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okaySometimes it feels like society says you should be always happy, and that showing your sadness is a sign of weakness. This is far from true – if you were to hold in all your sadness or anger you would explode. We all have good and bad days. No one can be perfectly happy all of the time, that is not human. One day you feel on top of the world, the next you are down. While I am still trying to accept this myself, I know that it is part of life and whether or not others choose to show it, it still happens.

For those who are struggling with mental illness and/or grief, dealing with this pressure to always seem happy can be even more challenging, as a lot of days are low. Sometimes when we are feeling down, we put on a mask to hide the darkness that lies behind the smile. Getting out of bed can be a major task by itself. With depression at times there is no apparent reason for why you are feeling this way. When it feels as though a cloud is hanging over our heads, those are the days we push people away the most. We do this because it is easier to try and forget about what is going on and not bother others with our problems. But getting through your problems and ignoring your problems are two completely different things.

Whether that is talking to someone about what is going on, finding answers to what is causing that emotion, or using coping skills such as drawing, yoga, mindfulness, and so many other healthy ideas, there are ways to help you get through the bad days. It’s okay to feel down.

Here are 3 tips for those days when you feel trapped:

Try to be social: This can be very hard, especially if you don’t want others to know what is going on but it can help. This could be as simple as starting a small conversation with your friends, teachers, family, or anyone else.

Use coping skills: The list of coping skills could go on for pages and they are unique to each individual. Some healthy coping strategies include journaling, coloring, playing a sport, going on a run, yoga, deep breathing, and so many more. Once you find a few or maybe even just one it can help tremendously.

Let yourself feel: When a low day hits that doesn’t mean you have to shut out what you are truly feeling inside. While this may be uncomfortable at times, acknowledging your feelings can help you move through them.

Remember you are not alone and you are not bothering others: Everyone in life has problems. That doesn’t mean you are adding to another person’s own problems if you share how you are feeling. You are not a burden. I have found that when I do share those thoughts and feelings a weight is lifted off my shoulders and a sense of relief comes over me.

The journey of life is filled with ups and downs, which is what shapes us into the people we are. When you’re having a bad day or a good day, remember that people do care about you, you are here for a reason, and the world would not be the same without you.


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  • AlOne

    AlOne AlOne

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    I’ve tried a lot of things to get these thoughts to go away, I’m 26 and it seems that every evening sadness comes and takes over me and I can’t shake it. I’m not a social person at all it’s like it hurts me physically to talk to anyone communicating through text seems to be the only way to get what I want to say out, I literally have no one to go to. Usually driving helps me but the thoughts just keep getting stronger, I know it’s an internal battle and I struggling to make it through I just fear that I’ll be push myself over the edge and will be gone from here. I know I have a lot to live for but I don’t fear death and when I’m down its like I’m so close to just leaving, some how I’m still here but I fear I will lose this battle eventually. I don’t know if any of that has made since to anyone or if anyone would actually read this but at least it’s out here.

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    • You Matter

      It’s great that you are reaching out and talking about your feelings and we would love to help! Please take the first step in getting help by calling the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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      • Emma

        Emma Emma

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        My parents keep telling me that we’ll talk it out. They don’t know I’m depressed or have anxiety. They just think I’m moody. They don’t understand and I’m so close to just giving up

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        • Vibrant Communications

          Emma, we’re so sorry for all the struggles you are going through with depression and anxiety and we want to help. If life ever feels like it’s not worth living, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The call is free and confidential, and crisis workers are there 24/7 to assist you.

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          • izzy

            izzy izzy

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            i’m trying my hardest to stay here but i am no longer genuinely happy i feel like i’m wasting my teen years staying inside all day i don’t know how to ask for help

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          • Vibrant Communications

            izzy, it sounds like you’re going through a lot right now – remember, the Lifeline is here for you any time day or night, every day of the year at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). No matter what you are going through, hurting yourself is never the answer. Don’t hesitate to call us, your life matters!

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        • Bradyn R.

