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C.W. of Daytona Beach, Florida ~ I have a diagnosis of PTSD and suffer from depression. Nearly three years ago my depression took over and I attempted suicide. I was struggling with so much at the time and finding it difficult to see where things would ever get better. However, despite the pain, if anyone had asked me at that time if I would actually take such a drastic step I would have told them no, and I would have meant it. But that changed in what seemed like only a moment… I went from “I’m okay, I’ll get through this” to “I don’t want to be here anymore” and took immediate action. Through what I can only describe as divine intervention, that attempt was not successful and I’m here today to share my story and hope that it can help others.