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I Used to Battle Depression

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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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    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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    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 a major issue, basically, I want to rid myself of my emotions. I've battled depression for a two year long uphill battle, and, I'm actually winning, but, that's not my...
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    I battle depression every day of my life. Sometimes I can't even get out of bed; I just wanna hide under the covers and cry, never to be seen again. I feel so alone, so lost in...
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    So theres a long story of mine.. i dont think u guys will read it.. its pretty long.. Yea I battle depression, I fake, I hide, I don't really tell my problem to other ppl, all they...
    BunnyCoral BunnyCoral 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have battled depression for years. Just when I think I've won, it returns with a vengeance. Last Saturday it was the worst... I think sometimes I'm to blame. :-( Can anyone...
    duggo57 duggo57 56-60, M 4 Responses Jun 30

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    I battle depression I have for several years and I have tried to commit suicide about 19 times and I have self harmed I just want to feel better
    fallenangel1996 fallenangel1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    😭 I know I'm going to get called an attention seeker but I need to share this 😭 3 of my best friends want to die 💊 and have tried at least 3x to kill the selfs and I...
    Hmmx Hmmx 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 9

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    I battle depression and don't think it really hit me until recently. My parents are divorced, my siblings give me the cold shoulder lately and my mom wonders why I'm so distant. I...
    huntersmiles14 huntersmiles14 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    S*** hits the fan a lot in my life, so I battle depression. I'm happy now, because everything is getting better. But sometimes it finds me and consumes me.
    bowsandarrows bowsandarrows 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I've battled depression since I was about 6 years old and I think I have learned how to deal with it a little better.
    AllyLuvsU AllyLuvsU 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I battle depression. It's not a secret to my closest friends but to my family it is. They don't know how hard I try to stay strong& not give into the temptations of jus ending it...
    AnonMily AnonMily 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    ive battled depression and anxiety for 4 years now. actually diagnosed as severe disorders as well as ocd adhd bipolar disorders
    DaugherOfSun DaugherOfSun 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    ~*~ I battled this for YEARS - as in most of my adolescent/adult life. This is how I got a handle on it and got my life back. *I'm taking the time to write this out - hoping that...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    From the perspective of a long term survivor of depression. .. I don't think it every fully leaves, we just get better at dealing. Each time we survive we are that little bit...
    Diabo1ique Diabo1ique 70+ 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been battling depression for a while now, I Just came clean about it and told my mum around a week ago. All this time she just thought I was lazy or sick but really I had...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 13 Responses Jun 29

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    I've been battling depression since I was eight years-old. Most of it stemmed from problems with my father who, to make it short and simple, has been a complete jerk my whole life...
    Frost119 Frost119 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    I am losing my battle. Over the past few months, the depression has become overwhelming. I used to be able to put on a face and a front to the world. It has failed me. I can do...
    Maritmus Maritmus 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    For once in my life things are at the best. It's still not anywhere near being "good" necessarily, but it's the best my life has been. Which is why I shouldn't be as depressed as I...
    LaurenHarris LaurenHarris 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    An empty shell- I've always had problems with depression, but for almost the past two years it's the worst it's ever been. I don't know who I am anymore. The skin I'm in feels...
    n0ceur n0ceur 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    "I don't remember who I used to be but I know who I am now. A combination of things. I am my addictions. I am my disorders. I am the side effects of my medication. People say your...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I used to say: Okay depression.. I give up.. You win.. Now I say: I beat you depression and I'm never going back to you I'm here for you guys ❤
    kaatte kaatte 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 2

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    most people don't believe depression is a big issue. Let me tell the people who thinks that "it's not a big deal" something. Imagine waking up every morning and wishing you didn...
    morgan18365 morgan18365 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 6

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    I'm 28, but since I was young, I've always had some sort of anxiety - mostly social - as well as depression. Being a kid, I thought I was just sad all the time. I always felt weird...
    BrittanyErin BrittanyErin 26-30, F 17 Responses Jul 6

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    I don't really get the point anymore. Life used to seem so exciting, but now I have to make myself get out of bed. I can see a my future and I hate it. Finish high school;go to...
    phoenixpheathers phoenixpheathers 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I have severe depression I used to cut myself I know what u guys r going through if u need to talk I'm here
    clairebear1996 clairebear1996 18-21, F Jul 2

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    To anyone who has depression, hang in there and I'll hang in to, we can all do this together, and be the people that we used to be before sadness took over us, if we l dream for...
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    “We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love.” ~Lori Deschene Sometimes I am really terrible to myself and relentlessly compare myself to other people...
    PunchandPie PunchandPie 22-25 1 Response Jul 5

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    They have found something wrong with my spine around my neck area. He had me do another MRI this morning on my neck to get a better look at what he has found., which he believes is...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Neil Lennon once said "It's a bit like walking don a long, dark corridor, never knowing when the light will go on". Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will tear me...
    Camiracundus Camiracundus 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Right now, I don't know where my boyfriend and I stand. I am out of both cigarettes and cigars. There is nothing sweet in my house to eat besides honey buns; and they won't let me...
    feliciablogger feliciablogger 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I've been battling depression for years now - a losing battle. I was on meds for a long time, but it got to a point where the side effects weren't worth it. Back then, I didn't...
    vlrjspn vlrjspn 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 5

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    Depression is like a pit. Inside of the pit is a ladder. The ladder is very broken, but still climbable. The farther down in the pit you are, the worse depression is. You can get...
    ToBeAnOtaku101 ToBeAnOtaku101 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I'm three weeks clean from cutting but I still can't control my emotions and my anger. I cried without any particular reason and kept remembering my past, which is a nightmare for...
    ayamaxx ayamaxx 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 2

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    Fighting for my life!Sitting here looking out my window and thinking to myself why would anyone feel the need to cut my tires again? It has been a few months since that were cut...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 5 Responses Jul 10

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    ONE STEP IN THIS JOURNEYSometimes I find myself not able to write. I mind is so confused, not knowing what to put on paper. I am taking all my meds. , for a change, seeing if that...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response Jul 13

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    jimmybf jimmybf 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I wish my father loved me as much as my he loves my step family. I feel like an old part of his life, a part he's trying to forget about and push away. He continuously calls me...
    phiazombie phiazombie 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    Brainsick. Separated from the world. She feels like she is the only one left in the world. Have you ever felt like this? Like nobody else exists anymore, and even your own...
    danielle18 danielle18 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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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 5 Responses Jul 17

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    Tips on overcoming depression without meds. AIM FOR EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP. Depression mostly involves sleep problems. Whether you’re sleeping too little or too much, your mood...
    Stayfreesailor Stayfreesailor 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Flashback to two years ago: I'm sitting there in my doctors office with my mom and sister on a wet, rainy day. The door opens and my name is called. Anxiously I get up with my mom...
    kaatte kaatte 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    Its sucks battling through depression. I've been depressed for one straight year over a guy that broke up with me . Now I know for some of you you might be thinking "that's stupid...
    metalchick123 metalchick123 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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