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Euridiki Damoulianou

Euridiki D.

ATHENS,
Greece

158 posts

Hi my dear friends :)
the previous year i had to do a project/wac for the course "Developmental psychology 2" (for my university) ...the topic was whether major depression during adolescence , can lead to suicidal thoughts or suicidal attempts..
along with the literature of the topic , i had to interview people who suffered from depression (during their adolescence ) and to search for videos (in the y-tube ) and for statistical data ...then , i was really shocked to find- out the high percentage of depressed adolescents, who really suffered and wanted to commit suicide ....especially , in the USA so many adolescents experience severe emotionally pain...
my question (at last ) is" have you ever (or a person who you are close with ) suffered from depression or suicidal thoughts?"why ? what did you do for it ?

thank you ..;)

over 7 years ago

#1
Eddie Cossaboom

Eddie C.

VICTORIA, BC,
Canada

523 posts

Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. It is disturbingly common here, and you don't have to look very far to find families affected by this.

Last year, one of my students took his life. I knew him very well because I was his instructor for an optional course where there were only two students -- him and one other. He would also come to my office after class on occasion just to chat, share Youtube videos, or talk about sports, martial arts, cars, music and other things that young guys like to talk about. He was especially ambitious in his classwork, and would often come to me with various materials, asking if we could talk about them in class. I often obliged.

You would have never guessed that he was depressed. You never would have guessed that he had any problems at all. Every time I saw him he had a smile on his face and had at least one or two friends with him. Then, one day, early in the semester, he came to school as usual, paid his tuition fees for the semester, and attended class as usual.

I found out later that after class he drove back to his town, about 45 minutes away, and climbed a very tall railroad bridge. Local residents saw him climbing up so they immediately called the police. But by the time the police came, he had already jumped. He left no suicide note, and his family, friends, and college instructors like me are still scratching their heads what happened.

The signs are not always obvious. It's incredibly difficult to think and talk about even now, a year later. I have to keep telling myself that there was nothing more I could have done. I wish you all the best in your research, Euridiki. It's an incredibly complex problem, and the only advice I can give, is to take a suicide prevention course and try to recognize the signs of trouble if you can. But as you can see, even that is no guarantee... I would be thrilled to learn, however, that someone took such a course and managed to save someone's life.

0 · November 30, 2011

#2
Euridiki Damoulianou

Euridiki D.

ATHENS,
Greece

158 posts

Dear Jim , thank you very much :) i did and completed the research the previous year ;) i was just looking for more life stories/testimonies from the internet ..

your story really shocked me ..i totally agree with you ,,,unfortunately there is never a guarantee for nothing...while for some young people you can tell easily that are depressed , due to the fact that the signs liked to depression are obvious , for some others you can not imagine what they go through ...
we can observe behaviors but it is impossible to know other's people feelings , because emotions are unseen....some depressed people put their "masks" just to perform their social and other obligations but when they are in a private room , they grieve ...and it a mistake to tell , look this person..he/she has everything , so he/she must be happy...the real happinnes comes not from external stimulis/events but from ourselves.....
moreover people have the tendency not to ask for help , when it is needed ..they think that they can go through their depression alone and are embarrassed to ask for help ..but , if depression is left untreated , it can gradually escalate and lead the indivindual to desperation.
personally, i have experienced mild depression for many years and my mother's support and love have helped me to find my balance ;)

0 · November 30, 2011

#4
Euridiki Damoulianou

Euridiki D.

ATHENS,
Greece

158 posts

Dear Olivia , the percentage of people suffering of depression is really high and if we add it with the percentage of people who display depressive symptoms, but they have not realized that they suffer from depression , then it increases to a significant degree.

