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I Think Anti-depressants Saved My Life

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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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    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      After being withdrawn and sometimes suicidal most of my life and “living” with depression for the last nine years I finally saw a doctor about seven weeks ago who put me on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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    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'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'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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 17, 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 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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