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I’ve been through much in my life

I’ve been through much in my life

I’ve been through much in my life I’ve seen hell. I have been stabbed in the heart by the people whom I have trusted and loved unconditionally. I am scarred and bruised because I’ve been taken to places of great vulnerability and left to fear my own mind. I have wished for death and…

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My invisible hell

My invisible hell

I have hid under my pillow screaming silently every night. I have cried until my eyes swelled shut and feared that I was going to die. I have stopped doing the things that I love and stopped living life as I want. My body is feeling the abuse as I’m starting to fall apart. Everyday is a struggle to just…

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Independence

Independence

By having depression and panic attacks I have lost a lot of my independence. I have to rely on my family to do everything like grocery shopping. It makes me feel worse about my myself because physically I’m capable to do these things. My invisible illness is very demeaning to my…

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My will and determination

My will and determination

I am a woman of power. I am strong and I am smart. I will not let this challenge break me. It will strengthen me and I will come out of it with full appreciation for my life and for those whom I love. This is my will and determination…

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Right or wrong

Right or wrong

Having a mental illness does not stop me from knowing what is right or wrong. I’m no different then anyone else who would react to judgment, hostility, rudeness and disrespect. 

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I'm not a victim or a charity case

I'm not a victim or a charity case

I don’t want your sympathy or special treatment. My mental illness doesn’t make me a victim or a charity case. I just want respect and your support. That is all anyone would ask for. No matter what kind of illness they have.

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Warrior!

Warrior!

No matter the pain or the fear, I will always fight for my life. I will fall & still I will push through. I am strong & I am worthy. I’m determined to overcome. I’m a warrior! Victoria Cannon I started using the warrior mentality in…

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Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia

The loneliness of agoraphobia is painful. Victoria Cannon   I feel that only a person who is agoraphobic can truly understand this statement. In short, I missed out on a lot of family vacations and events. I never wanted too. That is just how bad the fear was…

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What is worse

What is worse

Sometimes, I don’t know what is worse, living in a state of panic or living with other people’s attitude about it. Victoria Cannon  Nothing has angered me more than having to deal with someone else’s attitude because…

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