Kelly, over at Fly With Hope is doing an amazing series this week about migraine and suicide. (She also talks about how those with chronic illness, and chronic pain are in crisis.)
In her words:
“My goal is to decrease the stigma of the discussion of suicide so that we might be more supportive in the chronic Migraine/chronic pain community on this issue.”
“Please check in every day as there will be posts with (anonymous) contribution from the chronic Migraine and chronic pain community on topics related to chronic Migraine/chronic pain and suicide including how to cope when you are close to the end of your rope, personal stories from those who have been there, on suicide and faith, a post especially for loved ones (family, friends, caregivers) and links to other blogs/articles on Migraine and suicide.”
One of the contributors to this series is me. I don’t mind anyone knowing, and some of you may recognize that it’s me when you read it.
Please know, if you are ever in that state, if you ever feel like you just can’t cope….or even before you get there….Please feel free to get in touch with me. Email me! I will gladly give you my phone number and we can chat….or if I’m not hearing well, we can IM or text. Just know you are not alone.
I’m a firm believer that everyone with a chronic illness should have counseling. We need to be better equipped to deal with our situation. My husband and I see a therapist together. It has made this intolerable situation, much more …well…tolerable.
But if you need a friend to talk to…I’ll always be here. Many of you have touched my life in such a way I couldn’t begin to put words to it. After such warmth, love, and compassion from so many of you…I have promised to always be there for those who need me.
Again, please check out Kelly’s blog this week, this should be a very moving series. Kelly has chronic migraines, and Meniere’s.