REBLOG: Ashley of “Mental Health @ Home” shares her story of surviving suicide attempts. More awareness of this epidemic needs to be brought to the spotlight. The Mental Health system needs to do more to help those in need! Thank you, Ashley, for sharing your story.
Content warning: This post openly discusses suicide and suicide attempts
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It’s suicide prevention week, so it seems like an appropriate time to talk about suicide in all its ugliness. I have attempted suicide multiple times; most were associated with my first episode of depression just over 10 years ago. Suicidal thinking is a symptom of my illness, and one that will most likely continue to pop up when things get really dark. It’s something abnormal that unfortunately has come to be all too familiar.
In 2007 I had three suicide attempts outside of hospital, plus multiple attempts while in hospital that resulted in me being sent to psych ICU. At the time of the first attempt. I hadn’t been diagnosed with depression yet, but I was fairly certain that’s what was going on. The…
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