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I Suffer With Anxiety and Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 252 People

    Mainly Depression

    I have suffered from depression for the better part of the last 15 years of my life. I have tried to overcome it, but it always finds me again, dragging me back to the dark recesses of my mind. If ever a good time in my life came along, it would ambush me, depriving me of the joy...
    Mencrytoo Mencrytoo 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2012

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    "I know it's crazy to believe in silly

    things, but it's not that easy."  I love this song for certain lyrics, which remind me of how I feel when I find myself consumed by anxiety, depression, numbness, and doubt. I thought I'd share it so that others could connect with it, too.I'm new to EP, and I...
    littlelostfox littlelostfox 18-21, F May 28

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    School

    im doin great the only thing that is annoyin is how much it interferes with my schoolwork but if im goin to do hw it taks me hours but i put in my best effort so thats ok. i always get streessed out as i have exams in a few weeks and it tryin to learn everything but i know il do...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Nov 20, 2012

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    The pain courses through her with every beat of

    her heart, Each step, each breath. Excruciating. A noose fastened tightly around her neck, it drags her through life. Suffocating, piercing her skin, she bleeds out the anguish and ugliness that of which consumes her. Each pulse and scream, the bursting of a vein. Such feeling...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 23, 2014

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    So, I was diagnosed with depression

    and anxiety in December of 2013. I knew I had had it for long before being diagnosed with it, I was just so scared to tell people how I felt. I always had something/someone to blame. Of course these things I blamed my depression and anxiety on were contributors, I kept pushing...
    atlrauhlin atlrauhlin 16-17, F May 6, 2014

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    The human skin can be hard to live in.

    .. Which is why most of us tear it open. Talk? Someone...
    Elliemaex Elliemaex 18-21, F Jul 7, 2014

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    Can I Make Things Even Better

    I have been trying to face my fears, do the best thing for me and share my feelings and ask for help. its definately made a difference but sometimes the buzz is gone as i dont know what do in order to get it up all i mainly think about is others' expectations which should be...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Oct 24, 2012

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    High Then Low

    my confidence has increased so much from where it was i remeber being so sacred of putting down my hair and going to the shop and talking or getting to know people but now i can do all them things which is amazing but i guess im not happy because im not on the same confidence...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Nov 8, 2012

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    Dealing

    I deal with my anxiety and depression and I have my many friends to thank. Although I do not know of any of them having a EP account. This is for you. You are so amazing and I thank you guys so much. I also want to point out one of my best guy friends, whom I confided my nearing...
    singwithyourheart1331 singwithyourheart1331 16-17, F Dec 30, 2008

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    Depression is many different factors

    for me that are all bundled up into one big mess. I feel like I am drowning and everyone is watching but no one knows I'm actually drowning. My Mom always tries to cheer me up and screams at me when things don't go her way, or when she likes something about me and I change it...
    sassysarah98 sassysarah98 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2014

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    Onehappygirl is the username I chose.

    They say that you can speak into existence & maybe then I will be happy one day & not just happy for an hour or a day, but for life. I'm so sick of having the high periods when i'm happy and excited and then something happens & I crash with anxiety & depression again. I'm so...
    onehappygirl onehappygirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Severe...

    ...they're not, thank God, but I've been there and back ever since my father and stepmother turned on me at the age of four. 1958 turned out - along with many others - not to be a good year for me.
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F Sep 27, 2012

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    Depressions Happy Ending

    If you were to actually see, I would seem like I have a perfect life. My parents are still together and they do not fight. I am not abused. I do not do drug and I have quite a few friends. This seems all great, but I am a very odd child. I see things different and I do things...
    Dahlias13roses Dahlias13roses 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 12, 2009

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    Whenever I am sad (which is all the time) I

    feel like I'm worthless and then I start coming up with ideas on how to kill my self. And basically the only reason I'm here is because of my only friend. I'm not here cause of family...they always put me down and hit me and idk what to do any more. And that's why I have...
    music5 music5 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2014

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    Depression is when you don't really care about

    anything. Anxiety is when you too much about everything. Having both is just torture. Having both is staying in bed because you don't want to go to school & then panicking because you don't want to fail. Having both is wanting to go see your friends because you don't want to...
    spookyclair spookyclair 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2014

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    There Have Been Bad Days

    and i will proabally always have them.but thanks to all my freinds,i`ll get through them.i`ll still be standing when the dust settels.and i`ll use my experience to try and help others.the road has been dark,without any light at all,but i`m still standing.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Mar 28, 2009

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    so about a month ago i was speaking to a

    counselor at my college and told her that i was dealing with a lot of anxiety and that it was keeping me from being able to study for a test that i had the next day. at some point in her response she literally told me that since i was in college i had to learn to get through it...
    Degrassi94 Degrassi94 18-21, F Jan 25

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    Bipolar, depression, de-personalisation,

    anxiety, stress; all words used in this modern world to describe unhappiness..what if these weren't psychological conditions but the mind saying that it's not content living this way, maybe mankind shouldn't be living like this. Perhaps we have moved so far in one direction that...
    Wildfocus Wildfocus 31-35, M Sep 1, 2014

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    Up Down All Around

    had a parent teacher meeeting n i thought everything that they were goia say was bad they said im gona pass n get a A in spanish and B in eng well if i put in the work. its just hard to sit down n revise cut im constantly puttin myself down so durin revisin i thinkin its too...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Nov 14, 2012

