I'm new to this and came across it today.I am 47 yr old man whos has suffered from depression or sadness all my life and managed to hide or control it or so I thought .Mainly it just manifested itself in other ways gambling being the main one as when I am gambling there is nothing else occupying my mind .
It came to a head 2 days ago when I took a lot of sleeping pills and hid my self away where I wouldn't be found. Unfortunately all they did was knock me out for 36 hrs str8 and here I am again. I have the support of my family and friends who have now found out what I have done and have been to E.R who sent me home to await a home visit today from a specialist. I am currently awaiting their visit and hope they can help in someway then I have to make a visit with my G.P. I don't know what is going to happen but some stories on here have given me a little hope .I have missed my work for the first time in 9 yrs and phoned them and they seem to be quite supportive all though I haven't told them why I missed it. I am hoping something happens today for me although I know there is no quick fix Hope is all I ask for and hope everyone is ok and gets to where they want to be thanks for the listening .