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I was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 1980 when I was 19 years old. In 1981 I spent 8 months locked up in a psychiatric hospital. I was on powerful medication, it was so powerful I could barely walk, every step was an effort. I got out and 9 months later I got a job. I stayed there 4 years. But I had tried smoking crack and shortly I was addicted. I lost my job due to crack and relapsed and was hospitalized again. In1990 I joined AA and got clean and then I got another job and started taking classes at out local community college. I lived in a group home from 1990 to 1995.But I moved out and I have been living on my own and working since then. I need 5 more classes for my degree. Today I am living by myself in a nice studio apartment and I have been at my job for 5 years. I'm proud that I have lived a somewhat normal life despite having a disease that is one of the most disabling and costliest diseases in the world.

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Shows the strength I wish I could have, amazing.

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Wow..I was diagnosed with Paranoid-Schizophrenia while I was in the VA with PTSD I hated it. .I've had to spend 15 yrs inside mental institutions and now I'm just trying to live some sort of "normal" life...it'll never be but I'm still trying. .not much help from the VA. .they just lock you up and give you heavy doses of drugs. .

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Well done :) you deserve to be proud of yourself

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You sir are an inspiration. This is genuinely one of the most heart warming posts I've read on here. Good luck with your final degree classes, you have overcome so much and can be justifiably proud

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Thank you for speaking up. I know how you feel, I was set for life in my career when the illness took over and destroyed it all...I'm on the road to recovery now and things are looking better too

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You go dude. Way to be.

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Aliveandbreathing, No matter the symptoms are real. Pontificate all you like, but this man deserves to be applauded

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Fantastic 555calif. Way to go. Full of admiration for you

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I have done some volunteer work in those places. They drug you to keep you still so the job is easier. It's not meant to help you. It's meant to make you sit quietly. Don't take that stuff if you ever go back. Great job bouncing back! ((hugs you)) You are more than a conqueror!!! And I am so proud of you!:)

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Well done :)

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You are an inspiration. Well done and keep swimming <3

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I won't respond to each individual answer here but everybody's kindness and understanding is VERY much appreciated. I often don't find this positivity out in the world so I am surprised AND encouraged that there are people like you guys out there in life. I hope you all see this. Thanks.

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awesome testimony ,,,,,thanks for sharing your story ,,,I too fight major depression and PTSD,,and by the grace of God live a normal life ,but not the same story for the first 35 yrs

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You really don't know what you're talking about. .where did you get your information chucky cheese? You know nothing about this debilitating and often deadly disease and what you just said proves it.

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You are a true inspiration. I wish you the best of luck.

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That's awesome!

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Im proud to say i quit smoking 8 months ago after smoking for 17 years

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Good for you. I'm trying to quit myself but it's so difficult.

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awesome! I quit cold turkey 2 months ago.

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I used a patch for 4 days and chewed a bunch of gum

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Keep up the good work

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I stand by what I believe in.

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Keeping my values/morals in a generation where it's so easy to become a follower.

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ahoy heroine, liked your comment :)

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So true heroine. The era of the sheep is truly upon us. Be different and be yourself, it's what I always strive to do.

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I suffer from social and general anxiety plus am prone to depression. I am also very proud person who hates sympathy or help.<br />
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I am proud that every day I face things that terrify me and still achieve my goals without anyone knowing.

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i just got accepted into the college i wanted to go to this fall

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I gave up smoking as soon as I found out I was pregnant !

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but maybe the damage is already done?0_0.
lol joke.

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yeah but to me and not my baby !

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I am stick by my beliefs, even though some are unpopular. I don't follow the herd.

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if you follow a herd, you have to trample through all their ****

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I'm proud that my son has turned out as beautiful as he is.

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quitting smoking and doing well in school.

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The fact that I've been working since I was 16 in a high pressured job... And still manage to achieve amazing grades and make it into university.

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I am proud of my persistence and strength despite being weak. I am weak because I am easily affected by situations that make me uncomfortable and have difficulty controlling my emotions and then my actions. I am strong because I still work on these weaknesses and face my fears daily in relationships and work, and always come out with a slightly shifted perspective of things. I am proud that even though I sometimes cave in and give up, I never really give up...I just take breaks, and get back to it later. I am proud of how hard I push for who I am and being honest with others more and more about it, even though I'm terribly afraid of how different I come off to others. I am proud of my ability to love despite my and his immense fears of us not working. I am proud of my work ethic in school and how far I've come academically. I am certainly somebody to be proud of.

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Today is my son's birthday and I am very proud of him growing up these past few years without Dad and loving Mom. <3

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That I'm still alive and sane after all these years of somewhat questionable life choices.

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you made me curious!please tell.pleeeeeease.pretty pleaaaase :0

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"Adventure is what happens when you've just done something stupid!"

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I will not expound upon my "questionable life choices" just in order to allow someone to experience them vicariously and get out of the dubious thrill of making them, escape them, ruining their own life, and then putting things all back together a few times!
Just go do something 95% Stupid and 95% Dangerous while 95% Drunk!

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I'm most proud of standing up for what I believe in and not being bullied into any other way of thinking.

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I'm depressed and suicidal but I didn't commit suicide <br />
I'm trying to make my mom happy<br />
I'm trying to be a better person

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My kids.

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I am most proud of helping to raise independent, strong-minded kids, and also achieving things in my life that I consider extraordinary and purposeful.

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...after all this time we keep living, learning, and loving.

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That I am still ALIVE!!!!!!!

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