Working On Us- Passive Suicidal Ideation

Beckie is hosting this weekly awareness challenge.

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Week #16 Topic: Passive Suicide,  was suggested by Melanie C. of, “Sparks From A Combustible Mind”  In case you are not familiarized by the term “Passive Suicidal Ideation” here is an example:

“When we think about preventing suicide, oftentimes we only think of helping folks who have gotten to their lowest point and have a plan to carry out suicide. And while we should definitely continue to prioritize these folks in crisis, sometimes we miss out on helping the people who aren’t in an immediate crisis but still experience a steady and constant hum of suicidal thoughts in their daily lives.

Being passively suicidal means you wish to die. Actively suicidal is just that — you’ve got your plan and you’re planning on going through with the plan.”  “The Mighty”  Contributor Arya Grace

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My response to both the prompts;

I have like most people experienced feelings of depression. Sometimes it is due to circumstances and sometimes it is triggered by physiological and pathological cause. The early death of my mother and a sensitive temperament left me a pray to frequent bouts of depression during my teen years. I was lucky that my father was a very loving and caring person and he gave me the support to overcome these periods of gloom. In addition, I was very close to my younger brother and we shared our problems with each other and helped each other overcome our emotional difficulties.

There was a time later in my life when due to family circumstances I experienced a period of very deep stress and sadness. It concerned a close family member and their problems.

Later when I went through menopause, my emotions were very vulnerable to the slightest bit of aggravation and I used to have very dark thoughts.

During all these phases, there were certain thoughts which were paramount in my mind;

I am not worthy

I am suffering through no fault of mine

No one cares for me

No one will give a damn if something happened to me

They will only miss me when I am gone

These can be triggers towards suicide. They are also indications that the person is not enjoying living and wishes that this life would end.

So though I had these thoughts in different phases of my life, something always brought my thinking back to even keel. It was the support of my family and specially that of my father and later of my husband. The other factor was my inherent optimism. It does same strange that an optimistic person can go into depression and get to the point where they think that life is not worth living but to my mind these are very human and normal thoughts which assail everyone at some point or the other.

What saves us from negativity is the feelings of gratitude. Inculcate this habits to be grateful for everything in life and believe me, you will beat off the negative frame of mind. But if someone is suffering from an illness, please seek medical and psychiatric help for it. Because we can treat most problems.

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In Honor of Suicide Prevention Month, more awareness needs to be addressed, as this is an epidemic amongst teens and adults alike all throughout our world.

The Prompt is going to be a bit different this time around.

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Prompt #1

Write a narrative about yourself and/or someone you know that is believed to think… “Passive Suicidal Ideation”

 

Prompt #2 

Can You Relate To The Following Song by Kyle Spratt “Suicide Notes” If so, please explain?

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Rules:

  • Write your own post and create a pingback to the original post here.
  • There are no right or wrong answers.  Write in any format you see fit.  (Answer’s, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, poem, short prose…anything, and/or narrative).
  • You can do one or all prompts.

•You have from September 18th. through to September 24th. to submit your entries.

• Please reblog the original post in order to spread more awareness.

• ( If you the blogger have a suggestion/question you want to ask in the future weeks, please submit them in the comment section of this post).

• Let’s see if we can get some men involved in this weeks prompts, your viewpoint/feelings are validated here too!

• Plus, as an added bonus, whoever responds to the following prompts will automatically be reblogged to promote your blog site and spread more awareness!

#Keepitalive

#WorkingOnUs

#SuicidePrevention

35 thoughts on “Working On Us- Passive Suicidal Ideation

  1. I can only imagine how difficult it must have been to lose your mother so early on in life… That mut have been devastating for you. The depression I can only imagine being astronomical.
    I know when I was going through menopause, I was also drinking like a fish, as well as suffering from mental illness, of course, at that time I didn’t realize I had had a mental illness. What I remember most of all was that I was a time bomb. Between the depression, adding fuel to the fire while drinking, and being menopausal, I was full of rage, desperately seeking to find a way to check out. For nearly a year and a half, I was miserable… I thought about nothing else but suicide 24/7.
    As harsh as my reality was and being kicked out of my apartment I shared with my ex-fiance’, It was all for the better.
    I feel so grateful for everyday that I live now. Like you said, count your blessings, have gratitude in your heart. You have a beautiful family who loves and supports you. Fighting off the intrusive thoughts are a tremendously difficult thing to do, But, it can be done under proper therapy and medications.
    Thank you so very much for participating in week #16 of “Working on Us”, Sadje!!! 💚

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    1. Thanks a lot for your feedback and support. I wrote this specially today as it is my mother’s death anniversary. And of course I have been is a place where one momentarily forgets the importance of living. You’re doing a great job spreading awareness and making a huge difference.

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      1. My site is named for my sweet pup, Ellie. I answer to it with a smile. But please feel free to call me Suzanne, if you like.

        I lost my mother many years ago after many years of illness. That day is one that always stays with you. Take care ❤️

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  2. How very brave of you sweetie! I’m astonished that you ever feel down, because you’re so positive most of the time and always have an uplifting thought or blog or quote or picture to share! I agree with the fact that this problem must be addressed openly. Hiding what is going on or ignoring it only leads to more dying. Thanks Sadje! ❤

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your support. I am usually positive but being human, I have my dark moments too, though thankfully fleeting. I appreciate your kind words.

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