Please Help.

6 comments | January 25th, 2012

(story submitted anonymously, by a Chestist)

This is real and this is serious.

I can't wait to get out of this purgatory. Resources, internal and external, have dwindled to their final drops. I start to wonder what poison to purchase when we've finally reached the end. {end story}

It's chilling, sad, scary, and maybe for some of us – relatable.  What comfort or counsel can you offer her?  Have you ever felt, for whatever reasons, that you were near the end of your ability to figure out what to do next?  Have you ever thought about "poison" as an escape from what's going and gone wrong?  How did you get past it or, are you still there?  The words we use so often "share your story and change hers" have rarely had higher stakes than now.

For those of you reading this that need immediate help please, please reach out for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.  There is nothing you can't get through. Love, OOC




  • Kelly

    Posted on January 25, 2012

    This too shall pass.I’ve been through bad times so I know this.The bad times in life are there for you to learn and cherish the good.

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  • Lucinda

    Posted on January 25, 2012

    Find someone to talk to, someone to help you gain perspective, to help you see how valued you are.

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  • Aimee

    Posted on January 25, 2012

    Please find someone to talk to. There are so many resources available.

    Speaking on a personal level, the past three years have been very difficult ones for me on many levels. My husband and I have been stretched thin financially, I’ve watched both of my beloved sisters deal with the breakups of their marriages, and my mother-in-law was diagnosed with terminal cancer. There were times that I felt I couldn’t handle it, but talking about it, being able to vent my feelings, definitely helped. Don’t hold it in. Find an outlet, be it a suicide prevention hotline, a therapist or a friend. And know that you have people out here, even if they don’t know you, who are pulling for you.

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  • OOC

    Posted on January 25, 2012

    Kelly, Aimee, Lucinda…thank you. Thanks for sharing, for comforting, for relating and for connecting with someone who needs it. This is exactly why we’re here. You guys rock. XO, OOC

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  • A

    Posted on January 25, 2012

    I have been here. The end of the rope. Wondering if it all wouldn’t be easier if it all weren’t. Then I came to believe that just because things are hard doesn’t mean they’ll never be easy nor good again. Just because things are easy doesn’t mean that happiness results. Speak out, seek help, stick in there. This is all so precious even when it is not all so easy.

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  • Katherine K.

    Posted on January 25, 2012

    I’ve never felt an inescapable despair. I think it’s because I was taught to hold nothing in and so negative feelings never have a chance to fester and grow on their own.

    I echo what someone else said. Seek help from a therapist, a friend, and tip-line, a forum like this one. Let it out and let others in. You are in good company.

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