Wednesday, August 10, 2011

When someone mentions suicide......PLEASE SEEK HELP IMMEDIATELY!!!

Seems like it's been a while since I've posted on here. I've been spending a lot of my time with family members and helping them to work at some serious family issues including my step father's suicide attempt (he attempted to OD on my mom's meds). In addition to those needs, my mother goes to dialysis four times a week in addition to her other weekly doctor appointments so I was running her to those appointments while my step-dad is/was recovering as he's usually "driving Ms. Daisy". As for my step-dad......he is alive and out of the hospital and doing much better now. He was started on Celexa and has been attending therapy sessions. There were apparently a lot of underlying issues that I did not know even existed because he's one of those "I don't need to talk about it" type of guys and my mother never really brought the issues to my attention because she didn't want to bother me about it since she thought he was just "speaking out of his ass" as she kindly put it. My mother then told me of the numerous times that he has threatened to "remove himself from the earth" and yet Mom never took him seriously. She never mentioned any of these things until it came out while he was recovering in the hospital.

Help is available for you, whether through a friend, therapist, or member of the clergy. Find someone you trust and let them know how bad things are.

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
http://www.suicide.org

I just needed to vent a little. Lots of stress! I know I've read some blog reports on the Nationals in Chicago and it sounds like it was a good turn out. Hopefully when I have a little more time I can check out some of the pics from it. Perhaps next year I will be able to take my kids to a show. I think they have one in Baltimore if I'm not mistaken.We shall see.

6 comments:

dawgbones said...

My thoughts are with you, hope things work out for the better...

Core Contrarian said...

Venting is ok.

We had a close family friend successfully commit suicide in December and it is impossible to describe how devastating that is.

I am glad it appears that your situation has stabilized a bit.

Play at the Plate said...

Kahuna, sorry to hear about your family issues. I've been through that a couple of times. Once with a friend and once with a stranger who cut her wrists. I was the first person to respond and wrapped her arms in towels until paramedics responded. It was awful. We will say a prayer for your family.

The Big Kahuna said...

Thanks guys for hearing me out! Greatly appreciated!

Colbey said...

My wife's family is going through some crazy similar issues too. I'm glad things are starting to look up. I hope we have the same result.

sportscardblog.net said...

As someone who has dealt with mental health issues, thank you for posting this. The more awareness, the better for the people you love and care for.