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Don’t be embarrassed to ask for help. We all hope for a happy Xmas. As Xmas is a Christian celebration, people find hope in their faith. Have a merry Xmas.

Mr Turner, Ranui

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow".

Mr Shanahan, Auckland

I suffer from depression and anxiety. For those of you who are in the same position, I will say there is hope. I do like a hug and I like giving hugs. If you are believer like me I pray for peace and God’s help. Hugs from Marie.

Marie, Auckland

You are doing a marvelous job!! Wishing you all the best.

Kath, Remuera

Trust God will help you, believe in your ability to overcome many obstacles. God bless.

Mrs Healy, Orewa

You are valued and significant to this life. You bring so many individual, unique qualities. No one else could ever replace you.

Olivia, St Heliers

Soon, when all is well, you are going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad you didn't give up.

Ashley, Henderson

I hope on the days or nights when you feel like there is no one out there for you, you can find it deep within yourself to reach out. Someone will always be there for you and you are loved and wanted. Lifeline has been there for me.

Karen, Henderson

Doing something for someone else even when you really can't see the light for you. Is one of the most empowering things you will do for yourself and others xx please know you're important and kindness once given will come back received if you know where to look for it.

Jenea, Dunedin

I just want everyone who has been writing these to know it really helps so keep going. I can feel your love pulling me out of a dark hole. And if you're reading this, I love you. So much. Thank you.

Tink, Queenstown

Things will get better. I promise.

Anonymous, Pokeno

You are not alone. I'm sending big hugs everywhere all over the world you are awesome and have such potential in your life merry Christmas keep smiling.

Shayna, Timaru

If you are in need of help please ask for it! Most people want to help where they can!

Anonymous, Mt Wellington

Never give up hope. Have faith in yourself.

Anonymous, St Heliers

At Christmas, we all help someone we love in some small way. Just a hug will do. There are many people who understand. We are here!!

Barbara, Forrest Hill

There are people who care deeply for you, the only thing stopping you from experiencing their love for you is making the connection. Reach out & smile. You never know how much that could make a difference in someone's life & in your own. Merry Xmas & I do really mean that.

Sue, Christchurch

Life is so complicated these days, but there is also so much help around so when you need it, go for it and ask!

Anonymous, Auckland

I hope you find somebody you can confide in. Trust that person and listen.

Gwyneth, Auckland

Accept help that is given, as it comes with love. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Anonymous, Highland Park

Nothing lasts forever. You will get through this. You are beautiful. You are valued. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Anonymous, Wellington

I don't know who needs to hear this now but you are valued and loved.This is for anyone going through the struggle whatever that maybe be. Everything will be okay, although it may not feel like it now.Spread love and kindness this Christmas because you never know who you might help.

Anonymous, Avondale

If you are lying there in the dark, feeling that you're the only one who possibly knows what this feels like and that there is no hope, just know that there is a whole community of people who understand and love you for who you are, even though they don't know you.

Anonymous, Tauranga

There's always light, even if you can't see it. Things do get better. No matter how you are feeling, there is always someone there for you. Never forget that you are brave & strong & beautiful, regardless of anyone saying otherwise.

Anonymous

Start off small... admire the way the stars twinkle and how the world is ringing of Christmas. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! AND STRONG AND WE LOVE YOU for you!

Anonymous

Family, whanau. Missing yours? It’s never easy being away from home, esp. at this time of year, just remember you're not alone. Many of us share the pain of separation. Reach out. There's always someone else ‘out there’ but if they don’t know, they can’t help or give you the gift of hope.

Julie, Bay of Islands

This Christmas I'd love to give you the gift of knowing how amazing you are! You're a unique person, a beautiful piece of the puzzle that makes up the human race who has the capacity to make every single day better just for being in it. Thank you & much love during this season & beyond.

Jane Lowe, Auckland

What dark did you conquer in your story? Mountains do not rise without earthquakes - Katherine MacKenett

Alex, Wellington

I want you to know, you are going to get through this. Follow your heart and the rest will follow, it may seem like you’re in such a pickle right now... or the world may seem lonely... but I’m here to tell you that it’s okay, you’re beautiful and never ever doubt that.

Anonymous

"If I could, I'd write for you a rainbow and splash it will all the colours of God and hang it in the window of your being so that each new morning you would waken to hope and promise." - Ann Weems

Anne, Auckland

Sending you lots of love over this time, please don't ever feel like you're alone and nobody has your back, there's always someone that will give you the world so don't be afraid to ask for help and remember that you're bloody amazing!

Sharyn Casey, Auckland

If you are reading this, please know that life has ups and downs but you always have a great power that nobody can ever take from you: the power to choose how you see yourself and others.

Anonymous, Epsom

Life can be tough, but even if it feels extra-tough right now, please keep looking for each little good thing. All of those tiny positives pave the way to better times ahead so keep moving forward!

Anonymous, Dunedin

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. – Nelson Mandela

Anonymous, Auckland

I’ve been there and I want you to know that I care about you.

Anonymous, Auckland

My outlook is often filled with stormy clouds, but above the clouds exists a radiant sun and clear blue sky. That knowledge sometimes helps me part the clouds a little; to find a chink of sunshine to sit in for a moment. I hope you find a blaze of your own sun in which to revel!

Nat, Auckland

"You are not alone, I will be with you" - Michael Jackson

Anonymous, Epsom

See the positive, awesome things you've done this year - giving someone a smile, or simply getting out of bed each morning - even things like this have a flow on effect & bring positivity to the world!

Anonymous

You are doing an awesome job, keep going, take a deep breath and smile because you are great and the world needs you :) Merry Christmas!

Anonymous

You may not feel like it now, but there are heaps of people ready to help and understand what’s going on for you.

Robyn, Dunedin

You’ve got this! Find the courage to make that call.

Catherine, Laingholm

This too will pass.

Jono, Upper Hutt

We’ve got your back mate.

Warwick, Blenheim

It’s ok to ask for help when you’re stuck. Make the call

Alison, Matamata

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