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I Used to Battle Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 44 People

    I'm Thinking Half-full...

    It's been a few months since I've stopped taking any medications at all, and I seem to have suffered very little for it.  I don't know if it is because of the changes that are happening in my life, or if it is just a temporary 'calm' before a major storm, but my days of...
    zenandi zenandi 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 12, 2008

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    Things Have Changed

    I stopped taking meds over six months ago, and I haven't felt the need for pharmaceutical support. The experience of tapering off the meds was just as much an effort as finally realizing that I needed help with depression. It was physically painful. But since this...
    anisagonige anisagonige 22-25, F Feb 3, 2009

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    I'm so glad that I seeked help

    and I'm now a lot happier and healthier:)
    mojoxoxo mojoxoxo 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I Used To Battle Depression

    Battle depression,I used to,No more,I’ve changed,Got a grip,I’m in charge,Not depression!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 25, 2011

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    CAR Accident

    AFTER MY CAR ACCIDENT, DID'NT REALLY KNOW HOW I WAS GOING TO COME TO TERMS WITH WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO ME. BATTLED FOR ALONG PERIOD ABOUT 8 YEARS TRYING TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE I HAD DONE TO MYSELF, NOT FOR CAUSING MY ACCIDENT BUT FOR BEING IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THAT TIME. REALISED...
    MEGAVIC2 MEGAVIC2 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2009

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    Life wasn't easy during my late teen years.

    I grew up in a toxic environment, my father was abusive, and my family had literally rejected me after they found out I was an atheist. My childhood was not the worst possible scenario, but it was still awful. This led me into a year of depression where I was alone and broken...
    LaurenJFisher LaurenJFisher 22-25 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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    It's quite sad that the "I battle depression" group has 70,000 people in it, and the "I am happy" group has only 3000 people in it :(
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ever since I was younger I have battled with depression and anxiety. It's honestly nothing that can just "go away" from a few pills prescribed from my doctor. Depression sucks. It...
    Amberrjade27 Amberrjade27 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    To all the depressed people suicidal n all, before you say something, ask yourself one question. Have you ever tried living? Put some effort in to living? Have you ever eaten...
    Bllahblah Bllahblah 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have had depression for a while now, at first I didn;t understand what was going on - I had a battle with myself day in and day out.I did a lot of soul searching and did a lot of...
    Gangstress Gangstress 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    i battle depression and cry everyday bc im nearly 5'9 and a girl :( i also am depressed bc of school
    izzzy098 izzzy098 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i battle depression because of being rapt, molested ,and beaten from the ages of two tell i was nineteen i have constant relapse days were i don't wont to even get out of bed and...
    ecook19 ecook19 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm not blaming anybody but myself for where I am and the circumstances I have to face in my life. It's not my parent's fault, nor is it my friend's fault. It's my fault. I own it...
    Noregrets5 Noregrets5 41-45, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I've had a few times in my adult life that I've had battles with depression- and I know it sounds strange- but I almost welcome it. When I'm depressed, I don't feel like doing much...
    trying2hard trying2hard 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Well, I'm out of the school but the bullying kinda got worse... It's kinda hard to explain and everyone thinks I'm crazy except my boyfriend and one of my friends.... But the scary...
    Raytheshapeshifter Raytheshapeshifter 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    I think it's time for an update on my life now. I've been here for awhile and anyone who's known me for awhile knows that my EP account was made out of depression and I used it to...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 24

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    I used to be really super depressed two years ago when i wanted to end my life, it did get better but I'm not sure if I'm actually depressed right now all i want to do is cut off...
    alternative2324 alternative2324 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I'd been depressed for a few years due to some serious bullying back in seventh grade. It led into some self harm and a couple of suicide attempts. Thankfully, one of my close...
    LordNexus78 LordNexus78 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I dislike when people say "your too pretty to be depressed" .... Depression does not discriminate. Everybody is struggling , everybody is fighting a battle. We all are human. My...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 22

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    My parents don't know that I battle depression. I want to take the pain and hurt away. I hurt myself or I drink or get high so I don't feel it. I think my dad is the cause of this...
    garcia9 garcia9 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    (Sorry this is so long) I'm a freak who can't dress right, my hair is too short, I'm way too fat, I have social anxiety, I'm dying inside but for all these years all I can do is...
    purplepumpkin17 purplepumpkin17 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 21

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    i have severe depression and it kills me every second and every minute and every hour....i battle it so deep every day...i just dont know how to be happy...im a lost cause and...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    One more day saying I can change this, but I keep doing the same things. I'm sad. I look at my kids and get happy for their innocence but sad because they had no choice in Me being...
    hopeful78 hopeful78 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    As someone who has battled with this hindrance for as far as I can remember...I wanted to give everyone kudos for opening up and asking questions. For the longest time I never...
    Electricgasmic Electricgasmic 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    Ugh. I wish the depression and anxiety would go away. Recently, we found out that we are going to move out to the country side on an 80 acre horse ranch! Lots of horses, arenas...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F Jul 20

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    I have never found self pity to be a helpful friend, and it won't be for you.. .I call you to manhood, to embrace the hard things in life for they are how God trains us to be...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    There's a moment everyday when it creeps up behind me and taps me on the shoulder. It's ok though. It's more tame than it used to be.
    Herbidacious Herbidacious 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I've had depression for years now. I used to listen to metal when I was sad/mad, it never really helped me. The words in Most songs showed me that other people had harder lives...
    BreeezeBlocks BreeezeBlocks 16-17, F Jul 19

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    So after a rather terrible day yesterday, I'm starting to definitely come up out of it today thankfully. Spent the day with my sister and some friends and their kids which was a...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 19

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    So many things change as time goes on... I'm thankful and grateful for the people in my life now. But, the friends I once had are gone. They are now a thought in my mind. I...
    Noregrets5 Noregrets5 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 17

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    You can conquer depression. I chose the experience above as I want this story to be posted on the search string. I want people to know that when you are depressed it may feel like...
    riseandshine18 riseandshine18 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I feel like its time for another story. I'm just gonna put most of them under this topic, since i don't really know what else to put it under. Anyway, lets talk about my mom. After...
    SwizzleDragon SwizzleDragon 16-17, F Jul 16

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    I feel like its time for another story. I'm just gonna put most of them under this topic, since i don't really know what else to put it under. Anyway, lets talk about my mom. After...
    SwizzleDragon SwizzleDragon 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I feel like its time for another story. I'm just gonna put most of them under this topic, since i don't really know what else to put it under. Anyway, lets talk about my mom. After...
    SwizzleDragon SwizzleDragon 16-17, F Jul 16

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    I am 16 years old and I was recently diagnosed with major depression and an anxiety dissolver after attempting to commit suicide. I still have trouble believing I could have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I have lost my job due to missing about 7 days of work. I missed because I "lost a battle" so to speak with this depression. I wasn't out partying or doing anything fun. So...
    SweetSpiritEnergy SweetSpiritEnergy 26-30 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Battling depression is serious if you see someone battling depression offer to talk to them and listen to them and be there for them. Being depressed isn't attention seeking if...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 15

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    I've battle depression for a while...I always thought people wouldn't understand...I always felt uncomfortable talking to my family and I finally started opening up I feel like I'm...
    MonsterOnTheInside MonsterOnTheInside 13-15, F Jul 15

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    I feel as if I have made significant progress in overcoming depression without seeing a counselor. Suicidal thoughts are a thing of the past, and I can enjoy my everyday...
    JEast17 JEast17 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 14

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