Posted by: Anon 4 this | 2007/04/19

What do you do ?

When you know wholeheartedly that life will not be the same again, when youve put in everything and still lost and have no energy left to try again.

When you true to God don't see yourself having the strength to survive whats coming and you know for a fact, that you are a serious suicide risk?

Who do you call and what do you do, cant take time off work, cant afford professional help. On and off (mostly on) depression sufferer for the last 11 years.

Im so utterly broken and definitely don't belong here.

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It has to be possible to get proper professional help , and ALL employers have to allow reasonable time off fpor urgent health needs. If your work does not provide medical aid to enable you to see a private shrink, go to your nearest medical school or large provincial hospital casualty explain that you are severely depressesd and acutely suicideal, and ask to see a shrink --- they MUST provide such a service. You do belong here, you can regain the energy that feels lost, and you can reach the peaceful and productive life that you deserve

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Posted by: Buzz | 2007/04/19

Anon 4 This, your sadness is evident in your posting and I'm sorry you're feeling so low.

If you've been depressed for 11 years and not been treated, it's not surprising you feel the way you do. People without depression, sometimes feel the way you do so I cannot imagine how bad it really is for you. You will have to make a plan to get treatment for your depression, urgently, by going to the hospital, or asking a family / friend to help with finances.

Suicide is not the answer. What would you have gained by ending your life? Nothing. Except for unanswered questions and a lot of heartache for those you leave behind. Don't even think of it. The day will come when you look back at this time of your life, with compassion for the person you were then, and with a thankful heart for the person you've become. The sun (happiness) is there for all of us, sometimes we need to tear down branches and leaves to let it in (a difficult process) but only you can do that for you, with the support of friends and family (and the forum!).

If you can't afford counselling, you should phone Lifeline. Those counsellors are trained to help people in distress, they're compassionate and can give you hands-on advice.

Don't cling to the past - it's over. While you're looking at the past, you can't enjoy the present, and you can't plan for the future. We've all been let down, disappointed, and hurt - that's just part of life. You're not alone, therefore you do fit in.

I am sending you good wishes and positive energies - let us know how you're doing, okay?

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