Many indivinduals leave their depression untreated and it gradually becomes more intense ...It is good for you that you fought against PTSD and did a therapy to get over it (or at least to moderate its symptoms).
i think that each indivindual should be very careful , when he chooses a therapist , because many of them are not well educated and lack experience ...some others (for example , in my home country , Greece ) tend to prescripe pills very easily . Of course , they are a lot of patients whose condition is very serious and need pills but the most important think is that the indivindual through therapy (for example cognitive therapy) can find useful ways to with life stressors and to moderate his depressive symptoms.
Thus , the most important thing for me , is notn to cover the problem by taking a set of pills but to fight against its roots. So , the patient needs to change the way he perceives life in general and to understand the roots of his depression. He can achieve this through cognitive therapy ...and other way.

yes , heredity is associated with depression . In general , the degree of attachment that an adolescent has with his parents and the family-environment that he/she grows, play an important role whether he/she will display depressive symptoms .

In any case , the indivinduals who suffer from depression should realize that they are not alone and to ask for help .:)


0 · December 1, 2011

#6
Sarah E.

Sarah E.

FRANCE BUT STUDYING IN GENEVA,
Switzerland

120 posts

I suffered from depression for the first time when I was 13. I didn't want to go to school anymore I remember crying in the middle of the night and having horrible nightmares.. I didn't eat anymore, which lead me to have eating disorders until now. I started to hate myself so much the only thing I wanted was the pain to stop. I thought many times about committing suicide but I never find the courage and determination to do it. And somehow, that's what saved me and I'm happier with my life now :)

0 · December 1, 2011

#7
Euridiki Damoulianou

Euridiki D.

ATHENS,
Greece

158 posts

@Sarah E.

oh sarah , i am really sorry about what you went through :) but i am happy that now you feel good about yourself :)
depression can lead to a set of self-destructive habits ( such as the ones that you mentioned).
one great moto , that i found out about suicide is the following " pain is temporaly ...suicide is not " :)

0 · December 1, 2011

#8
Euridiki Damoulianou

Euridiki D.

ATHENS,
Greece

158 posts

ha ha ..eve ;) all testimonies/real life experiences are useful for me ...:)
i hope that you have asked for help , if you feel that you can not go through this alone :)

0 · December 1, 2011

#9
Hannah Findlay

Hannah F.

SCOTLAND,
United Kingdom

5 posts

It is always a shock when someone kills themselves as they shown no signs. They don't wake up one day and decide that there going to commit suicide. Its been a thought for months even years, then the thought becomes a solution. This is why it's often "out the blue". It can be a very long period of time before the details are planned but this "solution" is a calming almost comforting feeling, a contrast to the mental turmoil endured before. Many do not leave a note because there's not a second thought that not everyone would understand and agree this was the best idea.

My friends dad hung himself and after that I decided to study this subject. Although I'm no expert
Hope this helps x

0 · December 1, 2011

#10
Carolyn W

Carolyn W.

NEW YORK,
United States

1024 posts

It is a really complex problem, and go you for researching this! But I guess unlike others in the thread so far, I have another situation that might help - it wasn't really "out of the blue."

This past year, I had a family friend commit suicide. He was maybe 19 or 20, a little younger than I am. I haven't known him well in the past few years, but we were closer as kids. His parents are very good friends with my parents, and we often saw each other during summers on the lake. He was always a cute child and very friendly, but apparently in later years depression had changed him. It wasn't very out of the blue because he's been kind of troubled and dark, and in the weeks leading up to the suicide his parents felt uncomfortable leaving him by himself at any time. It's like a feeling of not being suprised but still suprised at the same time, a strange contradition. For his father to walk down to the garage to find him dead in his car was not something you think you're going to wake up to, even with the problems he'd been having. I am unsure whether he left a note or not, I can't remember, but I think he might have.

What's I feel is most depressing about it all in general is how everyone else feels about the suicide. By killing himself, he hurt his siblings and his parents, and many of us in the community who knew and loved him, and tried to help him. And as my mum said, to think your life is just at its end when you're 20 is a strange prospect to someone who is my mum's age, just a few years from 60. Not to suggest suicide is selfish, but since I can never unsderstand the mind of someone who thinks as such, it's hard for me to picture killing yourself (epspecially so young when you've barely started life) without thinking about the huge changes it causes the cirlce of people around him.

