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I will never call a crisis helpline (so please stop suggesting it)

I’ve never called a crisis helpline such as The Samaritans here in the UK and I never will.  I’m actually sick and tired of random people on the internet suggesting it.   It’s as if they’re treating me like an idiot … Continue reading

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The truths that I’ve been forced to live by

THE TRUTHS THAT I’VE BEEN FORCED TO LIVE BY: Looks are not only important, but extremely important in today’s image obsessed, superficial society. Money can buy happiness, especially if it involves paying for cosmetic surgery or being able to afford … Continue reading

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My many (justifiable) reasons for wanting to die

TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide, alcoholism People don’t seem to understand that I genuinely do want to die.  There are multiple reasons for this and some of those reasons would be enough on their own to justify suicide.  In case you don’t … Continue reading

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“Everyone has problems” = shitty, unsolicited advice

A friend of mine in the US shared the meme above on her Facebook feed and it truly resonated with me.  Like me, she is alone and completely marginalised.  She lives with her parents and is terrified of what will … Continue reading

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Telling me not to compare myself to other people, then comparing my problems to other people’s problems?

Why do people tell me not to compare myself to other people, but then they’ll tell me that “everyone has problems”, i.e. comparing my problems to other people’s to diminish the validity of them?  It drives me up the wall … Continue reading

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Dear random people on the internet: please stop telling me that “life is worth living”

I wish people who don’t know me or what I’ve gone through for most of my life would stop doubting my desire to die, as if it were some sort of whim or temporary problem, rather than a lifetime of … Continue reading

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Unsolicited advice (when there is no help or when treatment hasn’t worked)

All too often, I’ve seen people dish out unsolicited advice to those suffering from mental health problems and loneliness, usually along the lines of “Seek professional help” or “Call the suicide hotline number” or “Check yourself into hospital”.  While this may be appropriate advice to … Continue reading

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