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by Egbam
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 64
Views: 47326

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hi Suelum, my heart goes out to you, what an awful, worrying time for you over your son. I can't imagine who told you to get him back to a normal routine, and I am no expert, but that seems to be denying what he's feeling and wanting to do. Have you been given any mental health support for him? Or a...
by Egbam
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Another perspective
Replies: 1
Views: 5838

Re: Another perspective

Hi CC,

I just came across your post and am grateful for your honesty and willingness to support others who are struggling.
It's really encouraging to hear of someone who has come through the tidal waves, and survived.

Thank you

Shalom

Helen
by Egbam
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 64
Views: 47326

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hi Wildgoose, I can't say I've had that experience, but it sounds very challenging and tough, not stupid at all - it would feel very different if it were for any other reason that you needed the clothes to be non ligature. I'm glad you were able to find suitable clothes, but a horrible experience to...
by Egbam
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 64
Views: 47326

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hi Mike,

Good call - I'll inbox you my details rather than have them posted for anyone on the internet to see (no offense to those on this forum, just trying to be wise!) I have no previous experience of running a support group of any sort, so am very grateful for your help.
Shalom
Helen
by Egbam
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 64
Views: 47326

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hi Wildgoose, I'm glad you've made contact, but sorry that you have the need to. I trust that you will feel that this is a safe place to share and be supported? Living with the continual worry and fear of a loved one taking their life is an incredible strain and can be very isolating, or that's my e...
by Egbam
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 64
Views: 47326

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hi Mike, glad you're back, are you ok? Not found a support network, so looking to set something up through Papyrus. Met another lady yesterday who will hopefully join the conversation and mutual support. I guess initially we'll be supporting each other as best we can through this forum, but it could...
by Egbam
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 64
Views: 47326

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hi Mike, I've been checking for responses to my post for a couple of weeks, and have just found both your replies - sorry I didn't see them earlier. I have accessed counselling through my work, which was helpful. I might look to have some more soon. In my experience, the support from the NHS is erra...
by Egbam
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 64
Views: 47326

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hi Mike, you're very gracious in suggesting that your situation is in some way easier as your daughter is an inpatient and getting great care... I suspect that it's an equally difficult and distressing situation, just different. It's like someone saying to me that they wished they'd known that their...
by Egbam
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 64
Views: 47326

Re: Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hi Mike and Lynne, it's good to hear from you, but at the same time saddens me knowing that it's such a painful situation that brings us together. My heart goes out to you both and others in similar situations. Lynne, I guess that you are feeling very frightened and would love a simple remedy to mak...
by Egbam
Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: My Story
Topic: Living with someone who is suicidal?
Replies: 64
Views: 47326

Living with someone who is suicidal?

Hi, are there others like me who are living with someone who is suicidal? For the past eight years my daughter has struggled with suicidal feelings and has made a number of attempts on her life. I am her main support and emergency help and am grateful that we talk about it openly, but it is a consta...