This is a message I sent to a new friend, after meeting him at a weekend convention of a support group we both are a part of. He had just- to put it vaguely- “experienced an event that made him a part of the support group crowd”.

He was very frightened and scared, as I was at his age (which was when I became part of this group) It was like I was mentoring my younger self. I’m so glad to be able to be there for him, and we are still in touch!

“Dear David,
I just wanted to see how you’re doing- how’s everything since last weekend? I also wanted to tell you that you should feel free to call (or text) me anytime, if you have any questions, stuff on your mind, or even just to chat!

I’ve been living with this for 10 years, but I still remember what the first few months are like. It can be overwhelming and frustrating sometimes. Kind of like when you’re first learning how to ride a bike. In the beginning, you wobble and fall, but you quickly become a better, more confident rider. It happens a lot sooner than you’d think. So keep on pedaling- you’re doing awesome!

All the best,

lifeisatest lifeisatest
26-30, M
1 Response Aug 20, 2014

What's the support group for? I'm dying to know! Lol if you want to keep it a secret that's ok too ^_*