,, I'm facinating to taste and drink the silver cleaner of my Mom or Muriatic Acid for the Bathroom,, I feel my life has no...
    Sharot27 Sharot27 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 22

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    I just don't know if it's worth it anymore. I've lived so long with such pain and fear in my heart that I just don't know if it's worth it anymore. I'm going back to college...
    fallenstar23 fallenstar23 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Depression has been a issue of mine for many years but the past few months have been good for me I just hope I can stay positive and live a good life
    June4U June4U 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am trying to keep a positive outlook on things. I should really be pretty happy. My life is not a bad one. I have all of my limbs, and they all work pretty well. I still...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    If anyone needs someone to talk to, I'm here. Struggled with depression and anxiety for four years. Tried lots of different meds and therapies and stay well strategies. Found a...
    ElleEstJolieLaide ElleEstJolieLaide 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Although I have yet to see the light at the end of the tunnel I have come to a very illuminating realization of people who are suffering from depression. I've realized that the...
    ComfyMan ComfyMan 16-17, M Aug 14

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    It's really sad with all the money and fame that he still felt bad enough that he didn't want to live anymore. He was a well loved celebrity. Goes to show you that true depression...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    To Medicate - or Not. I hope my story & experience can help someone else that is struggling with Anxiety and Depression and is worried about taking medication. I think I have...
    ALynn007 ALynn007 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    This isn't my story, this is a "rant" you could say. There have been alot of stories about what "real depression" is and what it is not. Teenagers without any "real problems" that...
    JustBreathe4J JustBreathe4J 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    "Depression is a song". This is what I've been hearing lately, and variations thereupon of the same quote: It's sad that it takes Robin Williams' death to start a dialogue about...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Aug 13

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    Everyone, how was your day? Did you work hard? Or are you resting today?Whatever it may be, I am so happy you are breathing, and I love you so much!!:D:D I wanna tell you that...
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Robin Williams, Stress, Depression And Surfing Life by www.coachingtohappiness.com There are some people that just strike you as kind, caring people. People that go beyond...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 9 Responses Aug 14

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    There's not something wrong with me, just something a little different. If you look on the bright side, I can see things in a different perspective. Life would be boring if I...
    MorbidRainbow MorbidRainbow 13-15, F Aug 15

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    Suicidal thoughts extremely overwhelming My parents who have shown to have no interest or sympathy for my well being and this was after all the screaming and abuse we all sat...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37 18-21, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hi everyone who comes and see this experience. First of all i'd like to introduce myself, my name is Emmett i'm gay and I'm just 25 from Thailand and have been in Los Angeles for...
    Emsuke Emsuke 22-25, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I need to say something. Please realize when you tell a depressed person (who actually suffers from true depression), that "things will get better" or "you have people that care...
    Jpeavey Jpeavey 41-45, M 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have seen a lot of people on EP and in real life throwing this word around like a hot potato. The two most inappropriately used words in this generation, in my personal opinion...
    AlexandriaDark AlexandriaDark 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    My Depression and anxiety """""""""""""""""""""""" Is this caused by the longing to do the below but feeling unable to do so? Feeling a pull so strong that it has begun to consume...
    Wildfocus Wildfocus 31-35, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    This may not help everyone but this is what I do to help when it comes to my depression. I've been struggling with depression since my teens so this has been with me for half my...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    On a somewhat more positive note, I wanted to share my response to someone on another "I battle depression" post that I wrote. I THINK, in my opinion, Depression is a brain trying...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F Aug 8

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    i like saying " I Battle Depression " better than saying " I suffer from Depression " or " i have depression ". this is because i'm a fighter. i'm a soldier fighting the enemy. i...
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    "Never ending" First off, I want to ask my viewers a question: how many of you suffer from depression/mental illness? The depression rate is worsening day-by-day, with 100...
    takethispain takethispain 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I just read about Robin William and it very sad knowing that I have same issue that he has. Except the drug, I don't do the drug. I'm fun, humble, smile, that only surrounded by...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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