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I'm writing a short film script about a day in the life of someone suffering from depression. Any1 have any visual metaphors to share? Abstract ways of describing how symptoms feel?
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 15 Aug
I want the film to be visual so there's no dialogue. The idea is to use visual metaphors to make the audience empathize with symptoms...
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 15 Aug
...for example, ideas I've had include: Trying to get out of bed but being physically chained to it, everyone around him is overly and annoyingly happy. Etc, any other ideas would be greatly appreciated!
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Binky B HERO · 15 Aug
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Binky B HERO · 15 Aug
What about feeling like a fraud (not sure how you'd show that... Like not fitting in?), or wanting to die - perhaps gladly going to sleep in a coffin, or perhaps that could signify the 'death' of one's ambitions.
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 15 Aug
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 15 Aug
Yessss, my depression feels like I'm laying in the coffin watching ppl living while I lay down dead yet conscious of everything.
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 15 Aug
Also, feeling l
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 15 Aug
Ups... Anyway, also feeling like I am thorn apart between life and death... Existing in the middle like two forces or men pulling me each on their side while I suffer.
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 15 Aug
Aaaalso, depression for me feels like I'm not able to see my future and seeung ppl around me having lives while I live in the neverending nightmare of waking up in the same empty day.
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 15 Aug
Don't wanna be annoying but... Sometimes it feels like being followed by someone who holds me from speaking, interacting or walking, forcing me pay all attention to him while he just keeps silently staring at me.
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Love ! LEGEND · 15 Aug
Our moods are filters. So what if you have a scene and then two orbits representing the eyes panning the scene filtered in blue.
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 15 Aug
Wow thanks guys! Great ideas. The coffin idea is interesting, maybe a glass coffin invisible to others.
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 15 Aug
Love 1 I like the use of colour when presenting depression. There's a great film 'A Single Man' and the colours are very desaturated, but becomes more vivid in scenes that gives the character a reason to live
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 15 Aug
What do you guys think of the character being underwater? But the rest of the world is normal, so would use VFX to put a water filter over the world
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Love ! LEGEND · 15 Aug
That's interesting too. one more thought. Rumination, or excessive thinking, is characteristic of depression. I would have the din of thought, the cacophony playing and contrast with, say, the sound of a bird singing. But protagonist can't hear b/c
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Love ! LEGEND · 15 Aug
din of thinking is too loud.
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Tasha S GUARDIAN · 15 Aug
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 15 Aug
I like it! Break a leg! <3
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Margot L SUPPORTER · 16 Aug
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Alicia B LEGEND · 17 Aug
I see it as watching one's life on TV. Things happening, people talking, but in the end you are still alone in your room in front of a box.
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Alicia B LEGEND · 14 Aug 6
Last day of vacation, walking around the port and city centre. Good mood, but needing some alone time, and craving intellectual stimulation. Tired of packing/unpacking by now :)
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Lydia R HERO · 12 Aug
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 14 Aug
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Alicia B LEGEND · 14 Aug 6
Stuck in heavy traffic on the way home, can't wait to see my kitty, hope she was well taken care of. I've been worried about her, silly me.
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Lydia R HERO · 13 Aug
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Lydia R HERO · 13 Aug
I feel you. I also worry about my cat, even when I'm at home. Hope she is well!
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anon u 1+ YEAR · 13 Aug
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Manda P LEGEND · 14 Aug
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Manda P LEGEND · 14 Aug
I always worry about my kitties too. Make sure to give them extra long lovins when I get home!
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 14 Aug
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Lex M SUPPORTER · 06 Aug 5
Come to think of it, I've been playing way too #nice. Why follow rules no one else is following?
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 06 Aug
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I like me.
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anon u 2+ MONTHS · 04 Aug
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Jeff M LEGEND · 04 Aug
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Jeff M LEGEND · 04 Aug
Yay!
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anon u 1+ MONTHS · 04 Aug
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Éva H 6+ MONTHS · 04 Aug
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Éva H 6+ MONTHS · 04 Aug
Who wouldn't like a cute fluffy panda? :)
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 04 Aug
I like you :)
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Binky B HERO · 04 Aug
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anon u 6+ MONTHS · 04 Aug
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anon u 6+ MONTHS · 04 Aug
Best news I heard all day :)
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Richard E SUPPORTER · 05 Aug
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DesBear D GUARDIAN · 05 Aug
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Lex M SUPPORTER · 01 Aug 7
I'm at #peace. First time this year U think.
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Natalie C GUARDIAN · 01 Aug
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Natalie C GUARDIAN · 01 Aug
Thats great! :D
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 01 Aug
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Silke V HERO · 01 Aug
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Jake G ADMIN - CHIEFPANDA · 30 Jul
Please stop immediately, Nathan. STOP. And call for emergency medical help if you need help.
