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01 Dec 2004

suicidal
hi doc,

if the world gives you a lemon, make lemonade they say. i've just been handed a ton of lemons on top of my seemingly happy world. thought i was happy, but what a fool i was to believe all lies. been to the doc but seems though i can not find the underlying cause. not the first time though. this depression is killing me and i don't know how much longer i can carry on. did i mention i can't find the underlying cause? see now i'm a lier too. my life revolves around dissappointment. looser through and through. what have i to live for?
no hope for me today, no longer i will waste time...

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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

If the world hands you a ton of lemons, pal, make a ton of lemonade. If you are depressed, one doesn't need to find a "cause", as treatment, by medication or CBT works as well without finding any specific 'cause" and it can arise out of the blue for purely chemical reasons, anyway. There is loads of help --- see a psychiatrist and a counsellor, get the help you need, and start getting better. And work towards a lemon-free live.
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