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Aleda George
I would like a relationship with God


I am struggling with shame and guilt and i feel almost hopeless and at times, suicidal. I cannot see a positive future for myself and i am more afraid than ever in my life.

I am seperated from my huusband of 13yrs, and living alone for the first time since i was 19yrs old. I am having a very difficult time adjusting, and i feel very much alone and isolated, yet i am afraid to meet people because i feel such a sense of shame. I have a hard time praying also, i feel guilt towards God, towards myself. I hurt so badly inside.
 
elida -8/25/2002
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BeliefnetCommunity
8/27/2002 11:58

Dear elida,

We're sorry you feel so badly right now. It sounds as if you would benefit from talking to a caring person who is trained to help. We have three resources you could try. We hope you will contact one of them as soon as possible. You deserve to get help, and to get it sooner rather than later.

1. If you are in the U.S., call 1-800-SUICIDE any time, day or night. When you call this free number, you will be connected immediately to a caring, trained counselor in your region. The sooner you make this call, the better.

2. If you can hold on for a few days, free anonymous crisis counseling is available by e-mail from an international charity called Befrienders International (known in this country as The Samaritans). Send an e-mail to jo@samaritans.org and you will receive a caring response within 24 hours.

3. There is a website you may find helpful, called Suicide: Read This First.

You are in our prayers.

The Beliefnet Community Staff


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