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'I was just ready to die'

Dealing with depression
by Jaclyn Cosgrove Published: June 9, 2013

Wright didn't expect any of them would ever apologize. But about five years after high school, he got a Facebook message.

A former classmate wrote that he was sorry for the way Wright was treated. He noticed Wright's smile in his Facebook profile picture.

“That's the first time I ever saw you smile,” he wrote. “It made me realize how much sh-- we all put you through, and I'm just glad you're able to find happiness now.”

But Wright hadn't found happiness. He's working with a counselor in Tulsa to learn better ways to cope with his depression and accept himself for who he is.

“All I want to do is to be happy,” he said. “That's all I want. It doesn't have to be blissfully happy every day. Just to be OK would be nice.”

by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, public policy and medicine in Oklahoma, among other topics. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate. Jaclyn grew up in the southeast region of the state and enjoys writing about rural Oklahoma. She is...
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