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I hate life. It is nothing but pain and loss. The only reason

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I hate life. It is nothing but pain and loss. The only reason I don't commit suicide is for my sons, and I am afraid of Hell. But mostly I wish I would get sick and die. I am angry and jealous of people in my famile who have heart disease and cancer. I am jealous of them and I think they are lucky. I am afraid I will live to be 110 while everyone around me gets to die. Do I have munchausen syndrome?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Ask Eleanor replied 4 years ago.

Ask Eleanor :

Hello, I am here for you and am happy to respond. Give me a moment to carefully read over and consider your question.

Ask Eleanor :

I am sorry to hear you are feeling that life is not really worth living. They symptoms you are describing are those of Clinical Depression, not Munchausens. A person with Munchausens will make their children sick in some way in order to take them to the doctor to get attention for themselves. Are you doing this?

Expert:  Ask Eleanor replied 4 years ago.

As there were some technical problems with our chat, I have switched to the Question & Answer mode. I will await your reply.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No I do not hurt my children ever, only myself. I cut myself though and bang my head, because I hate myself. And I hide it so know one will know how crazy I am. My sons are the only reason I am still alive i think

Expert:  Ask Eleanor replied 4 years ago.
I am sorry to hear that you are hurting yourself. You need treatment to get better from your depression. A therapist will not judge you, but listen with compassion and help you heal. Have you considering finding a therapist for yourself?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yes i made an appointment but cant get in till thursday

Expert:  Ask Eleanor replied 4 years ago.
Good that you have made the appt; that's a big step! I know that right now Thursday seems a long way away, but I hope you will be okay until then. Let me know if you need anything further from me. If not, I would very much appreciate your submitting a positive rating for my answer to your question and assurance that you do not have Munchausens. I wish you healing, take care of yourself, Eleanor