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Don't do it! - July 24th 2012, 05:59 AM

I know what it is like to suffer from depression and I've been suicidal. Depression runs in my family; my mother and grandfather both killed themselves. It is important to know that depression is an illness of the brain and it is treatable. You can feel better.

After four years of depression that started when I was 15, I overdosed on medication when I was 19 years old and almost died.
Now I'm 46 and I'm glad I'm alive. Even when life is difficult, I'm thankful for the years I have lived since age 19, years that I would have missed if I had died then. I would have missed being Marc's wife and Gabe's mother. I would have missed so many happy times. I will have to take antidepressants for the rest of my life. I'm just thankful that they work.

So I can say, if anyone thinks of killing themselves, don't do it...call a friend, call 911, call your doctor...call someone. You don't know how much your family and friends will miss you if you die. How they'll wonder what they could have said or done to stop you. How every year your birthday and date of death will renew the grief and anger they feel.

Depression is an illness. Medication works. Therapy works. Friends help. Exercise helps.
Don't give up, don't give in...live another day as best you can.
Life is precious. Please don't throw it away.
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Re: Don't do it! - July 24th 2012, 12:56 PM

Thank you so much for sharing that here. I'm glad that you're here and happy with your life and its really great to see a personal story sometimes to remind you that recovery is possible. I'm sure this will help people realise that itreally can get better <3

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Re: Don't do it! - July 24th 2012, 01:44 PM

Hey Cherela,
Thank you so much for posting this. It is very inspirational, and I'm pretty sure you just saved somebody's life. <3
Thank you, again.

If you're looking for a sign not to kill yourself tonight, this is it.
"May the odds be ever in your favour"
"A strong person is one who can smile this morning like they weren't crying last night."
Your never alone, I'm always here for you. Shoot me a VM or PM.
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Re: Don't do it! - July 24th 2012, 04:25 PM

Thank you for sharing this with us! It is a really inspirational story, and I really hope it helps someone. It helped me realize recovery is 100% possible. Thank you.

From day one I talked about getting out
But not forgetting about
How all my worst fears are letting out
He said, "Why put a new address on the same old loneliness?"
When breathing just passes the time
Until we all just get old and die
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Re: Don't do it! - July 24th 2012, 05:08 PM

Thank you very inspiring
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Re: Don't do it! - July 24th 2012, 05:22 PM

Thank you so much for posting this!

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