friend succumbed to mental illness

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DammitJanet, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I dont know if many of you remember when I was going to my group therapy last spring and summer but I made a friend in that group I will call daughter. She was a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who also had major depression and borderline personality disorder.

    She was 35, married with no children.

    Friday she overdosed and died. :crying:

    I talked to her on the phone a week or so ago and she seemed fine. We went to the same therapist. My therapist just emailed me to tell me this and I called her to talk. I am just so sad about it coming to this. daughter has always battled suicidle thoughts and she has been hospitalized several times since I have known her. I had hoped she was taking a turn for the better but I guess the disease won.

  2. stepmonster

    stepmonster New Member

    I'm sorry you lost your friend.
  3. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I'm so sorry for you and for daughter. {{{Hugs}}}
  4. Fran

    Fran Former Site Owner

    <span style='font-size: 11pt'>What a heartbreak. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. I hate what mental illness does to people and families. Hugs, Janet.</span>
  5. house of cards

    house of cards New Member

    So sorry, I don't have words
  6. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Oh, how terrible, Janet. I'm so sorry. What a tragic decision.

  7. kris

    kris New Member

    <span style='font-family: Georgia'> <span style='font-size: 14pt'> <span style="color: #6600CC"> janet, i'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

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  8. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm sorry, too. What a sad ending to a terrible illness.

    Sending hugs.

  9. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks everyone.

    It is just so heart breaking to find out like this. I guess I never figured she would actually go through with it.
  10. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    What a lonely place to be - what a horrible choice; to believe that death would be the only answer.

    Janet, I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend.
  11. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    I'm so sorry about your friend, Janet.
  12. Sunlight

    Sunlight Active Member

    janet, it was so good that you befriended her. at least she knew that. (((HUGS))))
  13. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks again everyone.

    What keeps going through my mind pertains to some of the kids on this site. The evil that people can visit on innocent children can effect them and damage them for the rest of their lives. They may never recover. It absolutely changes who they are.

    It should never happen. I hope there is a special place in you know where for the people who do these things.
  14. Liahona

    Liahona Active Member

    I'm sorry for the hurt you are going through.

    I do believe there is a special place in you know where. Sometimes that belief is all that keeps ex alive. Other wise I think I'd just flip out at him.
  15. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    Janet, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I have no words that will give you comfort just ((((((((HUGS))))))))) for your hurting heart. -RM
  16. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    That place that takes us so low sucks... depression sucks. Pedophiles and all the like suck...

    I am sorry for your pain Janet.
  17. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. Such a tragic loss. :frown:

    I've always believed God has a "special" punishment for those who victimize the innocent.

    Sending many warm gentle hugs my friend.

  18. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Janet, I am so very sorry that you lost your friend. Sending (((hugs))).

  19. SunnyFlorida

    SunnyFlorida Active Member

    Sorry for the loss of a friend. Mental illness is not a very nice disease. I can pick many others I would have chosen my difficult child to have.
  20. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.