Having concern for another mylotter has this happened to you?

Canada
April 11, 2013 5:13pm CST
A couple of month's ago there was someone who had sounded very depressed. This person sounded like they wanted to end their life, I had jumped in where I found the one person had given really good advice (to call a help line) I cannot remember what the person's name was or avatar but it has stayed with me I just keep hoping that person is okay has this happened to anyone else where you have been concerned about a mylotter?
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10 responses
• Jacksonville, Florida
12 Apr 13
Oh my goodness yes, I care about so many people here. And one person has been sick lately and I so wish I could make them feel better! I always think about them and just hope they are okay. I also miss them when they are not here...I have grown close to so many friends here so if something is wrong in their life I feel for them. I think most of us have close bonds with people here, so if their hurting so are we. We all share in each other's emotions...
• Canada
12 Apr 13
It is wonderful that the person who is sick has you to talk to, and others that is why it is great when we have each other but I just have no idea if the person who I am talking about is okay it is just something I have been concerned about. Now that I have been here for a while I would pay more attention to the name and the avatar next time, and hope to see them joining in discussions, thanks for your response.
• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Apr 13
The person your talking about is here... I just saw her start a discussion the other day. Her username begins with an A. I cannot remember how to spell it out or I would but she is here and with us! Just thought I would let you know...
• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Apr 13
Oh! I found the name-if we are talking about the same person... Airasheila is the username and shee started a discussion called Personally I want to thank you all. Just in case you want to see for yourself. =)
@blackrusty (3532)
• Mexico
11 Apr 13
it could have been me I do this as a pastor all the time I will also try to keep them talking to me and try to help them find a place that they can go get the help that they need and if it is the one I did help she is doing fine we chat all the time
• Canada
11 Apr 13
Hi Black This is really good to know, I think it is wonderful that you show concern for these people and perhaps people will trust you and will listen to your wise advice, thanks for sharing.
• Canada
11 Apr 13
Gottcha Black I admire you for being a Nurse I was Health Care Aide I suppose that is why we care for people it is in our blood.
@AmbiePam (49054)
• United States
15 Apr 13
Yes, definitely. And I get especially concerned when mylotters who are not dramatic at all start talking about their depression. Because we know they wouldn't mention it if it weren't serious. I was concerned a couple of years ago about a mylotter with cancer. Me and another mylotter couldn't get a hold of her. Sadly, I would bet she succombed to her cancer. But I hope not.
• Canada
15 Apr 13
Hi Ambie this is what I mean it is so sad that we would never know if something happens to another mylotter. That is so sad about your friend but I bet you are correct if she has not been back it truly makes you wonder. Thanks for sharing Ambie.
@Bluedoll (17069)
• Canada
12 Apr 13
Yes! I try to help if I can but you always wonder if you can. but I still try. I've been there myself so I know. Still no one can really know how a person feels except themselves. All we can hope for is maybe by talking it out it will help and I think sometimes it does. People do care, yes I believe that. I know I was connected with people a few years back and one out of the group lost their wife to cancer. That couple actually met on line and got married. It hurts when you feel connected and something happens to one of your online friends. They are always people, maybe far away but always people behind the keyboard. Often people can feel alone and helpless for good reasons. What they don't often realize in their despair is that when something happens to them, it affects others too.
• Canada
15 Apr 13
Hi Bluedoll You are so correct people do care, and yes it is very easy to become friends here and as humans we it affects us when we here anyone is in trouble or having trouble I am so glad that people like you are here to help as well. Take care thanks for sharing.
@joizee (502)
• Philippines
12 Apr 13
I am yet to have perhaps. Mylot is a fun and easy way to earn money but for me, I decided to join Mylot because I want to share. I am choose the topics I am most knowledgeable of and hopes it can really help or perhaps given notice of the poster. If ever I'd encounter this scenario, I do help in the best of my ability. I'm also an emotional writer (unless that's what I think so) that I even put hugs and smileys in my posts. So I will try to give comforting notes in my responses if I can't provide the right answers to the post or I don't know what to say but I sympathize to the writer.
• Canada
13 Apr 13
Hi Joizee I think most of us here are very caring and many had really good responses to that situation you will be able to soon put the smiley faces on when you reach 200 I am not sure if I have welcomed you yet so I say welcome and enjoy mylot, thank you for your response.
• United States
12 Apr 13
I know how it feels to be in that persons shoes. you would not understand unless you have lived it. I sure hope they got some help for sure. As long as you tried you have done your part.
• Canada
13 Apr 13
Hi Gifts Depression is a terrible thing for anyone, and there were many people with caring responses that day for this person I too hope they are okay, thank you for sharing.
@Angelpink (4023)
• Philippines
12 Apr 13
Hi ! Not only that because we evolved like a community here but as a human being and as a christian we are obliged to care for our fellowmen , what ever color , caste or religion. We are all answerable to our fellowman . All must be ready to a rescue a fellow Mylotter or a neighbor. A small piece of mind and resources can make a big difference to other's lives.
• Canada
12 Apr 13
Well said Angel thanks for sharing.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
12 Apr 13
There are people here in Mylot who have openly shared their lives to the site. And being a mother, I really feel the pain that these persons are going through. Sometimes, I just get teary eyed while responding to them coz even if I really wanted to be there to give them comfort, it is just not possible. So I try to give them calming words and words of encouragement hoping that they would still hold on.
• Canada
12 Apr 13
Hi Jenny That is the way it was for me when I heard this person I knew they were in a lot of pain that Is all we can do most times is to offer kind words of encouragement and hope things get better for them. Thanks for your response.
@kenshin2143 (1882)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
No one in particular actually for even if we share many things through mylot, still there are many things we do not know about a person here. Most of those stories that you have mentioned are usually very lengthy which I do not bother to read . Hope that mylotter your are mentioning here is fine and hope he/she continues with his/her life.
• Canada
11 Apr 13
Hi Ken You are correct we all share things and we really do not know about the person (unless they are personal friends) with some one here. I hope to this person is okay, thanks for sharing.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
11 Apr 13
so many people on here go through alot in their lives. i feel for each and every post i read when someone is not doing well. there is one member i have to say that i am concerned about them and their family. so, i know what you are talking about. i hope the person you are talking about got the help they needed.
• Canada
11 Apr 13
Thanks for responding MoonGypsy, I really enjoy mylot but I really felt helpless that time as I do not know the person personally I think it is a good idea to be friends here that at least some one could help that person other wise it is just a worry. Thanks for sharing.