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These are the comments that make me cry. Crying from joy. These are people who found this blog from Google searches. Unbelievable messages of hope that I wanted to share. There are now thousands of comments. So many good ones.
The name will take you right to the comment. The headline will take you to the post.
Tonight I was contemplating on ending my life. Feeling depressed, sad, defeated and just plain tired. I looked online on how to hang myself and accidentally came across this post. Safe to say, this has been an eye opener to the reality of what i was about to do; it has sparked something within me (a good feeling). However as much as i would like to say that the dark clouds above my head had disappeared i guess life does not work that way. But it is a start. So thank you.
-english is not my native language so forgive me if i have a lot of errors.
Thank you Anne. This article gave me a different look on my suicide attempts. Instantly I saw myself as a deep feeling guy, a compationate person, who would be lost if I died. Who knows, maybe these skills would benefit someone in the future. Maybe the purpose of my life is yet to come.
As an update, my father contacted me again and offered to fly me out to him, in another state and help me out a bit. I’m going to try that before I do anything I can’t take back. Thank you, Anne, for just “listening” to me and everyone who comments here. I will be interested in continuing to follow your page and the posts here. You are honoring your son in a great way by just being here for those who stumble upon your page when contemplating suicide and that is something to be proud of.
……Say out of 365 days you have 362 sober. The 3 days you weren’t do not take away from 362 you were. Traditional recovery is obsessed with counting days & while celebrating anniversaries of sobriety are great. Beating yourself up over the ones you aren’t has gotten a lot of ppl off track.
I myself have gotten a bit off track on my comment, ha!
No one EVER has this beast of depression/anxiety/addiction/mental health beat! If you think you do, watch out! It’s coming for ya! It’s maintenance. It’s a marathon not a 100 meter dash. It’s also about compassion. Empathy…… see the rest
The one below is inspiring because she is going back and recognizing that their treatment of her is unethical which is a real shift in mindset from what I usually hear.
I am a student who is returning to college soon and can’t really express in words how much I can relate to this article. I was undiagnosed and suffering from a manic episode in college my freshman year. Behavior that resulted from this was concerning to campus administration and my school (which is a nationally recognized research university in the Boston area) made it incredibly difficult to come back. I ended up being suspended and am finally returning in January. The way the administration treated me and my family was not aligned with understanding of my mental illness or health issues at all. I was ignored and even given a trespass warning stating I would not be allowed on campus.
The one below is probably more curious than inspiring but interesting nevertheless. This post is popular from Google and it has a lot of activity and many interesting comments.
I know what are you talking about…my best friend has been depressed for years and her scent is so strong I can feel it every time we hug or when she sits next to me. Sometimes it bothers me because it’s incredibly strong and a bit sweet like you mentioned. I didn’t know it was common thing or related to depression until my psychology teacher said that depressed people smell a certain way and she said that she could “smell a depressed person miles away.”