how long have you suffered from mental illness ?

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  1. xsomewhatdamagedx

    xsomewhatdamagedx Well-Known Member

    i was wondering about how long you have suffered from mental illness. i have suffered for a very long time with depression i haven't told many people about the way i feel because i dont think people will understand or believe me.i feel like a complete burden on my friends and family because i know they all have problems themselves they dont need me making things worse. i dont feel as if i really have anyone i can talk to about this.
     
  2. dazzle11215

    dazzle11215 Staff Alumni

    Re: how long have you seffered from mental illness ?

    since i was 13 (that was the first time i thought of suicide). i didn't attempt until i was 16. another attempt at 17 and another at 42. i'm 45 now, so that's 30 years or so battling mental illness...

    best thing i ever did was go talk to my doctor about my depression. from that i got a diagnosis of bipolar, meds and therapy.

    life is so much better for me now.

    tell someone. you can heal.
     
  3. FBD

    FBD Well-Known Member

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    my first attempt at suicide i was either 8 or 9....first started self harming when i was umm 7? not sure on the age....im 21 now so over 10 years
     
  4. marmite

    marmite Active Member

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    about 33 years I think as was 18 now 51 I was diagnosed bipolar and am on meds so life a bit better now.meds cause other problems though.
     
  5. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

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    Since I was 12, I'm 54 now..Had three attempts over the years..
     
  6. eagle

    eagle Well-Known Member

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    8 years for me
     
  7. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

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    roughly around 10 years. depression, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, stress, anxiety, occasional hallucinations. I want to be free from mental illness. :(
     
  8. lightbeam

    lightbeam Antiquities Friend

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    since I was 11. It was the first time I heard the voices.
     
  9. Growing Pains

    Growing Pains Well-Known Member

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    I've had social anxiety problems since I was about 7... but the first time I experienced depressive and suicidal thoughts, I was about twelve, that was also the first time I went to a therapist (and... admittedly, the last time I went to one was when I was 14). That was nine or so years ago.
     
  10. tweetypie

    tweetypie Antiquities Friend

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    ive always had avpd as long as i can remember and ptsd too but the depression since i was 17(32 now) although now they say its bipolar xx
     
  11. PollyAnna

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    Since the age of 11.I am now 16. My mental Illness derives from being abused, and having medical conditions.
     
  12. LillMy8989

    LillMy8989 Well-Known Member

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    Since I was 5 years old, I lay in the middle of the road... And My memories of it was Great, No 'am I really doing this', I thought it was just Nature cause No pain but body was laying there, I had my brother screaming 'get out of there', or have me secure, but I was so 'in love' with roads and danger , I wanted , but not wanted to... Thats haunting me, no one would ever belive, say its just your imagination, ye some one i there, but that is god just guessing... but screaminbg cause im no religion

    That is still a 'nightmare' for me, not knoe What was wrong, then... I know now, I am not crazy... just diffrent thinking with society, thats okay cause I know MY Rights, but they dont..Im lost.
     
  13. xsomewhatdamagedx

    xsomewhatdamagedx Well-Known Member

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    i started self harming at about ten i was going through alot at the time like my grandfathers death a few years prior and i was being bullied i tried to tell someone but no one would listen back then.
     
  14. xsomewhatdamagedx

    xsomewhatdamagedx Well-Known Member

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    i have a few medical conditions to one being ibs syndrome i have had it most of my life the doctors now think.throughout my life no one believed me about the pain i was in which made me feel worse they either said i was lying about the pain i was in or that i would grow out of it which i haven't.
     
  15. xsomewhatdamagedx

    xsomewhatdamagedx Well-Known Member

    this ever gets any easier does it
     
  16. xsomewhatdamagedx

    xsomewhatdamagedx Well-Known Member

    oh and by the way i know my thread post is misspelled i was a little drowsy from the medicine i took yesterday for my cold.
     
  17. Green.Triceratops

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    Started cutting at 13, first suicide attempt at 14 which really hurt. I'm 20 now so its been 7 years. Getting help (even if involuntary) was a great step for me, i'm more stable usually, my family is very supportive - especially since i can open up more about it now. Only bad thing has been meds which isnt really so bad. Unless you get bad side effects which i've been fortunate to avoid thankfully.
     
  18. TheBLA

    TheBLA Well-Known Member

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    I have been severely depressed and thought about suicide since August 2005 (right as I joined college and joined this forum right afterwards!). But I feel that my problems have been going on a lot longer than that. But before August 2005, I never thought about death, dying, my funeral, suicide, and falling into very deep depression etc.
     
  19. ELLIEANDMONKEY

    ELLIEANDMONKEY Well-Known Member

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    My mental illness didn't become serious until my late 20's....that is when it truly affected me horribly.

    So about 6 years now. :anony:
     
  20. xsomewhatdamagedx

    xsomewhatdamagedx Well-Known Member

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    i think that mental illness is one of the hardest things anyone can ever go through no matter what age they are. none of us were ever taught about how to handle it we have had to learn and its been one very difficult process
     
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