PSA and a little Bio of me.


I know this might not be acceptable, but I am going to post it anyway.

As a life long sufferer of depression and self harming thoughts. I truly know how awful this season can be. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the days after are difficult.

Self medicating, Self stimulating….dealing with loss. Remembering what I tried to forget…forgetting what I tried to remember. Grasping for answers and never knowing what the question ever was.

I have been there, not going to lie, I am still there. This is something I suffer from every day.

But one day I decided to reach out and ask for help. *Ring Ring* “Hello, My name is Rachel, are you ok?” Those words changed my life (or saved it) Just one person asking if I was ok. That is all it took.

I don’t want to get away from the fact that depression is a real disease. It most certainly is, and should be treated that way. With a little help and self discipline mine is under control.

I apologize for telling my story so much, but I know how I feel this weekend…and if I can help one person, including myself, I have done my job!

Call 24/7: 800-SUICIDE (784-2433) 800-273-TALK (8255) Text Telephone 800-799-4TTY (4889) Trans Lifeline 877-565-8860

3 responses to “PSA and a little Bio of me.

  1. Please don’t ever apologise for sharing your story. Thank you for sharing your story. I am also acquainted with depression and in particular the pain it can cause at this time of year.

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  2. Any holiday can be difficult for those who are struggling with depression. I know that in the back of my mind starting up this blog that Christmas Eve of 2009 was a way to help me deal with my own case of depression.

    The site became an outlet and I’ve since met some very good friends because of that decision. For some having someone, even just a stranger, to talk to on these difficult days enough to raise their spirits if just for a brief moment.

    And yes, never apologize for trying to help others you know who are in need.

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