"I’m glad I could accidentally help. Thanks for sharing that. I had a similar youth, and many times considered drinking contact fluid. I’m sure glad I didn’t. The really important thing that needs to happen when you have these feelings is SHARING THEM. They cannot bounce around in your head by themselves, they will cause damage. It’s like a cough inside your head that nobody can hear.
You have to tell someone you trust - you get to pick the person - when these thoughts cross your mind. Actually way before you drink contact fluid. There’s always a friend, there’s always someone. These days, there’s more than hotlines, there’s chat rooms and forums where people can talk about it anonymously. It doesn’t have to be about anyone arguing with you or talking down to you or talking you out of anything. It’s just about not keeping the shit to yourself, it will do absolutely nobody any good when you keep it to yourself.
I know you just shared it and you seem like you got through it, but you may have those feelings again and there are people reading them that have them, and you have to share those thoughts or everyone in the world loses. Bravo for putting it down as text. There’s a heroism and a magic in doing it."
- Dan Harmon responds to a once suicidal fan who thanked him for Community’s role in saving his life [x]