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I want to thank each and every member of this forum because what you have achieved here is truly remarkable.
I lived through the era where Anxiety Disorder and Depression was totally devoid of understanding or help. There is nothing lonelier or more frightening in the world than to not know what is happening to you nor how to help yourself and worse still, no one to whom one can turn to for complete and utter understanding.
Everyone on this site might be at different stages in their illness, but the equal measure of willingness, the kindness and encouragement given, embraces one and all. By posting you either directly or inadvertently help each other. It is through posts that we recognize certain experiences that others reveal. It takes away much of the fear, much of the despair. It ignites hope, it ignites encouragement.
When people themselves are struggling yet have the heart and good grace to reach out to help others, then that, surely, is beyond price. To have somewhere to "go" when at our lowest ebb, to have someone who truly understands "listen" is breathtaklingly empathetic.
So whilst this might sound overly sentimental, somewhat maudling, I still want to thank you all. You cannot even begin to know how much you have all helped me.
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