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    Maintainin Improvin

    things are goin well im off school so i hve mre tym to get my head around things ive gt a eng lit test cmin up so il do a bit everyday n cover all the work ive dne so far this year last nyt ive startyed to get over my obession cus im ready now to let go even in 1 dAay ive made...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Dec 20, 2012

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    Tonight is going to be

    yet another night when I can't even think about sleeping until a stupid time because as long as I don't sleep then it's not tomorrow (does that make sense?). I'm really struggling with just being at school right now, never mind classes. I have counselling tomorrow so I have to...
    MarniBear MarniBear 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2014

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    Learning How To Cope

    Out of nowhere your heart starts to beat extremely fast, so fast you can hear it from inside your body. Your mind begins to race with negative thoughts, you find it hard to breathe, your body temperature rises and you begin to feel light headed. For me, my mouth gets really dry...
    january71 january71 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2013

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    New Year

    pretty happy right now now its time to think of new years resolutions mine are to work harder to school and to maintain my re;lationships because i dont wanna hve any regrets at the end of august when i get my results il want to be happy with wat i get but if i dnt get good in...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Jan 1, 2013

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    Getting Bettter

    well things are definatly getting beetter ive come so far from were in was i usted to be someone who put there head down all the time iwas so sacred 24/7 it was horrible i just didnt want to live it was so ahrd but now everyday is a blessing a opportunity to do better but the...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Nov 26, 2012

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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 me as I'm not acting upon the pull, not listening to my soul...
    Wildfocus Wildfocus 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 1, 2014

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    Happy Days

    i am so happy now things are going so well my conversational skills are brilliant n i cant keep my chin up high enough but its took so much work to get here so all the pain anxiety was wroth it enough though it was a total waste of time im happy with the effort i put into my...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Dec 13, 2012

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    Everyday Anxiet Part 2

    i have deceide to wrie part 2 of this story to show myself and others how far i have come. also in an attempt to increase my flutuating confidence. read part 1 then two. home: i definately still have fear in me but it has greatly decreased, now going down the driveway i walk...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Nov 8, 2012

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    A Start To My Story

    I started getting panic attacks early, I was 14. Even at discos before then I had minor ones that disabled me and left me running home to my mother. My parents divorced wen I was 6 and I still find it as hard as ever to cope with. Having to go from one house to the other and...
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F Nov 16, 2013

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    Cracking Christmas

    things are always getting better im so happy now with how far ive come i remeber bein on fb and looking at everyone elses profiles n bein so jealous of what they were doin n how they looked but now im enough for me i dnt care wiether they look better than me r havin a better tym...
    lyndsayh111 lyndsayh111 16-17, F Dec 27, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    When I was 15 I had a friend with severe depression. She attempted suicide many times and had an eating disorder because of it.. Over the course of 2 years I have helped her...
    JesusismySaviour JesusismySaviour 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    Falling, crying, screaming, gasping for air. No reason or rhyme, not a moment to spare. Consumed by chaos, the voices won't hush. Heart pounding, head spinning, dancing with...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    I struggle with my mental illness daily.
    binkscesaille binkscesaille 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Have had it for a long time getting the best of me now trying to battle back not going well working out everyday and eating well still not working need to get past...
    JackBull281 JackBull281 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am going on medication tomorrow. I was recently diagnosed with chronic depression and anxiety, also known as Dysthymia. Since the 4th grade, and I'm now a Junior in High School...
    vanstable123 vanstable123 16-17, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    What is the quickest and easiest way to kill urself
    Girlgamer11 Girlgamer11 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    This was actually a couple of days ago, my boyfriend of 11 months is on holiday for 3 weeks and I have to be honest, I've not been completely sure about the relationship recently...
    confuzzled411 confuzzled411 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I suffer from Bi Polar depression. When I was first diagnosed with depression, they diagnosed me with chronic depression which is depression caused by the fact that somebody wants...
    AnyExperience AnyExperience 13-15, F Jul 24

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    This statement for me is not yet true but that doesn't mean it never will be. There are times when I think to my self "Amber, stop kidding your-self, you have been depressed for...
    amberblueford15 amberblueford15 13-15, F Jul 22

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    I was diagnosed with Chronic Depression. I take the real strong meds for it and go to a shrink, which is what I call my therapist, twice a week. It all started when my grandama...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Im always being judge by people because i have anxiety and major depressive disorder. People who don't go through this is always the first to judge me. I just want somebody to...
    bigmamajoe bigmamajoe 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I've been struggling with depression for many years. It's cyclical, although my "highs" aren't much to brag about. Today is one of those days when I'm close to the bottom. Days...
    ProfessorPhoton ProfessorPhoton 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    help. my boyfriends 4 year old daughter is coming to visit for a week or two. this would be my first time meeting her. Im scared and had a panic attack. I'm emotionally unstable, I...
    Kikiana1 Kikiana1 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    I have all three affecting my life day to day. Aren't I the luckiest?!
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 20

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    I will try to summarize this experience as much as I can but bare with me. I have gradually lost my self identity over the past 6 years. I will have to start from when I was 12...
    Bigtee2nd Bigtee2nd 18-21, M Jul 19

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