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Contemplating the Unspeakable

By Kristance Harlow | December 12, 2017 | 2 Comments
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I hate admitting this, it’s unspeakable, and writing it down makes it even more real. I’ve been thinking about killing myself a lot. If I didn’t know the horrific trauma that death causes on the people who love the dead person, I think I’d have done it already.

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Is This Depression?

By Kristance Harlow | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Every day I struggle to get up and go to class. I find no meaning in anything I do and I go to a counselor here on campus, but I still feel the same.

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When Depression Shows Her Face

By Kristance Harlow | May 29, 2017 | 1 Comment
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Why is Depression so heavy? Hanging around in the pit of my stomach, a pulsating orb, a cancer re-emerging after remission. The sorrow is physically manifested in my gut. I feel a deep discontent. A piece missing or shifted into the wrong position. A heavy weight, crushing. Like soaking wet wool fabric, clinging to my…

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Anxious Discomfort and Chronic Fatigue

By Kristance Harlow | May 19, 2016 | 1 Comment
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No matter how ready this anxiety is trying to make me, there is no way to prepare for doom. Living in fear is a kind of hell.

The Dull Ache of Depression

By Kristance Harlow | May 18, 2016 | 1 Comment
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I’m not incredibly sad all the time. I don’t feel much of anything most of the time. I’m not just sadder than I used to be, I’m less everything.

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Feeling Half Alive

By Kristance Harlow | May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Up and down emotions. One moment I feel excited and ready to try something new, and the next I am afraid of rejection and hide back in my bed.

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Depression, Sensitivity, and Effort

By Kristance Harlow | May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Where is the inspiration I used to have? It feels weird to be an adult and sometimes feel like the same sad little kid I once was.

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Crisis Text Line
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Suicide Lifeline
Text: “ANSWER” to 839863
Call: 1-800-273-8255

Domestic Violence Hotline
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Child Abuse Hotline
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The Trevor Project
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If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call your local emergency number. The numbers listed here are the commonly used numbers for the stated region, the numbers can vary greatly depending on where you live. If you don't know your country's equivalent to 911, this wiki page and The Lifeline Foundation have comprehensive listings.

Americas

911

The Americas

Europe

112

Europe

Africa

112 & 999

Africa

Asia

112, 999, 110

Asia

Oceania

112, 911, 999, 111, & 000

Oceania

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DV Support Abroad
Call toll-free worldwide
1-833-723-3833

I'm Alive Virtual Crisis Center
Live chat with trained volunteers

Crisis Connections
24/7 crisis support with interpretation in 155+ languages