Patient Comments: Suicide - Treatment

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Comment from: Nini, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 25

I have thoughts of killing myself to make the pain go away from the hurt my father has caused me by making most of my family dislike me. I had a friend for 36 years and for some reason even she stopped talking to me and that hurts. I just recently moved after being in the same house for 28 years and raised my son there. Now he's married and doesn't need me, so my thoughts are getting worse. The only reason I don't hurt myself is because I don't want to hurt everyone else or be a coward.

Comment from: David, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 17

I had thoughts of killing myself back in 2004 and I blamed it (correctly) on the fact that my seizure medicines were at too high a dosage. He lowered it, but 2006 brought out the worst in me. Very intense anger and thoughts of killing myself almost daily. It took months to get through it. Ironically, every two years those thoughts came back, but to a lesser degree. I see a therapist since I have generalized anxiety issues. I came very close, but am still here.

Comment from: rw, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 07

I've been abandoned by everybody and I have had suicidal thoughts. No one cares. I can't find help.

Comment from: Bea, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 23

Lately suicidal thoughts are keeping me company every single day. It doesn't scare me though, rather I feel more relaxed and calm. I had previously been in therapy, but opted to quit since I was worried that if he knew how bad it was getting I would be hospitalized. I have been down that road before and don't care to go there. Right now, I just take it day by day.

Comment from: Peg, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 10

Thoughts of suicide have always been in my head since I was young. The depression has never gone away and lately it has gotten worse. I have tried to cut my wrists, overdosed on pills. But now I have tried to buy a gun but no luck with that. It is so hard to keep the thoughts of hurting myself quiet. It just feels like my head is going to explode. So I cut a lot and at times that keeps the thoughts of suicide at bay for a bit. But the thoughts never go away.

Comment from: ABC, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: May 28

I am bored. Lately I see no hope for the future. I'm bored. I have been achievement-less despite putting in exemplary efforts. I have no friends. I am nothing but pain for my family.

Comment from: skysmom99, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 13

Two days ago my daughter tried to hang herself. I found her with it around her neck getting ready to jump. There was no note. No warning like I thought there would be. I took her straight to the hospital and now she is in a facility that helps teens deal with things like this. I know I did the right thing for my daughter. I have heard from people that because there was no note she was not doing this for attention. I wonder if there is truth to that. All I know is I am doing the right thing for her.

Comment from: kim, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 06

I have tried to kill myself on four occasions by an overdose of prescription medications. Only the last two required hospitalization and a stay in the behavioral health ward. I am currently on medications, see a counselor and a psychiatrist. I still go through bouts of extreme depression and suicidal thoughts.

Comment from: CJ, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: December 08

I took a hand full of Vyvanse and swallowed it, hoping to end my suffering and constant failure. However, I even failed to kill myself, which is the ultimate failure. If I didn't have a family I would have blown my face off already. I live a life of constant self-inflicted suffering and hope to die every single day.

Comment from: hopeless, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 09

I have thought of suicide, sometimes daily, that I could run off a cliff or run my truck into ongoing traffic. It would be my luck I would survive and be in a nursing home the rest of my life.

Comment from: Worthless , 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 21

I have attempted suicide more than once and I guess fortunately I survived where I should have died. I think of suicide every day.

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Comment from: NO ONE, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 12

I think about suicide right now; thinking about leaving work and doing something.

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