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I Used to Battle Depression

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I truly think everyone battles depression thought their life and most never pick up on it. My battles are untimely. I can go months without them and experience it for a week...
    Stylish8 Stylish8 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I battle depression because i am left behind in terms of my career compared to my age bracket. I quit my first job after a month because i battle about a taboo health problem. I...
    Pisces1991 Pisces1991 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 1

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    I am basically so sick of fighting off my depression on a daily basis. Some days it is way easier to do but I still fight. I am tired of people telling me to snap it out of it...
    letiduran letiduran 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    I have battled depression since I was a toddler. Every day is a struggle, but also an experience
    griffinlynn1 griffinlynn1 13-15, T Oct 1

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    I battle depression because of my negative self thoughts which bothered me so much. I tried to step out in my comfort zone but due to some circumstances happened along the way, i...
    Pisces1991 Pisces1991 22-25, M Oct 9

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    I've battled depression since I was 9.. And now it became a part of my personality .depressed. I'm hoping for that day when I'll go to the shrink and then he'll tell me that I don...
    meunfortunately meunfortunately 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    My entire 8th grade year I rebelled. For the first time ever I rebelled. But only because I was depressed, I was overweight and I had NO friends 6th and 7th grade. I made friends...
    Lorrn Lorrn 18-21, F a week ago

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    I had a rocky childhood. My parents are pretty abusive, my step dad molests me and my parents had a nasty divorce. I was diagnosed depressed at 8, anxiety at 11, bipolar at 13 and...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 24

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    I was diagnosed with depression when I was 12. I never really knew what that meant, because it has always been such a constant feeling, and I was used to it. Even though i didn't...
    Theforgotten4 Theforgotten4 13-15, F Sep 28

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    TRUST IN YOURSELF I am sitting here most of the time dealing with so much that I am taking some meds. to clam me down and allow me to try and relax, but at the same time they...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 6 days ago

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    its so hard battle against my depression. i feel played and worthless used and not good enough. maybe this could be my last story here ...
    puppySmexyBoy puppySmexyBoy 16-17, M 3 Responses Sep 23

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    It isn't as bad as it used to be. I suppose I've eliminated a lot of stress since I've found a home with a boyfriend who loves every part of me. I used to sleep all the time. I'd...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I am a low key person. I have always been more quiet and withdrawn and curious about the world. I step back and listen rather than lead. I hesitate and hide. But it got really...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    I'd like to point out there are some people in this world that find depression easy to fake. I'll admit, that before I was told I have chronic depression by my doctor, I used to...
    piercethetaco000 piercethetaco000 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've been diagnosed with depression since I was 13. I used to be so over emotional, I would cry at everything. But now, I feel nothing. No emotions. My hamster died and I didn't...
    MrsKAura MrsKAura 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 30

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    His name is depression "Hi, nice of you to come back" "are you feeling better" , I smile and nod yes and sit at my seat, people are laughing, talking and waiting for class to...
    Howlingsoulofthewolf Howlingsoulofthewolf 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Just as with anything else known to this world, humans have glitches and a lack of fine tuning. While there are those who live by the theory 'God makes no mistakes' I must say that...
    CarlyOnline CarlyOnline 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I honestly don't know to feel right now. I've battled with depression nearly all my life. Even as a young child I excluded myself from others and kept very quiet. I was always so...
    alicefloe alicefloe 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    As I return home, I been pondering... Should I do it this weekend. Just end it all... I still can't find happiness... Human beings need to be happy, need to feel like they have a...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    I'm losing my battle. I used to be able to do simply things without almost losing it, but now if I mess up something as simply as getting a glass of water I feel like I can't do...
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Morning to those that read my post and die-ary entries. Well last night I tried to cheer 2 people up. Maybe I did. Maybe I didn't. The boy seemed to spark to life when I gave him...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    No matter what i do ..no matter how much i try to be happy...it just doesnt work...it seems that im doomed to wonder aimlessly depressed through the world....i have lost friends...
    EmoNekoNiki EmoNekoNiki 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 23

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    To understand...You have to read my story.. So I have a thing called, Selective Mutism, look it up because I'm not going to tell you. Because of this some people in my school...
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F Sep 30

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    I met this guy at school but we never talked a lot. When he left for Canada we became close friends. We used to text all the day and talk for hours. When he came back we met,we...
    kitkat1612 kitkat1612 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    Recently me and my mum have been arguing AGAIN, this may seem harsh on my part but my older sister has a kid and i dont want anything to do with my older sister shes horrible to me...
    ymasxatl ymasxatl 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Hi all. I'll condense my first experience post to a reasonable length by stating that I have suffered from depression and anxiety for the majority of my short life. I am in my...
    ResilientBeing ResilientBeing 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    I have reached my limit i have had all i can take i lie in bed and sleep all the time unless i have to do something that day i self harm and think about it every waking moment i...
    SophieeJordan SophieeJordan 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    You know, talking from my own experience, I have realised that we win over depression when we WANT to see a brighter day!! Yes, friends, family or random people are of big help...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F Sep 27

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    I battle severe depression and eating disorders I was anorexic from 3 to 6 grade and bulimic from 7th to 9th I've always been bullied about my weight and my looks I'm a very...
    oilchick1488 oilchick1488 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 1

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    i can describe depression in one way. its like having a bully inside your head every single day. he puts limits on you and tells you that you can not do this and that because...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    Hi, this is my first time writing anything here. I don't really know why but I think it's because I really don't want people to change the way they see me, like I'm a stranger or...
    latinafromnorway latinafromnorway 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 3

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    Well it will be about a week before I find out if I have cancer or not, in the mean while I will be going in again in the morning to do a Upper Endoscopy to see if I have cancer on...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses Oct 8

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    I have suffered depression all of my life and I do believe that its something you have and live with or never have. I know I will never be cured, there are just too many reasons...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    So its thursday now... After reading someone's post I couldn't help but start crying... I can't keep this fight going for much longer I told myself... I've come to notice I've...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 9

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    So. I'm sitting here. I'm reading over peoples depression statements. Asides the trolls thinking this is a joke. Depression that is. Others. Mixing other feelings in with...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 23

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    Depression isn't an emotion. Depression has no cause. Too often is depression conflated with sadness or anxiety. Depression, when it is present, is more like the force of gravity...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    I've had depression and anxiety for 9 years now almost, I've dealt with a lot of close friends who have had depression as well. Several things I've come to terms with over the...
    CDXX4 CDXX4 18-21, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I battle an extreme case of depression and some times I just hate myself for it I really do I just don't know what to do in life so when in depressed I had myself away from other...
    kennyamazing kennyamazing 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I battle anxiety and depression, ive trued killing myself. I dont talk about it for attention. I just want to be able to talk to people about it.
    peterhill12345 peterhill12345 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I don't really think 'battle' is the correct phrasing, as I feel like I've given in to it. The depression won the second I realized it had consumed more than I had to return to. I...
    dre4mland dre4mland 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 23

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    We all have our good days and bad days. With depression the highs are more high and the lows are more frequent. I assume that everyone who reads this shares the same battle...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M Sep 23

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    When I was 14, my whole life was inverted. I had been accepted on an academic scholarship to the most prestigious college preparatory institute in my area. Upon starting my 9th...
    yoshmarie yoshmarie 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 25

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