You Can't Do It Alone

Last Update: March 20, 2019

Hello to all my friends here at WA,

This is very hard for me to wright but I feel the need to share in hopes that my story will help others.

It has been a long time since I posted anything on WA and I miss socializing with you all.

On May 10th, 2018 I lost my 29-year-old son Chris to an overdose. He had been suffering from depression and was having a bad day so my daughter Catie invited him over to our house for the night. I knew he had been drinking but didn't realize what else he had been doing. We talked for a while and I told him to go sleep it off. The next day Catie went to wake him but it was too late. I can not put into words the feeling that came over me. This was the worst feeling I had ever exsperienced and the hardest thing I ever had to deal with.

My daughter Catie who was very close to her brother Chris became out of control. One week after losing my son I almost lost Catie too, she was also using drugs and got into a very bad car accident. Once she recovered I convinced her to go into rehab. She agreed and realized she couldn't do it alone. Now she is attending NA and AA meetings regularly and doing great. I am very proud of how far she has come.

My Chris and Catie 2 weeks befor he passed.

I myself have been dealing with depression and finding it hard to stay focused on anything I try to do. The lose of my son is overwhelming and I also realized I can not do it alone. I am now getting professional help to deal with my grieving and depression.

Life has its ways of testing you. You never know what will happen from day to day. We just need to realize the signs that professional help is needed before it's too late. If you or someone you know is suffering from depression or any kind of mental health problem please seek professional help. Think of it like this, you joined WA to get professional help in learning how to build your own online business because you realized you couldn't do it alone!

Never be afraid to reach out for help no matter what situation you are in and don't let your pride get in the way!

Live life to the fullest,


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CowboyJames Premium
So sorry for your loss. We know a little about this. We lost our 23 year old son 12/19/2002 to a car accident. Nothing is the same, everything changes.
May God be with you, you are in my prayers.
Jimmyk16 Premium
Condolences to you and your family.
lynnsam61 Premium

I'm so sorry to hear about what you've been through with your son (and daughter). Losing a child - for any reason - is a beyond words horrible experience. No parent should ever have to go through it.

You are wise to recognize the importance of seeking help to deal with your grief and depression. Many years ago I went through a late term pregnancy loss (7 1/2 months) and it left me feeling very depressed. Therapy helped a lot and being able to have 3 healthy children later helped as well. I still remember the shock and depression though.

Now my 25 year old son is going through a very tough time and has started therapy to help deal with his issues (at our urging). We're paying for it and it's money well-spent.

Some day I pray that the pain you are going through now will be mostly replaced by happy memories that you shared with him.

raringler Premium
Hey Cathy, so sorry for your loss of your son. My wife lost her son 10 years ago of his own choice. Depression is a terrible thing .Hope you can get over this and hang in there. Good luck to you!

laparra1 Premium
Good morning dear Cathy,

So painful, there are really no words to describe what you are going thru as a mother and human being. The loss of a loved one is so difficult. I am happy to read you and your daughter have professional help and all I can do is sent you positive and loving thoughts.

hanley Premium
A life with heavy drug users is hard on the carer and can never be underestimated. You feel useless because you can not overcome the drive created by the drugs.
My journey had a better ending than yours and I pray that your daughter wakes up and smells the f.... roses.
You get angry, sad, despair, and every other emotion that you can conjure up.
I am sure many in the WA family will understand your torment and sorrow in losing your son so early in life. I understand.

I get so annoyed when I hear that the minor recreational drugs are OK and don't hurt anyone. All roads lead to dismay.

Your story touched a nerve and I feel your pain.

I wish you the very best and suggest perhaps you put your focus into WA to move your mindset.

Very best wishes.
DouglasJames Premium
Cathy, I'm so sorry for your loss and you're absolutely right. One of the main reasons that people don't speak up about their problems is because of the fear that comes with it.

Fear that I won't be accepted; fear that no matter what I do, it won't be good enough; fear that despite my good intentions now and what I plan to do, I'll only be judged from my past.

I just posted a blog post about fear on WA a few hours ago and I feel I was meant to see your post.

I wish you the very best in life and your journey with WA. Please feel free to connect with me.

To our mutual success

- Doug
CarolMeador Premium
Oh Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss. Thankfully Catie and you are both getting the help that you need. It took a lot of courage to write your post. I applaud you for that. I am following you. Best wishes for your recovery and your WA business as well. Carol
AlexEvans Premium
Hi, Cathy, you have been through the mill, it can be so challenging when we are confronted with things that we do not really have control over, all we can do is to be there for people.

I hope things are getting better for you, you have offered a very good reminder when things tip the best things we can do is to seek out help, as the majority of times it won't fix its self.

Take care.