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I Used to Battle Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 44 People

    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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    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'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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    I've battled depression since I was 13. I'm 28 now. It seems like my whole personality has changed. I used to could brush things off real easy and not worry. Now worry is all i do...
    kitakat00 kitakat00 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    Depression and stress are diseases. We all feel sad but depression is sadness without any concrete reason. It is often triggered after a traumatic experience and doesn't happen to...
    daeneryss daeneryss 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 13

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    I have battled depression my entire life. Along with depression, I have PTSD, Schotzophrenia, GED, OCD, DMD and piles of nonsense diagnosis.
    koditrust koditrust 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I battled depression since I was 9 up until I was in my mid 17. I'm glad to say that I kicked depression ***! I know it's very hard to overcome something so internally deep. I've...
    masmelo masmelo 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I've battled depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember. I have it a bit more under control these days but I still have moments when it all just goes to hell again for a...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    The best way to battle depression is just go out in the free space and keep walking and look around, breathe in fresh air, you would feel good :)
    Ricks91 Ricks91 22-25, M Apr 12

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    My Point of ViewFor the last 20 years or more I have lived my life as a woman, dealing with all the BS here around Albany GA. and for the most part I have dealt with it alone.I...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 3 Responses Apr 22

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    I have been an independent young person since 13. I had to start working early and pay my part for rent and other bills. My parents don't live with me so I had to do everything. Of...
    Jclove1 Jclove1 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I used to. I still do from time to time, but it's more the usual I'm having a sucky day kind of thing. I used to feel extremely lonely and like I had no friends. In high school...
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Continuing from the last post, I think what prompted this thinking was wondering whether conditions had changed since I was young. Some of it is surely the internet making...
    subotaicataloger subotaicataloger 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    You have no idea what depression is or how it feels unless you've actually got it or been through it It's not attention seeking its a cry for help someone to talk to someone who...
    battlingdepression battlingdepression 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Tonight is just one of those nights where I'm just over it. Over people, over stress, and over life in general. There isn't even a particular reason why I feel this way. It's just...
    larosenoire larosenoire 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    For me, it is waves. Big waves, little waves- no discrimination in size, cause or timing. It can feel so random. Or it can feel as if it was triggered. It can last hours, days...
    fromthegirlonthewall fromthegirlonthewall 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I suffered depression for about 2 years, which according to my doctor was about normal. I still battle anxiety on the whole but I think it will get easier. My battle with...
    MayaKing MayaKing 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Well , depression kind of snuck into my head before depression I used to be open to everyone and loved to talk I used to do a lot of things that I don't do now. I'm currently 12...
    dundunndunnn dundunndunnn 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    As I look up at the hastily darkening dull sky, I can't help but let my frivolous emotions run a-muck. Such a dark yet ominously gentle world we live in, don't you think? Why do we...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Depression is real. Depression attacks our spirit and steals our joy in life. Just getting up or getting dressed in the morning is drudgery. We sleep to avoid the pain of living...
    Jdsuriano Jdsuriano 31-35 1 Response Apr 14

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    I'm turning into who I was 5 years ago. I get depression often but back in high school it was so bad but no one noticed. No one ever notices. My dad thinks I'm just grumpy, and my...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have lived with a man for 11 years and only now do I see he was suffering from mild depression and anxiety for a good portion of it. He has always been a very stoic person who...
    marydd marydd 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression is such a monster to battle. It takes away your hope and dreams, it crushes self-esteem and rips apart your will to endure. It makes you feel like the whole world is...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    i feel so insignificant and weak at the moment, nothing i ever do makes a difference. i give her my everything and she takes more, i work unto exhaustion and they dock my pay, i...
    lilhunters lilhunters 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    It hurts to be hurting and no one seems to care or even notice. It is like im behind a glass wall screaming for help and eveyone just walks by. I have to battle this fight on my...
    Shyness03 Shyness03 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    my battle against depression is already won . Guess who won. I can say that the battle is lost for me
    AttitudeJulie AttitudeJulie 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    I thought maybe that I would share my story. Well, where do I start? Last year (2014), in December, I lost one of my close friends. I am only 17 years old, and was 16 at the time...
    amylouexoh amylouexoh 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I was messaging about this with someone, but I think this is too important to not share: I have the kind of depression where people ask "what do you have to be depressed about...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 24

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    I HAVE battled...now I am ready to give up the fight.. I am tired of trying.. I have enough.. My EP friends have helped me, but now I think they are getting tired of me feeling...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 14

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    This is probably my biggest secret. I have been battling depression for well over two years now. For the last five, or six it has been on-again/off-again. I am tired of it. I don't...
    JeanYuss JeanYuss 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I battle from severe depression
    ihyyy ihyyy 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Approval I think I have had depression longer than I realised .I was always seeking approval from my parents as I was the blacksheep of the family .My dad and I never got on really...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I'm not sure why I feel like this but I think a part of me is recovering. I'm still in the same situation and I still battle hard at times but for some reason I feel like a piece...
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    tired of fighting. tired of trying. tired of trudging though the muck of my mind and tired to fighting off the demons. tied of being strong. tired of forcing myself to keep going...
    Greyeyess Greyeyess 18-21 1 Response Apr 20

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    I have been overwhelmed with stress, fatigue snd severe depression. The girl i am in love with, the one who is my best friend and i can talk to about everything dropped me like i...
    wspd1993 wspd1993 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 24

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    My life continues to spiral out of control. I think I have life starting to turn around and then it hits me with a harder blow. Each time it's getting harder to get up and keep...
    Madamoiselle1 Madamoiselle1 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    When I was four years old, I developed depression issues due to the fact that I was treated like my life meant nothing and because I was physically abused. Then, when I was 11, I...
    TheKatAttack TheKatAttack 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I would really like to clear something up here. If you are visiting this page and do not suffer from depression, please understand that depression is a mental illness. It is messed...
    missmalky missmalky 18-21, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Walkin to work... It's Easter n my bunny jus died the other day... My buddy bunny.. :/ feels like I'm in Hell.. (Edit) Currently at work psyching myself out, pretending I'm happy...
    N1n74 N1n74 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 5