In the US September is suicide prevention month. Thanks to @daze, this was brought to our attention. So I would like to post our suicide hotlines. As always you can use on of the resources listed for immediate help.
If you are feeling suicidal or having a mental health crisis, please tell someone — a friend or family member, a teacher, a doctor or therapist or call 911 (if you’re in the U.S.) or the Emergency Medical Services phone number in your country.
You can also call a crisis intervention hotline—these are available in the U.S. and in many other countries. You do not need to be actively suicidal to benefit from a crisis hotline.
Thank you @Daze and @ZombieMombie . This needs more awareness. I spent years suicidal with three serious attempts. I always said to myself on bad days it’s better off in bed than dead and slept years away. The environmental circumstances and chemical imbalance made me feel so low for so many wasted years. I understood this and stuck with my meds and psych dr. After many years I feel the opposite and I’m actual afraid of death and many more things. The insomnia, then stress, the breakdown and depression also suicidal feelings and plans, all gone and the fear of outside has now trapped me. I’m very lucky to have a supportive wife and a great and wise psychiatrist. It was a phase and things do get better. I see the beauty in life and each day. I’m grateful for the little I have. I can’t say sz is a blessing but more manageable than the mood swings of suicide ideation for so many year. If you feel that way there are many paths open to you to change the feelings and stabilize you moods and chemicals. If you ever need to chat to someone who understands please message me and I will be by your side. Take care everyone and reach out. People do care about you.
They didn’t take my belt the first day of the first time I was commited. I got it out and was considering using it, but somehow I didn’t go through with it. It’s strange, but I think I felt like a traitor somehow because I had a psychosis and this was the reason I was considering using the belt. Luckily there was something inside me that prevented me going through with it. The next day they came for the belt.
Suicide is often just a weak moment. Our feelings change all the time. I think many people who go through with it lose perspective, like I did that day. My feelings gradually improved the following weeks under healthcare supervision.
If you struggle, make sure you get help from friends, family or healthcare. Sometimes friends and family are not enough and then it is important to seek professional healthcare.