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I Struggle With Depression Daily

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    This is the second episode I have gone through in my life. The first one was when I was 20 and lasted a year and a half. Now I am 37 and have been in this for 7 months with no end...
    Mingus411 Mingus411 36-40, F Mar 25

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    I have struggled with a eating disorder for the last 5 years. I thought once i got to my "goal" weight i would stop and life would go on. Every time i reached my "goal" i would say...
    erika614 erika614 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I recently got charged with a dui and Although I am grateful I did not hurt anyone or myself, I am beginning to really struggle with the mistake I made and the aftermath it has...
    anonymously3737 anonymously3737 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    It sounds really dumb, but I struggle with communicating my feelings and problems with others, even friends and family. Why? I guess part of it is forming a mindset that I am...
    niknak7 niknak7 16-17, F Mar 24

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    I've struggled with various eating disorders since being bullied at 11 years old, but the anorexia vs bulimia was the worst. I never lost or gained enough weight for anybody to...
    MMXIV MMXIV 18-21, F Mar 31

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    I am single christian guy who struggles with homosexuality. I have being struggling with it since I was a teenager.I am now 24 and the battle is far from over. I am trusting in God...
    ronwhent47 ronwhent47 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    I finally understood, Why I'm so attention seeking Why I behave like this Why I struggle with my self confidence It's all because of the past, that I've never told anyone. I...
    prettybr0wneyes prettybr0wneyes 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I struggle with life everyday, I thought nearly dying would make me feel different but it does not, if anything worse and I don't know why
    godswish49 godswish49 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I lost all my friends,I feel detached from everything and everyone,I struggle with anxiety and get severe panic attacks every time I go out,I can't take it anymore,I harm myself...
    intoxicatxd intoxicatxd 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    "Struggle with it" may be the wrong description. It always wins. :( It has been prevalent in my life and it ain't no fun...
    MatureNotDead MatureNotDead 51-55, M Apr 6

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    Hi I am struggle with self harm I want to cut myself
    sarah12389 sarah12389 26-30, F Apr 6

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    I am 14, with depression. I need someone too talk too.. Someone please help me .. I feel like I'm done here.. I just need someone.. Please, if you message me or whatever don't be a...
    Thatonegirl5678 Thatonegirl5678 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 6

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    I am in a mixed state of mania and depression today. Actually the last few days. My doctor said it's bc of my ptsd acting up. It makes my mood change second to second. And my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I can admit to PTSD, anxiety and depression & I am unmedicated. I prefer dealing with my emotions than be a zombie. I go from 0-60 often and can be emotionally unstable. I wish...
    thelost87 thelost87 26-30, F 22 hrs ago

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    Depression is... An emptiness, that swallows us whole. It's not even just pure dark or light, pure sadness or anger, it's emptiness. My emptiness was caused by my sense of not...
    machriskabensler machriskabensler 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I struggled for a long time. I would take appetite suppressants or eat only skittles for days on end. And I would force myself to work out for hours almost everyday. Young straight...
    pablobravotx pablobravotx 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I don't even know why. I have people who I know I can trust, yet I have trust issues. I never really trust them with my feelings. I have people who I know really love me, yet I...
    Awanputih Awanputih 18-21 Apr 6

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    I have been battling "depression" for 15 years. I've tried numerous medications with no success. I've come to the belief that it doesn't exist and is all in my imagination. My...
    Jamlec Jamlec 22-25, M Mar 24

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    Maybe I was misdiagnosed, or maybe depression isn't that bad when you get used to it. Of course, I have no way of knowing what it's like to everyone who is not depressed, but I am...
    Qwerkyqwerty Qwerkyqwerty 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I just learned that I have mild depression a couple of months ago; I don't self-harm or have suicidal thoughts, but I have little self confidence and self esteem. I am always tired...
    soulbeing soulbeing 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hello, I'm Sevine. And I'm struggling with my body image. I've always wanted to be that skinny girl with flat stomach when I was young. I grew up and I changed my mind. I wanted to...
    Blossomlilly Blossomlilly 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I hate being so skinny :/ I am gluten free can't eat anything I love :/ makes me poorly n it's just so hard to gain weight :/ it's so annoying when people say **** n your like be...
    RaniFkayy RaniFkayy 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Most of my life i have always viewed myself as bigger than others. I am not sure why, i have always felt like i was not good enough or worthy of anyones time. My girls see pictures...
    confused623 confused623 36-40, F Mar 25

