Thursday, April 1, 2021

Thinking of Suicide? Read This First

Suicidal thoughts are an unbelievably normal part of PTSD. Normal  doesn't mean that they are pleasant; it just means that we can expect this with PTSD - and we need to talk about it because it is the norm and not the exception. 

Listen, I am not trying to read you. I’ve experienced this myself and I’ve literally heard this a thousand times with clients. (If you haven’t experienced this, awesome for you - you won the game of life.) 

But if you’re feeling this way right now, put everything away and read this: Suicide: the Forever Decision by Paul G. Quinnett, PhD. It’s out of print and is available on Amazon for free in Kindle format and there are several places to download the PDF for free. Dr. Quinnett was brilliant, and I highly recommend it. It saved my life.

Also, let's remember our friends at the Veterans Crisis Line. They are there to help and they care. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or text 838255.

Bottom line is that you can't get better if you schwack yourself, so do what it takes to get off the ledge. Once you're better, you can reach out to get the help you need. 

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