Hello one and all. I have been on this forum for a few months... joined when it seemed nothing in my life would ever go right. In a lot of ways things have not improved... I have found some hope in my life though, and am learning how to enjoy being alive. I do not know who you are person reading this, nor do I know what you are going through. I have seen a few common things with the threads here... and wanted to share my thoughts. Lack of love/friends: This is one thing I see often in the forum and the chat room. Humans are not designed to deal with stuff on our own. Unfortunately, to many of us get to that point. Maybe our parents are not treating us right, maybe we do not have friends, maybe it is a breakup. I know it seems like that, but it is not true. I did lose a friend to suicide... I am sure she did not think of me when she made that decision, and I wish I had said something to her the last time I had seen her. We were not the closest in the world... to this day I and many others regret not reaching out when we knew something was wrong. There are people who care... and would be there in a heartbeat if they knew you were in trouble... and knew what to do. It is hard to relate to those of us who feel this way unless we have been there our self. I will add more later... I felt like I should post this today for some reason... I hope it helps at least one person. Hang in there please... I hope things in your life improve. Feeling of uselessness: This is one I struggle with... being an adult with no career path. I have found I need to keep reminding myself what I have accomplished... I have gone so far as to keep a list putting even the most remotely. When we are in the dirt, what we see of ourselves is blurred horrendously... that is not a good thing.