My Depression Is Drowning MeSuicideMy Depression Is Drowning Me<div class="ExternalClass55B157CA1C01443AA58654A600A23C75"><p style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;">​<span>I'm feeling suicidal. I've been depressed. My depression is so much worse now. I feel like a guy drowning under water trying to get up and there is a weight holding me down and as my depression gets worse the weight gets bigger and bigger. I have cut myself also.  </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div><div class="ExternalClassBCA5AC29014141D08FC7CB242AC4789C"><div><div class="ExternalClass55B157CA1C01443AA58654A600A23C75"><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>We are glad you are reaching out today through Your Life Your Voice. It really sounds like you are going through a difficult time and you made the right choice to reach out for help. We are very concerned for you as you mentioned you are suicidal and you also cut yourself.  Please know suicide is not the answer no matter what you are going through. Life can present us many challenges and we all have to go through some hardships from time to time. However, feeling likes this for a prolonged time is not the way anyone wants to live their life and if you have been feeling this way for a while it is time to get more support to help you heal. Suicidal thoughts might seem like the only option you have to get away from whatever  pain you are feeling, but in reality, it doesn’t make things any better. It is permanent, so it takes away the option for you to have the opportunity to feel better and live your life to the fullest.</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>If you feel like you can’t keep yourself safe tonight please call 1-800-448-3000 and talk to one of our counselors right away.</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><font face="calibri, sans-serif"><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;">We have 20 questions that we would like you to go through: </span></font><a href="/Pages/tip-20-Questions-to-Ask-Yourself-if-You-Feel-Like-Giving-Up.aspx">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-20-Questions-to-Ask-Yourself-if-You-Feel-Like-Giving-Up.aspx</a></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>​We are here to support you and talk to you about what is going on and what is causing you to feel this way.  Please know there is help available. You deserve to give yourself the opportunity to find happiness, and to live the life you want.</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Stay safe.</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;">LO, Counselor</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div></div> </div>14

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