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I Used to Battle Depression

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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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    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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    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 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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    What ****** me off about being depressed is that I'm not in the mood to do things that I once found fun. Going to a theater or an amusement park was fun until I became depressed...
    Kira05 Kira05 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I've never posted anything on here before but this would have to be the main thing about me I've battled depression for the longest time, honestly I can't remember a year I wasn't...
    nightskyvampire nightskyvampire 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I have no idea how I've been feeling these last few weeks honestly. I've gotten so used to being by myself, (That includes not texting or calling people for weeks) that I kinda...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression is feeling like you don’t want to feel anything anymore. Depression is when you know you shouldn’t feel things that they all judge and deplore. Depression is having...
    IBattleDepressionPleaseHelp IBattleDepressionPleaseHelp 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Weekend... Please just move on faster.. I need to go back to work.. I need to keep myself busy and tired.. That's how I battle my current state of depression..
    logen88 logen88 26-30 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I constantly think about ending my life. I have plenty of ways in my head to try. I just can't live like this anymore. I have a smile on the outside, talking and laughing on the...
    Hannah91B Hannah91B 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    i just realized something .. i'm not the only one who is depressed. but also every single member of my family and every one of my friends i think i just attract people that are...
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So yesterday night, i finished my very first track.. Which is a huge accomplishment for me and my best friend back then said that as soon as i do we would celebrate it and name the...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Personally, I think it's over diagnosed. I was in and out of the Doctors like a yo yo. It wasn't long after my parents split up and other things that still haunt me to this day...
    IWantAUnicorn IWantAUnicorn 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I know I battle depression everyday. I have been for some the now. It all slowly started when we found out my son had autism, I was about six month pregnant with our daughter. that...
    sexygirl81 sexygirl81 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was recently diagnosed as clinically depressed. I'm going through therapy, lots of work, lots of writing what I think and how it makes me feel daily... (Which I've been...
    girlinwhite girlinwhite 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    People here are so stupid sometimes.. This guy just said that I should kill myself. I battle depression it's been 3 years (since my grandpa died) , and I just have my mom. This...
    IBattleDepressionPleaseHelp IBattleDepressionPleaseHelp 18-21, F 18 Responses 3 days ago

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    I need to step back from this guy. He says he is there for me but I can't talk to him about the one thing that feels like it's burying me alive. My depression and GAD. I also have...
    kitakat00 kitakat00 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    i miss my ep friend jo5h me and hin used to be best friend intil he blocked me
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    Sometimes when I get really lonely, depressed and thought of suicidal I think about why I haven't killed myself, and the reason is because of my family and they will get sad, but I...
    Fenriis Fenriis 18-21, T 5 days ago

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    I think I always felt like I know how I'm going to die. One day I'll lose my battle with depression and commit suicide. I think this all the time but am too scared to tell friends...
    LfeSzdBarbie LfeSzdBarbie 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I thought I had won the battle finally. I was placed on Cymbalta..they increased it and besides being tired all the time....my mood was good. they increased it again a couple of...
    mandy6b mandy6b 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Everyday of my life... i battle depression. Ive beaten it once but only a few know that it has been with me passed that. Its a struggle to stay happy but with my mind that is never...
    InfiniteZero InfiniteZero 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    The thing about depression is everyone confuses it with being sad, or unhappy. But I'm not unhappy. There's just so much emotional and physical pain inside me that nobody can see...
    Calsi704 Calsi704 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I battle depression. 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...
    mrsabri mrsabri 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I haven't told no one ! Not my sisters my mom my best friends .... :( my doctor knows I battle depression an she prescribed me pills but I hate pills I don't believe in them ... I...
    ev23 ev23 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I used to feel like I was slipping into a black hole. Now I feel like I'm free falling and losing sight of the surface. I don't know how to get out.
    manders831 manders831 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 27

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    G'day all.....Im curious... Would love to hear how others manage their depression?? What steps do you take to improve life and living with depression???? The word depression...
    Redridinghood69 Redridinghood69 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    I battled depression so horribly for a long time so I am always here for anyone who is currently going through it so if anyone ever wants to talk don't go through it alone like I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 27

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    I feel so used and sad. I pushed everyone away and all that is left is the turmoil of what I've done to try to be loved. Ever have that realization?
    Thinkofbluedreams Thinkofbluedreams 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I don't battle depression, but I have been really sad lately, really really sad. It hard to describe it, it's a lot of different emotions being played right now, however happiness...
    Mixedemotions2k Mixedemotions2k 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 26

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    There are 2 types of empty; the empty I feel when I'm depressed, and the empty I feel when I'm on medication for the depression. Both are killers and both are consuming. The...
    irongirl135 irongirl135 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Every single day since seventh grade (I am in 11th grade now) I have had the struggle of battling depression every day. I used to self harm, but I am now almost a whole year clean...
    hurtingbuthealing hurtingbuthealing 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Ever since my mom died a few months ago, my dad has became a drunkard and abusive father. We have escape now, thank god but I can't believed that in just one day, my life has all...
    MayDiana MayDiana 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 24

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    At the most when u battle depression u say u want to kill yourself and yes I did I cut I tryed to kill myself at age 12 I'm now 13 and still fighting to kill myself but that's on...
    lovetoparty616 lovetoparty616 13-15, T 4 Responses Jun 24

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    I don't want to lose my best friend, but we butt heads because we both battle depression. It's how we met, and we've always helped each other out during hard times. But it's...
    justjane2000 justjane2000 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I'm slowly counting down the hours until noon tomorrow, because that's when I have to do the face to face thing with my teacher. (Look at my last 2 I Battle Depression stories if...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    When I was in high school, I used to have breakfast with my grandpa every morning. He instilled a lot of values in me: hard work, loyalty. He grew up during the Great Depression in...
    mrsabri mrsabri 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I have recently moved to a small country town. New job, new school for my kids, problems started when my husband didn't move and after five months of working full time and raising...
    WorldGirl76 WorldGirl76 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    I lost my best friend this year. Not to war, famine, crime, accident, or disease. But to someone else. When the one person whom you thought would never let you down does just that...
    Fellfinwe Fellfinwe 22-25, T 1 Response Jun 21

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    I used to dream of you. you where the reason of my fights, since you are with him, what am I supposed to do know, I gave up on life, I wish both of us could have been together...
    psychopuppet23 psychopuppet23 18-21, M Jun 20

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