Friday May 22, 2020

I write this having read the blog by Lizzie (27 February 2020) detailing her experience of feeling suicidal.

I am a retired frontline paramedic having spent thirty plus years on frontline duties. I took early retirement due to post traumatic stress disorder for which I am currently having ongoing counselling.

During my thirty years I was involved with untold numbers of both attempted and successful suicides, some by traumatic means and some by drug overdoses. I understand the pain and anguish someone goes through to consider such an action. I hope this will help.

1. Taking your own life doesn't end the pain and anguish; it merely passes it on to your loved ones.

2. When you reach rock bottom, the only way is up. If you take your own life there is no chance of going up.

I hope this gives solace and food for thought.

A Moodscope member.

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