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Thank you for your lovely reply Helen.
Its endless and exhausting isn’t it? I think I’d feel less bruised and battered if I’d spent a few hours in the ring with Mike Tyson! (showing my age!)
Anyway another week ahead and he has an appointment with a hypnotherapist he saw earlier this year, who was more helpful that anyone of the 10’s of people we have spoken to previously.
I haven’t made a formal complaint about the police – I don’t have the energy and I have such a negative view of them that I think that they would find a way to take it out on us.
I hope everyone has a positive week and each one of you and the people you care about can find some relief and peace in the days ahead.
With my love AmandaamandanowellParticipant
Hello! I haven’t been on here for over a year. Helen I’m so sorry to see that you and your daughter are still struggling but I’m so relieved to hear that, as you say, she’s still here. I was hoping that nearly 2 years since I first posted that I may have some positive news. There’s been moments and even weeks when Ive dared to think that my son is coming through this horrific depression. And then just as I dare to hope for a future it all goes horribly wrong again. He tried to take his life in March this year again, was found by the police who treated him (in my opinion) appallingly. We woke to find him not in his bed or the house, rang the police and all they would say and repeat was that ‘he was last seen alive and well’. They wouldn’t tell me where he was even though they knew of his previous suicide attempt and his mental illness. It wasn’t until 3.30pm that they rang me to say that they had him in a cell and they they had sectioned him. He would be transferred to the mental health unit at the local hospital and when he was there we could visit him. They didn’t transfer him till 10.30pm. During his time with the police he was given nothing to eat or drink. I am beyond angry.
Anyway, all this doesn’t change much at all. He did really well and got a job and has been there for a few months but has become increasingly depressed again and all he thinks about is how he can’t struggle on anymore and how much he really wants to die. I can understand him, his daily struggle must be utterly exhausting. I know I’m exhausted with living on a knife edge. Of waking up in fear every day incase he isn’t in his bed again. Of trying to find something positive to say to him and give him hope.
I’m sorry this is such a depressing post. I feel for each one of you also living with someone who wants to die and I send you hope, strength and a damn big hug. xxx