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I Think Ep Is Therapy For Depression

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    I recently wrote a story on here in the group "I think Therapy is a waste of time" and that is because I can't go to someone and talk to them how I am feeling face to face. I get too damn nervous even being around people that I have known most my life, let alone someone who I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 12, 2012

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    Therapy Through Socialization

    I love this website. I really do. I take Cymbalta for anxiety and depression. It works very well. But you know what else works? Having others who are not necessarily close friends or family to listen to, and share your experiences with. It's been very good for me, I'll tell you...
    AgilePhoenix AgilePhoenix 31-35, F Jun 3, 2012

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    It Is

    i believe that EP is therapy for depression. it has helped  me personally.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 25, 2010

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    Depression Is Something You Can Never Truly Escape

    depression is something i deal with everyday. even if it is a good day i know it is there and will come back one day. i just want to get throught the day without the feelings of the demons creeping down my back. i just want to be ok, for real.
    metalgirl99 metalgirl99 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2007

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    I'm Not Sure It Ep's the Reason But It Definetly Helped..

    Everybody keeps telling me "You're so much more outgoing lately" or "It's soo noticeable that you're feeling better".... I kind of hate their words.. I mean yes it's true. But they can't see it as finished. I still got my times where I wanna cut or fall...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 10, 2007

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    Place to Write

     EP is a great place to write anything and everything I need to get out of my head down. It's helped me more then I realized at first. Just being able to talk to other people who are going through or have gotten through what is going on in my life is better then therapy, and...
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe 36-40, F Sep 12, 2008

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    I Would Like to Share This Poem, I Hope You Get Something From It.

    The Ghost of Christmas Past - A Guided Story Experience (Originally composed for a coffee house experiment at a cafe in the Depot Town district  of  Ypsilanti, Michigan, near my home) I am the Ghost of Christmas Past, Guiding you back to a moment in time...
    YpsiDonald YpsiDonald 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 6, 2008

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    I was feeling so incredibly down the other day

    when I joined this app. I shared my thoughts which gave me the courage to share my feelings with a friend and with her voice and words of love, I have now made a Dr appointment.
    Chelyngra Chelyngra 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    A Big Yes! ...

    A big YES! It allows you to be yourself and to honestly get your feelings out into the open and share them with others who are feeling a lot like you are. In this way you realize you are not alone and at the same time it helps you connect to some really wonderful people who...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 8 Responses Jan 27, 2008

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    It Helps Me

    It helps me. Its like a journal with feedback. I am able to just write and get things off my chest, much like a journal but I get feedback which helps. I can also just ramble on and on and on and on and on and on I am also able to read others stories and gain some insight into...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 30, 2010

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    I Feel Better

    This seems to give me an outlet for my mind and the weird things that clutter it.  I can talk however deeply I want.  I can write about loving pumpkin shakes one moment and about how I get verbally abused at brunches the next.  It lets me travel within myself and...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 1 Response Jun 8, 2008

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    This Site Has Made Me Feel So ...

    This site has made me feel so much better about my life and who I have in it. Its therapy.
    MiseducatedChik MiseducatedChik 26-30, F Jan 27, 2008

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    It Is For Me

    I recently wrote a story on here in the group "I think Therapy is a waste of time" and that is because I can't go to someone and talk to them how I am feeling face to face. I get too damn nervous even being around people that I have known most my life, let alone someone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 6, 2009

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    I Think Ep Is Wonderful!

    EP has helped me connect with people who are caring and are not judgemental.  It has given me a place to write my hurts, my fears, my happy memories and my failures along with my success without having to share those experiences with people close to me.  It allows me to...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman 26-30, F Dec 17, 2007

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    EP Is Great Therapy For Depression!

    EP allows an annonymous forum to vent frustration and interact with others with similar issues. It is a wonderful therapy tool!
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 11, 2009

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    One Word -

    - Cathartic Message from EP: "While there's something to be said for brevity, this entry is too short to be of help to others. Please add some more detail." OK then: therapeutic, liberating, healing, restorative, etc, etc
    psyko psyko 36-40, F 3 Responses May 17, 2009

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    Husband Sick, I Am Stressed and Know I Have Severe Depression

    in 2003 my husband had a traumatic brain injury and became disabled (not legally, like in benefits).  after about a year he worked a bit in rehabing houses, but mostly just woodworking and builing a workshop here at the house. In 2006, due to a routine liver function test...
    keepgoing keepgoing 36-40 3 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    Totally.

