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I Used to Battle Depression

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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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    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 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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    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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    Depression. We feed our minds that we can not do things, that there is no solution for the problem. We think that we are not worth the effort, not worthy of anything. Our...
    TheChosenOne32 TheChosenOne32 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    i can remember the day i first experienced severe depression very clearly . i was 10 years old . being mixed race , i did not belong with any group (im latina and filipina) . noone...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F Aug 20

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    I actually have gotten a lot better than I was, so this is more of "I Battled Depression". Incidentally, why do they say "Battling depression"? Can you really battle something you...
    SuspendYourDisbelief SuspendYourDisbelief 13-15 a week ago

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    Do you know why I battle depression? Because I have a chemical imbalance in my brain. Nothing ******* happened. Quit along why I'm depressed. You're dog died and now you're sad...
    nudgette nudgette 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I battle depression but an old friend struggled with it worse than me. She was abandoned as a baby at a gas station. Her parents left her while her Grandmother found her and took...
    RogueStrikerSXA RogueStrikerSXA 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I've wrote quite a few posts about this but i have battled depression from when i was a very young kid (not sure what exact age but i was under 10), my mums trying to make my life...
    ymasxatl ymasxatl 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I have battled depression almost my entire life, 52 years. In 2000 I was put on the first anti-depressant that actually worked and it changed my life. I still have some really bad...
    littlestbell littlestbell 51-55, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hello Friends, New and Old. It's been a long, LONG while. It's probably because..can you believe it? I don't battle depression anymore. Depressing thoughts once in a while, but...
    transienthope transienthope 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I battle depression. So does my girlfriend. We were at a church event the other day and she was laying on the ground letting other youth kick a soccer ball at her. One of these...
    drummerchic4Christ drummerchic4Christ 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Since age four my life has been messed up. when I was four was when my biological father molested me. I can remember the first thing he did and what house we were in. It didn't...
    Ghostartist Ghostartist 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    I have battled depression all my life not feeling accepted not only by others but by my parents. It got really bad as I got older and had several car accidents and neck surgeries...
    bkconslt bkconslt 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I'm not sure where to even start with this. I few days ago, I reconnected with someone I once had feelings for. She told me she's been through a lot, such as breaking of an...
    CloudStrife CloudStrife 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 5

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    ive battled depression for about a few years now. and lately I dont know what to do with myself. I blame it on my molestation but I know im going to have to deal with that all my...
    kindasadtbh kindasadtbh 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 6

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    I am 38 years old and have battled depression since childhood. I don't believe it is curable or treatable and I don't know why I have to live like this. I have Asperger's Syndrome...
    juneoct juneoct 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 7

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    My anxiety is so bad because I can't go out in public i can't be around alot of people and weed is the only thing that helps me and i battle depression because of my childhood...
    bud24 bud24 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    If u battle Depression there is Hope. U deserve to be happy! Talk to someone. Write about it. Speak positive words to yourself. Laugh often. Go on a 20 minute walk every day. Get...
    BeautifulPurpose BeautifulPurpose 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This isn't my story, this is a "rant" you could say. There have been alot of stories about what "real depression" is and what it is not. Teenagers without any "real problems" that...
    JustBreathe4J JustBreathe4J 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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    My interests and hobbies have been a curse more than enjoyable. They got me bullied at school, and still do, as well as my physical appearance. Over 4 years of just sitting and...
    TTAMTWASOOC TTAMTWASOOC 13-15, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    This is more an answer to somebody asking about alternative things to help depressions besides the meds.. I read the post this morning, and I cannot find the post to reply.. anyway...
    valeMar valeMar 41-45 1 Response Aug 19

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    Is depression a choice? Well. I’ve been thinking about this and I’ve had a fair few debates about this. Now I’m not here to spark a debate or anything, I just want to share...
    Larutan Larutan 18-21, F 14 Responses Sep 10

