Re: Monday World Suicide Prevention Day My Son’s Story
@WinterSun - you bought a tear to my eye. Yes, suicide is tragic all round as it passes the pain on....
I have asked the very same questions you did. You did your best for your son and he knows that - he was in a very dark place. Despair begets despair.
More emphasis is needed on "prevention" - I thank you with all my heart for bringing this important issue to light but so sorry for your ongoing pain. Sending a warm hug.
More needs to be done - more funding of mental health resources, hospitals and affordable counselling and care. More focus on mental health topics where people are encouraged to speak up and more about their own mental issues without stigma, shame or feel they are looking weak. When asking someone if they are okay, society needs to mean it and really listen and start to care more. A smile and caring ear can save a life. It's not just a mantra.
There is much talk of prevention but very little done. There is little of that genuine type of help anywhere in reality. I hope this national suicide day brings light to this and that more action to prevent suicide is taken, research into its causes and triggers - mental illness being the main, but also issues like low self esteem, loss of relationships/partners/husband's/wife/children and loneliness being the biggest trigger; abuse, trauma, rejection, financial loss, insomnia/nightmares, bullying and being ostracised, isolation, unemployment, poverty, physical illness/chronic pain and despair with not talking about the inner pain....and worst of all feeling alone, hopeless (can't see a future) and a burden;-
"Understanding and ongoing help focusing on these issues (not everyday normal social chat of ups and downs), but these real painful issues that need to be verbalised and talked through; as when few or more of the combined problems above can push a person over the edge - and the ongoing help needed to prevent the endless grief associated with it.
The pain, the loss, the grief does not completely end, we just learn to carry it somehow and move forward. Just want you to know that I am listening, can relate and sitting with you in care and understanding. 🤗🌹
I hear you - I been in the same place - only I saw it coming and was powerless to stop it
But I don't feel like barging in with my son's story on top of yours - only to let you know I feel the same - why was I not enough to keep him here and why didn't he ask me for help - I was there as much as I could be - as you were I am sure
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