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Attempt Survivors

DragonflyIn the stigma of suicide, people who attempted suicide have lived a quiet existence, afraid to speak about their experience of wanting to end their pain. The information available about and for suicide attempt survivors remains small, but here we offer the opportunity to open the discussion.

As this site is not for therapy, if you are feeling suicidal, please call 1-800-273-8255 where someone is available to help you 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

 

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06/26/2018 at 5:13 PM
Jill
I think about it all the time, even more so over these last few years as I getting older. Fear of aging is not it but loneliness that is great. Its been many, many years of being friendless, alone at holidays, special occasions etc... And these feelings of odd emptiness have been since childhood. never really having escape this world of one I've known for so long. The question I ask myself during the course of my daily existence is: How do I living not really knowing if I ever have. I know Christ loves me and saved me many times from avenues I've chosen to drown/end this despair. So for me it a second, minute at a time that I'm holding on.
02/16/2018 at 12:38 AM
Erin
I had a nearly successful suicide attempt in the summer of 2017. I had taken my entire prescription of ativan along with an entire bottle of advil followed by a bottle of wine. I laid down on my couch and started to feel groggy, before I could even begin to panic I was completely unconscious. I laid on that couch for an entire 24 hours before my roommate finally came home and managed to shake me awake. I felt violently ill and had grasped what I had just done. I lied to her and said that I had had an allergic reaction to the medication and that we should go to the er. I didn't want her to panic or feel responsible or call an ambulance. The first few days after the attempt were awful. I kept mostly to myself and made myself feel awful and pathetic for doing what I had done, and for failing at it none the less. But after a couple weeks of silence I finally felt able to tell my roommate along with a close friend. This made my world feel loads lighter. After verbalizing and coming to terms with my condition I started to feel better. Lately however, the attempt has been haunting me along with my depression. I'm looking for support in any way I can get it.
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