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    Why do people tell me to cheer up? Like I can just blink my eyes and pray to cure my depression. I can't that just wish away being raped, can I? I tried, I honestly did. Look where...
    Oldwounds Oldwounds 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 23

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    Depression and anxiety runs in my family. My dad had it and committed suicide last year. Of course, he had some other issues to deal with so it wasn't just the depression for him...
    shyslh shyslh 22-25, M Aug 24

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    I had another story up on here about when I was molested, but then decided if I am going to make a habit of posting my life stories on here, that story is not the one I want to be...
    Shellback1992 Shellback1992 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I've had both for the longest time. My psychiatrist put me on a new anti depressant called Effexor 75 mgs. And I've been on soooooo many anti depressants since I was 13. Prozac...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Well, it's been 13 months since my depression took over my life, moving my life from barely getting by to being unable to go outside...unable to have a job...unable to look other...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I've had an okay day, woke up pretty late, Haven't had more that 2 up's today.. I was depressed the rest of the time.. But I prefer the constant depression, it hurts way to much to...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 6

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    Personal Lesson #2: "Ultimately, it is up to me to scratch and climb and claw my way out of this hole." (These are lessons I've learned that have helped me through. I'm not a...
    gwyon gwyon 51-55 2 Responses Aug 20

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    What do you do When what you want is too far Do you cross the line and create a new scar What happens when it's too hard of a game To ruin yourself and stare at the remains When...
    nicolelynn33 nicolelynn33 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Post-Medicated battles with depression. I have totally given up on using pharmaceuticals to fight my recurring depression. I use St John's Wort, Norwegian Salmon Oil and a lot...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    I used to take Prozac and Zoloft for depression in 2008. That was my first time visiting the psychiatry. Those medications never worked for me because I felt more suicidal so I...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 19

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    I just so want to write down my feelings because I feel so mixed up.i have fibromyalgia,anxiety and depression,Raynaud's disease and an underactive thyroid. I feel like I've given...
    tillytot42 tillytot42 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I'm incredibly depressed right now. Long story short I am involved with a married man. The wife just found out he was talking to me. She doesn't know we are having an affair...
    AvaLennon AvaLennon 31-35, F 18 Responses Aug 26

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    Depression is not something to mess with. Some people have to take meds and have to face the harsh part of life first to reach the happy side of life. Laughing at this is not...
    HayellsDorion HayellsDorion 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    Not that I know for a fact, I battle such thing. I'm just curious on the feel of it. A lot of the time, I'm questioning myself. Am I just unhappy or depressed? I took a quiz and I...
    InnerEgo InnerEgo 16-17, T 2 Responses Sep 7

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    For majorities it's like you know, "My girlfriend left me" or "Parents hate me." For me, It's literary a sickness. I have been diagnose with depression since I was around 12-13. I...
    DestreyTheAntiChrist DestreyTheAntiChrist 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    My boyfriend used to be wonderful to me. He honestly was like a prince coming to help me up during my dark time. Over the course of two years, he stopped trying so hard. He is...
    tofufingers tofufingers 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 20

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    Well... I can't get back to sleep... And after reading some sad post and able to relate them to me, it makes me think... Was my soul purpose on this world to be a Ginny pig for...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Good morning folks, hope your all well. I posted this sonewheres else but I figured I'd post it here too... Cause well its how I truly feel... Thanks folks. You all have great...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    my mom used to beat the **** out of me sometimes during asthma attacks, among other things I don't feel comfortable talking about. My asthma was so bad I used to vomit sometimes...
    eatthekids1stplease eatthekids1stplease 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 3

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    Every day.. I struggle.. Some days are easier than others... I battle many things.. Depression.. Self esteem.... Shyness... Being honest and open.. And more... Im trying to not be...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    Well, I first got depression when i was about 13 or so, maybe before that, and i am now 18, and it went away once or twice, at least it thought it did, and recently i thought i was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 22

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    I’ve been asked a few times about what recovery means when you have a chronic psychological illness, and I’d like to address the question publicly. I have pretty much accepted...
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 1 Response Aug 24

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