Patient Comments: Suicide - Treatment

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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: 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: 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: 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.

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: 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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