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This is a safe place to discuss your battles with mental illnes---past and present. 68 People

    Anxiety/panic Attacks

    I'm afraid to go out of my house. I can't explain why. I just feel so exposed. I usually wear a hat that at least hides my eyes. I don't like people being able to see me from their cars. And the anxiety. Alot of days, I wake up with it. The nausea and the fear. And the panic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 1, 2010

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    Depression

    Haha, the biggie. Since 15, I had suspicions I was sexually abused as a child. The the masochistic fantasies came. The the therapists and the meds at 18. Prozac was my first. My "hero" in green and white. Ever since, it's been different meds, and this companion of darkness has...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 1, 2010

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    I Will Begin

    I am going to start by writing about my different issues and how they have affected me. I hope others will feel free and comfortable with joining and sharing their stories. Any abuse or harrassment will be reported.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 1, 2010

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    Support Kitty's Projects

    She's a truly brillant woman.... .
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 Jul 29, 2011

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    Bulimia

    I did try it once, and couldn't make myself throw up. I can't imagine how traumatic it must be to do this on a regular basis.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 1, 2010

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    Ocd

    I've had touches of it. My friend counts his steps. I don't know what satisfaction he gets from it, or why he does it. I DARE not try it, then I might like it and start doing it. The thought of getting caught up in it scares me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 1, 2010

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    Schizophrenia

    I am lucky to not suffer from this, thank God. I've worked with people as a counselor, and lived with someone from when I was a baby to age 17 that had schizophrenia. I find the disorder itself and they way they think fascinating. If I could get a hold of a book that had...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 1, 2010

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    W E've Come Along Way,baby

    Well, its been a tough go for me right from the start, I'm not going to give detailsbecause there is not enough  space available to tell it like it is,,, I'm hear to support who ever i can   with   hardships one develops a great sense of compassion and understanding for...
    oneseriousgirl oneseriousgirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2010

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    Back Here Again

    Ok, so I doubt if anyone is going to read this, but I don't have anyone to talk to so here goes... I recently decided to come off my anti-depressants despite my doctor advising against it, I felt like I wanted a clearer head and ironically, didn't think they were working. I'd...
    Pileofskin Pileofskin 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2012

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    Anorexia

    I've had bouts with this off and on. Nothing long-lasting, but I can understand the mindset. Especialy I see pictures of models in magazines or wherever. Then, I'll tell myself "I don't want to eat today." It never wins out though. I can't take how much my stomach hurts and the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 1, 2010

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    This Group Makes Me Happy ☺

    I come a long way compared to how I was before talking about it could just make me cry so imagine somebody with a supposdely "mental illness" so young (well not really but just in her teens) on drugs and doing bad stuff its sad but this is not a unusal story this is really common...
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F Dec 20, 2010

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    Ptsd

    I'm sure I have a bit of this. I'm very sensitive to sound. The least little noise will wake me up. I started wearing earplugs regularly to sleep in Hawaii, about 1999. I don't know why I am like that. Bu tI do know what happened with my ex must have made some impact on me, Im...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 1, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    just a fantasy of mine. I've always thought that it would be sexy, flirty, fun and kind of naughty-mildy taboo busting.
    sneakyjimmy sneakyjimmy 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Iv been dealing with this pregnancy all alone since you made the decision to leave me and blame it all on me. Calling me up to break it off with me, not even giving me the respect...
    MissiTeej MissiTeej 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I found a pretty nice app a few months ago... It's called "meet me" you set up an account with your location... I've met a couple really nice people there... If you need a friend...
    SadlySafe SadlySafe 13-15 1 day ago

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    I'm 20, but yeah I don't look my age. People think I am younger. They haven't really told me an age exactly, but yeah . Maybe it's because I am short ha:P and well I don't really...
    MissPeruvian MissPeruvian 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    Sometimes I sit at the cliff's edge and think about you, about us. Many a time I'll walk down to the beach and skip pebbles for you. Often I sit on the rocks, lean back and watch...
    adamw adamw 36-40, M Feb 10

