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    Name Manglin' Putz alantig's Avatar
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    Dude - keep seeing your doc, keep on the meds, and most of all, do whatever it takes to make it to that next minute, next hour, next day, next week. If it gets darker, call someone else, see someone else, but above all, just get to that next minute, because one of those minutes is going to be the one that turns things in the positive direction for you. Pick up the guitar, take a walk, ride a bike, watch an old comedy bit - whatever it takes to get one step further along. And make sure you have someone who'll support you - it's an easier journey if you have someone to walk beside you.
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    Prs2Studio,

    I'd like to echo what others have said here. Please do not give up. I really believe that we all have to deal with difficult situations at one time or another, even ones that seem hopeless and overwhelming and just too painful to bear. In my case, suicidal thoughts have crossed my mind at times in my life, but I never gave into them, and I'm asking you not to give into them either. Things can get better no matter how impossible it may seem.

    Also, feel free to contact me any time if you need someone to talk with, or just someone to listen. You are welcome to contact me by PM for any reason, and we can go from there. I have a number of health problems and I don't work, so I am always available. And that goes for anybody who sees this who may want or need to talk.

    I promise you; things can and will get better, but only if you refuse to quit.

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    Hey buddy, hang in there, things will get better. Don't believe me? Just wait it out and prove me wrong, I challenge you to do so.

    I know earlier you said you're safe, but something in you made you write the post, and I hope the responses thus far have given you what you needed to get through this rut.

    While I can't say I know exactly how you feel in your head, I can say I at least have an idea. I suffer from PTSD from Iraq, every moment is a nightmare in my life. More times than id like to admit I ask myself "what if" and "why not", however, I refuse to let my daughter live without her father. That goes without saying, where would I be if I didn't have her to keep me going.

    I decided to turn these negative feelings I have in to a motivator. Because of my desparate attempts to stop the pain, I've started playing music again, and it help a lot. Instead of bottling things up and exploding on people (or myself), I translate them in to music. Write lyrics about how you feel and start strumming away. Write riffs to play when you feel a certain way. Nobody needs to hear them or read them, but you'll have them for you... even if you write it down and throw it away, its still releasing those negative feelings from your body.

    I know it sucks, I know it hurts. I've alienated my parents from my life several times since coming home, going years without talking to them, and they've told me how much it hurts when I open the lines of communication again. Your girl will come back, and you will play an important part in her and your grandbabies life again.

    If you ever have the urge to hurt yourself... go get a tattoo ;-)


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    I can't add any better advice my friend. Others have said it best. Just know that we are all on your side and I have an abundance of respect for your strength in reaching out prior to acting. I believe everyone gets to that point during their lives because we can't control how we feel, only how we react. Keep what control you can and stay around. Your daughter and granddaughter will love you for it eventually.
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    My advice: Get out of the house as much as possible....even if its by yourself. Keep active. Work out, if possible. Take up a sport. There are lots of mens and mixed leagues for just about anything. The worst thing to do for a depressed person is to be isolated. Take a random vacation to some place new that you've never been to.

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    PRS2Studio, there are alot of good folk out here as you can see, so take strength in that if nothing else.

    I used to struggle with depression, not as badly as some of those who have shared here, but still. My kids are young yet (7 & 4) and I have no frame of reference for the situation you went through with your daughter, but I applaud you for handling it how you did, and I hope that I would have the strength to do as you did if my little girl is ever in that situation.

    I have noticed even at this young age that my kids respond more to, and are affected more by, what I do rather than what I say. I am sure most fathers experience that, I can't be alone. So your daughter and granddaughter will be more positively affected, and inspired, by your perseverance in the face of tough times - no matter what the source of those troubles.

    Hang in there, stay strong and believe in a better road ahead - one you can help pave.
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    PRS2Studio, give us a mental check up bro. Give us a reply post!!!!
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    I just got back from my 20 year old niece's funeral.

    Grief and pain are a universal thing. Avoid causing it if you can.
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    Oh my.

    Les and Rob, I'm so sorry for your loss.

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    I am late to this thread.....no advice from me just prayers that you get past this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Oh my.

    Les and Rob, I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Thx, man. Hard thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    Grief and pain are a universal thing. Avoid causing it if you can.
    About the best advice a person could give or get. Thanks for the inspiration Les.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Oh my.

    Les and Rob, I'm so sorry for your loss.
    I second that. My thoughts are with you all.

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    Sorry to hear about your niece, Les. A buddy of mine went through the same thing w/his niece, and it's just brutal.
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    Thanks for sharing, guys. It's so much more brutal for her brothers and parents that it's heartbreaking to see.
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    I just got back from my 20 year old niece's funeral.

    Grief and pain are a universal thing. Avoid causing it if you can.
    That is terrible..
    Life is so fragile and precious. I hate to hear of someone so young having their life time cut short.
    Mucho mojo, love and light to you and everyone effected by this tragedy Les.

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