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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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    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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    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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    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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    It's hard to battle depression when my support system fell apart. I have no one in my life that understands what I go through each day. My husband doesn't help as he is the biggest...
    LookWhosAwesome LookWhosAwesome 26-30, F 2 Responses May 19

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    I have been an independent young person since 13. I had to start working early and pay my part for rent and other bills. My parents don't live with me so I had to do everything. Of...
    Galatziaa Galatziaa 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    so i battle depression and i had who i thought was my friend tell me at least i dont have suicidal thoughts in a real ****** up way. i just can't understand why would you say that...
    ledsteven95 ledsteven95 18-21, M 1 Response May 6

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    ****PLEASE READ**** Anyone who is feeling this way, and needs help but cant find any, there is this program call the Crisis TextLine, i also battle depression, and this program has...
    XxAngelInMyNightmarexX XxAngelInMyNightmarexX 13-15, F 1 Response May 18

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    How can i win this depression?
    scrilly81 scrilly81 31-35, F 56 mins ago

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    I suffered depression for about 2 years, which according to my doctor was about normal. I still battle anxiety on the whole but I think it will get easier. My battle with...
    MayaKing MayaKing 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    I battle with depression everyday and used to self harm (also had an eating disorder at one point) it was not until I decided I needed help that I chose to talk to someone. At...
    Imjusthereforadvice Imjusthereforadvice 16-17, F May 20

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    Hello everyone i usually dont do these things but i feel like i cant talk to anyone in my life anymore, about what is going on with me. I am 21 years old and ive been fighting...
    sanchezjessica sanchezjessica 18-21 2 Responses May 17

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    So okay. I've never really been a confident person. I've always struggled with making friends (it's gotten slightly better now than it was, though I still don't have a massive...
    lolliepopp99 lolliepopp99 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    You're whole attitude and outlook on life is darkened. After a while feelings and thought become hard to untangle The lines between reality and imagination are blurred An...
    yeahtimesahundred yeahtimesahundred 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel chronic emptiness. It's a feeling at the top of my stomach. It's normally associated with devaluing. At least from what I've noticed. Sometimes I love my friends and...
    hunterrrama hunterrrama 22-25, M 1 Response May 19

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    Depression is an involuntary emotion. It's an inescapable "thing" that is engrained in our conscious state of mind. Medicine is often used to alter the mindset; which in most...
    alexir0118 alexir0118 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I have lived with a man for 11 years and only now do I see he was suffering from mild depression and anxiety for a good portion of it. He has always been a very stoic person who...
    marydd marydd 31-35, F 1 Response May 2

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    I know I'm not alone. Many people I know do too. I have good days but some pretty rotten days where I need to hide from the world. The good days are awesome and I smile as much as...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 4 Responses May 13

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    If you heard my family speak about me for one minute, you would think I’m an utter failure. “No boy in her life” “She doesn’t know what she wants to do” “She’s...
    Morgana94 Morgana94 18-21, F 2 Responses May 19

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    I hate this ****. I'm too depressed to be happy, I'm too scared to leave my house. Medicine won't help. And... My mom is thinking of moving. The problem is, we're moving to what...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE, READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 13 Responses May 11

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    I have a lot I'm dealing with right now. I know I have anxiety and now I figured out I have depression. I know people say "You don't have depression. Your too young for that...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F May 12

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    Thank you. Each and every one of you ******** out there who give people crap about mental illnesses and those of you who think you have depression and not even know what depression...
    mystiere13 mystiere13 16-17, F 3 Responses May 20

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    I'm not one to get angry or annoyed but to be quite freaking honest, people on here are ******* me off. Too many people over use the word depression and use it to describe every...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've delt with depression since I was in 7th grade. For years I have practiced hiding my depression. When I couldn't take it anymore I became suicidal. My mom found out and took me...
    ygandulla ygandulla 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I battle sucidial tendicies, and depression with a lot of work Ive gotten a lot better, had 2 bad things happen lost one of my best friends and something that I did was really...
    eatthekids1stplease eatthekids1stplease 18-21, M 1 Response May 17

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    I have an unwilling battle with depression from time to time. Life seems so unbeatable and hopeless just because of the stress which accumulates. At the same time being alone and...
    lonelysoul1088 lonelysoul1088 26-30, M May 17

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    let's have a bottle of beer to battle this depression :) let's drink to that!
    PipayR PipayR 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I feel like depression effects me so much more, on a day to day basis then the other people around me with it. I mean, I can't hardly talk to other people without kicking myself...
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I am battling depression every day and have since I was very, very young. There are, of course, outside problems that make it harder to handle the depression, while he depression...
    sismit sismit 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    A few years ago I was diagnosed with severe depression. It was so hard to come to terms with the fact I had a mental illness which I was struggling to control. It was controlling...
    danyellelakin danyellelakin 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    People don't understand depression enough these days they think that we can easily change our moods it's not like that at all it's a constant battle we try our hardest to stay...
    Shervonxx Shervonxx 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I had one of those moments today...I sat in my room and just balled my eyes out everything that has happened to me comes rushing back and it hits me again why do I deserve this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 29

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    I take things way too hard. Every time that I embarrass myself or do something wrong I freak out and reach for my drawer.(where I have several razor blades hidden) I have to hold...
    mayanaise mayanaise 16-17, F 3 Responses May 3

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    I feel like three people in one. I always think in a feminine voice, and I have three alter-egos or personas. My main self is the calm, shy, INFJ type, but is very insecure and...
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M May 4

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    I used to think I could get past this and be happy. Though lately I've been depressed to the point I can not function. It's too hard. People can't just say I'm giving up, because...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 3 Responses May 4

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    These last few months, I've noticed something. I'm not as sad as I used to be, and I think it's because I've found new things that help cope with it. One thing I found very, very...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 1 Response May 4

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    Why does it make me so uncomfortable to see you anymore? People ask me if I know you. I usually just tell them I used to. But then today I saw your name and I automatically smiled...
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 1 Response May 6

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    I spend 24/7 in my room alone an I'm 20yrs old when I wake up there's pain go to sleep pain my whole day is just filled with a minimum level of pain an if I'm lucky it stays there...
    syncx syncx 18-21, F 4 Responses May 12

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    So this guy literally mad my whole month today. I was at Kroger. He was stocking coffee k cups boxes, and I was looking at them. He couldn't find one, so I pointed it out to him...
    lizzie0714 lizzie0714 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12