As loyal readers know over the last couple of weeks I have written quite a few pieces both on the Burble and on Breaking Bipolar on suicide after a person I consider a friend attempted suicide. Luckily he is still with us, and I think the writings on the topic will help others who have been through a suicide attempt and the loved ones of those who have attempted suicide.
Something Good From a Suicide Attempt?
I don’t want to say something “good” came out of my friend’s suicide attempt because I think that diminishes his personal experience. But maybe others have been helped. And that is thanks to him. Thanks to his honesty and bravery in speaking about his suicide attempt. I’m honored to know him.
So here are articles for:
- Those who have attempted suicide
- Those who love someone who has attempted suicide
- How to prevent a suicide attempt
To Those Who Have Attempted Suicide
I know many people have attempted suicide and they feel ashamed and alone. Often those who have attempted suicide are treated like lepers by those who love them.
Well, not by me.
Please read my words to you:
- To Those Who Have Attempted Suicide
- Why Should I Keep Fighting the Pain of Depression for the Next 40 Years?
To the Loved Ones of Those Who Have Attempted Suicide
You’re not in an easy position, and I know it. Please read:
- For the Loved Ones, After a Suicide Attempt
- People Who Attempt Suicide Don’t Want to Die
- Your Denial Is Preventing Your Loved One With a Mental Illness From Getting Help
- Why No Hospitalization After a Suicide Attempt?
Preventing a Suicide Attempt
And, of course, the best of all results would be to avoid a suicide attempt in the first place. If I could give that gift to everyone, I would. Please read these articles:
- How Suicidal Are You? – an unscientific suicide scale for the mentally ill individual themselves (primarily)
- How to Predict a Suicide Attempt – for the mentally ill individual and those around him/her (part two)
Get Help for Suicidal Thoughts Now
If you feel you may hurt yourself (or anyone else) please get help now. You are not alone. We are with you. We have survived. You will find a way through.
About Natasha Tracy
Natasha Tracy is an award-winning writer, speaker and consultant from the Pacific Northwest. She has been living with bipolar disorder for 18 years and has written more than 1000 articles on the subject.