Hi Carmen Lisa,
It is great to see you on the screen again! I have been away for a few days due to ill health, so sorry for not being here in contact quicker than this!
Well done to you for picking up the phone and talking to someone about how you are feeling! Congratulations. Now you have done it once, you know you can do it again.
It also sounds like the person on the other end gave you some great advice.
So from what you wrote, does it mean you have talked to friends about how you are feeling or that you feel more comfortable now doing so?
Sometimes my depression has been so low I have felt like doing something drastic, but thankfully I have not. I think of all the people who would miss me if I did.
A few years ago a friend phoned and stated he needed to come over as he was feeling suicidal. I am so pleased I was there for him as now he has 4 children and a bright life.
We all need someone to listen to us.
On Sunday I talked to some people at Church about how I am sometimes so depressed I have thoughts of suicide. A couple of them stood up and said they would be there for me. Others didn't.
Not everyone can be, but that is okay. You have a phone number to call now. Just in that, if for some reason you don't "click" with the person you are talking to, ask if you can please talk with someone else.
Please don't ever think of yourself as being a burden, and don't think you should be able to manage by yourself. Just ask yourself can a person suffering from asthma or serious diabetes look after themselves without any help or assistance? Not very effectively No and maybe not at all.
We are all entitled to help and assistance when we need it. I am worth it. You are worth it!
Cheers for now from Dooley
Oh yer, the INTERTACTION part is also a great way to better understand how you and others feel.
You may like to check out some other posts and threads and join in the conversations.
A great thing with Beyond Blue is that we are all anonymous. No one judges. We all have our own problems, but we don't need to be alone. We are all part of a caring community!
Cheers again to you!