          Hey Emma, you don’t know me and I don’t know you, but I know how you feel. But you’ve got to believe me when I say it does get better. it takes time and may not always be within grasp, but it gets better, you can do this, you’ve got this under control and i hope that your 2020 is your best year so far

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          • Vibrant Communications

            Hello Emma, thank you for reaching out to our community and encouraging others! Don’t hesitate to call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you ever need extra support. The call is free and confidential and counselors are available 24/7.

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        • Chris

          Chris Chris

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          Hi Emma. I’m Chris, don’t give up. I don’t know how old you are. If my wife gave up when she was younger she’ll never have got the diagnosis. She still feels down sometimes but we have a beautiful daughter that just turned 2, 2 days after Christmas. So if you need to talk, either of us can try and help

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          • Vibrant Communications

            Thank you for sharing your encouraging words and promoting Suicide Prevention. Like our page and share. Also we have the chat available 24/7 at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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          • Bobby

            Bobby Bobby

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            I’ve been through a lot since the age of 15-16 years old and I’ve been so strong till now and always told myself not to give up all the people that know me think that I got everything so easy and early in life but no one knows the sacrifices I’ve made and the silent battles I’m going through everyday I’m 25 years old now and from last couple of years I’ve been good and strong thinking that I’m over those feelings but somehow because of whatever happening in my life now all those feeling of sadness and being torn apart are coming back to me. I’m still trying so hard not to give up but sometimes I feel like I’m so close to giving up thinking all the time I can’t control my mind anymore and I’m unable to distract myself I don’t feel like talking to anyone except one person I’m avoiding people a lot these days I’m just not feeling myself anymore everything feels like a burden on me now I just want to be free and live my life but I’m not able to do that

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          • Vibrant Communications

            Bobby, it sounds like you are having a really difficult time coping. If you need a little extra emotional support, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The call is free and confidential, and crisis workers are available 24/7 to assist you.

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        • dhruvi

          dhruvi dhruvi

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          hello Emma a complete stranger trying to help you out , there might be a chance that your parents don’t even want to expect or think that you are suffering from one of those miserable days so they are consoling themselves and trying to console you as well to not make it a big issue . give it some time it will be the time to shine !!

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          • Vibrant Communications

            dhruvi, thank you for participating in our community and supporting Emma.

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        • Courtney Brow

          How do you get better if the suicidal thoughts never go away

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          • Amy McNealy

            Amy McNealy Amy McNealy

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            If you found the answer to this question could you please let me know.b

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        • Rainy mama

          Think of happy things that make you feel better. Listen to the birds chirping 🕊🕊. Play relaxing music

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        • DOe

          DOe DOe

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          Hey Emma, I understand how you feel. I messed up again and I feel as though I’m worthless again. I went through some stuff a year ago that led to some bad stuff but it’s better now and I’m not doing that again. My parents are the type that gets mad because they care and are disappointed. I just someone to tell me that I’m not being dramatic and that my feelings are valid. I just want a hug and someone to tell me it’s all going to be okay.

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        hello baby stories

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    • Alexei

      Alexei Alexei

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      Hi! I know the feelings you talking about. Just know – you’re not alone. I feel your struggle through thousands miles (because I’m from Russia). Many people live in doubt and fears, but it can be defeated. After the bad days will surely comes good. Try (just try!) communicate IRL with other people. Go to a movie and after watching ask someone if he liked the movie. Or go in park and talking someone about weather. Complicity makes us happy. The world so big! And people so diverse and interesting! Don’t focusing only inside of you and you see many beautiful things around you.
      Hope you’ll be fine. Remember, you’re not alone.

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      • You Matter

        Thank you for your message! Don’t hesitate to spread the word about our phone number. We are not only for people thinking about suicide but for anyone going through a tough time. The call is free and confidential! The Lifeline is here any time day or night at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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        • Karen

          Karen Karen

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          My family just doesn’t “get it” that there is no cure for mental illness. I’ve even told them that I have a mental illness for which I’m being treated with meds. I’ve been hospitalized several times, had ECT and I just feel rejected and a burden. I can’t even volunteer anymore. I am 69 yrs of age and been depressed simce 1990.

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          • Vibrant Communications

            Karen, please know that the counselors at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) get it and are available 24/7 to talk to you. You do not have to struggle alone.

