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by Egbam
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 59
Views: 23198

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hi Amanda, I'm sorry that your situation hasn't improved, but glad that you're finding some support through this forum. I trust that others are too. Having someone in the family who is suicidal is very hard, as fear of loss has to be balanced with trying to have as normal a life as possible. The who...
by Egbam
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 59
Views: 23198

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hi there, it's been a few weeks since I last wrote, and although nobody has written (and that's ok), I know there have been many on here to read and maybe find encouragement. It's my experience that living with someone who's suicidal is very challenging and tiring. Sometimes something that I would c...
by Egbam
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 59
Views: 23198

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hi all, many of you will already be aware that this is a particularly difficult time for some people, so if you live with someone who struggles, do ask them how they feel and get support if things are too dark for them. Take care of yourselves too and give a shout if you need to chat / scream / cry ...
by Egbam
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 59
Views: 23198

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hi Amanda, I'm so pleased that you did the ASIST course, difficult though it is, as I know how much help it can be. It sounds as though you feel quite empowered by it and I guess you will also be encouraging others to go on the course. Continue to be kind to yourself. Know that you're not alone in y...
by Egbam
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 59
Views: 23198

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

How's it going for everyone out there? It's a busy time, but one with lots of pressures, stress and expectations. Please look after yourselves at the same time as being mindful as to how those who are vulnerable within your family are. Try to focus on the positive things in life and seek support fro...
by Egbam
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 59
Views: 23198

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Dear Amandaen, WOW! You sound so much better than when you last wrote. Talking with your son and building the trust between you about his tablets is a really positive step. It's so good to hear. I'm really pleased that you've managed to get on an ASIST course. It might not be easy for you, and you m...
by Egbam
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 59
Views: 23198

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hello amandaen, My heart goes out to you. I'm glad you've found us, though sorry that it's such a worrying situation you find yourself in. Those of us who are on this forum page are mainly parents like yourself, trying to get through each day, and helping one another with encouragement and any suppo...
by Egbam
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 59
Views: 23198

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

I'm aware that there are many reading this forum who are not writing posts. That's fine and I hope you find it helpful. Please do write if you would like to and let us support each other - we're not experts, just seeking ways to keep going and help out loved ones. In my case it's my daughter who is ...
by Egbam
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 59
Views: 23198

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hi Sarah, your message could well have been my writing this morning after a deeply upsetting time last night. It's so hard when we give all we can (and more) in love and support and affirmation, and then occasionally it gets thrown back in our faces. I too am exhausted. I need a break. But my pain a...
by Egbam
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 59
Views: 23198

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Today has been difficult. My daughter is in a low place and although she has managed to put her 'mask' on and go to work, it's been a tough morning. I feel so tired, and so worried for her. She is in a vulnerable space and I can't wave a magic wand and make everything better, although I so long to. ...