Life saver

Discussion in 'Site Feedback & Announcements' started by Concernedgal, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Active Member

    In a pit of despair, I searched for support. I found you site while having thoughts of suicide. I know deep in my heart that I would've done it. The 1 thing about anxiety and depression is the hopelessness andl oneliness that comes with it. I found a sense of hope . And the feeling of being understood . I might be dead if it weren't for you guys. Forever grateful. Thank you for existing. You saved my life. I truly believe that.
     
  2. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    Then it is truly great that you found this site as it has gone towards saving you. We all deserve to be healed and sharing is part of that healing process. It is true that when we feel depressed and socially anxious, or anxious about anything, we can become low and start to think destructive thoughts. Always be strong and come online. There is mostly someone always on who could give you that support. We are all sufferers of some kind of anxiety, depression or mental illness, and so we have the understanding to help others. By sharing and giving advice, we find that we can gain strength from others. Your life is important and we all need you as much as you need us. So if you are feeling at a low, please reach out, we are all here....... ;)
     
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  3. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Active Member

    I thank you for that. And I used to feel lonely but, now, I have you guys and that means alot. And I am also always here for you guys.
     
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  4. Alex

    Alex Senior Member

    Support is so important, but the right kind. I'm glad you were able to find some here. I think it can be scary to open up, but one thing I have learned is that if you don't then therapy just doesn't work.

    For me it was finding out I wasn't alone in how I felt, and that many people do go through the same thing but no one talks about it.
     
  5. misszerable

    misszerable Junior Member

    I guess we all found something to draw us to this site. It's the only place I know where I can vent out and talk about my deepest thoughts, fears, and anxieties without worrying that someone will condemn me or tell me I'm crazy. Quite the contrary, I realized that I'm not alone and that other people are going through the same, if not worse, experiences or situations. Sharing is a form of therapy and it's free. I've been through a lot these past years, too, and while I allowed depression to conquer me for a time, I know that I needed that period to mourn for my loved ones and adjust to my situation. Suicide should never be an option. In my most embarrassing, painful, and hurtful moments, I would always remember that 'This, too, shall pass.' And believe me, whatever we're going through right now will pass and will just be a speck of dust when we look back years from now.
     
  6. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Active Member

    • I suppose I understand that. But, in the pit of suffering, I find it better to be dead than feEl the way I feel at that time. What kind of life is it when you wake up nauseated? What kind of life is it to hyperventilate in extreme stress? Or not even in extreme stress just for the heck of it it happens out of the blue. That aggravates me too .lol. Why do people have panic attacks out of the blue? Anyway. You have a point when talking about this place, I found this place by accident when googling a question that I had about my anxiety situation and this poped up and joining is the best decision I ever made. I joined on thanksgiving when I was too afaid to travel an hour to thanksgiving dinner. I missed thanksgiving on a count of my anxiety. But, this place has helped me alot these past few months.
     
  7. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    For me, this forum has become quite addictive! I am really drawing strength from everybody's posts and replies. Like you @Concernedgal I also wake up feeling nauseus on most days. Suicide is definitely not an option when there is a place like this forum that we can come and express our feelings without being judged. I am really grateful to have found this place and to be getting to know you all. Thanks to you all for sharing your thoughts and feelings with me. It gives me strength.
     
  8. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Active Member

    Thank you. @janemariesayed . I truly appreciate your help and support as well.
     
  9. Alex

    Alex Senior Member

    Today I visited my dad in hospital and he hasn't eaten and has refused food (he has a heart condition) and he whispered to me that he has given up. It made me sad and I thought about this forum. If anything it made me more determined to find a way to get him to eat which meant chasing the doctor off the desk three times to speak to him and the diet nurse to order special soups and energy drinks for him.

    It made me sad, because I thought of the times in the past where I had wanted to give up but I never told anyone and somehow I survived. I don't want my dad to suffer, but I don't want him to give up. The point I am making to @Concernedgal is not to give up because people do care, like your husband but often they don't know how to help.
     
  10. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Active Member

    Thanks @Alex . I will try not to give up. But, sometimes it's hard. Our life is harder than alot of peoples lives. We deal with alot more . Th en again some go through more. Like your father. I'm sure if we were in his shoes we would look at our problems now as insignificant. I'm sorry to hear about your father btw. I hope he recovers. Keep the faith.
     
  11. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad @Alex Tis such a shame when people feel that way. What was his most favourite meal? I wondered if it was possible to tempt him. Fingers crossed and sending prayers and good energy for his speedy recovery.
     
  12. Alex

    Alex Senior Member

    Thanks for your words and @Concernedgal . My dad did suffer depression throughout his life and always has had anxiety issues. Now he is 76 and still has them, but this is the first time I have seen him wanting to give up, and it's hard. I too know at a low point I stopped bothering to eat and to even take care of myself, but when you are physically ill too it's worse. I need him to know that people do care and he is still wanted, and hopefully that will help, and am grateful the NHS nurses when I am not there too try to feed him, because I know it's all too easy for them to just clear the untouched tray.
     
  13. MeowsePad

    MeowsePad Junior Member

    I'm glad to hear that this site helped you when you really needed it! :) I hope that you never get to a place where you want to harm yourself again. Nobody deserves to feel like that.

    Sometimes it's really helpful to have other people around who understand how you are feeling.
     

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