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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 alone.

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 to quit."

-- 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 having psychotherapy.

And I can safely say that it's THE BEST thing I've ever done."

Find out about how psychotherapy can help YOU here...

So please don't knock 'talking therapies' until you've really tried them ok? PREVENTION SUICIDE

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 give up.


Links To Helpful Websites

(Help & Support For Depression, Prevention of Suicide & Coping With Suicidal Feelings)

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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