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      • Jada

        Jada Jada

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        Hi, lately. I haven’t been okay lately. Ive been feeling useless and just in generally, sad? Empty? I can’t describe it. I want to go back to getting help for my anxiety and maybe even more than that based on what I’ve been going through alone, I want to reach out for help but having anxiety or being depressed is a trend and is seen as ” looking for attention”, Ive dealt with my friends problems to try to drown out my own but it never works. I’m going to be honest, I’ve tried starving myself, twice, because I’m not happy with anything. I want to feel okay. I’ll be using a fake name due to the possibility of someone finding me, my name is unique

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        • Vibrant Communications

          It sounds like you’re going through rough times. You are not alone. Please remember, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is here for you any time day or night, every day of the year at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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          • Anna

            Anna Anna

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            I am really struggling atm to be okay with not being okay. My mental health has been bad for months now and I have been suffering from social anxiety for years. I am 16, have a small group of friends but still feel like the loneliest person that ever lived. Every night I find myself alone, scared to face my troubles in the future, such as going to school, which triggers my anxiety. I have one more week of the easter holidays before I go back there. I’m not suicidal. But I don’t know how I will manage to cope anymore (I still have at least 4 months before I leave secondary school). I am so scared and have also felt extremely nostalgic recently, which has made me cry pretty much everyday because I miss when I could smile and not have to fake it. Please, I’m desperate, I need some advice on how to cope with social anxiety and anxiety attacks because it’s tearing me apart. Thank you

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      • Brad

        Brad Brad

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        I have been struggling lately for around about 7 to 8 months of not feeling my self. I have become unsociable, locked away from everything and everyone. I dont find the motivation to even watch tv. The only time i actually feel ok is when im at work when im busy. People also think im mardy which is not usually me. I have actually got a great fun personatilty, but i seem to have lost all of that. I dont talk to family about it as they can be quite judgmental or hard to talk to which doesn’t help. And also dont have any friends that i can trust to talk to about it. So i keep it all in. I know im suffering from depression but have not seeked help because i try and tell my self im ok, but i actually aint. Im hoping to get out of this hole im in and start to feel me again

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    • A little advise

      Your not alone in that fight, the badle is rough but you will win. Oh and the hole not so social thing, ya same, but I talk to my pets, they will listen, and possibilities are your mind will Mack it so their facial expression will talk to you, and animals normally give good advice

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    • Mark taff

      Hi there if you download the app anxiety no more by Paul David it will save you and have you feeling great and know that life is worth living for I recommend it to everyone as it worked extremely well for me People I have told to get the app have come back to me so happy and excited and can’t believe how it worked out for them
      GOOD LUCK and happy reading

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    • Chris

      Chris Chris

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      Hi. If you ever need to talk I’m always here. I’ve been through a bad thing all my life but I’ve found someone I love and have an amazing child with but now and then I keep going back there. Could do with someone to talk to, like you may do.

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    • mARK

      mARK mARK

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      I’m 50 and everything you said is exactly the way I feel.. No matter how much I try and to make myself happy, its actually harder, then trying to do it. My thoughts seemed to take over me and push me to the edge. Like having two people on your shoulders and one saying to do it and the other is trying to keep you alive. Always seem like negativity in life out weighs all the positives. All I can say is be strong in yourself and learn good coping skills. I have yet to find out my triggers and how to deal with it better. This all started for me when I was 21 y/o and have managed it for along time. It is now taking over my life. I did recognize the main thing, and that I was not ok I finally needed that help that I would never ask for. Never imagined myself sitting in group setting and talking about my life stories, that I never told anyone and yet it was actually just the thing that gave me comfort, knowing that I wasn’t the only one and the strangers feel the way I feel. Their stories are overwhelming and very sad, but being a vault for others is very important. My therapist gave me a sheet about how mens perception is that we are suppose to be tough and we don’t cry and people will think of you as weak. Well this was correct for me. I had to except that its ok to cry and everyone does it. Getting a lot of reading material is helping me cope. Although at the end of the sessions, when we were all done I went back into my same feelings and feeling alone. I could probably go on for hours, but I will be praying for all that experience this type of feeling and being at peace with ourselves and letting the past just be the past and move on as best you can. Praying for you and the rest of the people who are going thru this. THX Mw

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      • Vibrant Communications

        Hello Mark, We’re glad you connected with this post! You matter. If you ever feel like you don’t, please call us at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline crisis counselors are here for you, any time, day or night.

