Post Edited (dry) : 10/19/2006 3:24:29 PM (GMT-6)
When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...********************
The Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS Direct: 0845 4647 -- Ask for information on your nearest mental health services local crisis line
You might also find the following helpful:
Helpful Web Sites:
Mind's suicide information: http://www.mind.org.uk/Information/Factsheets/Suicide/
Rethink's suicide information: http://www.rethink.org/living_with_mental_illness/coping_in_a_crisis/suicide_self_harm/suicide/if_you_are.html
The Samaritans: http://www.samaritans.org/
Depression and Suicide
Please always make sure that you have those phone numbers handy in particular, ok? -- At times like that you need to have someone to talk to -- and the best way of ensuring that is to make sure that you are prepared.
You are in my thoughts hun.
I was in a very dark place for most of the summer, it feels intolerable but the human spirit can endure much more than we give it credit for. I live in the US and if we are feeling suicidal we are instructed by pdocs to go to the nearest hospital emergency room for evaluation. Maybe this is an option for you. It beats waiting on some list while you can bearly lift your head. I am bipolar1, rapid cycling and take meds, I have for years. It is not perfect but then neither is living with untreated bipolar illness. Lithium is just one option--there are a whole host of psychiatric drugs and treatments you can explore with a qualified professional. Don't give up. Every time I have come through a time like you are in, I am grateful that I hung on. One "good" thing about bipolar is that with our mood swings, everything always changes and passes. This mood will pass too--just don't give up or in until it does. Seek treatment--don't wait for it to come to you. You deserve help. Keep writing and keep putting one foot in front of the other. You are not alone.
Post Edited (dry) : 10/23/2006 3:41:59 PM (GMT-6)