    EP is like the most awesome site for depression, in my opinion. I have so much on my mind that i just want to scream it all out, and on here i can! Without really being annoying. XD I actually give this site to everyone >> not that i think my friends need help XD I just...
    candiipup candiipup 22-25, F Apr 2, 2008

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    It's So Cool

    EP is such an awesome place.  When I've had a terrible day or just feeling down in the dumps, I always feel better after coming here.  Just a friendly comment on a blog or story totaly makes my day.  It's totally a place of understanding and people who are willing...
    RandomFortune RandomFortune 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2007

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    EP Really Helps.

    I see a lot of posts that I can relate to. Usually, I think that no one understands how I feel. But now, I know that I am not alone and other people also goes through the hardships that I go through.
    anschel anschel 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2008

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    It Is, For Me............

    I recently wrote a story on here in the group "I think Therapy is a waste of time" and that is because I can't go to someone and talk to them how I am feeling face to face. I get too damn nervous even being around people that I have known most my life, let alone someone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 20, 2009

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    It Really Is

    People don't judge you on EP if you're depressed and even if they do who cares because you don't have to deal with them every day. It's different for everyone, but I think that it can really help with depression. Now it doesn't help for every person in every situation but it can...
    BleedingMascara BleedingMascara 18-21, F Apr 15, 2008

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    A Letter To My Mom About How I Feel. Im Never This Open With My Mom.

    i wanna quit mom. i dont know if i wanna work or school im not fit enough for this type of work. and its not as easy as just work at it everyday. it will take like 3 monthes of slowly building up muscle to even consider it. i dont know and school i dont even do it but i want to i...
    brandoncan brandoncan 18-21, M Nov 21, 2012

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    Then And Now

    I am perusing this site looking for my old stories and posts. Today I have committed to creating a chronological story of my emotional struggles. I am still a basket case. better basket case, but to date have not found a solution.I want to document as I go.  I posted this a few...
    keepgoing keepgoing 36-40 1 Response Apr 29, 2011

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    This is the one place I'm 100% honest.

    I still get ridiculed on here a little, but not like I would in real life and it's not nearly as hurtful. I honestly think ep saved my life. Saved myself from myself.
    Superanaslut Superanaslut 18-21, F Jan 13

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    Include Boredom

    Yes,boredom and feeling lonely as well.I miss talking to adults because I work with kids all day.It's fun to chat with all personality types.We can be serious or get into our silly side.
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 3 Responses Mar 6, 2008

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    Please no more self mutilation,

    suicidality, depressive thoughts " killing myself" bla bla bla Try to live a happy life... For god sake u live only once
    imax40 imax40 36-40, M Jan 11

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    Losing My Battle......

    I know that Im losing my battle with depression. I can feel like Im fading away am I am sinking and falling down I feel people are prepared for me to be gone, or me to just disappear into the backround. I know I will not be missed. I will no longer be last. I will find my way. I...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 14, 2011

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    I've Come to the Conclusion...

    I understand that this is totally worng, but this is what goes on in my head... So it all started about the beginning of December, i started to feel kind of bad because the gf thing wasnt workin out anymore and my friends seemed (seemed) distant and **** with school was goin...
    Cadeter Cadeter 16-18, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2007

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    Depression Is An Illness.

