Is it normal for someone who is dealing with chronic pain to become suicidal?
Last Updated: 12/20/2021 at 12:18am
Graham Barrone, Adip ICHP, MCBT
If you've found that your quality of life has reduced because of anxiety, fear or some kind of mental hurdle that you just can't get over then lets chat.
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Unfortunately, yes. Sadly, most suicidal people choose suicide to end their pain; it all becomes too much that the idea of having to bear that for a lifetime along with bad quality of life, feeling like a burden to others becomes draining and causes further deterioration of the mental health leaving no motivation to continue living. I'm sorry if you're experiencing this, but know the pain by itself can be managed in several ways medically but what's more important to help boost the effect is a good support system who can understand you pretty well. Talk about it to people you trust, never be afraid to reach out for help when thoughts of ending it increase. Reaching out is not weak, it's bravery! You're not alone in this world and never have to deal with this on your own.
Absolutely. I have called the Crisis LInes many times. They are an invaluable tool in my recovery. You don't have to be actively suicidal to call the Suicide Hotlines, although they will ask if you are, you can call if you're feeling like you are sick of life in this body, wish you weren't alive or are in a dark place with no one to share with. They can't speak with you very long, but they are extremely compassionate and it's so nice to know they're there 24/7. Yes, the feelings are very normal, and there is help available.
Well if the chronic pain is so bad that it causes you to have depression. Then yes I would to some degree because of the depression it is normal to feel this. But you need to address the issue before it is too late. Whether that is starting medication. Or going to therapy. Or a combination of the two. It helps to let your feelings out. Talk about how you're feeling and how much you are being bothered by this pain. It is hard to deal with this kind of stuff. But eventually it will get better.
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