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19 Aug 2007

i want out of this miserable life.
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01 Jan 0001

PLEASE, people, don't come here with emergency messages, knowing that it is impossible for us to respond adequately to them. It's like finding that your house is on fire, and sending me a postcard to tell me about it, rather than calling the fire brigade.
DO call Lifeline ( number on this page ) immediately and talk this through with them. DO go to a casualty Deparment and ask to see a good local shrink asap, and if you have already been seeing a shrink, call them up and arrange to see them asap.
As Maria says, and we so often need to repeat, suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Its understandable that when deeply depressed and upset you may decide that you don't want to continue living LIKE THIS --- but the "like this" CAN be changed and improved, so the solution is to change it, rather than to stop living.
Lifeline should always answer ; wait long enough for them to pick up the call --- it'\s too easy to gamble with your own life, saying in effect " If they don't pick up the call within xx rings, I'll hang up and give up". Drinking doesn't really dampen the pain and can often worsen it, as well as having the danger of making us more foolish and impulsive.
And do return to this forum later on, when you have weathered this storm, and let us know how you are getting on.
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