Hello all, I’ve come back after a very long absence, and thought it would be appropriate to reintroduce myself. When I first joined ALF, I had lost a friend to suicide. It was a very dark time for me — I was so distraught I quit my job and began to seek professional help — and this forum seemed like a good and safe place to explore research and theories on the afterlife. Well, it’s been several years now, and, long story bearable, my life’s gotten worse. As it turns out, I have a severe form of obssessive-compulsive disorder. Aside from what it’s done to my life (having made it an incessant waking nightmare), it’s significantly affected my thoughts on an afterlife. I’ve realized that, for me, it doesn’t matter whether some Nobel Prize - winning academician says yay or nay on mediums or NDEs or whatnot. It’s about what I experience. Which, so far, has been nothing. But I persist in my search anyway, and that’s why I’m here. I’ll do my best to make meaningful contributions, and to be more positive than this post may have made me seem. So, hello!