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My letter from Stephen Fry by xchingx My letter from Stephen Fry by xchingx
JUST TO REITERATE: I DID NOT UPLOAD THIS TO GO "PUBLIC" AS SOME HAVE ACCUSED, I HAVE SIMPLY UPLOADED THIS TO SHARE TO FELLOW DEPRESSION SUFFERERS, SO IT MAY BE ABLE TO HELP THEM IN TIMES OF NEED!
The media got hold of this and blew it all out of proportion saying "stephen fry saved my life" I was not suicidal and had no intention of even thinking about it! Bloody media tries to make everything dramatic!!

Basically 2006 is when I was seriously suffering from depression and I felt so alone and as if nobody cared about me, I had no idea who to turn to. But I really needed someone to confide in and to and to ease the pain. So I wrote to Stephen Fry because he is my hero, and he has been through this himself. And low and behold, he replied to my letter, I will love him eternally for this.

I though that I would upload this to give other people suffering from depression a chance to read the letter which helped me so much during the deepest days of my depression.
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durham-red Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for posting this. Needed to read something like this tonight. xx
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Totzamazeballs Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Thank you :)
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sifontese Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Dear Crystal: I see this is an old post. I came to it from a reference to Fry's letter as someone is writing about #RobinWilliams untimely death (whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.c….
As many people have done, I want to thank you for sharing it! It has certainly opened up my eyes a lot wider than what they were before.
I hope you have found the sun and that all your days are filled with light!
Cheers
EAS
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KazetoMizu13 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
This is phenomenal. Thank you so much for posting this so that others can benefit from Mr Fry's wise words. I really appreciate this.
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Swordage Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing this. It really helps put depression in perspective.
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autopsyturvy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Hello! I realise this was uploaded some time ago, and maybe (hopefully) you've already moved on from that phase of your life but I just wanted to say thank you for putting this letter up at the expense of your own privacy, because it really does help. It is such a very generous sentiment to share something in hopes that other people might find meaning/solace in it, and I really appreciate it. Thank you.
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ASHAero Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
That is amazing. Stephen Fry simply embodies all that is simply and yet deeply humanist.

Oh, the blasted media.
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ASHAero Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
I just noticed the date on the letter. That's my birthday.
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luciadmedici Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
stephen fry is the best human on earth
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grepcomputers Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I am glad you got this when you needed it; it is such an inspirational letter, and shows such compassion. Probably why I enjoy Stephen Fry so much. And it too speaks to me on a personal note. I hope that I can do the same for somebody if they need it. And can't help but wish someone had given me this advice many years ago...
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123reneetje Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
I love that he actually answered you. I wish you well :)
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HomicidalTeaBreak Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm glad Stephen helped you, and I'm EXTREMELY thankful to you for uploading his words in that letter, in a way they've just helped me. also you made me love him like there's no tomorrow... x2!
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VassagoX66 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
What a wonderful thing for such a wonderful man to do for someone. I seriously cried a little at this. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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JammedThoughts Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
I love this man even more now.
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ErinaEatYourBrains Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
this is one of the many reasons why this man is my hero too.
<3
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mingxue Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
What address did you write to, may I ask if that`s alright?=].
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oxRachel-Cullenxo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
I love Stephen Fry and reading this makes me (like alot of people have said) love him more. I hope it helped =]
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shabangles Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so wonderful! It shows how much Mr Fry does care.