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    • Rebecca Grella

      I know you posted this over 3 years, but I hope you’re doing better and are still here. I hope your life is amazing and at the time of your life when you posted this it was just a bump in the road.
      Please know that you matter, even to me a complete stranger. You are worthy of being here and you are enough!

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    • Alyssa

      Alyssa Alyssa

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      You’re not alone, as I’m sitting here In tears I just want you to know your comment has helped me.

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      • Vibrant Communications

        Alyssa, it sounds like you’re also going through a lot right now – remember, the Lifeline is here for you any time day or night, every day of the year at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Don’t hesitate to call us, your life matters!

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    • Terri Cline

      I feel same. Ready to give in. Don’t understand why I’m still here? I’m not social, can’t use the phone, tv, drive, get mail, or even get out of bed. The quarantine was here for 2 wks b4 I heard about it. I don’t know what I have, but I know no one would believe me bc I sound like a hypochondriac if I tried to explain it all. I’m alive, but not living. Some kind of a weird mental zombie.

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      • Vibrant Communications

        Terri Cline, we’re so sorry for all the emotional struggles you are going through and we want to help. If life ever feels like it’s not worth living, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The call is free and confidential, and crisis workers are there 24/7 to assist you. If you are more comfortable chatting online, the Lifeline does offer a chat service on our main website http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org, however chat queues may be long. So if you are in crisis and need to speak with someone immediately, or have trouble connecting with a chat counselor, we encourage you to call us at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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    • Sad4ever

      I understand you, I always tried my hardest to be the best I can be, but it’s never enough, but because I put on a tough facade it is expected for me hold my emotions in. At one point in middle school, my schedule was so hectic that I didn’t have TIME to show emotions. It felt like I was drowning and everybody was watching me and laughing…

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    • Amy McNealy

      I know exactly how you feel. I feel like I’m trapped under water and can’t breathe all the time. I’m damned if i do and damned if I’m not. But I can say that I’m great at giving other people advice but not so great at taking it. But what helped me was writing in a journal and then burn the paper yiu wrote on. It sounds crazy but it helps

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    • Nobody

      Nobody Nobody

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      I’m going to be honest, I thought I was truly gonna be happy. I kept believing that there is a reason I see all these numbers repeated every single day of my life. My life went from worse to worse. I can’t figure out why my mind is fixiated on seeing a certain few numbers repeated continuously everyday, but I feel no happiness. I had it all, I lost it all. It was all my fault, I made excuses to justify my actions so I can hide that I’m broken because of this. I have no soul. I lost it and I’m tormented with mental trauma. I know I’m not crazy but why can’t I feel anything. Everyday is depressing and I feel that, my insides feel empty. I tried so hard to make my family happy but I couldn’t figure out why I see nothing but evil things and depression in my mind. It almost seems that something is wanting me. I’m a grown man scared to tell anyone what I feel because I don’t like people knowing how damaged I am inside. I pray to god, not for things, but to just find my own true path in life. I guess I’m truly to stupid to see it. It has been years and I just want to sleep and dream forever, just know that I have been trying so much harder to be better and nothing Ever happens

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    • Jese

      Jese Jese

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      We could text sitting na same room or area it me i dont want to hhurt u i know iDO talk withme i dolove you and i suport any deceesiion u make even ifi m not included i want u hapy n safe your light isbright aas theee ssun

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  • lucy elam

    It is good that you’re reaching out and writing out loud. It shows your true heart wants to stay in this world.
    Now find someone to listen to you, a friend or professional or a phone call or website.
    Don’t wait any longer xxx hugs xxx

