- Been lurking here for years, even logged a few posts when things were truly dark & dire. I’ve recently began to notice that SP is forever changing and evolving, with the addition of newcomers and the absence of long time posters. For those of you who are new to SP, welcome to this wonderful community. And for those of you who have chosen to no longer post here, may you be in a place less painful than before xo.
Ted Talks – Near Death Experience
I’m guessing that some of you, not unlike myself, are ‘resistant’ to antidepressants and/or counselling. Would love to hear if any of you have personally tried ECT, and if so, what the side effects were like and if it proved beneficial to you. Thanks in advance.
I cried tonight, for the first time in a very long, long time. I cried because for once, in forever, I felt that I was welcomed into a community. I wish to thank WaitLonger, Jack, Teresa’s Child and Yoges for welcoming me into this community on such short notice. I didn’t realize just how much I felt alone until I read your welcoming words. For any of you reading these words, please know that your words, your meanings , and your intentions mean a great deal, within and outside of SP.
Whether you’re moving from city to city, town to town, from one job to the next and from daydream to daydream, I imagine that many of us feel lost.
This is my first post (albeit I’ve been lurking for a couple of years now) and I thought I would try and connect with this thoughtful and supportive community.
My name is Grey (alias), I live on Vancouver Island, and I am a survivor of many, many years of chronic depression. I have had 4 episodes of major suicidal depression during those countless years, with 2 occurring in the last 3 years. I am also a survivor of severe emotional neglect and abuse throughout my childhood and adolescence.
I have experienced depression for so long that it has become my ‘normal’, my baseline. I can hardly remember the last time I felt content or at peace with myself and my surroundings. I imagine I’m not alone, at least in this regard.
I won’t go a long rant, after all I’m new here and wouldn’t
want to scare and/or bore you all to tears 😉
Bye for now