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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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    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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    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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    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 feel like nothing makes sense anymore. I am not who I used to be, life seems pointless.
    GiuliaOlimpio GiuliaOlimpio 18-21 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I have battles with depression nearly my entire my life!! Some days are worse than others!
    cynthiashortridge cynthiashortridge 31-35, F 9 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I see tons of people on here talking about how depressed they are so I thought I would share this. I've battled depression for years, and I've been through some pretty dark times...
    flashysnail flashysnail 26-30, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I know I am depressed, but no one in my life decides to recognize it. When my mom talks to me about it, instead of listening to me, she cuts me off and undermines what I'm saying...
    kellycollins123 kellycollins123 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Living with depression is like seeing shadows instead of the real things and problems in life. They all seem bigger, scarier and darker than they actually are. The funny thing...
    asami13 asami13 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My bf is battling depression. He failed a licensure exam few months ago that crushed him pretty bad. He cannot study and take it again due to his depression. He was given sleeping...
    OnlyCB OnlyCB 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Ever since depression consumed my life, everything has fallen apart. Although it was not all that great to start with. I guess I will never be able to remember what a normal and...
    SkylerJacobson SkylerJacobson 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have battled with depression for many years. With my doctors permission, I slowly weened off a high dose of effexor 225 MG .. I was just wanting to sleep all the time. I recently...
    angelanicole89 angelanicole89 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Another day, spent here. This place, this job. Life happens, all around me, and i exist as the same mechanical redundant rituals set to repeat. Its no secret anymore, as everyone...
    UndyingWraith UndyingWraith 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I used to cut drink my life was ****** up and one day I had a thought I don't have to take this ****** condition with me I just stopped I said if you don't like me go your...
    ghggghg ghggghg 16-17, T 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Mind if I rattle on for a while? I guess I'm feeling especially sentimental to write this, quite rarely do I make a point to put words to what's eating me up. I guess time to time...
    Azureskye Azureskye 18-21 1 Response 3 days ago

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    .. ( whispering to myself... ) .. I think theres something wrong with me..... It shouldnt be so hard to socialize with people.. I shouldnt have to keep fighting moods... I shouldnt...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    we all have that one friend who used to mean the world to us, but now, you can't trust a word that comes out of their mouth.
    recoveringteen00 recoveringteen00 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    well i used to then i started to write down my feelings i had a note pad but for some strange reason someone use to always pick up my note pad and read it so then i started to...
    Degeneralfuqu1 Degeneralfuqu1 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Dark grayish smoke fills the air, following the acrid stench of rotting flesh and burning wood, places the mood across the the battle field a dreary one. The earth is scarred black...
    FightingPhoenix FightingPhoenix 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Im finally emerging from a 3 week abyss. Those days that you dont talk to anyone, and people insist on asking whats wrong, and you can only say youre tired so much. I get droughts...
    UndyingWraith UndyingWraith 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i don't feel like myself anymore, i used to enjoy life , but now i feel like i'm just on autopilot, like i'm not really a part of life and this world, i feel alienated and so alone...
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So this is what I posted on my blog. Depression is too complex and hard to deal with so I'm not saying I have the cure here or anything like that, but reading this MIGHT help a...
    asami13 asami13 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi guys I've battled depression for 20 years I've learned so much ask me anything happy to share!
    freefalling123 freefalling123 31-35, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I found something today... Depression does not always mean Beautiful girls shattering at the wrists A glorified, heroic battle for your sanity Or mothers that never got the chance...
    crazihilary crazihilary 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 20

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    Major depression is a disease that impacts approximately 5% of people globally. For over 30 years, scientists believed that monoamines– mood-related chemicals such as serotonin...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    Don't attempt suicide. There is a ton of people who still care about you. Everyone who has ever told anyone to kill themselves SHUT THE **** UP! And if you think there is no one...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 16

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    Meh. Coming back here alleviated nothing..... It sucks because it used to help.
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M Aug 16

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    I knew something wasn't right inside me at 10. I knew that yes I grew up with mean girls but that didn't explain all the things that my brain was trying to feed me. I know that...
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    Recently i've been feeling like depression is just eating me alive. I have dealt with depression since childhood, depression along with PTSD and anxiety, I got diagnosed at the age...
    roseofthedevilsgarden roseofthedevilsgarden 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    A great thing that heals depression is to let go of any unwanted thoughts, to change your thinking. Depression is caused by thoughts and beliefs, which are based on a limited...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    Its times like these I dread the most.. Most of the things I loved doing, are just done emotionless and dont have the same joy they used to give me. Drawing and watching my...
    Vlette Vlette 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Depression robs you of your will to live, it robs you of all the pleasures you had in life, your interests. It makes you forget all of your dreams and it makes you forget the...
    antisocialno4 antisocialno4 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    Haha wow I never thought I'd see the depression groups again. I guess it's time to share what's been happening since I've been gone for so long. So let me start from the beginning...
    evie2001 evie2001 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    If you were to meet me, you'd receive a smile, laughter, some funny jokes, and a feeling of positivity. But deep down inside, I hurt. Deeply. And you'd be none the wiser. I'm a...
    imjonny imjonny 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I've battled depression since childhood, diagnosed when I was 12, but have been suffering longer. Depression is terrifying. You no longer know who you are. You're lonely, scared...
    bstarqueen bstarqueen 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I wake up in the middle of the night from having dreams of my ex..we had so many breakups in a year..He was so wrong.. he would tell me get over it..last breakup he told me he...
    moondesires moondesires 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    it sucks..everything negative things happening to me right now is because of my poor decision..I intend to make decisions when my depression stike and anxiety attack. . I feel...
    sadwife82 sadwife82 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Let's do at least one thing a day to make ourselves feel better. I know that cliches don't help people with our situation. I've spent a lot of time believing I didn't deserve...
    beneboo beneboo 26-30, F Aug 7

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    I don't get it. I feel completely awful but I can't cry. I feel like I'm gonna completely break down and cry but I have no idea why I can't cry. maybe I'm used to it or maybe I'm...
    steal11 steal11 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 6