I Suffer From A Mental Illness

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    No Shame

    i have been suffering with depression+borderline personality disorder for yearsmostly this is under control,tho there are times when i feel im out of controlbut i wear this badge without shame or embarrassmenti dont seek sympathy or validationi hope in time there will be a time...
    geekoftheweek geekoftheweek
    26-30, F
    May 21, 2012

    So scared to do this

    but here it goes. I'm 24 and I suffer with psychotic depression which I was diagnosed with two and Half years ago but I know I've had it a lot longer but me being shy and withdrawn and not wanting people to know how low I felt I just bottled it all up for over 10 years. I took...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses May 28, 2014

    im crazy af. and i dgaf.

    i really really feel i am crazy lol.
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2016

    I think I need to go to the hospital

    for emergency mental health, but I always talk myself out of going. Right now I could care less about fighting this battle anymore. It is a winless fight for me.
    nevets68 nevets68
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2016
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 6, 2015

    My first mental illness was major depression,

    it began around the age of 6. I would become withdrawn from social interaction and remain in my bedroom. I didn't want people to come looking for me and if I was called to come downstairs I would freeze in place like leaving the space of my depression would be impossible. Later...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 19, 2015

    I had autism later in life

    where I used to strong episodes of depression. When I begin to be autistic I slowly beginning to start losing my friends b/c I begin to be more social Aquard infront of my friends they all see it as me being this weird odd quiet person that doesn't care about anything. To that...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 22, 2015

    I've been dealing with depression most of my

    life. Sometimes I think I have it under control and have everything figured out and then other days are just an absolute freakin' mess.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    Nov 6, 2015
    Spgfan101 Spgfan101
    18-21, T
    1 Response Nov 6, 2015

    Good morning my friend,

    Everything is okay here with me. I am a little nervous, scared, hopeful, but I should have no reason to be. Seeing that my treatment (dTMS) worked so wonderful, my physic Doctor started to take me off of Escitalopram on 12/24. It was a slow tapper off of the pill I was at 30...
    nevets68 nevets68
    46-50, M
    Feb 25, 2016

    Is life fair? How many times have I asked

    myself this. I suffer so much, but I also enjoy life so much. I feel like I am in a Catch-22 situation in many ways. Especially with my mental illness. If that's what you call it. Sometimes I see it as a curse, other times as a blessing. I guess you can't enjoy life as much if...
    wesv wesv
    31-35, M
    May 11, 2014

    more than one. this isn't something I like to

    think of as a way of being sick. you know? I just don't like the term "mental illness" it bothers me more than my own ******* illness. honestly. though other than that , I've learned to live with what I've been diagnosed w/. we all suffer from something don't we? I'm fine with...
    itllkillme itllkillme
    18-21, F
    Jul 26, 2015

    Why is it that I can help

    and give advice to others but when I comes to myself I don't know we're to start :/
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 28, 2014

    Jealousy. I ruined 2 relations with my first

    love and now I just don't know what to do anymore...
    Unintendedgirl Unintendedgirl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 20, 2016

    I have a very bad case of ADHD

    and it can be very hard to pay attention and when I try too it becomes harder to focus.
    shadowwalker9 shadowwalker9
    18-21, M
    Nov 10, 2015

    anyone here wanna chat about their illness?

    I'm scared I got something..but I don't feel crazy..it's complicated
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2016

    I suffered from extreme jealousy.

    My ex boyfriend told me that i was the obly pretty girl and he didnt think that other girls are pretty etc for 4 years. Now we broke up and i see how ridiculous it was to believe such things. But i also miss it to believe that, i felt so happy back then.
    Unintendedgirl Unintendedgirl
    22-25, F
    Apr 7, 2016

    Socioemotional Disturbs

    I was diagnosed with severe deppression and i'm pretty sure i suffer from everything related to fear and avoid people's interaction
    AliceDeanMonroe AliceDeanMonroe
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 10, 2013

    Sometimes I hate myself

    so much and I dunno why. Sometimes I don't want to continue. Sometimes I feel so alone even though I know I have a lot of people that care about me. I dunno how to stop these feelings. How do I survive in a world where my issues are surrounded by negative stigma, and even when...
    Fay03 Fay03
    22-25, F
    Jul 1, 2015

    I think I might have to increase my

    anti-depression medication. I have been feeling a bit down now for 2 weeks. I do know what is causing the depression, and I am trying to find a way to solve the problem. Because of my mental illness, I am not able to work. I have tried but I ended up in the hospital on a...
    nevets68 nevets68
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2016

    Two actually. Social phobia

    and some compulsive disorder that I don't give a **** about. My moms taking me to counseling sessions. Oh, joy.
    BloodEpiphone BloodEpiphone
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2015

    I hate feeling depressed all the time.

    I feel like there's no one to really talk to. I've been in and out of hospitals for suicide attempts from the age of 14 and on. I'm 20 now and I still feel as if nothing really has changed. I've been diagnosed with many things such as -Social Anxiety -Chronic Depression...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Feb 3, 2014

    Some of you, no doubt are wondering what

    that illness is. Well, you know how killing people in video games is fun? Yeah, that...
    Disturbed4Ever Disturbed4Ever
    22-25, M
    Nov 6, 2015
    siciliana88 siciliana88
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 20, 2016

    I need to stop thinking,

    because I am already on a slippery slope and sliding faster and faster. This fall started 3 weeks ago, but in the last 4 days it has gotten very hard. I am starting to bite my fingers nails off, and from here is more self harm. I need pain to stop feeling pain.
    nevets68 nevets68
    46-50, M
    Mar 19, 2016

    I have done for a two thirds of my life.

    I made it worse by trying to torture myself, feeling like a was a monster and not worth anyone's time.So i became withdrawn, didn't allow myself to get close to anyone, self harmed etc. I abused drugs because i felt alone and worthless. My past haunted me and i realize now...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 27, 2014

    I'm not officially diagnosed.

    Although the school did try to say I had ADD, but this practice was largely a scam for schools to get additional funding. I believe I have severe depression and aniexiety, and maybe a touch of autism, due to trouble in communicating and interacting with people.
    Nickf20 Nickf20
    22-25, M
    Mar 28, 2016

    Mental Illness

    I suffer with many disorders. I was diagnosed with shizo affective disorder this year. But have a laundry list of disorders such as borderline personality disorder, bipolar 1 with psychosis, major depression disorder, severe anxiety & social phobia, post traumatic stress disorder...
    borderlinebonnie borderlinebonnie
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 22, 2013

    Some days I feel angry.

    Like why me, what did I do to deserve this. Some days I feel just sad and empty. I often wonder if things will ever be easy for me or if my entire life will be this huge struggle. Some days I feel strong, like I am a great warrior for fighting so hard for so long, and some days...
    shoxic shoxic
    22-25, F
    Feb 1, 2015
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