Prevention Of suicide
Preventing Suicidal Thoughts
When You Have ME/CFS And/Or FMS
Having suicidal thoughts or feelings are not uncommon with ME/
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia sufferers, and it's
certainly nothing to be ashamed of.
ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can affect your neurological system,
altering your brain chemistry and
emotions. And there is also the
psychological experience of having to adjust
to living with ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia
If you are feeling suicidal, talk to your
doctor as soon as you can. There
is help out there for you. You are not
Prevention Of Suicide
In his article 'Handling Suicidal Feelings in ME/CFS',
Dr William Collinge says that it is completely understandable
to have suicidal feelings when you have ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
and/or Fibromyalgia. He says that these feelings actually
represent our inner child's desperate wish to escape from
a seemingly impossible situation.
Dr Collinge writes that the best thing you can do when you experience
suicidal feelings is to express them in some form. Talking about
it is best, but if not, then you can also write your feelings
down - get them down on paper.
Or do both!
Dr Collinge suggests that talking about it would be of
most help to you if you only choose to do only one.
Prevention Of Suicide : Getting Emotional Support
Having emotional support from someone you trust
is important at a time like this - whether it be a relative, friend,
or health care professional. Someone who understands...
... someone who will listen to you and give you the emotional support
you need. And don't be afraid to ask for the physical contact
and moral support you need from your loved ones.
Even if you can't think of anyone right now, you are
not alone. Below you'll find a list of helpful web
sites which can provide you with emotional support and help. Remember...
"It is always too early
-- Norman Vincent Peale --
Dr Collinge suggests that if suicidal feelings
persist, then you should talk them over with a professional therapist
who knows all about ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia. I really
recommend that you do. Talking therapies are nothing
to be ashamed of. And more importantly, going to some sort
of talking therapy could perhaps be the best thing that you do in
your life. The Sleepydust Editor says:
"My recovery from depression
(whilst I had Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome) was down to
And I can safely say that it's THE BEST
thing I've ever done."
out about how psychotherapy can help YOU here...
So please don't knock 'talking therapies' until you've really tried
Click here to find out
more about psychotherapy, why its so cool for beating depression,
and how it can help you...
Writing Down Your Thoughts...
As mentioned above, writing is also a great therapeutic tool.
Click here to find out more about
writing a gratitude journal - a great tool that may help
you learn a more positive way of thinking. It definitely
shouldn't be used as a substitute for seeking professional
help and support, but it can be very helpful if used in addition
to conventional treatment.
By expressing yourself, you are able to release some of
the emotional charge that you have inside. It is also easier
to put your feelings and concerns into perspective when you talk
or write about them.
So give it a go. And remember to never, never, never
Links To Helpful
(Help & Support For
Depression, Prevention of Suicide & Coping With Suicidal
Please Note: These website links
are listed for your convenience. If you use these links, Sleepydust
takes no responsibility and gives no guarantees, warranties
or representations, implied or otherwise, for the content
or accuracy of these third-party sites.
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