I also know one of my boyfriend's good friends attempted suicide, and shortly after he was released from the hospital was when my boyfriend met him, they were both in high school. Though I didn't know him before, and neither did my boyfriend, he's a funny guy and seems to be sociable, cheerful, and enjoys debating and sharing knowledge with friends. That being said, I've heard that he has had a rough family life, so I'm sure that was a big factor in his depression. I am unsure he still has depression, though know he has now decided to go to college, and do so away from home. He is living with my boyfriend and his friends, and they implore him for organizing all of this himself while many of the people they know at home just go to state schools in the area while living at home.

But in general, depression in college students seems to be relatively common these days. Whether people have it or they don't, a large percentage of us still show simptoms anyways. My housemate does, my boyfriend does, and even I have my off days. As to why it's so common in our country, I don't know.

Good luck in your studies! I hope what little I know helps!

0 · December 1, 2011

#11
Becky Bedbug

Becky B.

2005,
United Kingdom

1075 posts

I have had so many related issues in my life: Depression, anxiety, self harm and dermatillomania are the four most prevalent throughout my life.

I still have diaries from being 10 years old where I wrote about suicide. I don't remember when I started feeling that way. I suffered depression right until I was about 19 and started self harming at 16. I think it's something that never really goes away. It's funny that I should read this topic right now as I'm currently suffering from really horrendous insomnia and I was just thinking 10 minutes ago about how my old symptoms are creeping back in.

I think you can learn to control it but in my experience, it's always there lingering in the background and the slightest trigger can set it off again. I last cut in July and I generally only self harm once every 3 months or so at the moment which is pretty good seeing as I was once doing it every day.

It reached it's peak when I was 18. That's when I got really suicidal but I pulled through it.

My anxiety and dermatillomania are ongoing. I don't think they'll ever go away.

0 · December 1, 2011

#12
Elise :]

Elise :.

SYDNEY,
Australia

926 posts

hi Euridiki :)

I grew up in a very unstable environment: I was an accident baby, and my parents split up soon after I was born. My mum suffered terribly from depression and paranoia; she was convinced my dad was trying to hurt us and took out repeated court orders against him, meaning we had to move around a lot. My older cousin also lived with us. He was a drug dealer and while he was always great at looking after me, my mother didn't want him around and kicked him out after a couple of months of them screaming and fighting with each other. Both my parents were alcoholics - my mum got progressively worse as I got older. When I was 4 years old, my parents got back together and decided to move forward and try and help each other. A few months later, my mother committed suicide.

For the rest of my childhood until I was 11, I lived with, alternatively, my dad, my grandparents, and my aunt and uncle. I went to five different primary schools both because we moved around a lot (every 2 or 3 years) and because I was really badly bullied. My dad was suffering with depression a lot of the time, and so I bore the brunt of a lot of that physically and emotionally. When I was 11, I went to boarding school. I continued to get bullied, and fell into depression myself. I started self-harming and attempted suicide when I was 12. My boarding school and my family never found out, so I never went to hospital or anything.

From then, I've continued to experience depression. I have what I call a 'low day' now and then, but it varies. I'm very happy with my life at the moment, and haven't self-harmed for nearly a month. Also, a fun fact which you probably know, suicide rates/depression rates are much higher in LGBT teenagers. I'm gay and while it's never affected me negatively because I've been very lucky, a lot of others go through hell for it.

Sorry to go on for so long but I wanted to try to explain to you where my depression originated and hopefully I've helped :)

0 · December 2, 2011

#13
Euridiki Damoulianou

Euridiki D.

