Thank you for writing such true and powerful words. I’ve been fighting depression for about 25 years, I’ve tried the pills, talks, mindfulness, meditation, numerous things. I even have strong suicidal thoughts. I’ve searched the internet, read countless books, but nothing helped. I read this and it is just that simple, a hug or kind word. I’ve been telling my wife and doctors this for years. when I read your log I was bought to tears, because it really is that simple. I love it when my wife hugs me or even just a gentle touch. When my 13 year old Daughter says are you OK daddy, it fills my heart to the point of exploding with joy. My two sons when they play their musical instruments, or pass a milestone in their lives, just fills me. A hug from a good friend or even a stranger gets the job done. Thank you again for these words, it’s nice to know there is at least one other person on this planet that makes this connection. I hope this sight is still active.
I would to believe that this is God who lead me to this two weeks ago I was ready for death I don’t know how many time I thought about actually killing myself .I left all alone I wanted to talk to someone I wanted to seek God and ask him to help me but I felt so ashamed and I just felt like he wouldn’t hear me. My close friends and family have been tell me am distant and I just wanted to be alone yet I needed and wanted someone to see my state and make me feel better make me want to carry on . I don’t really think I want to die I just want to be at peace spiritually. I am drained physically mentally and spiritually. I am thankful for this post because I felt like NO one understands even if I said something. I see God working …
I did this meme in 2006. Came across it while skimming my journal archive and thought to see whether I'm less or more than last time (result was 12% depressed).
[ ] You listen to death metal.
[x] You listen to a mix of Alternative and Metal.
[ ] You wear mainly black.
[x] You have had 10 or more fights with your parents.
[ ] You own a pair of chained pants.
[x] You've cried yourself to sleep.
[ ] You do or used to think about suicide.
[ ] You've actually attempted suicide.
[ ] You've cut yourself.
[ ] You've screamed so loud at the top of your lungs your throat hurt.
[x] You're constantly worried what other people think
[ ] You're transvestite
[ ] You own at least one metal CD
[ ] You buy clothes from hot topic
[ ] You'd rather be some one else
[ ] You wear heavy black eyeliner
[x] Even with your friends your quiet and sad (There are times you know..)
[ ] You cry every day
[ ] You cry every week
[ ] You'd never be seen in pink
[ ] Right this second you want to die
[ ] Your walls are black
[x] You've attempted to starve yourself
[ ] You've dyed your hair black
[ ] You've dyed your arm hair
[ ] Your computer is full of gothic symbols
[x] You sometimes feel like the whole world is against you
[ ] You stay up late hoping to get in touch with the devil
[ ] Your family couldn't care less about you
[ ] You only leave your room to pee and eat
[x] You wear long sleeves in the summer
[ ] You get called emo/scene often
[ ] At least once a month you shrivel up in the corner and cry
[ ] You wear spikes
[x] You wear chains
[x] You wear band Tees (I only got 1 Nickelback shirt)
[ ] You own merchandise of Slipknot
[ ] You own a death metal CD
[ ] You own a regular metal CD
[ ] Your myspace is gothed up (*shudders* myspace never)
[ ] You hate your siblings
[ ] You could care less about your looks
[x] You wish you were skinnier (Dah!)
[ ] You go to mosh pits
[x] Your hair is currently black
[x] You own arm cuffs
[ ] You pray to the devil
[ ] You own at least 2 shirts with sayings
[x] You like the taste of blood
[ ] You welcome the sight of blood
GRAND TOTAL 
Now take that number, multiply it by 2 and repost as _% depressed