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planning ahead

Posted by Bob on November 5, 1999, at 22:34:31

In reply to Rebound 'depression' from Dexedrine?, posted by Janice on November 5, 1999, at 16:31:29

> Are suicidal ideas something to be worried about?
> It has always seemed so obvious and so logical to me that when you feel so bad, of course, you would rather be dead; that I've never bothered to mention it to anyone. Isn't this so?

If that's how it seems to you, then yeah, I'd take those thoughts very seriously. When impulses from such reactions start to seem logical and rational, then what's to keep you from acting on them? I know that feeling right now, even tho I'm nowhere near depressed and destabilized enough to even give it a thought ... it's a siren call.

So, you've got to find some way to "stop your ears with wax." Make a plan for what you'll do if suicide seems like such a rational thing to do. Talk to your therapist about this ... see about making some sort of "contract" to contact your therapist before you do anything "logical". Personally, I know I could never count on turning to a friend or to family to stop me. My therapist is a different matter. Maybe its because there's nothing I can say that will make her go away, that would shame me, whatever ... I know that *she* is my last resort if I get that bad. It hasn't been two months since I last depended on talking with her to nip some nasty ideations in the bud.

So make sure you know what you're going to do when the irrational starts making sense.




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