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My story of fighting suicide with therapy

After I lost my boyfriend and some of my “friends,” I felt so alone.  I felt like I had no one to talk to.  Even though I had friends who stuck by me, they just didn’t relate to me.

I tried talking to my friends, but their advice didn’t work out so well. All I wanted was to make peace with my ex. I tried talking to him, but I ended up being called names by him and some other people. It got so bad that I actually tried ending my life. That was definitely a wakeup call for me that I really was depressed.

After being hospitalized, I decided to start taking medicine to help me feel happy.  I also recently started seeing a therapist.  The problem before was that I didn’t have anyone to talk to, so seeing a therapist would help me feel like I had someone to turn to, no matter what.

Life shows no mercy and will throw rocks at you, even when you have your back turned. You should never give up, and know that there are people out there who you can turn to for help.

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    Big_LaeLae_

    i know what you mean i was going thru something like this 2 weeks ago and tell this day it hurts me to see him with someone else and some of my friends turned on me like it was nothing

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      ReachOut

      So sorry to hear you’re hurting!  One way you can talk things over with your peers is to visit the ReachOut forums.  You can just click the “forums” button at the top of this page, and you’re there!  Your registration for this page also works there.  Hope to see you there!

      —The ReachOut Crew

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    BizzyIzzy

    We actually have the exact same story. Sometimes people think you have it all together and your friends don’t actually think it’s that serious. Having a therapist is what got me through as well, it’s like your own secret get away with a person who’s only job is to help you feel better.

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    Jacky-martinez

    their is a book like that you should read it its call i love you you haunt me!!

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    babygirl

    my ex boyfriend did the same thing to me, and i siad i would kill my self.  But now i see that it wouldn’t of been worth it. I hope your okay.. It’s worth hanging in there.

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    Shianne

    im scared i wouldnt be able to talk to a therapist. like i dont know if i’d be able to just tell someone i just met my whole life story just to see if they can help. i kinda think i feel like Marah0.

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      ReachOut

      Hi there -
      It is usual to build trust over time with your therapist. Sometimes it may take a few sessions—and that’s OK. Gradually you will build a relationship with this person and begin to feel more comfortable sharing what’s troubling you. Hang in there!
      The ReachOut Crew

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    Marah0

    Do you enjoy tlking with your therapist? im worried ill feel uncomfortable because they dont kno me, they might not get me, they might not be able to help me, there just there for a payday. it seems like my friends ive tried tlking to dont care or just dont understand when i try saying something thts wrong so i dont bother trying to tell them anymore. i keep everything to myself.

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      mel

      I think you need to find a therapist you can relate to and who will help you to know yourself.  Your mates are probably going through the same things you are and probably don’t know how to help you.  I don’t think you can put a price on emotional wellbeing - it was the best money I ever spent and I have never looked back.  The first appointment is the scariest .. but it can also be the most liberating when you realise that you can feel better.  Hoping you find the courage to reach out!

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      ReachOut

      Hey Ashley, It is great that you’re reaching out to the writer of this story. The stories submitted to ReachOut are anonymous, so we have no way of tracking down the writer of this story and asking her to respond to your questions. The writer of this story has the link to where their story is posted on our website, and they may check your comment and respond to you… But, unfortunately we can’t guarantee this. If you want to make an informed decision about seeing a counselor/therapist you could check out this fact sheet that will give you more of an idea about what you could expect from counseling: http://us.reachout.com/facts/factsheet/individual-counseling-or-therapy. Talking to someone outside of your situation can be a real release. For more information have a dig into all the fact sheets on our help and support page: http://us.reachout.com/get-help/finding-people-to-help-and-support-you/help-and-support-for-mental-health
      You should also check out this video that was made by the ReachOut Youth Council. http://www.youtube.com/user/Reachoutfilms#p/c/FA586DFB91207F02/0/A0kOeDQeQNQ Hopefully it will inspire you to take the brave leap of trying to talk to someone! Good luck!!

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