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Are you suicidal?

Yes. 0.20408163265306 20.4% [ 10 ]
No. 0.30612244897959 30.6% [ 15 ]
No, but, I know someone who is. 0.12244897959184 12.2% [ 6 ]
No, but I used to be. 0.36734693877551 36.7% [ 18 ]
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So,I was taking a shower, and it just hit me.... Who all out there actually has support for feeling suicidal? Or maybe you're just depressed, or you have bad anxiety? Perhaps you used to be, and you fear you're about to slip back into old habits. What about if you know someone who IS suicidal and you don't know how to deal with it, and you need some help figuring it out? Maybe, you're somebody who CAN help others, and are just trying to support them in their time of need. What-ever it is, this is your haven.
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About Ash

To be fare, I'm going to put out some things about myself. Hopefully, it will help those feel more comfortable talking about themselves, as well.

I was born May seventh, nineteen ninety-two. I was born in Texas. Moved to California after my brother was born. [about eleven months after me]
I have one younger brother, two younger sisters, and so many step siblings that I can not count... Nor have I met them. Although, I did meet one. She is younger then me.
None of my siblings have the same father.
My father is a schizophrenic meth-head.
I was abused sexually, mentally, and physically by my older younger sisters dad, and our mom.
She chose him in court, and I moved in with my Nana, since my dad couldn't support me. At the time, he wasn't doing drugs.
I lived between my Nana and her sister, my Great Aunt Sally.
From first grade to fifth grade, I was made fun of.
I got my first friend at school in third grade. My only friend.
My dad moved into my Nana's when I was eight... He was on drugs.
Dad went from being my best friend, to the worst person ever. He beat me, yelled, and put me down constantly. Nana always took his side.
My uncle went into the Navy.
Sally's son got onto drugs, and drank all the time. He moved in.
Sally's son held a shot gun to my dad's head. Then mine.
We got a call from the hospital when I was in fourth grade. Sally's son was found in the middle of the street. He OD'd and was taken to the hospital. He was in a coma.
Fourth grade, Sally's son, named Chris, died.
Sixth grade was JR High were I lived. I could start new. I still had my one friend.
I made new friends. My grades dropped. I didn't care anymore. I wanted people to care about me.
I still had my one, now best friend. He was always there.
Seventh grade, he and I dated.
Christmas, I cleaned. Nana got mad, and said that there wasn't going to be a Christmas.
I cut, for the first time.
My boyfriend came over. Saw the cuts. Took me to my room, had me lay my head on his lap, and said... "what's going on? This isn't like you." I told him it was nothing. But I was about to cry. He knew that I didn't want to really talk about it. So we played the Game Cube.
My other friends didn't like that he was pulling me away from them.
I asked this guy that had a crush on me to break up with him for me. Tell him that I still wanted to be friends.
He never spoke to me again.
My brother moved in with Sally in seventh grade.
My new, supposed best friend, spread a rumor in eighth grade. He said I talked behind my friends back. Said I was a back stabber. That's not what you do where I live. Those kinds of people get killed.
My ex contacted me on MSN. When nobody else from school would talk to me. He told me not to take the bus that Friday. People planned to stab me.
I didn't go to school that Friday.
My brother was taken by CPS at school.
Freshman year in high school, people still hated me. But I tried to be new. I cut my hair. Got piercings. Changed my style. Changed completely.
Freshman year, I found out that I was transgendered.
Freshman year, some guys decided they'd show me who's boss. They raped me, and video taped it. They told me not to go back to school. But I did. Not often. But I did.
End of Freshman year, Sally died.
After Sophomore year, I transferred schools.
I spent Junior year at a school with friends I met at an anime convention. With people who didn't know my past. A true new slate.
Things at home got worse. My uncle came back from the Navy. His wife divorced him. He lived with us. Grandpa and Nana fought. Dad was worse. His friends and he stole money from me. Stole clothes, and shoes. Stole my music, my games. Stole what they could get money off of.
