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    I wonder if this site has saved anyone from suicide? Seriously.

    Yes. It has. At least one. Me.

    Well -- this site, Zoloft, the love of my husband and child, and an indefatigable commitment to doing something positive before I go.

    Clinical depression is a mysterious and insidious thing. I've had it since early childhood, spent time in psychiatric institutions, self-medicated with alcohol and drugs. It's difficult in the best of circumstances, but when George W. Bush and his cabal of criminals pulled off their coup, the depression was compounded. The fact that I have a beautiful little son was the only thing keeping me from killing myself, but even that might not have been enough had the depression been allowed to flourish unchecked. Fortunately, I have a slightly stronger will to live than I have to die, so I always manage to find a way back from the edge of the abyss.

    Daily Kos, I am convinced, has played an integral part in my recovery this year. I have never functioned so well for so long without a relapse. It is one thing to understand, intellectually, that one is not alone. But to have a place like this to visit regularly, where one can interact with kindred spirits and truly grasp in a visceral way that one is not alone -- that makes al the difference.

    Rage, rage, against the lying of the Right.

    by Maryscott OConnor on Sun Oct 31, 2004 at 08:06:56 AM PST

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