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Oct 31 2011, 03:02
  • justaguy Newbie

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    Honestly, I just need to talk to someone about my problems. I know what my problems are, im very self aware. I know how to cope with these problems, maybe not in a healthy way, but I want to know how to fix them. Ive gone through short term depression from a young age. I have contemplated suicide at some of the worse moments, but i am not suicidal. I always know that there are things in life that are worth living for, and i will never go through with it, but ive never been able to shake the thoughts. I also have self esteem issues. Most of these things have been brought on my the things that ive been a witness to in my life. My mother was severely depressed when i was younger, and i had actually walked in on her after a suicide attempt. Its not right for a kid in 4th grade to be contemplating what significance he is to the world, and how much they would miss him if he was dead. I have dealt with these feelings my whole life, all by myself, and as of recently ive been pretty successful in my studies and work. I had a panic attack about 2 months ago, and it was one of the scariest moments of my life. I believe it was caused from all of my suppressed feeling from the past 10 years. I dont deal with these problems on a daily bases, it comes more in waves. I have great friends and family, and wonderful girlfriend. I have the potential to be great, but these problems have been holding me back. Again, i really would just like someone to talk to who is generally interested in helping me. One more time, I AM NOT SUICIDAL. Please do not assume that I am because I had those thoughts, I will never commit suicide, but id like to shakes the thoughts of it.
  • GodsTear Senior User

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    Nov 1 2011, 00:42
    Have you ever thought of seeing a therapist face to face to sort out your thoughts?
    • justaguy Newbie

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      Nov 13 2011, 02:08
      As of recently, yes I have been thinking about going to see a therapist face to face. Up until now I think ive been in denial about going to see someone, because it's hard to admit to myself that I have to go get therapy for my problems.
  • GodsTear Senior User

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    Nov 1 2011, 00:47
    Also, how utterly frightening for a young child of 9 walking in on your mother who attemted to off herself.

    These chat places are good for many things. But to have the structure and promise of knowing you can talk to someone face to face on a weekly or more basis is reassuring.
  • GodsTear Senior User

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    Nov 13 2011, 08:56
    "As of recently, yes I have been thinking about going to see a therapist face to face. Up until now I think ive been in denial about going to see someone, because it's hard to admit to myself that I have to go get therapy for my problems."

    When you find a good therapist it becomes such a rewarding experience. I tried several face to face ones which didn't feel right. Then I went online and found this place and won the lottery with the one I talk to now. He is excellent. Talking to a good therapist is a GOOD THING! I like this online therapist becuase I can express myself better and have talked on the phone with him.
  • GodsTear Senior User

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    Nov 13 2011, 09:03
    I just realized that it seems between my two notes that I suggested face to face vs online therapy. It depends on you of course, talking to a therapist is helpful because you get an objective view of things, you get support and non-judgement among some qualities. I always thought I must really be f-ed up to go to one but after talking to the one I talk to online I wish I had found him sooner. It feels like I am just talking to a good friend.