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I Think Anti-depressants Saved My Life

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    Anti Depressants Did Save My Life.

    Anti-depressants don't fix you alone, but they do help you cope better so you can work on your problems. Had I not been I anti-depressants I wouldn't have been able to cope with intense therapy and wouldn't have come as far as I have. The only reason I am not dead is because...
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2007

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    My early life was full of rejection,

    confusion, instability and abuse from my father mostly. My parents believed in a sect of Christianity that was / is fanatical. They believed God controlled everything, even things that were mundane and basic parts of life. If the bread grew mold in the fridge then God must...
    gaychristianmale gaychristianmale 41-45, M Nov 12, 2014

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    I Recommend Them. But Ask Your Doctor First.

    Well, I just started taking them and they're already helping me. I haven't cried in about a week. :) I have felt somewhat sad at times about tiny things. But they don't overwhelm me like before. On Monday, I was really thinking about killing myself. Then on Tuesday I ...
    minnie22mouse minnie22mouse 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 10, 2008

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    I'm Not Entirely Happy, But I'm Alive

    Untreated depression can be dangerous. I know this from experience. Since the age of 9 I was tormented by my own mind. After an unsuccessful suicide attempt, I was started on anti-depressants. I didn't think things could change, but they did. I'm still here and that's down to...
    Yikez Yikez 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    Seeing Life Like Never Before.

      After being withdrawn and sometimes suicidal most of my life and “living” with depression for the last nine years I finally saw a doctor about seven weeks ago who put me on anti-depressants.  I’m already finding the constant pain of depression is...
    Dropbear Dropbear 41-45, M 9 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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    I'm 14 almost 15 and have been on Lexapro

    for a little over a year. Honestly, getting on these antidepressants saved my life. I mean I still had/do so a therapist button emotions have gotten to where I can control them. I had major depression, I was ready to give up. These mess where almost like a "last resort" for my...
    jess965 jess965 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I Am a Strong Person.

    I suffered 13 years of bad luck, one thing after another. I coped with it until one day I could cope no more. I didn't understand why I couldn't cope, I had no answer. All I knew was I had just lost my Mother to Cancer, my partner was cheating on me and couldn't care less, I had...
    carapepi carapepi 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2007

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    I Know They Have

    Three yrs ago  i was on the  verge of suicide ...I was completely  completely a wreck ...No joke my husband had me at the point of no return ..until i got away from him and went into the psych  unit . and then  dumb@@@  me started taking his calls...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2007

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    I have been struggling with anxiety and depression for my whole life. Anti depressants have helped take the edge off things to where I can live a halfway normal life. But I still...
    josh221992 josh221992 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    Think Kids Should Wear Life Jackets When Swimming
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Think Weak Swimmers Need Life Jackets
    goodnites1091 goodnites1091 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    IM A WASTE OF SPACE AN TIME PEICE OF **** NO ONE WANTS ME AN IM WORTH NOTHING I SHOULD GO DIE AN I WILL!...
    SweetAngelFrostPup SweetAngelFrostPup 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 19

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    I think too much to the point where I spiral into despair. I worry I'm not making the most out of my life or I'm not living up to the person I set out to be. It got so bad that I...
    eveylind eveylind 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    Day 3 of being on anti depressants. I feel cloudy. I sit and watch the snow bank in front of the house. The DR and pharmacist, first two weeks can increase my anxiety and then it...
    jaml jaml 41-45, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate myself y can't stand living any longer! I have every thing but I have nothing. Am 19 and I have never experienced love not even a first kiss I never had a girlfriend. Am...
    D4niel20 D4niel20 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 14

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    Please dont get me wrong for being a pessimist actually I am not one but my condition now makes me say it Right from birth I have been a robot toy to do whatever my parents want...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    Saw an old couples with no children, taking care of each other. wife had broken leg. husband push her in wheelchair, help her with all daily activities. but they're so poor. they...
    fallenangle fallenangle 22-25 6 days ago

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    So I think the purpose of life is to live and die. If you want to get technical the purpose of our lives is to feed the worms. We fatten the animals to fatten ourselves to fatten...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F a week ago

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    If I had one million dollars. I'd pay all of my parent's debts first and give a quarter of the money for their life expenses and for my sibling's education. I'd use less than a...
    onemillionmistakes onemillionmistakes 18-21, M 42 mins ago