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Binky B HERO · 30 Jul
Which type of painkillers have you taken? You need to tell somebody what is going on, a friend or family member. Even if you feel fine, an overdose could still kill you. I'm not joking. So tell someone. Call an ambulance, anything.
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 30 Jul
Pls stop... I love you... Im here if you need anything... Pls stay saf
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 30 Jul
Call me pls... Call er... Oh... So sorry... I wish i could help more
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 30 Jul
I swear to God if you die i won't live...
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 31 Jul
I'm safe everyone, thank you for all your support. Gonna have a detox day
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 31 Jul
<3
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Kam o 1+ MONTHS · 30 Jul 4
with anxiety at night🙁 got drunk
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 30 Jul
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Kam o 1+ MONTHS · 01 Aug
Thanks 😊
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Shelley H HERO · 27 Jul 7
Good afternoon lovely pandas. When's the last time you did something kind with no expectations?
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 27 Jul
I try to do something small every day. Helped a tourist understand the concept of the London toilet charges and paid for her xD
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Alicia B LEGEND · 27 Jul
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Silke V HERO · 27 Jul
Difficult question!
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Silke V HERO · 27 Jul
I was nice to the lady I payd my food to at the hospital. Just bc I find it something so small, but can mean so much. (Worked in a supermarket for almost 6years when I was studying, so know how it feels verry well!)
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Shelley H HERO · 27 Jul
Well, I ordered a gift for my niece a few weeks ago and had my mom's name put on it to help them bond and it worked 😃
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DesBear D GUARDIAN · 28 Jul
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Richard E SUPPORTER · 28 Jul
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paul M 1+ YEAR · 27 Jul 5
Screw procrastination.
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 27 Jul
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 27 Jul
I agree. I'll do that later
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paul M 1+ YEAR · 27 Jul
Nathan, well said! :)
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anon u 2+ YEAR · 27 Jul
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Manda P LEGEND · 27 Jul
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Manda P LEGEND · 27 Jul
Yeah, let's worry about that another day I say!
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 27 Jul
Hahaha
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nixiblu . HERO · 28 Jul
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DesBear D GUARDIAN · 28 Jul
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Lex M SUPPORTER · 27 Jul 4
In order to stop pursuing an #impossible relationship you need to #minimizecommunication with the person and fill your heart and mind with #somethingelse. It's the second thing where I've failed.
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 27 Jul
Truth.
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I'm so tired... cannot wait for next week. Not gonna take any work and just sleep....
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Binky B HERO · 26 Jul
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 26 Jul
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 26 Jul
yet you made it... ^^
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 26 Jul
Yeah... I ended up taking 2 new jobs today haha
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Alicia B LEGEND · 27 Jul
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 27 Jul
oh god...well its ok as long as its good for you...think of yourself
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Overslept... had to spend £100 on a taxo to get to work... nearly out of money again...
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Éva H 6+ MONTHS · 25 Jul
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Binky B HERO · 25 Jul
£100! Wow. How far is it, 75 miles?
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 25 Jul
It's 24 miles... i live in London...
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Katie S SUPPORTER · 25 Jul
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Katie S SUPPORTER · 25 Jul
ouch
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 25 Jul
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Alicia B LEGEND · 25 Jul
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Binky B HERO · 25 Jul
Makes sense! Ouch x
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So tired, 2 days without sleep... 3 hour train journeys, 12 hour days, boiling hot film set... 3 more days to go!
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anon u 2+ WEEKS · 24 Jul
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Alicia B LEGEND · 24 Jul
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Alicia B LEGEND · 24 Jul
You are very strong. Keep it up, lil hero! Wishing you to get some rest and some deep refreshing sleep.
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 24 Jul
Thank you Alicia :) I made it home in time for 5 hours sleep. Feeling pretty strong :)
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Katie S SUPPORTER · 25 Jul
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 25 Jul
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Sara's sent me a message. She's okay everyone!
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Binky B HERO · 24 Jul
Hooray!
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Katie S SUPPORTER · 24 Jul
I'm so glad!
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 24 Jul
Never thought I'd be this happy about a mood swing xD
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anon u 1+ WEEK · 24 Jul
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anon u 1+ WEEK · 24 Jul
Fantastic news, wonderful hope she's doing well 😃
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Alicia B LEGEND · 24 Jul
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Éva H 6+ MONTHS · 24 Jul
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Éva H 6+ MONTHS · 24 Jul
Ahh, thank god! I was just so worried about both of you
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anon u 2+ MONTHS · 25 Jul
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 25 Jul
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Feeling suicidal... it's my fault... it's all my fault... what if I never hear from her again... I'll never know... I can't take this
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Lex M SUPPORTER · 23 Jul
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Alicia B LEGEND · 23 Jul
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anon u 2+ MONTHS · 23 Jul
Nathan I'm so sorry you're going through this and it saddens me deeply. Please remember we still don't know what the situation is... you're only a human, you can't go back in time and change something that was out of your control!