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    though I had no idea that this would happen but still, me and my best friend started talking in August 2014, she used to and still studies with me in my class in my coaching centre...
    SyedMohammadAsjad SyedMohammadAsjad 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Forgot to post this last night, you know who u are :) Not one but 3 for you <3 "Drowning, just as fast as I can. But don't throw me a line, don't reach out your hand. 'Cause...
    Classangel00A Classangel00A 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    My dearest love Look at the deepest heart of me Like a river without water As my heart without a lover I was lonely Since happiness had left me And now i am still lonely By the...
    rogi4u rogi4u 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    I'm about to be 18, and I want to be a total slave. It would be easier if your in South Carolina, because I am, but if your not I am willing to relocate and become a live in. I'm...
    devarz devarz 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    i hate how people can just be so heartless, and leave when something dosnt go there way. if there not happy with something you did or didnt do, because they are used to getting...
    thelastfallenangel thelastfallenangel 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    i hate not being able to see anything positive, always negatives, never anything good; i cant understand why, i over analyse every situation, i think of possible events that may...
    E5RedViper E5RedViper 18-21, M Feb 12

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    You Are an Aisle SeatYou are an assertive and energetic person. You know what you want, and you're very decisive.You are wiling to speak out, and you're definitely not shy. If you...
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I am here to be real. In the real world I play many roles. Daughter, friend, sister, boss. I am a fairly open and honest person. A little in your face with it at times. But I...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    It's funny how you think you want something really bad but when you get it... Whether it's new shoes, a car, drawing material or anything in general... Including a girlfriend that...
    Lostdreamerr Lostdreamerr 18-21 a week ago

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    Meditation Techniques- Mantra meditation According to the Mayo Clinic, the mantra meditation technique is a great calming meditation method. During mantra meditation, you...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Totally hate it when people add you and then ask to exchange pics. I know this is a site to know people, but this isn't a dating site not is it a web cam girl place. You want that...
    Kywen97 Kywen97 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Don't be afraid to be who you are. You are a wonderful human being. You are unique! There is no one out there exactly like you. Don't let the haters say other wise. Don't be afraid...
    BrokenCorpse BrokenCorpse 13-15, F Feb 5

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    I have a thought. A idea for you. I'm thinking of you and how I move you. What will I need from you. What do I have planned for you. How will you react when I tell you what I want...
    Hm3454 Hm3454 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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    I have really grown to love the word queer, because I love the definition. It really doesn't have a strict definition it just means "not straight". The word use to be something to...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    please someone dominate me. I'll send whatever you want and you'd turn me on so much. cmon. ;)
    xxbellabbygirlxx xxbellabbygirlxx 18-21, F Feb 22

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    When I first met you I felt like I had known you forever, telling you my secrets and what I didn't want ever. you listened to me I bet you thought I'd never end, who would...
    hawakeira hawakeira 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Pet owners will often time find that their pets have ear problems. This is something that happens sometimes, and the truth is that it can really be frustrating, especially if you...
    davidrichardno davidrichardno 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    AgeMeet.com is promoting the concept of age gap dating where older men can date younger women. The trend of older men younger women dating of getting popular day by day and the...
    norahmarlin norahmarlin 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    But I'm a loner. No matter how much I try or how bad I want to I still have a fear that creeps in & I go back into my safety zone. I'm working hard to change this.
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have enough stories on EP to define me 80%, but not too many people read. There is an entire Encyclopedia of me here, so I get annoyed with the "Tell me about yourself" messages...
    shimmeringrose shimmeringrose 31-35, F 8 Responses Feb 11

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    1 Listening to my children laugh 2 Talking to my son about his views of the world 3 Watching my daughter dance 4 When either of my kids wants a hug and cuddle as most of the time...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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    There are a lot of people suffering from relationship trauma here. Let's be honest- relationships are hard..they can make or break you. Sometimes they are grrreat..sometimes they...
    Blondiex15 Blondiex15 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    This is a letter for my counselor. I see her tomorrow. Blood drips from my wrists. But I feel no pain. No physical pain anyway. It only temporarily numbs my emotional pain. The...
    kellezia kellezia 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    1) Project 86 "The Spy Hunter" 2) David Huff Blue Eyes Like Janey's 3) Led Zeppelin "All Of My Love" 4) Michael Card "Spirit Of The Age" 5) Reba Mcentire "The Night The Lights Went...
    poiema poiema 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    People come into your life to show you your worth. How to value yourself. Your friends show you love and how being there for each other means so much. Your enemies show you how...
    Tears4fears15 Tears4fears15 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I was for a while. Thanks to my good friends 'Ana' and 'Mia'. Better known by their full names, anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Yeah, that's what we referred to them as. Our eating...
    ReykjaviktoZurich ReykjaviktoZurich 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago