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Kevin Palmer
Myself and My Family

Prayer for Major Depression, I've tried to commit Suicide last year and now my parents might lose their house and they are in their late 70's an early 80's

I had to change all of this because of the 180 word limitation so please email me if U want to know more. I have major Depression and have tried sucide last year and I might not make it now. I've had this thing since 1994 and I'm married and have a almost two year old son and have been married for two years too.
My pain is so bad (mentally) that I cannot even watch tv in the worst cases. For my parents, they might lose their home because they've been helping us since I'm on permanent disablity and they can't get loans and my father has Alzheimers and diabetes and they are both in their late 70's and early 80's. I'm very close to them but when they die...I don't think I can handle it plus with my depression alone is too much. Please pray for us. Tell everyone you know and if you want to know more email me at:

Bowen -7/10/2001
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7/13/2001 14:03

Dear Kevin,
I have also been through something as you talk about, as well as many of my friends. I know you have probably heard this before, I believe in you, because Christ believes in all of us. Christ died for us so we can live, so we can love. I don't quite know what religion you are, but if you have a Bible, read Job, and you just might see some light. If you ever need anything, email me at

7/14/2001 13:32

I believe in you, too, but the most important thing is that you too have to believe in yourself. I struggled so many times with major depression and I know what you mean. I pray our Father to make you find the light, whether this light is a friend or an antidepressive or both. I don't think drugs are an easy solution to everything, but I know for experience that sometimes they can help you start to feel a little better at least at the beginning of your own way. I was on fluoxetine for a few months and this helped me coming through the fog so now I'm normal again. Let's say that I had to start my engine, but I couldn't do it by myself. I put my prayers and my doctor put this anti d.
May the Lord be with you, my friend.

7/14/2001 16:09

You are not alone. Seek professional help. Your daughter, your parents and the world needs you. If I can do it, so can you. I am praying WITH you.

7/14/2001 17:07

As msjo said, you are not alone. Speaking from experience, my husband also went through a deep depression almost 4 years ago. He needed medical help--antidepressants, psychologists,etc. Please see your family physician and get referred to someone who can help. We have made it to the other side of this and I see the wonderful man that I married 15 years ago emerging once more.

It may seem overwhelming right now but
it is possible to get through this. I ask the Lord's blessings upon you and your family.

God Bless

7/15/2001 03:24

I too have suffered depression.With the help of medication, I am now "stabile". (whatever THAT is). I have managed to complete my religious training and am now a Chaplain. Remember that no matter how bad it gets. God CARES. And He loves you so very much. Let him help you to overcome this. The fact that you believe in the power of prayer tells me that you're on the way to healing. God bless and keep you in the palm of His hand. Amen

7/15/2001 09:09

I have a wife going through depression. Remember your wife and child love you and need you. Your son will need your help someday to become a man. Your parents need your love and support. The world is a better place with you. God Bless

7/15/2001 22:14

I have also recently suffered from depression. I have manic depression. I tried to take my life two years ago. i had lost my third child due to a miscarrage and me and my husband wasnt doing to good as well. i was put in a hospital i spend three days in the hospital and i spent 5 mos in the out patient clinic. during my trials i realized one you cannot change what has happened and what will happen that is up to God. what ever happens with your parents that is Gods will. I know that if you pray for something God will hear you and he will take care of it. I once ask God this " give me one Good reason to live Just one." and do you know what he told me JESUS ON THE CROSS!!! He is the Reason we should live. My grandfather he too has recently been diganoised with alzheimers. it is really hard to deal with it but i know that God will take care of him. I have also learned that when you go through trials sometimes it means that God wants you to go on his strength and not your own. He puts us through trials because he wants us to grow in our faith and with our walk with him. when you feel like you are wanting to commit sucide go to the word of God pray. and ask the lord to help you deal with the pain and help you to over come the sucide thoughts. some one told me this once. if you ever have sucide thoughts think of how bad your child will feel knowing that you had done this. I also have a two year old nephew. which i am taking care of. and everytime i think about sucide i think about him. because i know that if i do that to my self i will hurt him so bad. just to think that is what he will feel like makes me think twice. and also think about all those babies in the hospital who are fighting to have life like yours. think about the poor people that hardly has anything to eat. i bet they would love to be in your shoes just to have clothes on there backs. Read in your bible Gen 4 it talks about cain how he was angry with his brother and God asked him to master his anger. which cain didnt and he ended up killing his brother. see God wants us to allow him to help us master our sins and our feelings. let me pray for you
Dear Lord,I lift this family up to you and i ask you to give them peace. take away all the negative thoughts all the sucide thoughts take them away draw them closer to you in Jesus name amen.

if you need to talk more here is my email

7/15/2001 23:12

Hello There! Nothing people ever say feels better I get so selfish when I get down. My sister once told me I was stupid for thinking about it she said "what about those you'd leave behind" I replied I am the one hurting Me I am the one going through something why should I think of everyone else. I was in my own world when I wanted to commit suicide! But I wasn't alone and neither are you my friend take away that selfish and think about those that love and cherish you and you are god's child he has plans for you! He needs you and so does your family and The world!!!! You are here for a reason you remember your special. God Bless You!! little angels are with you always!!! Smile you are loved! I'm here for you! P.s. The world needs more good people in it so stay with us and let God guide you in your path of life!!!!!!!!!

7/16/2001 17:19

Dear Kevin,
I thank you for the insight you and some of the other responders have given me regarding my dear brother's severe depression. Please know are loved by something greater than any human being on this earth. God loves you, and will hold you when you are feeling down - ALWAYS! However, there IS something you can do. Please do yourself a tremendous service and seek counseling. When my brother sought out help and also was aided by medication, he was better. Now that he has stopped, the depression has returned. I pray for you and all others who endure this struggle. Dear Father, hold your children tightly and help them know your unconditional love and acceptance for who they are - your beloved family. Give them guidance to take each day as it comes, embrace it with your love and ever patient understanding. Show them the tools they need to deal effectively with their human condition. Prayer is the most powerful tool of all. We give thanks for that and Your love. Gracious Father, hear our prayer. Amen ... day at a time. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Best wishes to you, Kevin. ... Keep the faith.

7/17/2001 19:01

I know your situation is consuming every part of your being right now. God cares for you more than any of us could possibly imagine. Eventhough every gesture you make may seem like walking through an impossible wall, keep walking and shower your wife and kid with all the love you have- without guilt but with the immediate inspiration and love that God has for you and your family. I have found hope to be really, really hard, but totally real! Keep going, always remember that you and your struggle with depression are important and that our hearts are with you. Take Care.

7/17/2001 21:28

I have also struggled with depression, but as of yesterday the lord has set me free. I seeked counciling with in my church. I explained to them all that I've been through and what I have been struggling with. Through GOD, elders in my church, and prayer I have been set free.God Loves us all my friend, he hears your cries. I beleive that these verses may bring you some peace; Psalm 9:9, 138:7,18:28, 34:19, 18:2,John 16:33, Nahum 1:7.Trust, have Faith & Beleive in GOD there is nothing to big or to small to ask of him. God bless you and your family,I will keep you all in my prayers.

7/18/2001 23:07

I hope you are doing well today. I have been praying for you and your family. My Pastor has been teaching about freedom, that I feel maybe some help to you. Read John 8:36, Galatians 5:1, Romans 6:6-11, Col. 1:13,1 Corinthians 15:22, Ephesians 2:1-5. After you read these verses and feel that if this is true, why are you still struggling w/ some of the things; God doesn't hit a delete button & erease all our previously stored information on how to deal w/ life & the issues of life & we have established a base of how we will view life, how we process things & how we respond to things & many of those things are deeply embedded in us.That is why Paul wrote ...Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test & approve what God's will is- his good, pleasing and perfect will (Rom 12:1,2) So, really I discussed 2 things that develop our patterns of interacting w/ life. 1) Previous established patterns on living & 2)Traumatic experiences, a bad marriage, abuse, hurt, pain, ect. Our ability is in dealing w/ our thought life, which will make it's way to our emotions. But we keep trying to deal w/ our emotions. I can't teach you how to control your emotions, but I can teach you that you have control over your thought life. Thinking right can create right emotions. Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify & cleanse it w/ washing of water by the word, God's word was designed to bring health & healing to our minds, & through right thinking, our emotions, & then hold in our life.In fact, in Col3:16 it says, "let the word of Christ dwell in you richley! God's word will transform our thinking & our lives.I will continue praying for you & your family & I Pray that what I wrote will help & you will receive peace, freedom & healing. God Bless

7/19/2001 02:41

Keep a star in your heart. The tiniest light is a reminder that even in the darkest times, you are a light and you can pull yourself and others through with the strength of your love. In depression it is so easy to forget about love or to view it in some sort of warped way. But look at your words,
your love for your family outshines the hold depression has on you. So if you cannot see your own worth, envision then your love for your family and hold tight to your compassion for their suffering. This light is beautiful and clear. That is your strength when you feel you have none. May it carry you and yours and comfort all who are suffering in depression as well.


7/19/2001 02:42

Keep a star in your heart. The tiniest light is a reminder that even in the darkest times, you are a light and you can pull yourself and others through with the strength of your love. In depression it is so easy to forget about love or to view it in some sort of warped way. But look at your words,
your love for your family outshines the hold depression has on you. So if you cannot see your own worth, envision then your love for your family and hold tight to your compassion for their suffering. This light is beautiful and clear. That is your strength when you feel you have none. May it carry you and yours and comfort all who are suffering in depression as well.


7/19/2001 02:51

Dear Kevin,

You are in my prayers. I went through a very tough time of depression a few years ago when I had many "traumatic events" take place in my life. Along with looking to God, counseling, and medicine, I got better. I pray that for you, too. I know it's a terrible place to be. I never contemplated suicide, but I did wish I would die. Please know that God loves you and He does not want you to hurt like this. I care about you even though I do not know you. God bless you and keep you in his loving arms.

