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by Egbam
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 74
Views: 50494

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hi Amanda, I'm so sorry you're once again dealing with the reality of the downturn. So hard. So painful. So frustrating that we can't just make everything all right for those we love. Keep loving. Keep looking after yourself. Seek support from whatever direction you can find it. And know that in as ...
by Egbam
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 74
Views: 50494

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Dear All, how are you? I hope you find this forum helpful - do make contact if we can support you in any way, or you have a question. This forum is a mutual support space, where we all have the one awful thing that connects us, that we have someone who is suicidal living with us, or in our family. I...
by Egbam
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 74
Views: 50494

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Thank you Amanda, it's been pretty tough. I've been trying to take care of myself as I know how important that is, but it's not easy with the constant worry I live with. I need a holiday but recognise that any time away at the moment will be just a different view to worry from! The mental health sup...
by Egbam
Tue May 15, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 74
Views: 50494

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: 74
Views: 50494

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: 74
Views: 50494

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: 74
Views: 50494

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: 74
Views: 50494

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: 74
Views: 50494

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: 74
Views: 50494

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...