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Hi! I have been recently diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety in November 2019 and I am currently in hospital after taking my second overdose. I am awaiting a community mental health bed and was just looking for any advice or tips for how to overcome this sense of not wanting to be alive anymore x
 
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Hi AR120

You have descibed me in every way apart from the anxiety bit, I took 2 over doses and ended in in hospital both times, the thing is I survived, to be honest it is a waste of time taking an over dose, as for staying alive I came to realise what it would be like to be dead," nothingness", that is hard to describe becuase no one has come back AFAIK, plus the upset that death causes amoungst relatives, what ever you do stay alive you will be missed.

All the best woolie
 
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Hi!

I completely understand where you are coming from! I feel so much guilt surrounding trying to end my life and how it has affected my friends and family and I'm just not sure how to deal with it anymore x
 
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Hello welcome to the forum :welcome:
I hope your condition will improve. :rolleyes:

I feel you since I’ve fighting depression/anxiety for 2 years. I was inpatient for 5 weeks at the end of last year. I felt I didn’t want to live anymore when I had the worse symptoms. But I’m better just a little bit lately with Prozac and TMS.

But if you find a proper med, you’ll be functioning. I was on Lexapro for 20 years till I had to quit it due to my health problem (Then this depression relapsed). But I was relatively well functioning in 20 years with Lexapro.

When I felt suicidal, I was holding my 2 cats telling myself I cannot leave them orphans since one of them has a cat AIDS. Nobody wants him.

Please be courageous. And don’t worry about your family and friends so much. I’m sure they feel relieved to know you survived.
 
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