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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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    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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    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'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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    Related Experiences

    I battle depression daily. I mainly use anger as an outlet to diffuse it. Anger is a way I cope with depression and it triggers me to do positive things. Being depressed is not an...
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have battled depression since I was a teenager. Mine comes and goes in waves, and it varies how severe. I usually will encounter at least one episode every year, sometimes...
    thatspecialsomeone thatspecialsomeone 31-35, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I do battle depression and the people around me know it. My girlfriend helped me see the positive things in life but since we don't go to the same school she doesn't see what it's...
    Ghrite Ghrite 13-15, M Mar 22

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    I have battled Depression for my whole life. Nothing has helped lesson the pain. There is no hope, no future to look forward to. Everyday feels like more of me dies. I don't think...
    EndlessWandering EndlessWandering 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I feel it is brave of me to admit this, but I can in this anonymous world. I am a professional married mother. The depression, if that is what it is hit me as a teenager. It got...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Mar 24

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    I battle depression. When I am depressed, I cant function. I cant get out of bed before 1oclock. When I do get out of bed, my body gets tired so I go right to the couch. Dishes sit...
    amarie02 amarie02 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    They say "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" and i never believed that until now ! A few months ago i was going through the worst time of my life ...i wanted to kill myself...
    lovemusicnicole lovemusicnicole 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I battle depression and I've waged a war against it never again do I want another family member to commit suicide over depression. Raped and soul wounded my cousin committed...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I am like you. Depression has been my way of life ever since I can remember. I'm 46 years old. I'm a virgin, but proud of it although I am not proud of the fact that I've done...
    churchworker churchworker 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    *Read if you battle depression* I do too. It's not as bad as you may think it is, but when I have a bad day I just feel like breaking apart. But don't worry about me, I will be...
    violetangel violetangel 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I've always had troubles with being depressed and in 8th grade I was bullied so much I threatened suicide. I was taken to the hospital and now take medication. I still get bullied...
    zachsiebs zachsiebs 13-15, M 6 Responses Mar 23

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    And sometimes I try to eat a lot to make myself feel better. Simple carbs, after all, boost endorphins and dopamine temporarily ("happy" hormones). Then, after a while, I get a...
    tryingtobeashappyasiappear tryingtobeashappyasiappear 18-21, F Mar 23

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    I've battled depression for a few years now. I can only say it had taken over my life. No matter how hard I tried to push it away it would hit even harder. I hate how people...
    HyperAngel HyperAngel 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I battle depression everyday. But I have hope that it will get better.
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I have battled depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember. (I'm no stranger to all the benzos) I've been taking celexa for a couple months and it has seemed to help...
    adam0h adam0h 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I have battled depression all of my life. As I get older it just gets worse. I have tried so many medications and even a therapist for a few years. Every once in a while there...
    boiluver boiluver 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 30

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    Yes I do. But for the first time in a long time, I don't feel I'm doing so alone. You know a relationship is getting stronger when you make up 7 hours after an "argument". She...
    BloodintheWater BloodintheWater 13-15, M Apr 1

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    Today .. While I was having a shower .. Lots of hair fell down !! I over think thats why it did !!.. And what hurts the most is that I can't tell anyone .. They will never...
    ludee94 ludee94 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 3

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    As I battle depression / like tonight ... It runs deep through me and I can feel it rising in me like a black tide. Sometimes I feel like I am the caption of my own ship of the...
    ghostintherain ghostintherain 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I battle depression because the guy I like called me some things.:(
    Boogsismyhorse Boogsismyhorse 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 11