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    • C

      C C

      Reply Author

      Sometimes I feel alone like no one understands me. I feel like I have to keep going and be strong even when I don’t always know what’s going on around me. I feel like I have been a million different things to a million different people and some of those things I would rather not have to be or be used for. I feel like I keep trying to escape an environment or situation that others have tried to create involving me but never really asking or informing me with whatever it may be. In this scenario I don’t trust certain others intentions maybe because if it was in my best interest I wouldn’t constantly feel or be alone, confused, or depleted. I have held on to the belief that the confusion would become clarity, the loneliness would turn to acceptance, belonging, and love and that I would find where I belong and my purpose not based on what other people want for me because I’ve learned that some of those people don’t care to have me reach the best that I can be at least in alignment for what I want for myself. I am not saying all but up until now I feel like those who may have been controlling my environment by contributing to the lack of understanding and clarity definitely did not have the best intentions. I ask to be free of this control because there’s is no googd that can possibly occur by trying to keep someone else from living the best life that they possibly can create/have. I’ve learned that certain environments energize me allowing me to thrive and other environments make me feel or have made me feel depleted and ultimately stuck in patterns that are not conducive to my ultimate sucess. I be always wanted to be able to forgive and move on not wanting to focus my energy on things or situations that keep me stuck in the same scenario or similar in feeling at least to past situations or not yet created ones that may evoke continuously feeling in pain, sad, confused or alone. I feel like the last four years of my suffering was created unnecessarily by those for their own selfish reasons which I somehow feel was at the core for no other reason than to obtain a particular love interest or opportunity in numerous environments that I’ve been in. Almost like I was never really apart of something just kind of used by others around me for whatever the situation may have been. Not blaming but I am saying no more. I do not care to be used as an object or subject in anyway and to me the term being used means not choosing to be a part of a situation and if so not being informed. I can only be accountable for my choices and therefore I need to be free from control of any kind especially that which may keep me confined in a situation that is not one that I care to be apart of because to be apart of something you have to have the same knowledge, options, treatment etc.. as everyone else that may be in the same or similar situations. Thanks for listening and if anyone has any helpful stories or advice I’d love to hear it.

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      • Vibrant Communications

        Hello C, It sounds like you’re going through a lot right now! Sorry to hear that this is what you have to face. I can’t even imagine what that must be like for you. You deserve more than what you are given and can only hope for the better for you. The Lifeline is here for you any time day or night, every day of the year at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Don’t hesitate to call us, your life matters!

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    • Izz

      Izz Izz

      Reply Author

      Hello. I want to share something. Today im really feel bad because nobody cares about me. Because yesterday i had an argument with my brother. I know my fault because im anger but it his fault. He say something that made me really mad. And i ask him to shut up because u know when im getting mad i cant control myself. I said to him shut up or i will punch you. He replied in malay ” bagilah” it likes he really want me to punch him. So i dont know why i cant control my anger and i give him punch. And that time we fight until my mom stop us. And then I were sitting to calm my anger. And heard all my brother explain to my mom and his explanation like him always right and he lied to my mom like im starting first and he do nothing. Then my mom blame me and im start anger again but this time i punch the door and run to my room. Now already 1 day and half im stay and my room. Im always keep silence and seems no one notice me. Actually no one cares and check on me if im still alive or not. It already one day im in my room. Not eating and not peeing. U know how im feel right now. 10 of my family members and even none of them gonna ask me if im still alive. So im decide to commit suicide tonight. Im feel useless and its better if i dont exist. So to those who read this i hope u all stay healthy and thank you for spent time reading this. I dont know i still thinking if im gonna die or not. In 2 hours if no one gonna check me if im ok so i will suicide tonight. U guys can email me because i need friend right now. Remember find me in malacca, malaysia. I have 2 hours before im die

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  • KMY

    KMY KMY

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    Final Breaking Point ,

    It’s crazy to think how much my life has changed over the years. It all started with my 18th birthday just two weeks before my birthday my friend took his life because of his struggles with the world excepting him . It killed all of us inside . To think that the world could be so cruel to a person who brightened every room that he walked into but just because he was very theatrical he was made fun of by other people . Singing at his memorial was one of the hardest things I had to do until my actual birthday. His memorial was August 16th and my birthday is the 17th . On the 17th we thought of a way to try to have fun and live life to the fullest as he would of wanted us too.

