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This is a group for those who are suffering mentally or emotionally. We encourage you to share art relevant to these themes, and give hope to other members who are going through something you can help them with. We are all struggling, in our own ways, with pain, but that doesn't mean we have to give up on ourselves. That doesn't mean we are going to give up on what we have and what we can do. A smile to a stranger can make their day, a message of hope in a library book can change a life. Everyone has the potential to shine and to be something wonderful.

Just believe in yourself.
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New chat, were you can get live help.
Love you all <3
~ Josie
Hi everyone, as you may have realized I'm very involved in my college including speaking about mental health during each year's Mental Health Awareness Week. This time, I wanted to ask you all what you think people who do NOT suffer from depression have a hard time understanding or are quick to judge about those who do have some sort of depressive disorder. NOTE: Please ONLY answer this if you have been diagnosed with some sort of depressive disorder!!! Example, if you are bipolar, EVEN THOUGH you have your depressive states but are not diagnosed with a depressive disorder such as major depression or chronic depression, please do NOT answer this. I will be taking the top 10 responses and will be answering them in my speech at my college to try to bring some awareness and understanding to the illness. I'm going to be going on several social media sites to try to collect answers so the top 10 answers from all sites put together will be discussed. Thank you so much!! :heart: Hugs to all! :hug:
I have extremely exciting news to all local residents to Southern California! Renee Yohe, the inspiration behind the highly empowering organization TWLOHA (To Write Love On Her Arms) is coming to Saddleback College this Thursday in Mission Viejo! Renee is living proof that there is hope & rescue & an amazing shot at an incredible life & future after abuse, suicide, depression, self-injury, addiction, and rape. Renee will be speaking at 7pm in the Quad on the upper campus May 9th and will be giving an acoustic performance with songs from her new band, Bearcat. This is an extremely rare and inspirational experience so take advantage of this and invite all you can! Admission is free and is open to the public.

Please RSVP & invite at these two links:
:bulletred: www.facebook.com/events/339058…
:bulletred: www.evite.com/event/00E4AASZBI…


Renee is a published author of her collection of memoirs entitled "Purpose For The Pain" and has a movie based on her live, "Renee" starring Chad Michael Murray & Kat Dennings.

- How TWLOHA started [Renee is the "friend" that is talked about in this article]:twloha.com/vision/beginning
- Renee's personal "About Me": reneeyohe.com/post/1205709604/…
- Renee's Story told through TWLOHA's founder, Jamie Tworkowski:twloha.com/vision/story


- reneeyohe.com/
- twloha.com/
- reneethemovie.com/
- www.imdb.com/title/tt1850418/?…

Here's a map of the college: Saddleback.edu/maps

Please spread the word, :+fav: , share, reblog/repost, etc.! Please comment or note me for further information or questions!
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LoveableKittyMamiko Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Student General Artist
If anyone needs someone to talk to then please come by my page :)
  I will gladly listen(read) and try to help the best I can~!
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SoberRoo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I really need to talk to someone 
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ilovemlptlkwarriors Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
Well,here it goes...My mother has a bad temper.She lashes out at me often,she has yelled at me several times and she even tried to smack me just because I had a little bit of dirt on my lower lip.Whenever I try to be reasonable and calm about the situation she keeps going with her rant until I start crying,and when that happens,she mocks me and tells me to 'get a grip'.That happens almost everyday.She sometimes says things in a mocking tone,especially about my physical appearance.She doesn't even respect my anxious nature,a lot of times I had trouble with my nervous personality she either gets angry or makes fun of me...It has come to the point I don't want her to get close to me anymore.She says those things so often that I've started to believe everything.I recall her comparing me to my class peers...That memory still haunts me to this day...I can't get away from her that easily,she stays at home the weekends and I only have school and french classes to stay away from her.My younger brother has it worse/better than I do.He's very hiperactive and restless.He throws fits almost everyday,his tantrums are almost ear-piercing,especially for me because I have sensitive hearing,he won't leave me alone,I can't eat,go to my room,read or even do my homework without him annoying me.Sometimes I even have to lock myself with my cellphone.Most of the time that doesn't even work,I can still hear the screams and yelling at the other side of the door.He's spends a lot of time with mother so I kinda understand why she's pissed 24/7.Heck,she's even more harsh with him,she has smacked him multiple times and she constantly screams at him,but at the same time,surprisingly she spoils him and let's him get away with everything.Yes.She's THAT inconsistent.Sometimes I think my brother and her fucking cellphone are more important that I am.My mother barely has time for me,after she comes from my brother's therapies she's either with my brother or with her cellphone,and she's ALWAYS in bad mood.I don't know how long I can keep things this way.My self-steems is decaying because of my mother's remarks about me.The last thing I want is to return to my suicidal thoughts that I've left for almost 2 years.Help me.Please.
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Joise300 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Student Writer
my new account is: josiekittyy.deviantart.com/

If you need to talk message me.
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LadyZaria Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Hello all.
My grandma recently attempted to commit suicide, so I'm putting
together a get well/welcome home package that includes a big card.

