Cre8Tiva is very sad today...my dear one attempted suicide on friday morning...he is in the hospital now...it took me about 50 hours of prayer and pleading (without any sleep) for him to go...finally he was so scared himself, that he asked to go...he looked at me and said, "i am really sick." before this attempt he...talked about committing suicide...did not eat for days and could not sleep...would wake up screaming if he did...had drastic changes in behavior...had recent, severe financial losses...lost interest in his personal appearance...did not shave or bathe for days...plus had all of the signs as listed below...
when i was writing this tonight i looked at the visitors listed in my sidebar and one was The website Concerned Counseling...when i clicked a page about major depression came up...is this another help from above??? what brought them to my website??? today???
These are some of the feelings and things they experience:
- Can’t stop the pain
- Can’t think clearly
- Can’t make decisions
- Can’t see any way out
- Can’t sleep, eat or work
- Can’t get out of depression
- Can’t make the sadness go away
- Can’t see a future without pain
- Can’t see themselves as worthwhile
- Can’t get someone’s attention
- Can’t seem to get control
- Be direct. Talk openly and matter-of-factly about suicide.
- Be willing to listen. Allow expressions of feelings. Accept the feelings.
- Be non-judgmental. Don’t debate whether suicide is right or wrong, or feelings are good or bad. Don’t lecture on the value of life.
- Get involved. Become available. Show interest and support.
- Don’t dare him or her to do it.
- Don’t act shocked. This will put distance between you.
- Don’t be sworn to secrecy. Seek support.
- Offer hope that alternatives are available but do not offer glib reassurance.
- Take action. Remove means, such as guns or stockpiled pills.
- Get help from persons or agencies specializing in crisis intervention and suicide prevention.