Dedpoet
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Hi Dedpoet,

I am sorry to hear you are going through such a rough time. I haven't read your response to the post you mentioned, but I will seek it out and include a reply.

You said you were doing a lot of self-therapy. I think there is a lot of value in doing the work to understand yourself. If you are reading self-help or other books, doing journaling, making positive lifestyle changes… as part of your self-therapy, this can have a lot of value.

I am probably biased since I am a therapist myself, but I think there is a lot of value in working with a mental health professional. Especially if you have hit a wall. A mental health professional could give you an outside perspective on what's going on in your life, and work with you on a strategy for the way forward.

I really want to encourage you to get connected with a mental health professional. And to investigate community resources to get you the help you need.

If you are feeling overwhelmed by what's going on, you can also report to a hospital emergency room and ask for help.

I hope you will take good care of yourself and reach out for help. And I hope you will keep us posted on how you're doing. You are not alone.

Gary

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