Posted by gabbix2 on July 13, 2003, at 17:03:13
In reply to I also wonder..., posted by yesac on July 13, 2003, at 16:00:03
I know where I live I got no more help as a suicide attempt survivor than I would have as a voluntary patient. As it is I just got placed where I couldn't have anything sharp, "stabilized" and sent home again, with no social supports in place, feeling demoralized and then put on 'med rations' It was nice meeting the other patients though.
I really hate med rations Its where you have to go to the pharmacy every day to pick up your medication cause they don't want you to have too much. Honestly its almost aversion therapy in itself.
As for it being ironic t contemplating suicide while being frightened by the thought of dying accident, I don't think its really ironic.
I think Its about control and pain. Choosing how you die and when you die allows you to manage the variables An accident brings up fear of pain and the unknown, and both of those are intense feelings