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I Used to Battle Depression

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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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    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'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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    Related Experiences

    Depression is horrible. Nights are the worst for me, as I've heard it is for most who battle depression. For me, it's mainly because the most traumatizing experiences have happened...
    sarrmar sarrmar 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    so... here I am... in a hospital, ive been here for weeks now... stomach repaired, organs back online. and the discharge is around the corner. the doctors tell me that I have...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 6 Responses Dec 7

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    I battle depression it's hard to describe how I feel. One body knows what I have not even my mom but i think it's better that way . I will never understand what triggered the...
    Adel14 Adel14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    It's heart breaking to know there is 65,000 people on this app & more people who battle depression every single day, as well as myself. I just want to say that I love and am proud...
    aquasea aquasea 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    i battle depression a lot. i am very overwhelmed and lonely. i miss my old friends on my old ep account before i couldn't get access to it. i am angry and lonely constantly. i wake...
    db174 db174 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I battle depression everyday. I've got to the point in life where I feel lost inside myself. Nobody body seems to understand and k don't want to tell them because I know they would...
    Daniyoung24 Daniyoung24 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    You know I help so many people from suicide daly, on wattpad, on here, on Instagram, on snapchat, on kik, ECT ECT, telling them it will be okay, giving them quotes to start their...
    Alli13146 Alli13146 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I battle depression everyday.. It suxs. There days where all I want to do is sleep all day.. A lot of it comes from me dealing with chronic pain. I get to point where u get so...
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    Idk if this is the right place to post this.. But whatever.. Right now I'm crying because I know I don't belong anywhere.. My family issues show I don't belong here or there.. The...
    crazycatlady11 crazycatlady11 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I think one of the worst things about depression is the gradual process of being fully alive to just breathing. It's a state of mourning and it's over a part of you that you lost...
    nsz45 nsz45 13-15, F Dec 4

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    I’m not crazy. I’m not dumb. I don’t want to die, but I often feel like I want to take my own life. I am not dangerous to anyone but myself. I don’t need to be taught a...
    FadingStar17 FadingStar17 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    My life like most others hasn't been easy. I have depression that probably be traced back to the abuse I got while I was younger. My depression led to social anxiety. And my...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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    My life like most others hasn't been easy. I have depression that probably be traced back to the abuse I got while I was younger. My depression led to social anxiety. And my...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I'm not sure how much people will actually read this because it's going to be really long but basically I've struggled with depression my whole life . I'm not looking for attention...
    AlissaCupcakes AlissaCupcakes 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Okay so about 15 weeks ago tomorrow. I will be a big mile stone for me and i an extremely happy that i am able to say i made it this far & that i am not even halfway finished on my...
    MichellexxLevine314 MichellexxLevine314 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    Dear Depression, We have a long history together, but I need to start ending things with you. I know we used to hang out years ago back in the day when a weekend wearing pajamas...
    Mookle Mookle 31-35, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am not in a good place. I'm 40, married with kids. Anyone from the outside looking in might think I have a good life. I am blessed with a hard working husband, two wonderful...
    Iwanttolovebeinghere Iwanttolovebeinghere 36-40, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    When i lay down at night, all of my past comes up and haunts me until i close my eyes and drift off.. Sleep is the only true happiness i have right now. I was doing so well i was...
    MichellexxLevine314 MichellexxLevine314 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    Everything is so hard for me. My life has gone downhill since my boyfriend left me. I'm a single mom who is battling depression and suicidal thoughts. Today my ex boyfriend just...
    TwingleLittleStar TwingleLittleStar 18-21, F 9 Responses Nov 22

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    I used to self harm to help my depression. I thought stopping self harming would help me get better with all the bad thoughts, but it didn't and the only thing helping me not self...
    Caseyyo Caseyyo 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 9

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    I just realized that I have major depression.. it's really hard to let it click, but it explains a lot.. for one, one of the symptoms (that seems less likely to be able to be...
    kayalucky4 kayalucky4 18-21 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When I've taken those depression screening questionnaires the doctors have given me I always struggle with the questions about feeling hopeless. I don't quite know how to approach...
    transformerman transformerman 22-25 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Out of all the battles in my life this one is my biggest challenge. I've become a master of pretending everything is okay for everyone else's sake, but there has been a steep...
    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 5

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    has anyone done NeuroStar Therapy Treatment for depression? here? if so. has it worked?. im on an anti depressant called Brintellix. it is not working anymore. at first it did...
    Jacqueline779 Jacqueline779 26-30, F Dec 7

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    So I'm 14 years old and my entire life I have suffered with anxiety but in the past year or so it's gotten A LOT worse along with the starting of my depression. My dads an...
    lachica12100 lachica12100 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    This past week has been really depressing again. I don’t even know where to start. I don’t really want anyone to read or comment on this, I just need to write it off my chest...
    Rebelgian Rebelgian 22-25, F Dec 1

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    Today I had an interesting experience. I am, of course clinically diagnosed with depression as many of you readers will be as well. But I also know most of you have experienced...
    Shniddleyway Shniddleyway 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's so hard I'm always scared always worrying about something plus depression it's difficult but I battle through it. I'm here if anyone needs support.
    yeahis18 yeahis18 18-21, F Nov 21

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    I thought my depression would go after I've had counseling but it hasn't, I've had depression since high school cause I was bullied then I went college, I had it then and now I...
    westlife213 westlife213 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    I really thought that after I had my children that my depression would just vanish but nope it didn't it's getting better but I can still feel it, the numbness the paranoia the...
    leahlovesyou leahlovesyou 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    SHOUT OUT TO EVERYONE WHO STILL TRIES TO GET BACK INTO THE SWING OF THINGS AFTER DEPRESSION HIT THEM HARD. THERE ISNT ENOUGH RECOGNITION FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO KNOW THAT THEYRE GOING...
    frabsicoxx frabsicoxx 22-25, M Dec 9

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    I feel like a lot of people treat depression as some kind of accomplishment, or that it is a competition between everybody else about who is depressed and who's not. We seem to...
    qwernia qwernia 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I've battled with depression for a long time. Most of my life honestly and lately here I've been learning a lot of things about myself. The one thing I've learned is to just be...
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 11

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    I battle each day but think I am winning right now. I want to build a cabin in my pasture for people to come escape the pain and suffering of depression..... I want to help
    HollowSoul1971 HollowSoul1971 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    I suffered from depression and severe anxiety from the time I was eight years old. A lot of it had to do with my dad, I was also bullied, antisocial, had a lack of friends, and...
    Harlequingal Harlequingal 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I had a dream, I was crying and shouting... I wake up and i want tell someone about my dream but theres no one that cares about me, though I did told my bf about my weird dream...
    shazmn shazmn 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 21

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    It's snowing. The first real snow of the season. Snow makes me happy. The white flakes the smell in the air just the beauty all around of snow. I'm trying harder than I have in...
    cutecrazy05 cutecrazy05 22-25 1 Response Nov 26

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    I feel like my whole world is collapsing around me. I'm constantly depressed or stressed or anxious. I have panic attacks nearly daily that I can't control no matter how hard I try...
    DorchaCraven DorchaCraven 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 26

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    I Hate Feeling The Ups And Downs Of My Emotions. I Can Be So Happy One Minute Only To Sad, Lonely And Secure The Next Moment. Having Anxiety Doesn't Help With Having Friends Or...
    Insomnia101 Insomnia101 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 27

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    Do any of you guys know something about Lostunit? He used to post every single day but it's been more than a month since the last time he connected to EP. I tried to reach out to...
    LookingForTheSunshine LookingForTheSunshine 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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