I was feeling more alone.
I started skipping school to hang out with this guy with a car. And my boyfriend at the time.
One night, my boyfriend at the time tried to rape me in the back of the car. The guy with the car cheered him on.
Wow, I thought that this happened too much.
My cutting addiction got worse.
After my seventeenth birthday, my dad, Nana, and I got into a fight. I told her that if she didn't make him go to rehab, that I would leave, and never come back. "I'll call the police." she said. "I'll tell them the truth" I said. And she looked me dead in the eyes, and said... "I will lie for him."
I left the next day for school. After school, I went to a friends. I refused to go back.
I ended up being homeless.
I found my way to my moms. Stayed there for two weeks, then she said that she didn't want me anymore. No, she said her friends didn't. But it was her. I knew better.
Her sister, my aunt, took me in. She signed me up for independent studies.
Her daughter was like a sister to me.
I got to see my grandma, too.
But then she lost her job. And we had to squeeze three adults, me, my 'little sister', a dog, a bird, and five cats, plus all our stuff into a one bedroom apartment.
I went back to my Nana's. I didn't want to be a burden.
I spent most time at a friends. Or on the computer.
I met my daughter on her second birthday.
I met, my soon to be boyfriend, on the same day.
The ex who tried to rape me came there. A lot. But I pretended it didn't happen.
Soon, I got with the guy. It was good at first.
Then he got abusive. Cheated. Lied. Manipulated. And used me.
I took care of his daughter, my soon to be daughter.
I sacrificed my anime conventions, my friends, my movies. I sacrificed eating, even. To make sure they were okay.
We stayed with his friends.
They lost their place.
We stayed with his 'brother'.
He kicked me out. After my boyfriend had given me a concussion. I didn't know anyone.
I stayed with an old friend.
I ended up in a hospital that new years. I couldn't handle it anymore. I had tried to kill myself. I wanted to die. I tried to jump off a roof. Nana and Grandpa were going through things. My boyfriend admitted he didn't want me. He used me. And he had his ex girlfriend, mother of his son, text me and tell me that they are together, and that I need to stay out of their life. He doesn't want me. So I had spent that Christmas alone. And I spent New Years in the mental hospital.
I went back to Nana's when I got out. Dad wasn't there anymore.
I moved back in with my ex.
He pulled me along, and then went back to her, pulled me along, went back to her.
Kicked me out. I was back at Nana's.
Brought me back in. And pulled me along. Went back to her. Pulled me along. Went back to her.
Continued to be abusive.
I took my Dad in, and let him stay under our roof. He was going to live on the streets.
He refused to follow rules. And it all went down.
He left.
I got pulled into a car, held at gunpoint, and raped, again.
Later on that year, I became a prostitute for a while. I needed money. I felt that if people were going to do it to me, I might as well get paid.
It lasted about three months.
About a year from today, things were working out.
But I was at my Nana's, and my ex's mom kidnapped our kid.
She took her out of town, beat her, took her to the hospital, and blamed me.
CPS charges happened. And I didn't get to see my daughter. The cops even tried to arrest me.
The next month, I hit bottom again. I tried to kill myself, again. I would up in the hospital, again.
A week after I got out, I wound back up in the hospital.
I lost my apartment.
I made a deal with my dad. I'll pay for food, if I can stay there.
Thanksgiving month. I paid for all the food. Four hundred dollars. The next day, he took me down to the river. I illegally camped, and got a camping ticket. Wooh.
About a month ago, I wound up back in the hospital.
Now, I'm in my dad's living room. Taking care of my Nana. Dealing with my ex. Dealing with my dad. And dealing with court to try to get my kid back.
I need a place by August. If I don't, she will be adopted out, and I will lose her.
I will probably do something stupid if that happens.



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BTW. My post probably won't be all that fancy. I'm lazy.


lol, nice way to wreck the mood.

