Join for free
Reply
Lion Queen
Senior Member
Lion Queen is offline
West Yorkshire
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 2,613
Lion Queen is female  Lion Queen has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
09-08-2018, 07:33 PM
1

Mental Health and Wanting to Die

I read this today and it moved me to tears. It breaks my heart to know someone would feel so low that they actually want to die. This poor girl was tormented by mental health problems and just felt like the only way to be rid of those problems was to die.

It must have been terrible for that young girls family knowing that she chose to die but she couldn't see any other way out of her torment. What a horrible life she must have felt she had. How dreadfully sad for all involved.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-45117163
Reply With Quote
Muddy's Avatar
Muddy
Chatterbox
Muddy is offline
UK
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 17,664
Muddy is female  Muddy has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
09-08-2018, 07:40 PM
2

Re: Mental Health and Wanting to Die

This is tragic.
Mental illness is still largely a mystery
Why people feel so bad that they wish to end it all -if only we knew .
So sad.
Reply With Quote
Nom's Avatar
Nom
Chatterbox
Nom is offline
Northumberland
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 13,647
Nom is male  Nom has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
09-08-2018, 08:53 PM
3

Re: Mental Health and Wanting to Die

It was on radio 4 today, they followed her for a couple of weeks before she ended her life, quite harrowing
Reply With Quote
AnnieS's Avatar
AnnieS
Chatterbox
AnnieS is offline
United Kingdom
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 6,625
AnnieS is female  AnnieS has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
09-08-2018, 09:18 PM
4

Re: Mental Health and Wanting to Die

It must be so awful to hear voices. She looks in great distress in the photos.


For people with a psychiatric mental illness every day is like being in a living hell. If you go to a secure mental health facility people are regularly screaming in agony. You can escape any danger but not that of your own mind.
Reply With Quote
Puddle Duck's Avatar
Puddle Duck
Senior Member
Puddle Duck is offline
Cheshire. UK
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 2,673
Puddle Duck is female  Puddle Duck has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
10-08-2018, 02:38 AM
5

Re: Mental Health and Wanting to Die

The mental health situation is dreadful. As in this girls case, she was given so many different diagnoses ,how can they treat any one of them other than with drugs ? Drugs that from all accounts make them feel worse but they are still forced to take them once they are admitted.
Also the drugs that make them like cabbages and drugs that give them enormous cravings for sugar and sweet foods. They get fat and that makes them feel even worse about themselves.
I also think that constant interference by medics and psychiatrists, etc . is very stressful for some patients, they don't need the pressure.
One thing that makes me very sad is when some people accuse those who take their own lives as selfish.
How they can ever think that way is completely mystifying.

Too many sad cases these days.
Reply With Quote
bakerman's Avatar
bakerman
Senior Member
bakerman is online now
Mexico
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 1,700
bakerman is male  bakerman has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
10-08-2018, 02:44 AM
6

Re: Mental Health and Wanting to Die

Being psychotic is not a pre-requisite for suicide.

Tens of thousands of people chose to end their lives for a wide variety of reasons.

Some because of a traumatic event, or a series of traumatic events that last for years, seemingly never to end.

Such people are NOT crazy in the usual sense of the word. They are merely horribly depressed.

Though women occasionally commit suicide, it is men who most often succeed in carrying the deed out.

For men, the most common cause is the loss of a wife/GF/lover. For men, being single/divorced/separated/abandoned is vastly more difficult than it is for a woman.

For women the opposite is true. She is "safest" if she is single.

Keep an eye out on the nightly news. When you hear about a man who killed his EX, take note of his relationship status. All too often it is because he can't cope with having his lover leave him. I do not hint or suggest that he has any right to do this. I merely state that it is a common cause.

Some people, male and female are plagued with memories of an abusive childhood. Some go on to live near normal lives. But, for some, the trauma is never ending.

Add a stressful existence, throw in a lost lover, failing health, and you can have a recipe for disaster.

In the study of psychology, there is something called "The Rule of Thirds". That refers to the results of psychotherapy. 1/3 will improve, 1/3 will remain the same and 1/3 will get worse.
Reply With Quote
galty's Avatar
galty
Senior Member
galty is online now
rainham essex
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 4,100
galty is male  galty has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
10-08-2018, 05:43 AM
7

Re: Mental Health and Wanting to Die

Originally Posted by bakerman ->
being psychotic is not a pre-requisite for suicide.