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    It's really hard to deal with a mental illness. In class if a teacher asks a question that I'm supposed to know the answer to, but dont. Everyone will mock me and call me retard...
    matti1342 matti1342 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    It really bugs me when people say that only skinny people have an eating disorder. I just hit 130lbs for the first time and I've honestly been anxious about it for days. But would...
    runningwithbears runningwithbears 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Rejection can turn ur life around to the worst. This is worsest thing which can happen to you, if you really loved a person with all your heart.
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    i have never been happy with myself, even as a very young child i was always concerned with my body and the rest of my looks, and sometimes i wonder if ill ever grow out of this
    bongripper1 bongripper1 16-17, F 18 Responses Apr 3

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    Dear EP, Mood: Apathetic I'll spare you the details of my gory life :}D Even though the gore is mostly in my head :{( Don't worry I'll spare you from hearing the Emo Song come...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 Apr 4

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    Throughout my younger teenage years I dealt with bulimia really bad. I had no idea what to do with my life anymore, I didn't want that for myself, I didn't want to be that way, no...
    bxttlebxrn bxttlebxrn 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I'm 34 with no college education working as a pizza delivery guy. Anything I remotely want to do is something I can't get into. I'm stuck at minimum wage.
    CptJackRabbit CptJackRabbit 31-35, M Apr 8

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    Over the last few years I've had problems with trusting people or opening up to near enough anyone. Some fo my now ex friends have moved to a different school and turned nasty...
    BloofWolfFang BloofWolfFang 16-17, F Apr 8

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    I just want to thank everyone on EP who gave me compliments on my body pictures. I've been struggling with body image issues my whole life and I'm amazed at the positive feedback I...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    My apologies but I am going to skip past all the intro bits. I am really struggling tonight. I have a part that i have pushed away for years. I have ignored her and squashed her...
    dreshany dreshany 36-40, F Apr 12

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    You were enthused to see me. Estatic. It made me feel special. But it also made me feel scared. I was nervous. I didn't know what to do with that emotion. I accepted it the best...
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I love my kid but hate patenting at times. I am going on 40 with a 4 year old and at times we clash dearly. I had a kid late in life and my career also began late in life. I am...
    Gemifox Gemifox 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Sometimes you got to make choices you don't want to. Sometimes life gets overwhelming and you got to sit back and think about what the right thing to do is. Sometimes you got to be...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's been going on since I was 10. I thought it happened to everyone, I thought I was alright and everything. Turns out I was wrong. My parents never paid attention, 3 years now...
    leej15 leej15 13-15, F Apr 11

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    I get depressed a lot lately especially at night. Been dealing with this crap for over a year and I'm sick of it. And lately I'm very angry.
    Stimpy101 Stimpy101 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    when people get a cold or a virus it's easy to see that they are unwell. when you don't eat anything though people just presume it's because of a choice. not a lot of people look...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I think I found someone who has the most incredible power over me... he takes away my anxiety..... NO ONE has ever been able to do that. I usually just get, "get over it". Sorry...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I think I have body dysmorphia.
    TheBigGirl TheBigGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I'm so tired of having to be everyone else's back bone but when I need help no one is their. I'm so stressed and depressed I need a way out.
    annamarie98 annamarie98 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Day #2 of b/p free YAY :-) Still feel that binge from 2 days ago yes I know it was really quite bad. Skipped lunch but I have to eat dinner bcos I don't want my family to suspect I...
    ELSAhugsyou ELSAhugsyou 18-21, F Apr 1

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    It scares me how deep and power my feelings of self loathing can be but I'm determined to overcome this.
    AmeliasDay AmeliasDay 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Feeling envy sometimes.... not good I know but I can't stop that feeling right now. Some people I know who already got their cases done so they would go to USA soon.... It would be...
    fakelife2013 fakelife2013 26-30 Apr 4

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    I feel terribly disgusted when I look at myself in the mirror. But I can't stop shoveling food into my mouth. I love the taste of food, the act of eating. But I hate the way my...
    megatron2000 megatron2000 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Ok so my spring break ends today,and I have school tomorrow,I got depersonalization over the holidays and I have a fear of going out because the moment I got out,I get anxiety and...
    intoxicatxd intoxicatxd 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    So I'm already self conscious and in the last month my dad has told me I look awful in a skirt and said " are you sure that shirt is the right size because it looks too tight" now...
    Rebeccaej Rebeccaej 13-15, F 27 Responses Apr 8

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    I haven't drive in 3 weeks and today I was on a major highway while it was pisspouring. For some reason I was convinced my brakes weren't going to work. They did and I'm fine. But...
    Nerdbooklover Nerdbooklover 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    Has anyone here ever cried over a meal as well? I mean literally having a mental breakdown, tears piling everywhere all over a single meal because you feel you do not deserve it...