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17-Year-Old With Depression Asks r/RoastMe To Roast His Photo So He’d Have A Reason To End It All, Internet Responds
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17-Year-Old With Depression Asks r/RoastMe To Roast His Photo So He’d Have A Reason To End It All, Internet Responds

Depression has no face, so recently one guy from Russia decided to show his, for a chilling reason. Recently, u/MufasaQuePasa posted his picture to a subreddit called r/RoastMe, a notorious community specializing in saying the nastiest things about people they can think of. “17-year-old Russian with crippling depression,” he wrote. “Give me a reason to end it all.” Surprisingly, this time was different. Everyone went against community rules, trying to explain to the guy why he should keep on fighting. Continue scrolling to check out the heartwarming responses that will restore your faith in humanity. At least for today.

The story went viral on another subreddit called r/Wholesemememes as well

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Daniel280456
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nobody living with depression wants to die, they just want to stop feeling pain.

Petya
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I really hope so. It's not me, but I have family members battling mental illnesses all their lives and sometimes they've mentioned suicidal thoughts. One of them self-submitted in a hospital because of this once. Now they seem better, they are taking their meds, but the mental health care here isn't very good - just sending you to psychiatrist and giving you strong meds, no psychological counseling or something like this, so they are left to cope with all the strange things that go through their minds themselves. They aren't 100% all right, they are a lo better, but they still have depressive episodes sometimes. I talk with them and visit whenever I can, I don't know if I am of much help, but I try to do what I can.

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Amina Hays
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I live near a very famous and popular suicide spot called Beachy Head, it's a giant cliff. I also used to work in the mortuary at the local hospital. The saddest thing was when people who jumped had grit and gravel under their ripped apart fingernails, from when they changed their mind once they'd jumped and tried to claw their way back up or tried to stop themselves falling. Luckily a different hospital looked after child deaths but suicides were definitely the hardest to deal with.

TheKnightOwl
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

[Trigger warning-I don't usually warn about what I post, but this is particularly sensitive] This reminds me of a friend-of-a-friends son, local boy who hung himself at the age of just 10 yrs old. When he was found he had scratch marks on his neck from where he changed his mind and tried to stop it; but it was too late. That was over 20 years ago, just devastating.

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S.
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm so, so glad that people actually offered to help him, it shows that there is still good in the world — perhaps, another reason we all should be fighting? This world has good, this world has bad. I am being quite hypocritical since there has been more than several times when I have considered taking drastic steps, but there has been times when I'm glad I didn't. Internet can bring us down, it can lift us up. I hope he's still alive and resumes fighting again. And bless all those helpful commenters.

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"I am being quite hypocritical since there has been more than several times when I have considered taking drastic steps" → That's the very opposite of being hypocritical, so, please, stop thinking you are. You're obviously speaking from experience, a bad experience that you hopefully overcame, because, as you say, the world does not suck as it seems to sometimes. Stay strong, seek help if you need, and don't let irrational thoughts take the best of you. Our brains can be such merciless trolls sometimes.

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Daniel280456
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nobody living with depression wants to die, they just want to stop feeling pain.

Petya
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I really hope so. It's not me, but I have family members battling mental illnesses all their lives and sometimes they've mentioned suicidal thoughts. One of them self-submitted in a hospital because of this once. Now they seem better, they are taking their meds, but the mental health care here isn't very good - just sending you to psychiatrist and giving you strong meds, no psychological counseling or something like this, so they are left to cope with all the strange things that go through their minds themselves. They aren't 100% all right, they are a lo better, but they still have depressive episodes sometimes. I talk with them and visit whenever I can, I don't know if I am of much help, but I try to do what I can.

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Amina Hays
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I live near a very famous and popular suicide spot called Beachy Head, it's a giant cliff. I also used to work in the mortuary at the local hospital. The saddest thing was when people who jumped had grit and gravel under their ripped apart fingernails, from when they changed their mind once they'd jumped and tried to claw their way back up or tried to stop themselves falling. Luckily a different hospital looked after child deaths but suicides were definitely the hardest to deal with.

TheKnightOwl
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

[Trigger warning-I don't usually warn about what I post, but this is particularly sensitive] This reminds me of a friend-of-a-friends son, local boy who hung himself at the age of just 10 yrs old. When he was found he had scratch marks on his neck from where he changed his mind and tried to stop it; but it was too late. That was over 20 years ago, just devastating.

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S.
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm so, so glad that people actually offered to help him, it shows that there is still good in the world — perhaps, another reason we all should be fighting? This world has good, this world has bad. I am being quite hypocritical since there has been more than several times when I have considered taking drastic steps, but there has been times when I'm glad I didn't. Internet can bring us down, it can lift us up. I hope he's still alive and resumes fighting again. And bless all those helpful commenters.

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"I am being quite hypocritical since there has been more than several times when I have considered taking drastic steps" → That's the very opposite of being hypocritical, so, please, stop thinking you are. You're obviously speaking from experience, a bad experience that you hopefully overcame, because, as you say, the world does not suck as it seems to sometimes. Stay strong, seek help if you need, and don't let irrational thoughts take the best of you. Our brains can be such merciless trolls sometimes.

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