Anonymous I lost my father in July 1981. Before he died I had made plans to move to California in the fall. I went ahead with my plans. I was as happy and carefree as any young person going to live in California. I found a place to live and a job, however every day […]
Anonymous When I was a freshman/sophomore in college, I thought I had nothing left to live for. I was (and still am personally) driven to excel and was devastated when I did not do well in an English class resulting in a D. I had never had such a low grade during my education and […]
Anonymous I was 16 years old. My mother hated me, or so it seemed. She didn’t allow me to date or go anywhere with friends. I accused her of having kids just so we could do her work for her. I had an after-school job, but my mother drove me to work and back. Because […]
When I was in my mid-to-late 30′s, I experienced a clinical depression. I had everything in life to be happy about, but I was overwhelmed and felt like nothing in my life would ever be different and there was no end to my stress. I was a compulsive overeater and had quit smoking after 15 years and had my second baby and he did not sleep through the night for over 10 months. I was over-exercising and was in a vicious cycle that became more than I could handle. I remember having thoughts of suicide.