ATHENS,
Greece

158 posts

@Hannah F.

dear Hannah , i am not an expert too :)
the data you shared about this topic was very useful and i agree with you...
Although , some people take the decision to commit suicide immediately (because for example , a sudden very tragic event happened and shocked them ) , most indivinduals suffer emotionally for years until they regard suicide as the only solution to free their selves from pain.
That is why , some of the indivinduals who have commited suicide , some days before their suicide seemed to be very optimistic and calm. Since they found the solution to free them selves from pain(through suicide) , they feel a great relief , and some days before their deaths seem to be happy and energetic.
Not all people who commit suicide suffer from depression though. Nowadays for example,
a lot of humans have commites suicide due to the so called economic crisis ...

0 · December 3, 2011

#14
Euridiki Damoulianou

Euridiki D.

ATHENS,
Greece

158 posts

@Carolyn W.

dear Carolyn , thank you very much about the interesting info you shared with us .and for your wishes ..;) i did this research about depression , the previous year ( then unfortunately , i was not yet a member on this site ...i wish i were , because all of you shared very interesting data and testimonies about suicide and depression,,,,)
Family plays an important role , whether a person displays depressive symptoms or not ..poor parental styles , depressive or authoritarian parents , intense ,serious conflicts inside the family premises , low levels of attachment between the child and his parents )are factors that can contribute to depression.
but in general , i believe that depression is caused from a combination of reasons ( for example , from low-self esteem + a traumatic event etc,,)..
anyway , i just make an hypothesis ...the human nature is so complex , that we can not take something into granted...
i feel really sorry for your friend who died...to be honest with you , although i have never visited a psychologist or diagnosed with depression , but i can tell that i have suffered from mild depression and some times i have thought of commiting suicide , but just then i thought the pain that my mother and some other people in my social environment will experience, if i commited suicide , that i changed instantly my mind.

but you know , sometimes the pain is so severe , but you do not think about anything else than to free your self from it ( you know pain blocks your mind ).

i am happy to hear that your boyfriend's friend , overcame depression. but he needs to be careful , because depression can reappear after some time ...
yes , even indivinduals who do not suffer from depression , can display depressive symptoms at times ..it is natural ..we can feel all the time "high"...think only , how much exhausting that would be :)

good luck too :)

0 · December 3, 2011

#15
Euridiki Damoulianou

Euridiki D.

ATHENS,
Greece

158 posts

@Becky B.

oh Becky :) my dear ..you passed through difficult times ...a lot of indivinduals who can control their negative feelings turn into self-harming ...for them self-harming , is a way to cease their emotional emotional pain and maybe ,because they have a very low-self esteem , they think that they deserve pain (physical or emotional pain ).
yes , if you used to harm yourself every day , and now you do this self-destructive habit only once every 3 months , is a progress for sure , but as you understand you have to totally stop it...
you have to realize that you DO NOT deserve self-harming and with this destructive habit you can cause several permanent demages to your soul/body ...
if you have not it done allready , i think it would help you a lot , to aske help from an expert and to tal to someone who you trust and can help you...;)
i know emotional pain is sometimes very difficult to strugle with , but if you do persistant efforts , in the end YOU will be a WINNER...
allready you have achieve much ...
good luck :)

0 · December 3, 2011

#16
Euridiki Damoulianou

Euridiki D.

ATHENS,
Greece

158 posts

@Elise :.

hi my dear Elise , thank you very much for your interesting /useful info and your testimony :)
i am really sorry about what you went through , but i am glad to hear that now you feel happy ..
it is truth , that you passed through very difficult times and you experienced tragic events ...;)
i admire you ;) you are very strong person , whose life hard experiences gave (to you) wisdom and strengh ...you faced difficulties but you managed to become a winner ...and i really appreciate that ...others , we have not faced such as problems like yours , we just moan all the time and nothing gives us a really pleasure ..;)
you know what the say " sometimes in order to appreciate the paradise , you have to pass through the hell first "...yes , that it is true ...in order to achieve the real happiness , you face difficult situations , in order to appreciate all the good things that will come to you..
keep up the efforts Elise :) you are a great person...
and if you ever experience emotional pain , talk to someone you trust and think that he can help you ..
good luck ..;) i wish you all the happiness of the world :)

0 · December 3, 2011

#17
Linda Collazo

Linda C.

