Once upon a time, on a discussion forum far far away, I started a thread in the aftermath of Robin Williams’ suicide. As someone who deals with a grade school birthday party’s goody-bag worth of mental illness issues, I went into detail about my own bouts with suicidal thoughts. I won’t rehash all my problems here, however, because I want this thread to be less about me and more about all of us. (Though I will give a quick background) How we feel, how we cope, and a place for us to reach out to a kind stranger who lives in a computer.
I was diagnosed with Bi-Polar a few years ago, but I’m not sure how accurate that has turned out to be. Severe depression is a no-brainer, with potential borderline personality disorder in the mix. Potentially some paranoia issues. I have a hard time believing that the people in my life are telling me the truth about how they feel.
So anyway, the aforementioned thread turned into a really nice place for a few of us to vent and seek reassurance, and to discuss our issues with others who can relate. It’s my hope that this thread can do the same here. Welcome, friends. Feel free to use this space as a place to seek the help you need.