Stress and Depression a sloppy mix

Disclaimer: In this blog I discuss my personal experience with suicidal thoughts. If for any reason this offends or triggers negative thoughts for you please don’t continue reading. Much thanks!!!

Another trip to emergency this week for my father. His blood pressure spiked at 200+ over 90 and the doctors have no idea why. He has a follow-up with is primary MD this Friday. Will we get answers, who knows. This is more to add to my list of concerns regarding my father and his dwindling health. I also have my “big reveal” appointment with the fertility specialist today. This appointment will reveal the results of the blood work. This is supposed to tell me what is happening to me internally and if there is any hope for pregnancy.

I can tell I’m not handling all these events well. When I finally do fall asleep I wake up really sore and exhausted. I’ve fallen behind at work and today I just said screw it I’m staying home and sleeping in. My relationship with my BF has been a struggle and we had a pretty heated fight Monday night. I actually started planning in my head what I would need to do if I was suddenly single.

Since I have no close friends I spoke with my mother about all this. I had to vent this out as it is driving me mad. She was empathetic and offered to help in any way she could. I didn’t know what to tell her. Right now the only thing that would help is if everything miraculously got better or I change lives with someone who has a better life. All very realistic…:-P

A symptom of my depression is that suicide is always at the forefront of my thoughts. I realize this is a huge taboo for many and I respect that. I want to emphasize that I in no way believe suicide is a solution. These are simply my thoughts and how I’ve lived with them. For me, I think I get a sad comfort in thinking I have choices, I have an escape route. It is certainly not a good choice. I’ve heard all the propaganda that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I know those I love and that love me would be negativly effected by my actions. I also have a very healthy fear of failing at it. Working in mental health, I’ve seen clients with failed suicide attempts that have mangled themselves physically and/or caused horrible internal damage. And yet with all that it is still in my thoughts.

I’ve been fortunate in that my thoughts don’t consume me to the point of action. I’ve never been hospitalized and I know who I can talk to for help. I’ve actually gotten used to these thoughts which I try not to judge as a good or bad thing,They simply are. When the chips are down, they are there for better or worse.

If you are feeling suicidal and they are not passive thoughts, please call 1-800-273-8255. None of us are as alone as we feel.

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5 comments

  1. Natalie · October 29, 2014

    Hey – really heart felt blog. When life gets tough the comfort I take from rough thoughts is – I cannot control my thoughts, but I can control that actions that come after the thoughts. You, like myself are stronger than thoughts.
    Natalie

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    • jinx0923 · October 29, 2014

      Very well said Natalie! Thank you for the comment.

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      • Natalie · October 29, 2014

        Thank you – you’re welcome. I just hope you’re able to see the light at the end, even if its a speck, it is there. I hold theae posts very close to me, having been there, done that, and now hopefully recovery.
        Natalie

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  2. Prismal Liferie · November 4, 2014

    I recently faced suicidal thoughts, something that, even in the harshest of circumstances, had never been an occurrence. Finding myself in that situation was frightful. I haven’t even blogged about it, because I don’t know how to feel about it anymore, or if I should give it any more thought. Perhaps it would be for the best. Thank you for sharing your experience. Depression sucks, but it ends. It sucks until it ends, but it ENDS.

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    • jinx0923 · November 4, 2014

      I truly hope that those thoughts never need resurface again for you. Sucking is exactly what depression does, hopefully there is that glimmer of hope at the end. Thank you for commenting.

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