Some people might remember me from my now maybe 6 monthly visits here. That's not because I stopped liking the site, or the people. It's that I didn't feel like I any longer needed the kind support that so many of the lovely members and staff gave me here. I am eternally grateful for that, and it's related to what I want to share with you. There are such things as successes when it comes to fighting mental illnesses/suicidal thoughts. It really does happen, and I am one of them. I know that everybody has a different way of coping with disappointments/anger/insert emotion here, but please; stay positive, and celebrate every small victory that you possibly can! Whether that's something amazing, like getting to your five year mark without SH, or something smaller but equally as important for that person, such being able to take your pet dog for an entire walk without feeling anxious about being outside (these are random examples). CELEBRATE THEM! Some people disagree, but I think it's the best thing to do! (Another example) So...I SH'd today, and that's making me really stressed out, but my Lord, I made an amazing steak/pie/salad/other food tonight, I've always wanted to do that! Go me! I think it will help. It helped me, and now I've gone for over two years without even thinking about SH. You are all amazing, kind, beautiful people. And there will always be support, and kindness for both each other, and new members too when they arrive here. I see that that's obvious. Try to have the best week that you possibly can, and I shall perhaps be back on a more regular basis. Your invisible (but completely real) friend, Scott.