THE OC, CALIFORNIA<3,
United States

256 posts

Ever since i was 12, ive suffered from depression.
i use to cut and overdose all the time.
and just recently i tried to jump off my balcony, but realized if im still alive after all those times then it might be for a reason.
But, its always crossing my mind that i should be dead and everything will be better off if i was.

0 · December 3, 2011

#18
Joelle Poulos

Joelle P.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

109 posts

I have had depression since I was 11 and have been having suicidal thoughts (pretty much daily) for what? 2 years now... I would never act on it. But it's just the way things are now...

0 · December 3, 2011

#19
Euridiki Damoulianou

Euridiki D.

ATHENS,
Greece

158 posts

@Joelle P.

Joelle , i hope that soon you will ask for help :) you do not have to go through this alone ..:)
if someone help you , you might feel a great relief ;)

0 · December 3, 2011

#20
Euridiki Damoulianou

Euridiki D.

ATHENS,
Greece

158 posts

@Linda C.

Linda , please do not think in a such way ..:)
for sure , it is worth living and your life/existence means a lot ..:) do not waste your life/mind with such thoughts ...
maybe , it would be a good idea to visit an expert to give you some advices :)

0 · December 3, 2011

#21
Mo Mo

Mo M.

ONTARIO ,
Canada

280 posts

I've had depression since I was 10. Yes, I think about suicide on a regular basis, but I never actually consider it. Life sucks now, but it's going to get better :3 I have social anxiety, so the depression is a by-product of that. I currently haven't been depressed for about 5 months or so, but the anxiety is still present and I'm in therapy. The only depression I get is the normal depression, which only lasts a day or two. I just started with a new therapist, and things are looking pretty good. I have a history of mental health problems in my family. My dad attempted suicide a long time ago, and my mother committed suicide two years ago. I refuse to be like them. I also like to keep this quote in mind: “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with assholes.” ― William Gibson. I realize that a lot of my misery/anger is caused by the people around me being dicks. So, I know that my life will definitely get better once I am away from these people. Overall I am a pretty positive and optimistic person. I'm not going to waste my time being sad about nothing. My life is going to be awesome.

0 · January 4, 2012

#22
Madison Elaine

Madison E.

UNDER THE SEA,
United States

45 posts

when i was 15 i attempted suicide for the first time. i tried to hang myself. my sister walked in, saw me, got me down. i had bruises around my neck from the rope for weeks. no body at school even noticed. or if they did,t hey didnt say anything.
when i went to the hospital they diagnosed me with paranoid schizophrenia and anorexia. they said that the paranoid schizophrenia made me anti social, and delusional, and that i was living in a world that didnt actually exist, and i thought literally everyone was out to get me, so i figured that if i killed myself i couldnt give them the satisfaction of doing it.
then when i was 16 i attempted to kill myself again, that time by slitting my wrists in the bath, and my dog gave me away because he sat at the door howling and my family found out when they came home. and i tried about every 5 months since then till february of last year when i swallowed a mixture of rat poison, prescription pills, and bleach.
my brothers friends came over to pick up text books and they found me seizing on the kitchen floor and called the cops. thanks to that most recept attempt, i destroyed my voice. and i used to be such an amazing singer. opera, i could sing opera like no ones business. and now, people make fun of me when i talk.
it wasnt worth it in the end.
obviously im alive for a reason. and now i just have a bunch of ugly scars, and a incredibly weird sounding voice. and people stare at me now more than they used to. which scares me. because i refuse to take the pills prescribed for the schizophrenia. so i never know if the people are real, or if im imagining them. so it just makes it that much worse.
but i figured. if im still alive, i have a purpose. and my purpose, was rescuing abused animals.
and as much as i still think about killing myself again, i wouldnt, because my dogs and my iguana are my life now. and if i die, id destroy them. and i couldnt do that to my babies.
and im here for anyone, who ever feels that way. who ever feels like the only thing they can do is try to end their life. because you have a purpose. no matter who you are, or what youve done in life. theres still a reason to live.