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    It began with a Very Mad Affair And now It's beyond weird At least life is not boring
    FindingMySong FindingMySong 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    So, for starters, I'm 20 and I live in NC. I'm an Eagle Scout, a college student, and a christian. My life hasn't been one of perfection or glitz and glamour, but it hasn't that...
    MyLifeInANotebook MyLifeInANotebook 18-21, M Feb 8

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    I don’t know what I am doing with my life anymore. Where to start with what sucks most, I am not sure. Right now I can not pinpoint the root cause of my unhappiness but it seems...
    unknown0605 unknown0605 22-25, F Feb 10

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    Ever just meet someone and find that, after talking for just a short time, you feel like you have known them for a lifetime? You can finish each other's sentences. You find your...
    lovefoundme47 lovefoundme47 41-45, M 5 Responses Feb 14

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    Wrote this as a sample for when I was teaching my students about memoir :) I still have the photograph of what looked like the most perfect day. I'm sitting on the dock with my...
    Classangel00A Classangel00A 31-35, F Feb 18

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    We got pregnant and then terminated due to medical reasons at 22weeks gestation. It was so hard. The worse thing we've ever been through. He couldn't make a decision so I made the...
    aussiegirl2014 aussiegirl2014 26-30, F Feb 4

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    chapter 1: It was June 1st, aka Shannon's brother birthday. Obviously since Shannon was My best friend at the time i was going to go to his party later that night. Even though i...
    MckaylaGrace MckaylaGrace 18-21, F Feb 11

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    I live a double life. One life I'm a saved baptist girl going to church everyday. The other I drink, and smoke. And it's a struggle to maintain both lives at once..
    smile44me smile44me 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sorry people, but you're not pro life. You're anti abortion. Stop insulting the people who are truly pro life and get it right.
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 11

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    i don't know what am i doing or have done throughout my life and what i should do in future...sometimes it feels so empty..what is my purpose in life-a question that has bugged me...
    Isabella1994 Isabella1994 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    It seems like as I get older, my dreams become more unrealistic. When I was little I wanted to become a scientist, doctor, writer, lawyer Now I want to have my own chocolate...
    mightymouse69 mightymouse69 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    Feminism is an evil movement directly in contradiction to the Lord's Will. It has led to a lack of respect in society and God's natural order. I strongly believe a woman's place is...
    RuthT RuthT 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've been on a roller coaster ride since I got out the Army. My family kicks me while down cause I'm definitely down. My dad makes damn sure to point out how at 28 I'm a complete...
    Slave5 Slave5 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have no patience for ********. Life is too short.
    sandroabate sandroabate 51-55, M 16 hrs ago

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    1. random funny things 2. making others happy 3. learning &expanding this mind of mine 4. singing and dancing loudly to some Erykah Badu 5. saved the best for last!! seeing my...
    NaturallyNatalie NaturallyNatalie 22-25, F Feb 7

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    I have now given up seeking happiness in external factors may they be people or things. Everything external ultimately fail you because nothing is forever. If you rely on yourself...
    Rheasdream Rheasdream 36-40, F Feb 9

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    I moved to Sweden. Needless to say as an overweight, under-tall curly haired-brunette I haven't exactly fit the criteria for what's considered attractive. Which is fine. I didn't...
    LHiromi LHiromi 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    I really don’t like living, I hate my life and I just don’t feel like if I belong in this world. My family thinks I am dumb and that I will never achieve anything in life. I...
    Miserabelle Miserabelle 16-17, F Feb 13

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    I hate my life so much, I really have been compensating whether or not I should kill myself, but I can never bring myself to it, like it's just thoughts; but seriously Life's...
    Krchan2 Krchan2 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Well; It's a big commitment and isn't it a big mess when it doesn't work out.. I think too many people jump into "marriage" too quickly.. So here's 25 reasons not to marry/settle...
    TheMightyAphrodite TheMightyAphrodite 41-45, F 10 Responses Feb 20

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    Im not really sure how to start. Theres really so much going on and anyone could give me some kind of insight this would help a whole lot, even if its a few words. Im sorry for...
    ConfusedNote ConfusedNote 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    City of angels as it is a Meg Ryan movie. She was a doctor at this movie who an angel of death should take her life. The angel of death fall in love with her and couldn't do it. He...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 36-40, M 2 days ago

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     Let's talk about listening. Active listening. Consider these questions:What is the difference between hearing and listening? What are the different kinds of listening...
    1alwaysdreaming 1alwaysdreaming 18-21, F 22 Responses 2 days ago

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