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Are you overwhelmed with dark feelings of despair? Have you suffered a loss and are having a difficult time coping? If you or someone you love is suffering from depression or is grief-stricken, you know it can be a struggle, but you don’t need to suffer in silence. Share your story here.

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Replied By: JWL123 on Aug 21, 2015, 6:52PM
I just found out today that a very dear friend I met on this sight in 2008 passed away on June 22. She used the name on here of profedrien and had been battling for a long time with health issues, like CRSP and RSD.

I knew something had to be wrong as I hadnt heard from her since May 9th. Her Friend sent me an email but I didnt receive it until today.

Replied By: yesyoucan on Jul 24, 2015, 9:11PM
WOW!  Tonight a car given to a woman, tuition to another woman, $25,000 to someone else, a free vacation to two different persons and cash and $100,000 to a family and free home repairs to another.  Celebrities knock on your door like man with new FOX show HOME FREE knocked on door of persons receiving money to renovate their bathrooms and kitchen.  

KNOCK KNOCK LIVE  said tonight on FOX TV on first airing to check out show online and nominate persons you know in need.  I know often persons here have been in need of everything I mentioned and more so I immediately thought of everyone here I've met over the years as well as new persons coming here too, now.  So here I am to share in hopes anyone in need here can have another outlet to reach out for help.  With bigger hopes WILL be helped too.  Texas Sized Hugging and Healing Prayers to all new and not so new...  to be abundantly blessed always...
Replied By: swedewh on Jul 13, 2015, 1:07PM - In reply to karenpetersen
I am so glad that you got out of a abusive relationship and that you survived breast cancer.  You say you are worried about your future but you don't tell what about the future.  Do you have a job?  Would you like to get further education?  Go for it and go to your local college or look at online college courses.
Replied By: karenpetersen on Jul 10, 2015, 10:17AM
I am 57 years old. Survived domestic violence from a 20 yr marriage. Ten years later I was diagnosed with Breast cancer, now a Survivor . I have extreme anxiety regarding my future. Please assist with coping mechanisms.
Replied By: ravenlost1 on Jun 29, 2015, 7:00PM
He got to.go to Rhode Island and.Salem.,.that i was upset, that he could.of came.down to new.york, for a few days and hang out...

in the as.i call him, regardless text.amd email
Replied By: elenaferre on Jun 5, 2015, 4:59AM

Please check the link and act now.

Do not allow my weak flame fade away.

Replied By: melovesal on Jun 2, 2015, 11:02PM - In reply to pendicup
How long where you guys together? If you don't mind me asking. I have an ex he is 41 and Im 28 and he insist us not being together anymore after 6 years, im lost
Replied By: candyford544 on Jun 1, 2015, 7:01PM - In reply to candyford544
Hi Dr. Phil I am hoping you can help us I'm a single mother who raise two young men, they both are mentally disabled like me it so hard to get any help I been trying to get some help for my older son is in Modesto California Public Safety Center in jail and I've been trying to get him some mental health in there and no one is trying to help us I would talk to the Mayor, Governor I only talk to district attorney public defender and no one is willing to help andmy son is Griffin with girlfriend and first daughter and they haven't tried to give him any kind of counseling or let him talk to the psychiatrist or put him back on his medication my son disability right I was wondering if you could help us thank you very much and have a wonderful day
Replied By: candyford544 on Jun 1, 2015, 6:50PM
Hi Dr. Phil, on April 24, 2015 my son was in a car accident that kill is girlfriend and unborn baby my son is mentally disabled you have bipolar you have ADHD learning disability I haven't impulsive disorder we have PSD PST we have developed many disorder any so I coded psychosis and is Ben and Public Safety Center in Modesto any haven't got no kind of mental health treatment and they haven't been giving him his medication and he's hearing voices and is trying to kill himself in there and they're not doing anything to help for me and it's creeping about his girlfriend and his baby are in the public defender and the district attorney and not helping them public defender is not doing anything to help I asked her to get oh so mental treatment and she's still having I asked the DA to get them into the translation is still have a choice
Replied By: juliettea on May 23, 2015, 11:26PM - In reply to suicideabuse
I too lost a mother to suicide - that I know had some issues with being mentally ill...I feel compassion for you because I do know that my mom loved me - but she was a diabetic who didn't take care of herself - so she often took too much insulin for the 'high' of having an insullin reaction (drug abuse, but very 'legal' and hard to fit into a category.  Because I am an only child I was largely responsible for helping to care for her as she was so inept at doing so for herself.  Once she died, although I was terribly disturbed about it - I felt tremendous relief and then sadness because I felt such relief.  She exhausted me.  She was drama on steroids.  I think it is a HUGE gift that you are refelctive enough to know what you feel about it and that you are so clear about what the relationship really was.  People cannot give you what they don't have - and it sounds like your Mom was too much of a mess to mother you.  Dr. Phil has said that 'mother' is a verb too and it sounds like she did not treat it as a responbisilbility - but that you in fact did more parenting of your 'child'/mother, as I often did.  Dr. Phil also says that sometimes you have to give yourself what you wish someone else would.  I DON"T think you should feel guilty at all, but since the relationship was largely abusive, it would be worse to continue to abuse yourself because of this history. LET IT GO - the pain sounds like it stemmed from her and she is gone.  Your letter actually helped me a lot as I read it as a lot of your point resonated with I thank you for your honestly, clarity...and insight.  That is valuable - not the pain.  Let it go...and as Dr. Phil would say, the past is over, the future hasn't happened yet...the only time is now.  Let go now and the greatest honor your could give her is to let go of the pain and move on.
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