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by Egbam
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 64
Views: 47817

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: 64
Views: 47817

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: 64
Views: 47817

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: 64
Views: 47817

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: 64
Views: 47817

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: 64
Views: 47817

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: 64
Views: 47817

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 ...
by Egbam
Sat May 13, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 64
Views: 47817

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hi Sarah,
I've just realised that my last post could be interpreted as being sarcastic, that's not how I meant it... I genuinely am grateful
:)
Shalom
Helen
by Egbam
Fri May 12, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 64
Views: 47817

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Thanks Sarah,
it's hard living with the constant worry of whether something is about to upset the fragile balance of my daughter's life. Being reminded to take each day as it comes is immensely helpful.
Shalom
Helen
by Egbam
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 64
Views: 47817

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hi Sarah, great to have you on board... this is such a vital support as is becoming apparent. Mike and I have spoken about the possibility of setting up something more tangible in addition to this forum, and it would be good to have you in that conversation. Maybe we could get together, (possibly wi...