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anon u 2+ MONTHS · 23 Jul
Please call 911 if these thoughts start racing. Please keep us posted. I really am praying for this situation. Big hug...
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anon u 2+ MONTHS · 23 Jul
I just want to say this is not your fault and all of us humans are prone to have a cellphone go out of battery like it happened to you... please don't blame yourself...
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 24 Jul
Thank you Shin... I got through it, got really drunk then fell asleep... not the best coping mechanism...
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 24 Jul
I've heard from her bf. She's okay, she's in hospital.
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Alicia B LEGEND · 24 Jul
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Binky B HERO · 24 Jul
Oh thank goodness for that! For both of those. You poor darlings x
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 24 Jul
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Goodbye Pandas... you're all amazing. Keep fighting, stay safe. The guilt is too much... hopefully I can see her again...
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Katie S SUPPORTER · 23 Jul
Just wait, just for a minute. I don't really have the words, but this person does. Just take a minute to start reading, before anything drastic. You're not a coward or weak, or worth less than anyone else. https://www.metanoia.org/***e/ pls read
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Katie S SUPPORTER · 23 Jul
It's the same for her. Do you know any more yet? If she was at harm, then it wasn 't her fault, but it's not yours either. Sometimes pain outways the coping mechanisms, but that's not the fault of any one individual.
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anon u 6+ MONTHS · 23 Jul
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Binky B HERO · 23 Jul
I couldn't have put it better myself. Please read the website, it will only take a couple of minutes x
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 24 Jul
Thank you all... in the end I didn't try anything...
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Katie S SUPPORTER · 24 Jul
<3 <3 <3 sending so much love your way.
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Binky B HERO · 24 Jul
Thank goodness for that 💚💛💜 extra huge hugs
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Silke V HERO · 24 Jul
Thank god! A lot of the time reading posts like this make me think back to when I used to feel like this. And I don't know what to say to it bc whatever they said to me, I didn't care. But somehow I did care. Anyway, glad you're still here Nathan!
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anon u 2+ MONTHS · 24 Jul
💜💜💜 Glad to read this and for your life!
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 24 Jul
It's not your fault! You only meant best for me always... <3 I know that....
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This isn't right... this isn't right...
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anon u NEW · 23 Jul
Hey, what's going on?
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 23 Jul
I don't know if my best friend is dead or alive...
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Alicia B LEGEND · 23 Jul
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anon u 3+ MONTHS · 24 Jul
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I don't know if I can take this... I'm sorry Sara... goodbye Pandas... nothing left for me now
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Binky B HERO · 23 Jul
Not you as well, Nathan! Please call somebody, anybody x
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 23 Jul
I just need to know... what if this time she did it... i can't take this... if I had just gone straight home I could have talked her out of it... that's what we did for each other...
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 23 Jul
I'm fighting it... I'm trying... but... what if she's killed herself... I could have stopped it...
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Binky B HERO · 23 Jul
Not knowing must be like torture for you. Sara wouldn't want you to beat yourself up x
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anon u 3+ WEEKS · 23 Jul
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 23 Jul
I'm so angry at everything, I'm breaking down I can't stop crying!! I just want to speak to her again!
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 23 Jul
I CANT DO THIS!!! I SHOULD HAVE JUST GONE ***ING HOME!! THIS IS MY ***ING FAULT!!!
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 23 Jul
ALL MY LIFE HAS DONE IS BRING PAIN AND SUFFERING! I CANT ***ING DO THIS!
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Alicia B LEGEND · 23 Jul
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I haven't slept, I'm shaking with fear, I'm consumed by guilt...
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anon u 1+ MONTHS · 23 Jul
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Binky B HERO · 23 Jul
Must be such a nightmare for you 😞 it's really not your fault though. I hope we hear from someone soon.
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 23 Jul
It feels like my fault...
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 23 Jul
If I had been able to message her to talk her out of it... I've talked her out of it before... She's talked me out of it as well... I wasn't there this time... It looks like she took a load of pills...
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 23 Jul
I'm just hoping she's not responding because she's being treated in hospital...
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Binky B HERO · 23 Jul
Yeah what you are saying makes sense, people do tend to blame themselves and it's normal but obviously doesn't make it any easier torturing yourself. I'm also hoping she's being cared for in hospital. Obviously I don't have all the answers but there
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Binky B HERO · 23 Jul
are so many factors in ***es, placing the blame on yourself probably seems logical now but the reality is you aren't to blame. Probably best to try and stay positive (if poss) for now until we know more. Is there anyone you can talk to?
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 23 Jul
Not really... been going through a rough time myself, I usually talk to Sara...
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Binky B HERO · 23 Jul
That's rough 😟 Now would be a good time to reach out to someone else, I'm thinking a counselor
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 23 Jul
I just need to know if she's safe...
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Curtis M GUARDIAN · 23 Jul
She's a fighter... I'm not giving up... I'm sure we'll hear from her soon...
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Binky B HERO · 23 Jul
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