My family and I would greatly appreciate it if others left some words
of encouragement for her to add to the card to show that she matters.

Details can be found in my journal here: fav.me/d9ypmcv

This attempt has left all of us devastated, but we are pushing ahead
and surrounding her with all of the love and support that she needs.

Thank you for taking the time to read this
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jass1123 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
I hope you people have an amazing day and don't feel alone because there are so many things ahead of you guys. Think bright c: Even though depression and suicide is in your mind, I know you strong people will get through it.
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Xentrias Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
I don't know if this is still active... but its gotten so serious, that my wrist is filled with the pain I've been going through..
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Lately i've become actively suicidal and i feel like i'm able to do it anytime. I had three unsuccessful suicide attempts in the past, and the only thing that keeps me from killing right now is my family. I don't want to hurt them or to cause any pain
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TheRadioactives Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hello, I'm trying to spread this as much as I can, so if you could feature this please do and if not thank you anyway ;3;
gynophobe.deviantart.com/journ…
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Dario-L-Art Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Professional
Is there someone still taking care of this group?
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nebula1204 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fav.me/d870lao I have a friend and he really needs help. I don't know what to do. Please... someone help him
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danatarapchak13 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Can you help her?
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HopeSwings777 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
THe group never accepts my submissions, so I left.
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nursal1060 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Writer
stop-think-speak.deviantart.co…
Can you affiliate with my group plz??
We're a group made to help victims of cyberbullying :)
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BowtiesAreCool15 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
D: Anyone here I can talk to?
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BlackBloodedEdward11 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Hello

may I talk to someone ?
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jess-ale87 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Thank you for accepting me into the group. I know I am just a random stranger, but I am a Suicide Survivor in 2 ways. I fought through my own deep depression... and lost my better half to suicide. 

Please... if you are feeling yourself slip into that darkness, PLEASE just reach out to talk. I am here if you need someone to talk to, an unbiased ear, someone who has felt what you feel. Life does get better, please reach out to survive... asking for help does not make you weak. 

You are worth it. 
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sweetladyamy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I've been told by many a person that suicide is a reaction to overwhelming odds without the means to balance them out. It isn't a choice, per se...

With that in mind, it doesn't necessarily make things easier. Hell, the more we know, the harder life gets because the idiocy and ignorance of others who fear intellect.

Like five of the six people I live with, forcefully, whom aren't intellectually enlightened like myself.
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TheBlackHarpy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Writer
can we submit poems about our battles with depression and suicidal thoughts?
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danatarapchak13 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
To the administrators and anyone who can help, my friend Ted, :iconpewdiepie112: is suffering because he has been bullied for having autism. He feels as if he is not good enough for the world and he wrote a journal entry that was very disturbing and upsetting about himself. pewdiepie112.deviantart.com/jo…
Please read it and show your support for him. He can use all the love he can get.
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danatarapchak13 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I am so glad that I came across this club. I have a friend who has violent mood swings and gets suicidal. Do you think you guys can help him. He is :iconpewdiepie112: on DA.
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Horrorandfantasy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist
if..theres a chat room..i would like to chat there,
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Dr-Eman1 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Powerless over people places and things. When people realize this, they will look for help, but that wont happen until they are ready. Its that victim and blaming buisness that makes for many problems. I can see that such a group may help sick people to practice honesty. Great initiative.
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Sgtpaintbrush Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Something personal happened a few days ago that hit close to home, literally. Three days ago my sister-in-law, whom I care about deeply and the mother of my nephew tried to kill herself. She'll be out of the 72 hour watch tomorrow. Logically I know I shouldn't, but I can't help but feel I failed. I'm here to help stop people from from hurting themselves, and couldn't help her. It just goes to show how good a front people can put up. She never had a mark on her, and never acted as though she thought that way. It may sound like socialism, but I wish there was universal healthcare, then she would have been able to get therapy and any needed medication. It just reminds me of how I COULD have been had I not gotten the help I needed.
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