7/20/2001 11:00

Dear Kevin,
Peace and blessings in the name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Having been diagnosed with manic depression myself, I can completely relate to your
situation. I say, "diagnosed" because I do not claim this illness. It is not what God intended for me. Although, I have never attempted suicide, I have had times where I have hoped and even prayed for death. I have been commited to psychiatric facilities on three separate occasions during the last three years. This illness has severed friendships, familial relationships and my marriage. But do not misunderstand me, I am not complaining. God is AWESOME and worthy to be praised. HE alone can deliver you from the grips of depression. Meet Him in prayer, and ask God to reveal His reason for allowing this to happen in your life. Romans 8:28 says,"All things work together for good to those who are called according to His purpose." Have Him lead you to the scriptures that support His revelation to you. Pray that He send you the comfort of The Holy Spirit to keep you. Ask The Father for forgiveness in the name of Jesus for wanting to die, for The Word says you are not your own, but bought with a
price. Only God has the authority to give life and take it away. The Word says, "He is both the author and finisher of our faith." Repent of wanting to die. Read scriptures about trusting in God with all of your heart and all of your soul, and all of your mind. Attend worship services and have your ministerial staff and congregation pray for you continually. Search the scriptures for verses pertaining to LIFE, because The Word says, "Jesus died so we would have life and have it more abundantly". Concerning your parents' home, surrender that situation over to God. Acknowledge that their burden is too hard for you to bear in your own strength. God will remove their burden, in His time, by His will and by His Grace! Often it is difficult for us to remember that God did not ask any of us to aid Him in the framing of the entire universe during those first seven days. He is God all by Himself.
Rest assured, I will keep you and family uplifted in my prayertime. I know the tremendous impact this must be having on them all. And stay alive! Don't glorify the enemy by suicide! May the peace of God dwell in you continually through Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

7/20/2001 14:31

Well i can honestly say that i'm going through.It's not that im taking pills or anything like that it's just that i feel like everything is going wrong for me.I have a very bad odor and it's coming through the back of my tongue which i believe,that it is my tonsils.You wouldn't believe how bad it smells.I've got to the point where i stay closed up from the world.I pray everyday that the lord will here my cry for help and will lift me up to my fullest.I found a place that will help me but costs certain amount and right now i don't have a dime to my name.That is why i have faith in the lord i know that he will help me through this whole ordeal.The way i see it is never give up on the lord he will be there any every need if not he will send his angels to rescue us from that dark place.Amen

7/22/2001 20:44

Peace be to you and your family. May you find strength. Your little boy needs you, your wife and parents too. Sometimes it is hard when you feel that you are needed when you are in need to lay your head on someone's shoulders. But you can be that strength for yourself and for others. I pray that God will help you find that candle of hope in your heart, that light in your life and may you be strengthed in every possible way. May you be fine - real soon. Don't miss out on the growing joys of your boy .. don't let anyone hurt this little one. He and each and everyone of us deserves to be loved. Amen.

7/23/2001 05:53

Dear Kevin:

I completely understand what you are going through. I have before attempted suicide quite a few times. My Dad accomplished it. I don't think you understand the pain that a child goes through when that happens. Recently, I have, again, pondered the act. The only thing that has stopped me from acting on the notion is my ten-year old daughter. I refuse to put her through what I went -- and am still going -- through. My Dad died when I was 12. I am now 29. It is still hard to deal with at times. Especially now. My Mom is a manic depressant as well is my sister. My other sister and I are bi-polar. I am on two anti-depressants twice a day. I do understand where you are coming from. I have been this way for many years. I know, however, that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and suicide is NOT the answer. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Along with the pressures from work, my husband and I are getting a divorce. I know, however, that with God's help and love, I can get through this ALIVE. And you can too. I understand that there are times when it seems that nothing ever goes right. That perhaps you just want to fall asleep and never wake up. I feel that every day. Find your happiness, Kevin. Dwell on your happiness. Mine is my daughter and a police officer that has shown me -- after over ten years -- that there is something good in this world. I have faith in you that you can find your happiness. When you do, and when you start feeling down in the dumps, think of it. Again, dwell on your happiness. But, above all, have faith in yourself and God. Those are the two main people that will help you through. You are in my prayers. If you would like to further discuss anything, or just need to talk (or ramble on), I work strange hours, but feel free to e-mail me anytime and I will respond as promptly as I can. ( Smile. God loves you.

7/25/2001 03:23

Hi. I have prayed for you and I know that God will heal you of this depression. Thank you for opening up and allowing us to pray for you.

7/25/2001 16:30

All I can say is, I know the dark you are feeling, I to have deppresion and feel like it would be better to sleep and never wake up. But I can't do that to the one I love and who love me so much. So I ask God to have mercy on me and all who suffer with mental illness, and help us see the light and make we some day have peace of mind and joy. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS


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