Emotional Support

Articles and Help with emotional needs and how to ask for and get support.

Making Tomorrow Better By Doing Something Today

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I have had a question at the bottom of my signature on the forum for a few years now. I have a lot of people tell me they like the “quote” – though it is not actually a quote- is just a question I ask myself and have asked many…

Suicide Help on a Mobile Device? Help Us Make it Happen

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When somebody is feeling suicidal, being able to talk or message somebody is often the difference between life and death. There is nothing lonelier than feeling like you have nobody that cares in a world full of 6 billion people. At SF, we allow people that have dealt with suicidal…

Member Spotlight – February 2017

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One Friday evening in early December, early in the long winters of Ontario, Canada a woman sat down considering her life. A unexpected break up  a year into what she had hoped might be the long term answer to her struggle with loneliness, another Friday night alone while her friends…

Emotional Support Animals – More Than Just Pets

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Also known as comfort animals, emotional support animals provide emotional support to an individual experiencing an emotional disorder. Not only do these animals provide company to a person but also are also affectionate and fun, which in turn helps lower stress levels and increases activity. Emotional support animals do not…

Talking About “Crazy”

Talking About “Crazy”

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Hello everybody! I have thought about what to write but I was actually a bit stumped! I was going to share something I had written in the grips of a nasty depression but I am just not brave enough to share it today. Instead, I thought I’d talk about the…

Making Friends by Becoming a Regular

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(A part of the making friends and friendship series) Think about how most people make friends. You meet people at school or work. You meet people at summer camp. You meet the close friends and relatives  of people that become close friends or that are married to another family member…

I Hate My Life – Is Suicide the Answer?

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I hate my life – there is nothing good, everything sucks and even if something good happened, something else bad will happen and makes it all shit again. I am sick of life sucking and just want to die. Life is so pointless anyway- we all die eventually, why not…