0 · March 16, 2012

#24
Rebecca Elizabeth Photography& Styling

Rebecca Elizabeth P.

ENGLAND,
United Kingdom

149 posts

my dad committed suicide when i was 15, i hid m emotions untill 16/17 and became seriously depressed along with paranoia, got little help from doctors they contacted my mam (who is a social worker in mental health) i faked a big lie and got out of it, i didnt want to disappoint my mam, i feel better now and dont get as upset and harm my self as many suicidal thoughts although they are in the back of my mind, help from my best friends mean the world to me, without them i dont think i would be here

0 · April 9, 2012

#25
Christina Ann

Christina A.

TEXAS,
United States

602 posts

without really getting into the reasons, I've been suffering from depression since (I'm not just being dramatic) third grade. at least. I don't have any memories of being well enough to just be happy and enjoy anything, I've never felt like I know how to connect with people the way everyone else can, I just feel very alone and panicky and paranoid among other things. BUT, while I feel like I have no energy or motivation to do anything at all, no wish to keep on living, really, because it's just so damn much, I have never thought about actually killing myself. I wish I could just sleep forever but I can't bring myself to do anything about it. Also, I just love and care about my grandparents so much and I wouldn't want to leave them with that and make them deal with that mess. they are probably the main thing keeping me from doing anything.

multiple teachers, nurses, school counselors, doctors, etc. have told my parents that I need to see someone to talk to, I guess like a therapist or something, but my mom just kind of goes, "Do you really need a therapist?" and my health-nut dad just tells me that they're going to pump me full of drugs like they did to him, because he's just recently getting off anti-depressants.

0 · April 10, 2012

#27
Ela P

Ela P.

Poland

192 posts

I think I haven't had depression but something very similar to this. In my life there were many,many days full of suicidal thoughts. Actually I didn't want to commit suicide but I wanted to die ( I thought it would be perfect if sb kill me driving the car). The main reason why I had(and now also sometimes have) this thoughts was having not many friends. Also now in my school I am so shy that I can't say to sb more than few words (even if this person is in my class ;( ) Another reason which has completely disappeared now was degrees in school. In primary school I wanted to have very, very good marks and was unhappy if I got the bad one ( in fact I haven't got really bad marks but these average were bad for me ;p). Now I think I was really stupid and I regret that in the past I didn't really care about friends so now I don't have a lot of them :C.

0 · June 26, 2012

#28
Ela P

Ela P.

Poland

192 posts

@Madison E.

Madison I admire You because You want to live for Your animals. That's amazing because maybe lots of people keep they alive because of other people but not for animals. You must love Your little friends so much and that's really amazing. If I think about my life I often have thoughts that no one from my contemporaries would be unhappy if I disappear from they world but You should now that Your love for animals make You the really great person and You shouldn't be concerned about other people's opinions.

0 · June 26, 2012

#30
Felicity JC.

Felicity J.

A PLACE WITH SIGNIFICANTLY LESS SUNSHINE THAN THE REGIONAL AVERAGE.,
United Kingdom

68 posts

@Becky B.

becky, i completely agree with you that it's one of those things that's there with you always. lingering. even when things are good.

my insomnia flares up when i'm depressed too. congratulations with your self harm, stay strong, you're doing really well.

0 · June 26, 2012

#31
Felicity JC.

Felicity J.

A PLACE WITH SIGNIFICANTLY LESS SUNSHINE THAN THE REGIONAL AVERAGE.,
United Kingdom

68 posts

everything you wrote i can really relate to. i am very similar with my social relationships...

