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The stigma related to suicide is often thought of as a uniform idea, but it's important to think about the different ways it manifests so we can better understand how to approach it. Does it look different for men and women, for instance? And if so, how? (Note: This post contains a trigger warning.)
Suicide tragically takes a lot of lives each and every day, and the saddest part is that it can be prevented. From an outsiders perspective, it can be very hard to understand what the thoughts are of someone who takes their own life. In this article, you'll get some insight into some of the depressed thoughts behind suicidal ideation. (Note: This post contains a trigger warning.)
This week, I was inspired by the actions and words of Greta Thunberg, a young climate activist from Sweden. She has interacted with numerous world leaders in her pursuit of meaningful climate action and in the process has inspired action by many young people in the United States and beyond. I found her inspiring not just because of what she's accomplished, but because she transformed her fear of climate change into concrete actions that she has taken in the present. This is a courageous and difficult step to take, and it led me to consider how we can do the same in our own lives in the face of our personal anxieties. 
What are the indicators that an eating disorder has led to suicidal ideation? Are there shifts in mood or patterns of behavior to look for in people who battle this disease? How common is suicide in the disordered eating population, and which signs need to be taken seriously as cries for help or intervention?  (Note: This post contains a trigger warning.)
Losing a loved one to suicide is an emotional journey that no one anticipates or knows how to react to. As a personal supporter of National Suicide Prevention Month, I wanted to share some of my valuable lessons and stories that taught me how to combat the natural urge to inflict verbal abuse on yourself and to avoid blaming yourself after the death of a loved one by suicide. (Note: This post contains a trigger warning.)
Finding self-love after a traumatic suicide attempt seems like a daunting task. After all, of the many thoughts circling the brain after an event of intended suicide, very few of if any are positive. It's more common to feel fear, shame, and misery. And eventually the question will arise–can I ever learn to love myself after the trauma of a suicide attempt? (Note: This post contains a trigger warning.)
Suicidal ideation is a concept I've grown to be incredibly close to in my addiction recovery journey. Most people sweep suicidal ideation into the same categories as suicidal thoughts or even suicidal attempts, however, it's not quite the same as either of those. Think of suicidal ideation as the "monster before the monster," it's not quite to the level of building a plan or constructing thoughts together, but it's pretty close. In my addiction recovery, suicidal ideation has been a constant battle to face, and for the longest time, I didn't even know or understand the severity of it. (Note: This post contains a trigger warning.)
It was the summer of 2006. I had just completed my master’s degree in photography from Columbia College Chicago. My schizoaffective mania was taking over—yet, I felt very suicidal. It all came to a head on a trip to Door County with my parents and my younger brother. (Note: This post contains a trigger warning.)
When you live with anxiety, the mere thought of joining a support group can kick the fight-or-flight response into overdrive. To avoid attending an anxiety group with other people, you might be willing to fight tooth and nail to escape into the safety of the space under your bed. However, anxiety support groups offer benefits like the ability to share your experiences and challenges, to be deeply heard, and to offer a listening ear in return. These are only a few of the benefits people can reap by joining a support group for anxiety. Here are six more reasons to join a support group for anxiety. 
Eating disorders have been trivialized for decades. However, people struggling with these illnesses have an elevated risk of death by suicide compared to other psychiatric disorders, with bulimia having the highest attempted suicide rates. High comorbidity associated with bulimia – and the dearth of research – makes it difficult to tease apart what contributes to suicide risk. But it’s important for people to know that both bulimia, and the suicidality that accompanies it, can be treated and overcome. (Note: This post contains a trigger warning.)

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Andrew
Hello, I'm almost 17 and I feel like being a male teen is just so... Hard. The only happiness I feel now is playing video games and being with friends. I just moved across country and I've lost everything I truly cared about. For the past 3 years I've completely lost motivation to try in school. Basketball which I've been talented at and which used to be so fun, just isn't the same anymore. I've been holding in my emotions forever and only listen to music and cry at night since that's when I am by myself and feel most comfortable. I've been becoming more and more of an introvert. Since moving away from my childhood friends I just will never be able to find individuals like them. At the moment I don't feel like putting time and energy in making new ones. They helped me through so much and now... they're gone. This has made me so incredibly sad. I only can text and play video games with them now. I just hate this. Every relationship I've had has failed and led to heartbreak. So now all I do is seclude myself from family in my room and play videogames and watch YouTube, reflecting about the good times I had with my brothers from another mothers. I just want to be athletic and happy again. I'm always taking naps when I get home from school which I've never done until this year. I'm just so hopeless and I feel like I'm never going to be in my same state of happiness. I know suicide isn't the cure for this. Thank you for reading. If you're feeling down just you're not the only going through hardships. -Andrew from California
Jeremiah
I know exactly how u feel. I love my girl wholeheartedly but that doesn't always come easy. Some things happened with her and my best friend when a new alter came out and no one knew. Unfortunately I caught her messaging and found out that way. But we are so strong now. A had to realize that it wasn't my girl who did that. It was the alter, and we grew a lot. Try to be strong, it's not easy maki g it work.
Rosie
When we started therapy our therapist tried DBT. It was hell. We hated it. The program is rigid and cold. Much too similar to our childhood. We would never try DBT again.
Sarah
Just came across this, and to say I can relate feels like an understatement. Every month my husband steels himself for the worst. It has nearly cost me my marriage more than once. Thankfully, my husband does his best to support and understand me; however, he has his breaking point, and I often lack the ability to recognise when he’s reached it. Sometimes I know he’s at breaking point, and impulsively say/do something to push him further, and instant regret spirals me into deep depression...which is over with in a matter of days, and I’m back to my “normal” self, yet everyone around me is emotionally battered and bruised. I want to stop this, desperately.

It’s only been since my daughter has started puberty, and I’ve seen her ADHD symptoms increase sharply, that I considered hormonal effects on our condition. Now I know it’s a thing, how to stop it. The idea of my daughter having to live the emotional roller coaster I’ve been on for decades is heartbreaking.
Aaron
I don’t have any symptoms after years of therapy. It takes a while, but it’s possible to be cured in some cases.