    The dark cloud that coversmy soul,looks at me with dread.my heart is breaking in mySpirit. All hope has gone.my spirit is weak I can'tgo on.I GAZE all around the roomthinking that is the waythings are, I am only existingnot living.No friends to call my ownnobody really cares...
    rosesweet rosesweet 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2012

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    Take 2 Eps and Call Me In the Morning

    This place has become my sanctuary,  I have some wonderful people that I talk to that know more about me than most of my best RL friends do.  If I'm troubled I know I can talk to them about it, and they know I'm there for them as well... even through helping them I...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M May 17, 2009

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    I Love EP

    I can vent on EP, and be who I really am. In the outside world, people judge me on every single little thing I do wrong. I look forward to being on the computer and being on EP every day ^_^
    NekoRose NekoRose 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2013

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    This Has Helped Me Stay Sane

    writing has been an outlet ever since all this happened to me 6 months ago and it has just helped me deal with what goes on in my head when i have no one to talk to because i can't sleep.  when my 2 and i mean only 2 friends havetheir own lives to contend with and can't deal...
    saggy saggy 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2007

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    I Have to Agree.

    If something is annoying me or going on I can come and let it out here and know I will get some support and get it out in the open. Before EP I would just keep it to myself and it would fester. On the depression side, I am still amazed at how big the support group here is, it is...
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F Oct 20, 2007

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    I Have Improved So Much (Yeah, right!)

    EP has changed my life. I have been here three weeks now. EP changed my life in the first few days. I had previously been crying for several hours of every day. Especially every night when I went to bed. Then one day i found a short piece of writing by a girl who almost seemed...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 11 Responses Feb 3, 2009

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    Many Times Last Year When I Wa...

    Many times last year when I was really down the people here listened and sympathized. One in particular really got me by with his fun and humor. In order for them to help you all you have to do is reach out and they'll be there for you. Thanks...
    sweetd sweetd 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2008

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    It Is True

      Here I met wonderful people. All gestures, gifts, whiteboard comments cheer me up. I'm glad that I came across with the Experience Project. And gladness has nothing in common with depression  
    Kirsche Kirsche 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 6, 2008

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    Therapy For Depression

    I agree - this site has helped me through, and even given me something I did not bargain on. I'm over it now, but will not be leavin' EP. It's a great place to be.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 6, 2012

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    I think I have depression. There's this quote I've heard 'people who aren't depressed don't sit around and wonder if they are all day'. So from that, I think I must be. I mean I...
    someonelikeyou9 someonelikeyou9 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    Too many people say they have depression. But really they are just sad or lonely. If they had it a Dr. would prescribe them a treatment (like I am on. I have to take an...
    Ravenbrook Ravenbrook 18-21, M Sep 2

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    Music is another thing that I appreciate. It all started with old school rock and roll( then known as devil's music) then I grew into blues, then folk, then Motown, then soul, and...
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    I for some unknown reason I sing When I am stressed, I remember far back into childhood's hour how I'd spend my days outside playing and exploring nature, all the while singing to...
    AdelaideVonSlate AdelaideVonSlate 70+, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    I could listen to this for hours. It's froma truly dark and demented movie, which was made from a truly dark and demented book. It sharpens me up and gets me ready for a bit of...
    DestinyEvelyn DestinyEvelyn 18-21, T Sep 9

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    GunFinger GunFinger 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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    Music is a very important part of my life, it's like a escape rope of the society. It makes me relax when I'm nervous, happy when I'm sad or sometimes makes me forget the problems...
    Blackwolf1604 Blackwolf1604 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    This most amazing track never disappoints and explains rather well my way of being for the last few years. 
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M Sep 14

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    Dear God I forgot how therapeutic this could be. Turned on some acoustic breaking Benjamin and sang at the top of my lungs along with him. Riding this high of true elation that can...
    kavlynn99 kavlynn99 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    There's nothing more therapeutic for me than re-visiting music I listened to when I was younger. Right now I'm re-visiting a J-pop group called PUFFY AmiYumi that I listened to...
    DestinyEvelyn DestinyEvelyn 18-21, T 1 Response Sep 15

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    I wanted to share this when it was first released over the weekend, but was too busy.. Better now that never, though :) Poets of the Fall - Daze  Rolling down the free way...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M a week ago

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    Foo Fighters - Best Of You - YouTube m.youtube.com/watch?v=h_L4Rixya64 I look forward to seeing them again live in November!!!!!
    sensuouslady73 sensuouslady73 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    Anytime I'm feeling down or just sad I pick up my guitar and just let go...this is some of the most rewarding times. Also being out doors in solitude is great for being inspired...
    sixstring77 sixstring77 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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