By bloomrosalind8976 - 2/5/2021 16:59

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Today, I admitted to my SO that I wanted to kill myself. They told me it was abusive to tell them that, and claimed I was just using it as a tool to control them. What they don't know is I attempted it by overdosing the other day. FML
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By  TheMermaid0522  |  4

Coming from some one who has mental health issues-

It’s extremely hard for someone to hear that their loved one is at a breaking point and a lot of times they can’t handle it. That doesn’t (typically) means they don’t care-they just don’t know how to process. YOU matter. The world needs you. Please seek out professional help. Sit your SO down and explain that these feelings are real and genuine, but you’re going to get support from someone who can handle it and go see a doctor. Don’t make permanent decision over a temporary feeling.

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By  TheMermaid0522  |  4

Coming from some one who has mental health issues-

It’s extremely hard for someone to hear that their loved one is at a breaking point and a lot of times they can’t handle it. That doesn’t (typically) means they don’t care-they just don’t know how to process. YOU matter. The world needs you. Please seek out professional help. Sit your SO down and explain that these feelings are real and genuine, but you’re going to get support from someone who can handle it and go see a doctor. Don’t make permanent decision over a temporary feeling.

By  TheMermaid0522  |  4


It’s extremely hard for someone to hear that their loved one is at a breaking point and a lot of times they can’t handle it. That doesn’t (typically) means they don’t care-they just don’t know how to process. YOU matter. The world needs you. Please seek out professional help. Sit your SO down and explain that these feelings are real and genuine, but you’re going to get support from someone who can handle it and go see a doctor. Don’t make permanent decision over a temporary feeling.

By  randybraves  |  2

I know it may be hard right now but this too shall pass. Please love yourself enough to get some help. You matter. people love you and will miss you. Don't harm yourself when you can help yourself.

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  Jon Tessler  |  8

never say "this shall pass" to someone with mental health issues or suicidal thoughts. it is the worst thing you can do. trust me most people with these types of thoughts struggle every day fighting these thoughts. it is a tiring battle, one that never stops. sometimes we get to a point where they aren't as prevalent, but they are always lurking in the back of our minds.

By  Chazzster  |  20

While we would like our friends, family, and loved ones to be able to help us with depression (or other mental health issues) it’s rare that they are mentally and emotionally equipped to actually deal with those issues. You must seek professional help from a professionally trained psychologist, counselor, or psychiatrist. Effectively dealing with mental health issues takes training and the right kind of personality.

While I will not defend what your spouse said, there are some people who attempt to manipulate others through threats of suicide who have no real intentions of carrying that out. That is part of the reason that sometimes people do not respond appropriately when you might tell them you are suicidal. The other part is just not knowing how to deal with a mental health issue in someone close to them.

OP, please seek professional counseling. There is help available.

By  bleachedraven  |  12

I am so sorry about your SO's reaction. They must have some mental health issues also. Maybe they felt overwhelmed. There is always a better day down the road if you seek help and don't give up. Sending love & hugs