I am currently in therapy. I have crps which has done a number not only on my body but also my mental health as well. Before I had crps I was a well rounded competent individual with the memory of an elephant...I have had ptsd for awhile but now I have sever depression to the point I actually tried to kill myself by slitting my wrist and taking over 15 30mg percocet... my body threw up the percocet on it's own and now i have 10 stitches in my wrist. I have never tried to commit suicide before crps.
I now have split personality disorder, depression, bipolar polar, generalized anxiety disorder, paranoia, my short term memory is totally gone and I struggle every day on whether to keep living... with my therapist she actually listens to what I say and most of the time I come up with my own answers and she helps try to find a reason to keep living. Everyone is different and every therapist is different. You can see 100 different therapists and they will each have their own way of handling your particular situation.
Now as other people have said there a some people in this world that cant get help because when they are getting help they still dont feel as if they are so they refuse the help. Now when I first started going to therapy I was a person who went only because my family begged me to get help. I didnt believe in therapy and figured there was noone out there that can relate to me so when I first started going I turned deaf ears on my therapist and we actually sat there for 5 sessions and barely said anything because I refused to talk... she said something's to me then that while in the moment i could have cared less but over time i started thinking about
what she was telling me and now we are talking to each other and i actually listen to what she says...sometimes i still dont get everything she says but it doesnt mean it doesnt help.
So i guess to answer the actual question... even if it doesnt seem to help immediately it doesnt mean that it doesnt help in the end..now if a person is going to commit suicide they will find a way and do it no matter what but that one sentance may...just may be what saves that person's life down the road.
So remember...you dont know what the next person is dealing with...be kind to others as you never know...that act of kindness may just be the reason that person doesnt kill him/herself or someone else. We all struggle with stuff but you never know what can help someone else.
Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 10/16/2019 4:19:39 AM (GMT-6)