Working On Us Week #7

REBLOG: Casey Elizabeth Dennis of “This Bipolar Brat” responds candidly in this Week #7, both Prompts, of “Working on Us” – Truly touching account.

This Bipolar Brat

It’s week 7 of Beckie’s Working On Us Writing Prompt! It’s another week to help break the stigma on those with any mental illness or disorder. This week’s topic is suicide.

Prompt #1

Have you ever experienced suicidal thoughts?

I’ve had suicidal thoughts since the age of 11. Your brain tells you that you’re worthless, that nobody loves you, and that nobody would miss you. Even if outside circumstances tell you different, your brain lies to you. My brain has always had a way of doing just that.

Have you ever attempted suicide?

Once, when I was 21. I was self-harming and I decided to do the deed. My PTSD was in full swing and my ex was telling me how awful he thought I was. I couldn’t take it anymore.

I sent a worrying text message to my mother who then called my roommate, the Donsterr (my nickname…

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4 comments

  1. I love how honest and giving everyone has been with this prompt especially. It’s a touchy subject but the taboo needs to be smashed. If it’s not talked about, how will people ever get comfortable seeking help when they need it? I don’t know one person who hasn’t had suicidal thoughts at some point in their lives.

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