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by Egbam
Tue May 15, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 64
Views: 47750

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Dear friends, we never can be sure what life is going to throw at us, and the past couple of days have been dreadful for me. My daughter took an overdose on Sunday evening, after both she and I thought she was safe following a long conversation where I'd talked her out of suicide. From the training ...
by Egbam
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 64
Views: 47750

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

With lighter nights and warmer days, it's easy to think that everything is alright with the world, but sadly, for some of us, things are anything but alright. If you are living with the constant worry that someone you live with or are close to might take their life, please don't hold that worry to y...
by Egbam
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 64
Views: 47750

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Oh Amanda,I'm so sorry. Words just seem inadequate when things seem so dark, but seek every tiny bit of light, from the robin singing to you in the garden, to the new shoots of plants bringing new life and colour. Small things, external to the situation you are in, might shine a tiny patch of light ...
by Egbam
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 64
Views: 47750

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: 64
Views: 47750

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: 64
Views: 47750

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: 64
Views: 47750

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: 64
Views: 47750

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: 64
Views: 47750

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: 64
Views: 47750

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...