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Old 12-03-2009, 11:40 PM   #1
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3 years along this path...

For three straight years, I have dealt with horrible thoughts, and even more heartache.

It all started when my ex-girlfriend and I split after a while of being engaged. Shortly after my elderly father had heart surgery, after having a horrifying ordeal in my car while driving to a golf outing.

I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder a few months later, as I could no longer deal with stressful situations that earlier would be nothing more than a brush off of my shoulders. I have taken a few medications, one of which had a negative side effect, which caused me to try and commit suicide. Lately I have been more down than usual.

I'm not looking for pity. I know many people have far worse problems than me. But I receive no sympathy from my family or my friends. And I have come here looking for help.

I used to be the type of person to be the "rock" of the group. Never showing emotion or breaking down. Suddenly I can't seem to stop crying or put myself back on the right path. Has anyone else ever had this problem? I just don't know what I should do anymore. If anyone has any advice, I would love to hear/read your words.

Thank you from a 23 year old, just waiting for a bit of comfort in a world that seems so distant.

 
Old 12-04-2009, 01:37 AM   #2
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Re: 3 years along this path...

What you really need is some sessions with a therapist to talk to and see if you can get yourself back. There isn't much family or friends can do because they are not trained in helping someone through the grief process and it isn't fair to burden them with something they feel helpless to deal with. Go to someone that can help you and I think you will find it very helpful. Good luck.

 
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