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Re: ITS BACK AGAIN, PLEASE HELP ME

Re: ITS BACK AGAIN, PLEASE HELP ME

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Posted by Kathrin on August 19, 2000 at 21:27:33:

In Reply to: ITS BACK AGAIN, PLEASE HELP ME posted by Kristina on August 19, 2000 at 21:01:18:

Kristina
a severe depression, especially if there have been suicide attempts, is serious. Please believe me you have got to get help. If you get suicidal, call a suicide hotline or any emergency service, even 911!

Also remember that it has gotten better in the past. Depression is usually something chemical, an imbalance that happens in the brain. It can be treated, and the reason why you feel so bad is because of an illness: Depression. Do not feel hopeless, because, as I said, 1) it does not last forever (even if at the moment it feels that way) and 2) it can be treated.

This is not the time to be alone, Kristina. What is the reason why you can't talk to your parents? And if you really can't talk to them, think of somebody else you can trust. Another relative? Maybe a teacher, or somebody at the health center at school, if there is anything like that at your school? Please believe me, you have got to get help. You say yourself that you feel overwhelmed. Depression CAN feel SO overwhelming.
It is NOTHING to be ashamed of though. From what I know, it is caused by a chemical imbalance. It can be treated, like any other disease. Yes it does come in phases, come and go. Please Kristina, you say yourself that you need help. You don't have to stand this through by yourself, there IS help. Maybe you can go to a counselor at school? Or to a local health center, you know? They will be able to help you. I don't know where you live, but maybe you can look in the phonebook...

ESPECIALLY if you think about taking your own life, it is important that you let somebody know. It is an illness that makes you have these thoughts, and you don't want to die because of an illness and nobody knows, and it could have been prevented... if soembody knows they can help you. If they don't, they might not realize something is so very wrong!

Are you thinking about suicide at the moment? And if yes, do you already have plans how to do it?
If you have to answer these questions with yes, please get help RIGHT NOW, look there IS hope, there is help, and what could be worse than ending your life if there could have been help?

Sorry this is a long answer. Look I have been depressed myself, it feels so bad, it gets you so down, and nothing seems appealing anymore... and it feels like it will never get better again. But it does. And there is treatment for it, as I said. A lot of people have depressions, it is nothing you have to be ashamed of, not at all.

Let me know how you are doing, ok? I am 25 years old and would like to help you in any way I can, ok. Never think there is no hope, I have made that mistake too many times, thinking there is no hope, and then there was a solution anyway, or it got better anyway, and life was so wonderful again, yes there are dark times, but they can be made bright again!!!
Kathrin
kk_kitkat@hotmail.com


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