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TheLastBeforeTheStorm |
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Hi. Sometimes when we feel like we’re the last in line, we need a rainbow in the dark. I would love to hear you and speak with you. I have experience with Anxiety, Depression, and loving someone with Bipolar Disorder. I have lived through Loss, Abuse, and Abandonment. I am not a professional or a specialist, but I believe that my experiences help me empathize and understand people. I’ve been through my own heaven and hell, written my own dark saga. I’ve felt that I’m the victim of fate, wasting love from here to eternity, fighting the darkness every time it rains. The helping hands of some wonderful people have restored my lust for life and kept me heading for tomorrow. I believe that the world needs more kindness and that we should all keep each other closer to the heart.

I’m a man in my 30s, living in the Eastern portion of the United States. My interests include music, reading, and movies (especially action and science fiction). I like to lift weights, run, and hike. I love cats and dogs. I can never turn down a good hot chocolate.

If I’m offline, feel free to send me a message and I will try to respond as soon as I can. My life can be quite hectic so I may not be able to always keep to a consistent chat schedule but I will do my best to give a helping hand.

Some helpful resources:
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MUSIC is HEALING

**Depression:

The most amazing song about Depression performed live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IjAfDKYQE0

Another spectacular piece of music about Depression: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUw83HZmprI

Life IS worth living! Heaven CAN wait:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfxUbsvn-zQ

**Self-worth and Self-Respect:

Take pride in who you are. Always:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsKAJmrKEQo

** Losing loved ones:

Those we lost will live on in our hearts. It is OK to grieve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaBw1V9V6vk

ONLINE RESOURCES

** Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one of the best methods to combat depression and anxiety. It has worked and continues working for me. The following is a free online workshop: https://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance:
http://www.dbsalliance.org

Do psychiatric medications inhibit creativity?
http://natashatracy.com/treatment-issues/side-effects/psych-meds-prevent-artistic-creative-thought/

Find a local licensed therapist: http://therapists.psychologytoday.com

Number of Ratings: 35
Number of Reviews: 6
Listens to Over 18
Languages English
Listener Since Nov 18, 2014
Last Active over 6 months ago
Gender Male
Progress Path Step 172
Cheers 9,930
People Helped 49
Chats 148
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Listener Group Chats 1
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Feedback & Reviews
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absolutely amazingly compassionate person
Did a great job of listening and providing feedback. Personal experiences and advice were very positive.
easy to talk too.
Incredibly understanding and helpful. Brilliant listener
Very prompt in response which is preferred as a member. Excellent use of empathy by pulling from her own experiences, which made it feel genuine. As our conversation concluded she asked that I follow up with her at a later date.
I was thoroughly impressed, and felt better about my situation.
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