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    I battle depression... And it's winning.
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I battle depression... I have not been properly yet ... but I'll feel sad just sad but I hide it saying put on a mask no one will know you'll get through this .... And you will...
    emmawinterfrost emmawinterfrost 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I battle depression and many forms of anxiety. I am happily engaged and I know this guy is the one because he's the only one who puts up with my crazy moods. I just recently...
    drafrombrooklyn drafrombrooklyn 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Depression is like drowning, but you see everybody breathing around you.
    Thatbrokengirl1 Thatbrokengirl1 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    What is depression? Depression is emptiness. It's a deep, dark hole inside you that can't be filled. It's feeling like you are all alone in the world and no one knows you exist...
    KittenHasaWhip KittenHasaWhip 46-50, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been dealing with depression for as long as I can remember. From before I even knew what to call it. I am thankful that my darker periods are less frequent and don’t...
    AnonymousEP77 AnonymousEP77 41-45, M Apr 5

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    'It makes me sad to see you this way.' This was the sentence that made me want to change my life. My friend told me that, while he saw me crying. Of course, being secretive and...
    eliahlior eliahlior 22-25 1 Response Apr 4

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    "I feel numb most of the time.Lower I get the higher I climb.And I will wonder why,I get dark only to shine." ~ MATD Lately I've been in a different kind of depression,it's gone...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I was diagnosed with depression at eight years old and have lived with it in such a way that it has crippled nearly every aspect of my life. I have never been on medication to help...
    Scorpio018 Scorpio018 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    There has to be someone out there that knows what I feel. I used to think myself above depression. I used to think so many things..... I know I post a lot of things here....but I...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I went to a therapist after 8 months of dealing with my depression/agoraphobia. I tried to explain to the lady that I hadn't left the house in over a month, and I had to lay down...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think I have depression. For a few months now I have been suffering from morbid thoughts such as death and suicide that I cannot control, it is as if it is not my thoughts but...
    snowflake12345 snowflake12345 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I'm not the one to share my life experiences online or with anyone. I am 22 years old in college after dropping out of high school I managed to pull myself together to get in a...
    Lovelifee22 Lovelifee22 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 11

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    March 23. Flack from Setting Boundaries. We need to know how far we'll go, and how far we'll allow others to go with us. Once we understand this, we can go anywhere. —Beyond...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    i have depression and ADHD. my doctor said that my depression is because of my dads brain tomur. my dad has had this tomur since he was 18. my theropetist says that i have...
    1994trip 1994trip 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have came to complete acceptance that depression will likely always be apart of me., a piece of me I carry through my days here as an earthling . This is not me saying, hey I...
    Allissaxxx Allissaxxx 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    MSC/FoS/ST: Suicidal Ideation “i. Somewhere, far from here, there is a group of people who drill holes in their skulls so that they can talk to God. ii. When we yawn, we force...
    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I battle both anxiety and depression, which now is manifesting itself in being anxious about depression returning. It has been very tough lately and work is a major source of...
    kjmbk kjmbk 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I don't know what to do. I feel alone and unloved or even wanted by those around me. I am a self sufficient independent 38 year old woman who's family and friends take advantage of...
    rewien rewien 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I don't think it's just one experience that causes us to be depressed. It's more like a long amount of time feeling a certain way. I know looking back when I first became...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    The Depression that I am having now, along with the unbearable loneliness, and a lack of intimacy, my business not doing well. So I joined another business a few days ago, and have...
    loveisforall loveisforall 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Today has been a really rough day. These last three days actually have been really rough. I've been trying to stay positive because I know what my depression can do to me if I...
    Moonchild205 Moonchild205 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    My mom is not a very happy person. She prefers my sister, brother and other brother to me and sides with them all the time. I know I'm an adult and don't even live in the same...
    mimileelee mimileelee 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Right now, is a low part of my life. And it has come at the worst time. Anyone I have told my reasoning for my depression, has looked at me as if I were pathetic. That the reason I...
    AtticusAneamagus AtticusAneamagus 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    being a high school girl can be extremely tough. it's literally a roller coaster of emotions that i feel day to day. some days my depression gets the best of me and i sink so low...
    itsbrittney itsbrittney 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I have suffered depression since the age of 16 and I was always ashamed to admit it. People generally didn't understand my emotions and to be honest i didn't understand it myself...
    Robuk1991 Robuk1991 22-25, M 6 Responses Mar 27

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