    August 17th , my 18th birthday turned into the next hardest day . We were all heading to my birthday dinner after an awesome day of hanging out at the beach in Lake Chelan . Because of how many people there were we had to take a couple cars well some of my friends packed in my car and the others in a another. When we got about half way I got a call from my best friend in the world and ah was crying. She said they had gotten in an accident and I needed to meet them at the ER . Waiting at the ER till they get there then I hear screams coming from where the ambulance dropped them off. It was my friends mother. Her youngest son , my friend Cristian died from impact. My best friend Kim was all cut up , friend Joel had short term memory loss and I had to keep telling him his cousin was gone . My friend Yony held me as I cried to him about his brother passing. Two friends in one day I couldn’t handle it I was a mess. So I moved .

    2,000 miles away . Wisconsin and now it still haunts me to this day. I would give anything for it to have been me and not him . So I move to get away and be closer to my family . Then I meet this amazing guy , finally something is going right I’m my life. Till I meet his friends wife . Who has tried to break us up and harassed me so many nights I’ve lost count. It currently turned into a huge problem at a wedding . I have been dealing with this for a year and a half and I couldn’t take it I broke down. Ever since then (2 weeks ago) I am a mess . My thoughts are terrible , I have little to no hope. I can’t talk to my boyfriend . But I told him k need his help and he just said he needs to go to bed. I’m strong until my breaking point and I’m at it. I’m lost.

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    • You Matter

      I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friends and the difficult time you’re having in that relationship. friend – these are such a difficult things to go through. Although our Facebook page is not intended for crisis intervention we are here for you any time day or night, every day of the year at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Please call us and let our crisis counselors help find the supports you are looking for.

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    • Tami

      Tami Tami

      Reply Author

      Hey, I am so sorry. I just want you to know that I read your comment. Keep holding on. I will not say I have the how, but I know the why. You and only you fill this space in the world. You have a unique perspective that can be exactly what can help someone else heal in the future. The future…. keep holding on precious you. You are needed.

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    • Julian Robbins

      I have to admit, that sounds craptastic. But I know how you feel ( sort of).

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  • Julian Robbins

    I have a lot of low days, I also have a lot of good days, morre good days than bad days. One of my main coping skills is listening to my local K-LOVE station. I sadly don’t know how to express emotions, especially love. I don’t have many friends, and the ones I do are pre domiantly female, and a few are male. I have tow friends that have depression, both are female. The one that has known me since third grade, ( she says I’m a pain , but she still ‘loves’ ( the friendship type of love,) me) says she thinks I have depression. While I’m not denying that it is entirely possible, I do sort of doubt it. And yes I’ve been through counseling twice. Both times they discharged me Saying that I was fine. So yea. I’m not ok, but in the end I always am and that is what matters.

    What goes up , must come down.

    For every action, there is both an equal and opposite reaction – Isaac Newton

    That same friend if mine who has known me since third grade, lost thier mom last summer due to cancer. I lost my grandpa last summer as well in the same month I believe.

    I also lost a friend who died in the hospital due to a rare disease called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocitosis ( HLH) back in early 2016. I then later that year in July lost my grandma. So I’ve been surrounded by death.

    Even better news:

    I’M STILL HERE ALIVE AND KICKING, AND BREATHING! ( Sorry, I couldn’t make it bold.. used next best thing caps lock)

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    • You Matter

      Julian Robbins, it sounds like you are having a really difficult time coping. Our greatest condolences for your losses. Whenever you need a little extra emotional support, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK. The call is free and confidential, and crisis workers are there 24/7 to assist you. The Lifeline is there for everyone.

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      • Julian Robbins

        Thanks. For me, the pain/feeling of grief doesn’t hit me instantly. It takes a bit, for me to well ‘digest’ it.

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  • Julian Robbins

    I should add that I’m not a real social person. I’m the quiet type. I get blamed for alot of [CENSORED] that I find pointless.

    All the drama that I see and experience , makes me wish that life had a pause button, or even just a mute button.

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  • Kirsty

    Kirsty Kirsty

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    I’m a carer for my mum and my grandparents are making me feel so grounded like I can’t see my friends or anything Im getting so down about it idk wat to do xx

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    • You Matter

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