Tens of thousands of people chose to end their lives for a wide variety of reasons.

Some because of a traumatic event, or a series of traumatic events that last for years, seemingly never to end.

Such people are not crazy in the usual sense of the word. They are merely horribly depressed.

Though women occasionally commit suicide, it is men who most often succeed in carrying the deed out.

For men, the most common cause is the loss of a wife/gf/lover. For men, being single/divorced/separated/abandoned is vastly more difficult than it is for a woman.

For women the opposite is true. She is "safest" if she is single.

Keep an eye out on the nightly news. When you hear about a man who killed his ex, take note of his relationship status. All too often it is because he can't cope with having his lover leave him. I do not hint or suggest that he has any right to do this. I merely state that it is a common cause.

Some people, male and female are plagued with memories of an abusive childhood. Some go on to live near normal lives. But, for some, the trauma is never ending.

Add a stressful existence, throw in a lost lover, failing health, and you can have a recipe for disaster.

In the study of psychology, there is something called "the rule of thirds". That refers to the results of psychotherapy. 1/3 will improve, 1/3 will remain the same and 1/3 will get worse.
Reply With Quote
Longdogs's Avatar
Longdogs
Chatterbox
Longdogs is offline
England
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 18,647
Longdogs is male  Longdogs has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
10-08-2018, 09:14 AM
8

Re: Mental Health and Wanting to Die

Originally Posted by bakerman ->
being psychotic is not a pre-requisite for suicide.

Tens of thousands of people chose to end their lives for a wide variety of reasons.

Some because of a traumatic event, or a series of traumatic events that last for years, seemingly never to end.

Such people are not crazy in the usual sense of the word. They are merely horribly depressed.

Though women occasionally commit suicide, it is men who most often succeed in carrying the deed out.

For men, the most common cause is the loss of a wife/gf/lover. For men, being single/divorced/separated/abandoned is vastly more difficult than it is for a woman.

For women the opposite is true. She is "safest" if she is single.

Keep an eye out on the nightly news. When you hear about a man who killed his ex, take note of his relationship status. All too often it is because he can't cope with having his lover leave him. I do not hint or suggest that he has any right to do this. I merely state that it is a common cause.

Some people, male and female are plagued with memories of an abusive childhood. Some go on to live near normal lives. But, for some, the trauma is never ending.

Add a stressful existence, throw in a lost lover, failing health, and you can have a recipe for disaster.

In the study of psychology, there is something called "the rule of thirds". That refers to the results of psychotherapy. 1/3 will improve, 1/3 will remain the same and 1/3 will get worse.
Reply With Quote
Muddy's Avatar
Muddy
Chatterbox
Muddy is offline
UK
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 17,664
Muddy is female  Muddy has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
10-08-2018, 09:16 AM
9

Re: Mental Health and Wanting to Die

Originally Posted by bakerman ->
Being psychotic is not a pre-requisite for suicide.

Tens of thousands of people chose to end their lives for a wide variety of reasons.

Some because of a traumatic event, or a series of traumatic events that last for years, seemingly never to end.

Such people are NOT crazy in the usual sense of the word. They are merely horribly depressed.

Though women occasionally commit suicide, it is men who most often succeed in carrying the deed out.

For men, the most common cause is the loss of a wife/GF/lover. For men, being single/divorced/separated/abandoned is vastly more difficult than it is for a woman.

For women the opposite is true. She is "safest" if she is single.

Keep an eye out on the nightly news. When you hear about a man who killed his EX, take note of his relationship status. All too often it is because he can't cope with having his lover leave him. I do not hint or suggest that he has any right to do this. I merely state that it is a common cause.

Some people, male and female are plagued with memories of an abusive childhood. Some go on to live near normal lives. But, for some, the trauma is never ending.

Add a stressful existence, throw in a lost lover, failing health, and you can have a recipe for disaster.

In the study of psychology, there is something called "The Rule of Thirds". That refers to the results of psychotherapy. 1/3 will improve, 1/3 will remain the same and 1/3 will get worse.
Good post !
Reply With Quote
summer's Avatar
summer
Senior Member
summer is offline
yorkshire
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 4,397
summer is female  summer has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
10-08-2018, 09:20 AM
10

Re: Mental Health and Wanting to Die

Yes agreed....Good post Bakerman.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


© Copyright 2009, Over50sForum   Contact Us | Over 50s Forum! | Archive | Privacy Statement | Terms of Use | Top

Powered by vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.