How can we make someone take our mental health seriously? Is there ever a way? Shit. I don’t know. I don’t know and I’m done trying.
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.
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!
I want to talk about suicide.
I want to talk about suicide in a frank and unfiltered way, from from fear or concern.