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I have depression. But I prefer to say I "battle" depression instead of "I suffer" with it. Because depression hits but I hit back. Battle on.

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The battle between logic and feelings, too many thoughts circling around your brain. You want to stop thinking but you can't. You want to believe that there is a solution but you can't. That downward spiral of negative thinking takes over you and you continue to drown in a wave of disaster. Nothing can make you feel better, what can you do? What do you do? I just don't know anymore....

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"We get lots of Top 10 lists this time of year. So I’ve made up a list of my own. It’s the Top 10 Things I Know I Should Do to Battle Depression. Let me." www.HealthyPlace.com

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19 Things People Wish Their Friends Knew About Depression

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I knew my little brother suffered from depression for years but I never thought it would take him to such depths that he would actually take his own life. I should have heard it in his voice I should have seen it in his eyes and I should have seen it in his poetry that he wrote to me. I will miss his smile and his cute button nose for the rest of my life #TheSunShinesBrighterBecauseHeWasHere ❤

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I cleaned my room today. No one thinks this is a big deal but for someone battling depression, it took so much more energy than needed...

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Depression is a lonely disease that makes all of us feel helpless. As someone who has had depression for almost my entire life, I...

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