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22/09/2015 16:31 BST | Updated 23/09/2015 09:59 BST

Brighton Station's 'Waiting Wall' Reveals Commuters' Deepest Darkest Confessions

Please be aware this article contains sensitive issues that could be highly distressing to some.

"I am married with a wonderful son, but am so in love with an ex-partner that my heart feels dead," an anonymous commuter revealed on Brighton's Waiting Wall.

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The wall is a new initiative launched as part of the city's digital festival.

Although it is a temporary feature intended to mirror Jerusalem's Wailing Wall, it gives commuters a window of opportunity to air their deepest and darkest thoughts without giving away their identity.

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The display, which runs from September 21 to September 27, was inspired by author and philosopher Alain de Botton.

He says: "The wall would offer a basic yet infinitely comforting – public acknowledgement that … none us are alone in the extent of our troubles."

The messages that have been posted so far range from deeply personal stories to general musings about life.

Here are a few examples:

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If you've been affected by the issues in this article, please call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90.