I'm glad you feel better, too. It's crap, what with the media making such drama, but I'm glad you've gotten over it.
I need to favourite this now, so when I have another batch of depressing feelings, I can just read it and remind myself.
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SkiffyKitten Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
I've received a letter from he recently, he helped me think about a few things in my depressive state.
he also wished me luck in my hopeful acting status.
it was so sweet of him to do that for me, and to send me a signed photo as well. :)
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moonbeam-goddess Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He truly is a wonderful man :) I don't suffer from depression but I have a friend, who I love dearly, who does. He is suicidal and it's getting harder and harder for me to be there for him, this letter has helped. The weather idea is brilliant, even if you don't suffer from depression i's so easy to blame yourself for things that you have no control over. I have no idea how my friend or anyone else might be feeling when they have depression, but this has given me an idea :)
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xchingx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Aww i'm so so glad this has helped you both, I hope your idea works and that your friend feels better soon *hugs*
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moonbeam-goddess Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope so to :) He's planning on going and getting help soon, he doesn't want me to come with him because he's so afraid of upsetting me. But i'm going to try and be there for him as much as I can :)
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ThoughtYouWasBatman Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
I think that really is touching.
Most people wouldn't write back, or at most write a very generic letter that you could apply to anybody. That is really nice.
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zfiledh Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
I'm having one of those days (more like one of those weeks really) and then I remembered that I favorited this. Thank you for sharing. This too, shall pass. :)
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xchingx Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Im so so glad that it's helping you and others too. This is the whole reason I uploaded this. Hope you fell better very very soon *hugs*
:)
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s-hhh Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
How lovely! What a great guy.
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kopljar Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is lovely, made my day! :)
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FlittterKat Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Stephen Fry is such a sweet, wonderful man. Thanks so much for sharing with the rest of us. He's so right and I will remember his words for years to come. Hope your days are full of light breezes and sunshine!
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Chouca-of-the-sands Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for uploading this - I quote and link it to everyone having a hard time :)
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the-cursed-one Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
What a beautiful letter... He is such a darling, one day I'm going to write him a letter, just so I can thank him for cheering me up whenever I'm down :)
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Amphitritie Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist
Inspirational, incredibly so. Favorited by the Stephen Fry Fan Club.
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heathen-chemistry Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
I love that you uploaded this and I love that you had the guts to write him in the first place! He really has a way with words. He seems to genuinely care, too, and that's lovely. <3
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rozekuru Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
This is so wonderful to have seen. Stephen Fry is just brilliant for having written back.
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lilmizb3th Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Student General Artist
i think stephen fry is a great role model to all those who have suffered from it,have it or might have it when they're older
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aka-rosebud Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
This is amazing. I believe in a way you've generously allowed Stephen Fry to comfort many more people, beyond the addressee, by putting this letter on DA. He really is a lovely man, isn't he??! Thanks, it was a joy to read :) x
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OnePiece-Rules Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
i love him even more now, he is such a sweet heart
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Whogal1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He is so thoughtful. he is my hero too ^^
he knows what to say at any occation. he is such a lovely gentle man. Go Stephen Fry ^^
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R-L-B Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
please will you tell me how on earth i can send a letter to stephen fry! I would like to send him my stories if you do not mind ^.^ thank you!
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xchingx Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Why certainly ^.^

Stephen Fry
Hamilton Hodell
66-8 Margaret Street
London
W1W 8SR


I hope you get a response :)
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R-L-B Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
I hope so...would you like to read my story too?
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xchingx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I would love to :)
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R-L-B Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
ok
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R-L-B Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
BY JOVE! Wow this is absolutely amazing, and sort of bizarre as i also was dippressed at that time, though i got over it on my own acord, stephen fry is amazing, and sounds like a lovely man to be friends with you are so lucky! ^.^ I hope you feel better :D
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Kraig-Welles Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Student Interface Designer
this and more growing reasons show others why he is my hero:)

you lucky lucky woman.
*envious*:)
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rain-siren Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
aw, what a gent :)
I'll remember that comparison to weather...
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Ginofullstoryandpics Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Now thats an example of a truly decent man.

I really hoped this helped you. I can say its put me in a much better mood :)
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MXDP Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
Oh wow. Yep, I officially love Stephen Fry even more now. I'm sad to hear you needed the letter though-I hope you're feeling better... :/
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zfiledh Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
Wow.

Found this by chance. Would you mind if I link it to my LJ?
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12forty Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Aw, this is so sweet. Like the person above, it makes me love Mr Stephen Fry even more. He is so awesome. I'm glad he did those things for you. I've been through depression myself as well. Take care!
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