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I Used to Battle Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 44 People

    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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    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'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 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 have battled with depression since I was about 6. I know that makes it sound like that most of the time u didn't know what depression was but I did. I could feel the pain running...
    HermioneGlasse HermioneGlasse 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    http://livingtransgender.info/battle_depression.phpWho Is To Blame?Sitting here because I was having trouble getting to sleep, finding a need to try and write a little. Sometimes I...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I have battled depression since I was 14. Now before you judge me, please read my story. Since sixth grade, I have been abused and bullied by kids at school. They were abusive, but...
    Windygirl84 Windygirl84 18-21 3 Responses a week ago

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    I battle depression. I feel like self harming sometimes. I have only told one person. I haven't told any of my family. My friend that I told helps me through it. Without my friends...
    ZachHale ZachHale 13-15 2 Responses Mar 14

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    I've battled depression for years. People may be completely oblivious to it because I hide behind a beautiful smile. My smile is genuine. But the battle still carries on.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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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 Mar 1

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    I battle Depression and I'm winning
    sealare sealare 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I'm worried that I won't be able to deal with the world, I've battled depression my whole life and I don't know what I'm going to do without the anchor of my family
    coraxsiri coraxsiri 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    Wonder if a video game could sell. Battle depression. Beat the bully. Egg the egomaniac. Punch the power abuser. Trounce the taxman. Deprive the gold digger...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    I want to tell everyone that I am not fixed, I'm am still messed up, I fight with my parents, I still battle depression and occasional thoughts of suicide but I'm getting better! I...
    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    My depression has come and gone multiple times. Mostly I manage to keep myself grounded knowing that I have 4 of the greatest friends I could have ever asked for. Sometimes I just...
    SarcasticBadger SarcasticBadger 16-17, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Will someone please pray for me, and those who don't believe in prayer, at least hope for me? I have to work a 7 hour shift today and with my current mental health issues, work is...
    InvaderNice InvaderNice 18-21, M 8 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I grew up with an alcoholic dad for 18 years and during all the grief my father has put me and my family through..I fell in love with a man who used to be so supportive of my...
    Aeris7 Aeris7 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 13

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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 Mar 2

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    I have decided to fight my depression. Who's with me? I'd like each and everyone of you to join me. This is a fantastic sight and we can begin right here on this page by supporting...
    BlackBuddafly88 BlackBuddafly88 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 2

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    When were all very young, we tend to imagine wonderful things happening to us, or we fantasize and play with toys. I stopped playing with toys when I was probably 10, as of now I'm...
    DetachedCinnamon DetachedCinnamon 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Yesterday, I broke down. I lost track how long I have been battling depression now but it is not a long time ago for sure. I do not know why am I feeling depressed lately. It can...
    FreeyourSoul FreeyourSoul 70+ 3 Responses Mar 6

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    One never "escapes" depression. From my vantage point. If diagnosed with a true case of depression it is a constant battle. Sometimes it just sits there, waiting, minding...
    youcthrume youcthrume 36-40, M 4 Responses Mar 9

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    I didn't seek any professional help if what I'm dealing for awhile now is depression or not. However, I do feel like some of the symptoms matches with one of the different types of...
    raldy raldy 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 3

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    I was diagnosed with depression when I was 15, my Mum died when I was 14. It has been really hard to cope with my really low moods and chronic suicidal feelings. I have finally...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've been dealing with this for over 10 years now, most of this time I have been in a dark hole. It went as far as me losing all hope and even forgetting who I am, who I used to be...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I've been dealing with this for over 10 years now, most of this time I have been in a dark hole. It went as far as me losing all hope and even forgetting who I am, who I used to be...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 6

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    Feeling so stupid. I should really stop talking to people. No one really cares. I wanna go away from everyone. Seriously. No one cares. Not even the people who 'used' to care. I...
    chocolateinmyblood chocolateinmyblood 16-17 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I'm not sure if "off and on" depression is a thing but that's the best way to describe my situation. My relationship with my family isn't solid so I've never been comfortable...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was very recently diagnosed with anxiety. I probably always had it but I really look notice of it last year when I started having panic attacks. I'm on medication now and feel a...
    Catherdra Catherdra 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Okay, I don't know of any other site to post this on, so here I go. Here is a couple of problems I have with my life that have been a pest. 1. I live in an hour away from my high...
    Prompous Prompous 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I not only bettle depression I battle low self image! I am so frustrated how guys tend to base a girl on what she looks like when we all get older and ugly with age your wife you...
    MichaelaG MichaelaG 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    let me tell you a story. Once upon a time there was a boy name hmm let's call him jay. He was born in February 1999. This boy was bullied a lot when he was a kid. He got bullied by...
    demonswithin demonswithin 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 12

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    I used to post some really depressive things in this group and I'm sorry... Now I'm on the mend and I feel so much better about life. I try not to let myself get too negative and...
    sfairy27 sfairy27 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Having depression is more than just being sad. It's like hearing a boss' battle music all the time, but the boss is not there. It's you.
    oceansopen oceansopen 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    It has been nearly a year since I got out of my depression. The last time lasted months and months. I first joined this group for help, and when I was over it I stayed to try and...
    PantomimeEira PantomimeEira 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 1

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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 Mar 2

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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 3 Responses Mar 2

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    I've battled anxiety and depression ever since I was 11 years old. I handled it well for a few years but in the last two years it's come back, taken over my life worse then ever...
    epsarah94 epsarah94 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I know I suffer with depression but I don't want to talk to my doctor about it. Everyday I battle my way through life. I don't know what to do to improve myself I feel useless...
    wright00 wright00 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 13

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    Why do I constantly feel so distraught, so utterly miserable? It seems this cruel and horrifying existence continues to consume the little joy I have left. My repulsive memories...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 4 Responses Mar 16

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