... i would fly to denver, and do it at sunset.

0 · June 26, 2012

#32
Felicity JC.

Felicity J.

A PLACE WITH SIGNIFICANTLY LESS SUNSHINE THAN THE REGIONAL AVERAGE.,
United Kingdom

68 posts

until i was 13 i lead a pretty idyllic existence. i'm incredibly grateful for my childhood. then i endured two or three years of severe bullying at school, i got raped, & my mother started physically & emotionally abusing me. when my parents divorced & my mother moved out i started self harming to replace her physical abuse when she wasn't around. i first attempted suicide at 15.

i regained stability at around age 17. i'd finally got expelled from the school where i was bullied & raped, & finished my education elsewhere, i'd been put on a bunch of different meds until they found one that worked, & had counselling. i'd stopped self harming, & was too big for my mum to physically abuse.

i was OK until i had a massive mental breakdown about a year and a half ago (aged 20). i was manic & impulsive for several months before i suddenly dipped into a deep depression, slept most of the time, started self harming far more severely than when i was younger, & became very suicidal. i'd just moved away from home, so nobody noticed how disturbed i was becoming. i eventually had a psychotic episode and began hearing voices and having visual hallucinations. nobody's really ever figured out what it was that suddenly triggered all this off.

i had to quit my degree & move back home, i lost a lot of respect from my family seeing me in that state because they have a very limited understanding of mental illness, & i lost most of my friends & my boyfriend at the time due to my erratic behaviour being too much to cope with. i had very thorough counselling, & am now on two types of medication to retain my stability. i haven't self harmed in a year & i only hear voices & see things when i'm very, very emotionally stressed. i would consider myself reasonably emotionally stable now, & i'm going back to university in a couple of months.

my fiance left out of the blue four months ago & my dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer about six months ago. its been a rough few months but i've coped okay. i did attempt suicide a second time a few months ago but it was stupid, irrational, & selfish & everything had just got on top of me. i was really glad when i woke up. i learned from my first attempt at 15 that if you end it, there's so much that you could miss. i had some really, really happy times between 15 & now, and i can't imagine not having experienced them. if you're still living things can change, & things do get better, & things do pass.

0 · June 26, 2012

#33
Steve Holt

Steve H.

United States

261 posts

I feel like this thread is a competition to one up each other on whose situation is worse. Its like a backwards beauty contest.

0 · June 28, 2012

#34
Ela P

Ela P.

Poland

192 posts

@Steve H.

Maybe You are right :). But some people ( don't think about me) need to tell sb ,even on Internet, about their problems.

0 · June 28, 2012

#36
Rose Callahan

Rose C.

CALIFORNIA,
United States

140 posts

@Steve H.

Or maybe this is a thread for people to share their stories and genuinely pour out their pain. I think that's a little inconsiderate of you to say.

0 · June 28, 2012

#37
Felicity JC.

Felicity J.

A PLACE WITH SIGNIFICANTLY LESS SUNSHINE THAN THE REGIONAL AVERAGE.,
United Kingdom

68 posts

@Steve H.

-.0. nice.

0 · July 1, 2012

#38
Chelsey Knuth

Chelsey K.

WISCONSIN,
United States

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I have been suffering from depression since I got anorexia in 2010. At the hospital I was put on antidepressants and have been on them ever since, even after I had been at a stable, healthy weight for over a year. No matter which medication I was on, I had constant suicidal thoughts, extreme fatigue, and absolutely no enthusiasm towards life. Finally I decided that maybe the anti depressants were only helpful during my anorexia and my body no longer needed them. I slowly weened myself off and have never felt better. I know that is very taboo to do without a doctor's approval, however I weened myself off very carefully and gradually and I finally accepted the fact that I am the only one who knows who I am and what makes me happy. Please feel free to ask me more if it will help with your study.

0 · July 7, 2012

  

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