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Thank you PostSecret for telling me in your own way over the years that I'll be ok. I am now. It feels amazing

Related: you can cope.
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Image: Feeling nothing was worse than the anxiety and depression.

I'm nearly two years off the pills now, and happier than I ever was on them. Go figure.
Apr. 7th, 2011 07:13 am


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I read A Softer World. Today's was brilliant.

After reading the comic, I caught a glimpse of the first line of text on the blog written by the author: "Hello, there should be more advice about dealing with depression..."

And I carried on reading.

"Today's assignment is simple. Just go out and get on the bus.

It doesn't matter which bus. Whichever bus comes next. Get on, and just go. You could ride that bus to the very end, thank the driver, and then walk into the woods and just die. Just lay down right there and wait and wait until you were dead. Who is going to miss you?

Really, think about it. If you went out to the middle of nowhere and just sat down in a ditch and cried by yourself until you were dead, who would be the first person to wonder where you'd gone?

Call them up! Maybe they want to get ice cream?"

And now I'm sitting on a bench in Greenwich town centre watching the world go by and smiling, because I know there's not a great number of you, but those of you who I'm thinking of - you'll know who you are, and I just want you to know, you are wonderful.

Thank you.
Dec. 10th, 2010 01:29 am


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I often miss the little girl whose dreams had no barriers... who believed in a world where anything is possible with a heart that was full and unbroken
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I just really want to point out the awesomeness of this song today:

You're not as messed up as you think you are
You self-absorption makes you messier
Just settle down and you will feel a whole lot better
Deep down you're just like everybody else.
So why are you sat at home?
You're not designed to be alone
You just got used to saying "no"
So get up and get down and get outside
Cos it's a lovely sunny day
But you hide yourself away
You've only got yourself to blame
Get up and get down and get outside

And of course I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous, the last five verses of which do the same thing, but today, this came on as I walked home in the sunshine and it is so perfect for how I'm feeling right now.