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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...
    minnie22mouse minnie22mouse 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 10, 2008

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    I was never suicidal.. But... Bcoz my anxiety brought me down so much- it saved me. I couldn't eat, breathe normally or be social. Work was the biggest struggle. Thank God for meds...
    conflicted2014 conflicted2014 22-25, F Mar 13

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    They did... But I feel I need more.
    conflicted2014 conflicted2014 22-25, F 3 days ago

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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...
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2007

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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 -   After being withdrawn and sometimes suicidal most of my life and “living” with depression for the last nine years I finally saw...
    Dropbear Dropbear 41-45, M 9 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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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...
    carapepi carapepi 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2007

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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...
    Yikez Yikez 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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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...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2007

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    I do really hate my life, I came from a broken family.My father is a ******* ******* , he had an affair, he didn't support as financially and he left us.My mother is the only one...
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    Talking to a lot if you in here made me think more about my life. I think I'm bi-curious and would like to find a woman I could associate with. Please no fakes and I would love for...
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    I am plagued at times with wondering what if. That last night we spent together just might of saved his life. Yet, I had to be cold and heartless, because I listen to another's...
    MissScarlettAngelica MissScarlettAngelica 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    UNNATURALLY Inclined: When I was 7 years old, nature decided that my life should end. All of a sudden one day I got an excruciating sharp pain in my right side, and while rolling...
    iamdaviddotinfo iamdaviddotinfo 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Recently I talked to a suicidal girl who needed help. She told me all that was wrong with her life and I told her all that was wrong with mine. She had plans, she knew what she...
    girl3255 girl3255 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I need a life makeover. I need a new job A new place And a new body Sooooo I think I'm going to start the process of changing things in my life. So that maybe just maybe I can...
    xxmisslynnxx xxmisslynnxx 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    It happened last year during my vacations in P. vallarta Mex. i was on the beach enjoying my last day in mexico, it was late around 7pm just before the sunset. there were around 30...
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    I don't care if people think it's weird a pansexual person saved my life
    somewhereinwonderland somewhereinwonderland 16-17, F Mar 28

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    phoebegolde phoebegolde 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    thedude5600 thedude5600 36-40, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I know some of you will never understand my lifestyle and fear me, but I am not that much different from you. I think once you set a side your fears, you'll find we have many...
    TanTwink TanTwink 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    I remember there was an quote about this. But I don't think it's 100% true. Just because someone is smart and they're supposed to be able to know about everything and having that...
    vialeivia vialeivia 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    I hate how I have to defend what music I listen to. It shouldn't be a debate or a battle trying to defend your self. It shouldn't be about if someone thinks the bands are posers or...
    MorbidRainbow MorbidRainbow 13-15, F Apr 5

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    In a lot of ways this site has given me different ways to view life. At one point in time this site was a place where I felt like I could honestly speak my mind. It was a friend...
    xxmisslynnxx xxmisslynnxx 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    my life is in a mess and it's out of my control. First of all, school is driving me crazy. My teacher scolds me everyday, either for my work or untidy desk. To make it worse...
    StrongerBetter StrongerBetter 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I m 31. Married for ten years. In a joint family. Have two children. Daughter 9 yrs and son 7. And want to specify that I love my husband a lot and even he does. Now my problem is...
    Plsbdecent Plsbdecent 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Three months ago I almost killed myself. Life became too much for me to handle. I took 20 Doxepin (a sleep/anxiety pill) and pleaded that God finally take me home and apologized to...
    Somejoygirl Somejoygirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm in a place where people have the wrong image of me, think I'm really weird from years before now. I haven't even talked to people because of social anxiety for a long time yet...
    philobee philobee 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Though memories can be meaningful, it's not what we see when we look over our shoulder that counts, in as much as what we see as we look towards the horizon. To love, to laugh to...
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    I always have super deep thoughts...especially at 2 am in the morning. That's when I actually make progress in my life, Hahaha lol :) But seriously, I should really actually do...
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    It defiantly saved my life but has not helped my suffering
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    Images are powerful..so far in the past 72 hours I've been very mindful of; not only where my mind wanders, but what images are my eyes penetrating. Once the brain sees the image...
    Readytobedecisive Readytobedecisive 26-30, F Mar 22

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    Hey, guys! How are you guys? I hope all of you guys are doing fine. Well, I just wanted to say that I LOVE helping people and nothing makes me more happy than seeing that I made...
    Maoli Maoli 18-21, F Mar 28

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    So many differences. I wouldn't be overweight, would've had more friends, wouldn't be transferring schools, wouldn't of fell down a flight of stairs, wouldn't of got a concussion...
    snowflakekeri snowflakekeri 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Don't women have the right to make their own choice in a decision about her own body? There is no easy answers or choices when we talk about life, but I would rather be supportive...
    pumilu pumilu 61-65, F Apr 7

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    He seems to be going into a sort of psychosis. He gets crazy drunk. The minute we are alone he starts in on me. I had to call the cops on him on Saturday. He pretty much...
    Mikkimacoroni Mikkimacoroni 31-35, F Mar 25

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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...
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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...
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    I extend my reach for each grain of sand that falls through the hour glass of time, yet they fall through the cracks of my fingers. I am not going through the motions of life. I am...
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