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by Egbam
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 74
Views: 50502

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: 74
Views: 50502

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: 74
Views: 50502

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: 74
Views: 50502

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: 74
Views: 50502

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: 74
Views: 50502

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. ...
by Egbam
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 74
Views: 50502

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hi Adrift, sorry for the delay in responding, how are you? Has the relationship with your son improved since he's been home, has he spoken to you about how he's feeling? It's hard to know just what has led him to feel that life is not worth living, and to know how best to support him, but don't unde...
by Egbam
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 74
Views: 50502

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hello Adrift, I've been there... scared at what might happen. I still have days when it's all too scary, and there have been times when my daughter has been on the edge of making that completion. I too keep busy, though that's not always the healthy option! I struggle to go away as I worry so much a...
by Egbam
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 74
Views: 50502

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Dear Adrift, my heart goes out to you. I have to admit, it's a living hell at times, not knowing what might happen. Finding out that your child has tried to take their life is horrendous, nothing can prepare you for that shock and stress. As you say, you start to view the world in a very different m...
by Egbam
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 74
Views: 50502

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hi all, I'm aware that there's been little correspondence on this forum for a few weeks. I'd like to think that it's because there isn't the need, but know that sadly, that may not be the case. We've been going through a really difficult time and I guess we're not alone. Do message if sharing helps ...