Ralph’s story continued…
“I have come a long way since that first day I walked through those doors (Depressed Anonymous Fellowship) and into all of your open arms. It was good to know that other people had the same feelings that I had experienced. I had feelings of loneliness and despair, and felt that there was no way out of the living hell that was going through me inside. At that time, it was like my heart and my soul had been ripped out of my body.
I felt that my own mind was my worst enemy and its mission was to destroy me. I had many sleepless nights and my mind was forever racing with negative thoughts of gloom and doom. I did not think that I would ever function like a normal being again. I felt my negative thoughts would win the battle and that I would forever be condemned to the eternal hell.
The Depressed Anonymous Group has proven me all wrong( thank God). The group has been my guardian angel who was speaking to me all the time. I learned that there was hope for me after all. There is a new rebirth in me spiritually, emotionally, and physically. I believe now that I can go on with my life without all the fears that I bottled up inside of me. As long as I have faith in my Higher Power and the Depressed Anonymous Group, there will be no mountain that I cannot climb. I am forever grateful.”
Read more of Ralph’s story in Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition (2011) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.KY. Pages 117-118.