attempted suicide

Carmen - posted on 11/01/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )

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my 23 year old son tried to commit suicide----I am dying myself on the inside because this truly came as a shock--He is diagnosed bi polar-was at the time as well- and was in treatment and taking meds. I am a single mom and this is my only child---I am devastated -can't stop crying-don't go out and spend most days in bed....... I died .

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Briezhette - posted on 11/02/2013

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To the people who say just pray, praying may help you on the inside for self satisfaction but even if you told him you were praying it could just hurt the situation. He will feel pitied in the wrong way. I am bi-polar. I have never taken meds but I did "self medicate" when I was younger. Look, suicidal thoughts are hard to fight some times. You really just have to get out of bed and act normal. Treating him like you have to tip toe around him and crying or looking like you're going to all time is going to make him feel like even more of a "freak". You just need to let him know he can talk to you, and you understand that there are always gonna be hard times but that there are other options to making the "bad feelings" go away. Be strong for him so he can be strong for himself.

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You need to be strong for him in order to help him. If you are going to be falling apart then who is going to be there for him. You can do it and that is how you love him even more.

Nira - posted on 11/01/2013

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I'm so sorry for what you & your son are going through. I tried committing suicide when I was 17 & the best suggestion I can give you is to just be there for your son. This means you yourself need to seek help too. After my attempt I've been able to see a psychologist & it's been life changing. You need to get better in order to be strong for him as well so please seek professional help. It will get better!

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Deidra - posted on 11/02/2013

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My younger sister (she's 15) just recently tried to commit suicide. As hard as it is to think someone you love is going through something so bad that would make them not want to live, you have to remain strong and be a support system for him otherwise it isn't going to get better. Be there for him 100% and get help! Good luck and I'm very sorry you are having to experience such a horrible thing

[momoftwo] - posted on 11/01/2013

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I can't imagine what you or your son are going through that is terrible, but I'm assuming your son needs you now more than ever so you two should try counciling/therapy/psychiatry(whichever one) together. Talk to eachother and try to better your life. You two can support eachother and hopefully things will start to be better. You only live once and life is only as good as you make it.
I know times get hard but things always get worse before they get better, I always tell myself that and it's true. I really hope that you two find happiness.

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My great grandfather committed suicide a year before I was born. About 6 months ago I found his grave and I never thought I would have been moved the way I was. I instantly became angry and started sobbing. My great grandfather committed suicide after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Before seeking any sort of treatment he took his life into his own hands, and never had the opportunity to meet me. He left a note saying that he didn't want to be a burden to the family, and it broke my heart that he had felt that way. While crying I told him that I thought he was selfish because the family would have rather had him as a burden than not at all.

I don't know your whole situation or background. I don't know the things you both have done or not attempted. What I believe may help may not be for you...but I suggest finding someone you can talk to about how you're feeling, and maybe get your son involved. If he knew just how much of an impact he has on you (and I'm not saying he already doesn't..) maybe it may help him realize that there are people who feel he deserves to walk this earth and make an impact in the lives of others. You are not alone in this...

I hope this helps.

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