day 5

Join the June Challenge--this is today's prompt:

A time you thought about ending your own life.

I've had major depression and OCD my whole life. But I've never contemplated ending my life. That, fortunately, hasn't been my issue.


Paula said...

I am thankful for that as well!

Cristy S said...

Living with OCD is hard. Living with depression is hard. Living with both could be life ending. I am glad it's not an option for you.

Unknown said...

Depression makes things so black I don't think my mind could actually prepare me for taking my own life. I just don't think I could physically do it.

The Gal Herself said...

Why do you suppose you've never gone "there?" I know that no matter how bleak it's gotten for me, I've dismissed suicide because of my religious beliefs. I've hurt and I've ached and I've been desperate and I've wished it would all just STOP, but then I tell myself, "God knows I can get through this somehow." That's my "break glass in case of emergency" final thought re: suicide. But you recently wrote rather eloquently about your feelings toward organized religion, so I know that's not what pulls you back. I think that would make an interesting post -- where does your strength come from? Because I think for a sensitive soul like you, who has wrestled with her share of shit, it takes strength to not go there.