We've decided it's time to close the depression thread. We love all of you and want you to be as healthy and happy as you can be, but we're just not equipped to provide real life help. The content of the thread had become increasingly disturbing--this wasn't the result of one particular person or post, so there's no blame to go around--but it's clear that we'd reached the tipping point.
Please seek out your local support system if you're in a crisis situation. Consider the I Am Alive
online crisis center if you're in a bad place and you're unable to make a phone call or check this link
for phone and email resources. Most of us here aren't trained to provide emergency services, but these organizations are equipped to help you.