One of the most stressful and overwhelming aspects of recovery from a suicide attempt is reconnecting to and rebuilding trust in the relationships we value. Here I discuss the stressful nature of this process and offer my insight based on what I have learned from my own experience.
The Snotgirl comic series follows the sometimes delirious adventures of a famous, self-obsessed influencer who suffers from terrible anxiety *cough cough* allergies.
After a suicide attempt, they all tell us to re-connect with our support people. What if we don’t have support people? What if we ARE alone?
Everyone carries on about living with depression and ‘managing’ suicidal impulses but hardly anybody ever talks about suicide! And when they do they do years after the fact! What about right after!? Why doesn’t anybody ever talk about what it’s like to be in the immediate aftermath of a suicide attempt? Well I’m going to talk about suicide. And I’m going to talk about depersonalization, the devil, and the mystery of what’s happened to all my underwear!
“My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness,” is an poignant autobiographical manga, wherein the author Nagata Kabi portrays her deeply, brutally honest 10 year battle with major depression, anxiety, and binge eating, as well as her brave, determined efforts to bring herself to life in spite of it.
I want to talk about suicide.
I want to talk about suicide in a frank and unfiltered way, from from fear or concern.