My therapist says that I'm great for that. XD ;
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I think I typed too much for myself... XD ;
But I just want everyone to feel a little bit more comfortable opening up. And it's always easier to know something about someone else when you're opening up to them.
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User ImageYou might have better luck if you added discussion topics, like what do you do when you're feeling suicidal.
Also, ways of help (such as suicide hotlines).

Overall, it just really seems like you didn't think this thread out very well before making it. Take a look at some of the other support threads in this forum and how they approached it.
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Dearie, if I could give you a hug,...
...It'd be the biggest hug in the world and I'd be in the world record book.
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Ruuude.

Bornes
User ImageYou might have better luck if you added discussion topics, like what do you do when you're feeling suicidal.
Also, ways of help (such as suicide hotlines).

Overall, it just really seems like you didn't think this thread out very well before making it. Take a look at some of the other support threads in this forum and how they approached it.
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Ruuude.

Bornes
User ImageYou might have better luck if you added discussion topics, like what do you do when you're feeling suicidal.
Also, ways of help (such as suicide hotlines).

Overall, it just really seems like you didn't think this thread out very well before making it. Take a look at some of the other support threads in this forum and how they approached it.

I don't think it's rude; he's right. If this is a support thread, she should provide suicide and depression hotline numbers. It should be more than just "there there, I'm here for you" to be a successful support thread.
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I think that these kinds of topics should be in the chatterbox, not only in the support thread. Because nine times out of ten, nobody is aware or looking for support. And then people can just peek into the topic, whatever the thread might be.

Silentmarie
Sereniteax
Ruuude.

Bornes
User ImageYou might have better luck if you added discussion topics, like what do you do when you're feeling suicidal.
Also, ways of help (such as suicide hotlines).

Overall, it just really seems like you didn't think this thread out very well before making it. Take a look at some of the other support threads in this forum and how they approached it.

I don't think it's rude; he's right. If this is a support thread, she should provide suicide and depression hotline numbers. It should be more than just "there there, I'm here for you" to be a successful support thread.
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Sereniteax
I think that these kinds of topics should be in the chatterbox, not only in the support thread. Because nine times out of ten, nobody is aware or looking for support. And then people can just peek into the topic, whatever the thread might be.

Can you rephrase that?

Are you saying all support threads should be in the chatterbox?
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Just saying I don't want things to be stereotypical.
Such as, support is only in the support threads.
Support should be everywhere, for hiding people.

Bornes
Sereniteax
I think that these kinds of topics should be in the chatterbox, not only in the support thread. Because nine times out of ten, nobody is aware or looking for support. And then people can just peek into the topic, whatever the thread might be.

Can you rephrase that?

Are you saying all support threads should be in the chatterbox?
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Sereniteax
Ruuude.

Bornes
User ImageYou might have better luck if you added discussion topics, like what do you do when you're feeling suicidal.
Also, ways of help (such as suicide hotlines).

Overall, it just really seems like you didn't think this thread out very well before making it. Take a look at some of the other support threads in this forum and how they approached it.


It isn't rude to expect someone to put some kind of effort into a support thread. neutral Every single support thread that we have has multiple posts by the creator on the first page, detailing their objective, personal accounts, mods, and helpful resources that exist outside of Gaia.

It is in no way rude to expect someone to put things such as this on their support thread, especially if they're supposed to be passionate about the subject to the point where they feel a thread is needed to begin with.

And, at least OP was told how to improve the thread as opposed to flamed and told to GTFO. You obviously don't post in LD enough to know how tame this reply was.
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title is a little bit... misleading... be careful with how you word things
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Only thing I seen is forced drugs an then if that dont work they electrocute your head
o -o

I tried it once an the whole process of them burstin into my room an puttin needles in me an then I wake up with people lookin at me askin if I feel better was so ******** scary I aint thought to try killin meself since

like I wouldnt wanna try it if that was gonna happen cause man I ******** hate needles
rather stay alive long as I get left in peace
Life doesn't have worth, because you cant put a price on it. Your life only has as much worth as you honestly think it does. In all realism the universe would keep spinning if an entire race was killed off.

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