Trigger re death - Robin Williams Of course , I'm talking about Robin Williams. It was truly a tragedy - but I hope that it's a tragedy that reaps many benefits for those left behind.
I've never been even remotely shaken by a celebrities death, regardless of how he/she did. Sure, I felt bad for the loved ones and that the person had to leave this world so soon, but they never personally affected me. Then comes Robin Williams. This bigger than life, full of energy, successful, wealthy person. I'm not so naive to believe that money or success can make one exempt from depression because depression does not discriminate.
I have always had the the strong belief inside that for me, suicide is never an option. I always knew in my heart that no matter how depressed I may ever get, suicide will never be an option. There's only been one time in my life where I really did fear taht I would give in to it and end my life. That was about 5 years ago when I was very sick from having to go off nardil. By the time i was completely off it fo r4 months, something inside shifted and for that split second, I felt no hope. As soon as I felt that despair come over me (the opposite of hope) I determined that I had to start doing something - ANYTHING, that would lead me in the direction of life and hoope again. It was hard, and some days I didn't think I would do it - but my tdoc used to tell me that it's because overall, I want health and wholeness more than depression, and so Im willing to fight for ir.
I guess the point of this post in light of Robin Williams is that I have had moments of thought where I looked at him, who has access to so many resources, and me, who has far less - but we both struggle the same battle. Then I think if he could stand up against the monster of depression , who's to say that I will be able to? I don't know Robin's heart or how serious he was about treatment, but I do know about me. I know my conviction is strong - I know that intellectually, I can't and won't live a life that ultimately ends in self inflicted death. That is my hope, and I hang onto that forever!View Thread
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My boyfriend recently passed away. His youngest daughter Immediately turned on me then. I received emails...
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My boyfriend recently passed away. His youngest daughter Immediately turned on me then. I received emails from her that were very mean. I've showed them to other people that tell me she sounds bipolar. Then I find out she is. So I was wondering if I should be fearful of her. I don't think there's anything threatening in the emails but they are very mean.View Thread
Good morning - the link attached is something that I just heard and thought it would be good to share here. It's titled, 'A Message to the Depressed" and I thought it was pretty powerful and so accurate.
I'm bipolar II, have panic disorder, PTSD, a traumatic brain injury, and a substance abuse problem in a vain attempt to self-medicate. I'm 47 now. My father lived to be 90. The idea of staying on this mortal coil for another, essentially, lifetime is almost too much to bear. Does it ever get better? Has anyone been this low and come back and had some semblance of normalcy? Peace? The suicidal ideation waxes and wanes, but it seems to be getting worse. I used to think about it with sadness; now I'm beginning to fantasize about it.View Thread
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