Thank you HEthens! You saved my sanity.
I feel compelled to write this because, well it’s the nature of this website.
I want to thank you guys, the members of this online community, for helping me through the most depressed state of my life. I became depressed about two – three years ago, and it got progressively worse to the point of nearly ruining my life. I lost two jobs, dropped out of school, destroyed relationships, punched holes in the walls, and became seriously reliant on cannabis to get me through.
I became depressed due to another health issue I was unknowingly experiencing. Without going into detail, it was an endocrine disorder that crippled me from the inside out. The damage was about 60% mental, 40% physical and everyone around me could see it. I began to no longer want to live, though I never considered suicide.
While roughing it out over the past two years, I luckily came across this website. The content of this website, mixed with the discussions and smart, genuinely nice people, I was able to learn a lot of things that truly helped me through those tough times. This site helped forge many of my opinions and outlooks on life, living and meaning beyond anything else I’ve ever known. It allowed me to still maintain a positive mind, find the things that truly bring me comfort and happiness, and helped me, a guy who was formerly careless about religion/spirituality in life, find some sort of alignment with a higher consciousness. (Still a work in progress)
And thankfully, I’ve cured myself of my disorder and feel as if I have woken up from a coma. My zest for life is coming back, but this time with more meaning and honesty. So for anyone suffering the horrible effects of depression, I say to you keep your head up and make the best of it, find some sort of peace and stick with it. But also, make it your immediate priority to overcome your depression or any other issues for that matter, as life spent depressed is no life at all. It may sound exhausting but make an effort to fix your situation. Take it from someone who has been there and is again healthy, do not waste another moment miserable.
I thinks that’s about all I’ve got to say…
Thank you guys. Really.
(@conorq) Thanks so much for sharing this! As one of the representatives of this site I want to say you’re welcome from the team, and I’m sure the members will agree. A lot of people here have experienced difficulties, some similar some obviously different, but they are strong people for it.
I love it here too, this place saved me also. I had depression for a while, in a hospital and such, but I recovered to a reasonable degree before I found this site, unfortunately I would loved to have found it sooner, but it has helped me recover and grow.
I grow every time I come on here, with what people say and even with what I say, I’m like where did that come from? It is because the people here probe you in ways that, I will not claim perfect, we have our issues, but generally inspiring.
So enjoy the place, grow at your pace, use your judgement, decide for yourself, listen to what makes sense to you and build on that confidence. Thanks again mate.
While you have some free time, google Law of Attraction. Read every thing and start watching YT vldeos. Give it a close look with an open mind. I am certain that you will find it to be of value. I have read your prev.posts and responses an sense the potential to apply LOA with some success. Your showing appreciation is a key. You will understand what I mean when you explore it. You will find LOA as it relates to health to be quite interesting as well. I wish you well in all your endeavors!
I’ve just arrived here, not really depressed just little bit tired!! Life can be really cruel!! I’ve been reading some post from this site on Facebook so that’s how I got curious about this place! Hope to find new friends and new energies here!!
When things in life are good, we never bother to search for any deeper meaning to it. When it gets bad (really bad), we are forced to search it out in order to survive. It’s the hard school indeed.
I think the more we suffer the more we learn in life.
It was so touching to read this post. I have suffered from depression for about the last three years. It started when my 17 year marriage fell on the rocks him (affair with 21 y/o) me getting to comfortable and complacent. It really through me for a loop. Vodka and a pack a day were my friend for almost a year. We roller coasted our way to staying together. It’s better but I still feel like I have a deep hole inside. Gave up the vodka and recently quit smoking but I still deal with depression. Three years is a long time to put your life on hold. I want my mojo back and reading your post made an impact. Someone on here mentioned LOA. I am very drawn to that. What are YT videos? Good Luck to a bright future that is full of growth and satisfaction.