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I Used to Battle Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 44 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I battle depression today, yesterday and tomorrow. I will battle it for the rest of my days. But it is a battle I refuse to lose. Right now I feel like I'm tip toeing along the...
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    Yes, I battle depression, it's not easy and some days it's rather consuming. But depression is a title and just because I have it and I'm battling it doesn't mean depression has me...
    Whathi Whathi 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I can say that I use to battle depression I no longer do I have some how lost my depression states I love who and I don't care what people say anymore if anyone out there thinks it...
    tay1244 tay1244 16-17, F Feb 2

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    I am 44 and have battled depression and anxiety since the age of 12 my father new I had problems but never got me help, I did not see a doctor until I was in my 20's. I started...
    Thumpkins Thumpkins 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    My birthday will come in about 2 hours. Sitting alone in the dark now, just about ready to sleep this day away, id like to make just one wish before i go to sleep. i wish that all...
    alifeofpoz alifeofpoz 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    I've battled depression for a long time it deffintaly brought me in and out of a dark hole its hell I haven't achieved anything because of it I couldnt keep a job Nor get one...
    nobodywantstoknow nobodywantstoknow 18-21, F Feb 12

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    I forgot I battle depression for a while, but man, is it picking up again..
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I still battle depression but the road to recovery is so much quicker once you learn to love yourself!!
    Lucyshrimp Lucyshrimp 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    My friend said that I used him. When I feel down because of my depression, I text a few friends, and they try to help me, try to listen what happened. When I feel not bad, I don't...
    Kayu96 Kayu96 31-35, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    It's not a battle that just ends after a few weeks. Just when you think you're over it, something happens and you are back to feeling empty. The only thing that kept me going...
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I'm 31 years old and have battled with depression for as long as I can remember. I have thought about suicide almost every day although never actually tried. I expected my life to...
    xxangeleyes81xx xxangeleyes81xx 31-35, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    As it gets later, my thoughts get darker , the house gets quieter, my thoughts are now louder, I see a flash, I hear a whine , A tear I shed from my eye, I look at my dog, he is...
    Howlingsoulofthewolf Howlingsoulofthewolf 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    Coming up on 30 I am not at all where I expected to be. I wanted a career. A husband. A house. Instead I left my job a year ago to pursue opening my own coffeehouse that's taking...
    megz327 megz327 26-30, F 11 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    i neea skype friends who can talk and share about serious depression things...i need someone now.anyone???
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    hey guys! I just created a music page on facebook under "betty" musician/band and I'm looking to get a few more likes :) my first video is a song I wrote about depression.
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    hey guys! I just created a music page on facebook under "betty" musician/band and I'm looking to get a few more likes :) my first video is a song I wrote about depression.
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have been battling Depression for a few years now. It's finally gotten to a point where I had to go to therapy when my mother found out. My anxiety is related to social things...
    CarizmaPanda CarizmaPanda 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Im not always depressed, matter of fact im mostly fine or even laughing, no matter how stupid a joke is id probably laugh it a bit or even chuckle.. Yet sometime i get severe...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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    The worst depression of my life calumniated in late January, 2014 - I used to think it was lat February but I have been keeping a key word diary starting in February 2014, and I...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I battle with anxiety and depression because the man I grew up with who was like a father to me molested me. He's my uncle by marriage. My aunt told me to my face she didn't...
    WhooDatGirl WhooDatGirl 18-21, F Feb 16

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    So... The name is in the title I guess. I am depressed and have been for four long years. I know it's effects and torture but I am writing this to try and help others. When I was...
    Jas4001 Jas4001 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    it just gets worse and worse,i used to be able to hide it but i don't even have the energy to hide it anymore or pretend i'm anything else then depressed.. everytime i wake up i...
    OccultumLapidem OccultumLapidem 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    it just gets worse and worse,i used to be able to hide it but i don't even have the energy to hide it anymore or pretend i'm anything else then depressed.. everytime i wake up i...
    OccultumLapidem OccultumLapidem 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    People seem to think that depression is just like feeling sad sometimes. It's not, and I wish people wouldn't think of it so lightly. If you've never had depression, you won't...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 15 Responses 2 days ago

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    Good morning , I am sorry but I have not been feeling like writing lately or much of anything else here. I am cold (like 25 degree's)and depressed about being a failure in this...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response Feb 19

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    I have a long story. I have a lonely story. I've messed up my life with depression and self harm. I've been suicidal... I've lost all my friends. I have no life, and I'm always...
    inacoldworld inacoldworld 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Why is it that when something happens to a trans-person it is their fault?Every time something has gone wrong in my life it has been said to be my fault because of the way I have...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses a week ago

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    Depression is something I battle everyday, it feels like the whole world is against you and you just want to die. Depression has led me to self-harm and suicide thoughts. Sometimes...
    cassiedafuq cassiedafuq 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    This was something I wrote during my Dark days. I took songs I was listening to and meshed the lyrics together and added parts of my own. Title: Good times last forever Good...
    LucemSpiritus LucemSpiritus 18-21, M Feb 2

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    Some days I can't breathe. Some days I am screaming inside, hoping that someone can hear me, no one does. Some days I think of the past, ruminating as to why things had to pan out...
    sja516 sja516 22-25, F 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I'm just ... Done ! Depression is taking over my life!! With my parents passing away along wih my brother and my sisters being taken away ... I'm alone and the darkness is jus...
    suicidalblonde suicidalblonde 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    So I'm kind of freaked out... I've been having a pretty difficult time the past 6 months or so...my depression/anxiety has kicked in to overdrive with all the crap I've got going...
    SweetHeresy SweetHeresy 22-25, F Feb 10

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    I've been through and still battling depression, I was at the lowest 5 years ago and everything is still with me still to this day! I had voices shouting at me in my head I couldn...
    LiilyPad LiilyPad 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    Scared I'm dying an my depression is worst now cause I'm so down n worried. They took a sample to see if this little hard lump knot thing that i found on my back is cancer or not...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua 13-15, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    You guys have no clue how long I've wanted to heal my depression. I always toughly I was made of stone and concrete, that I would never break, but I soon found out that I was a...
    BrokenCorpse BrokenCorpse 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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