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how do you tell your family?? - October 6th 2009, 04:35 AM

This has been troubleing me for awhile now, but how do i tell my best friends and family i still want to die?? or committ suicide??
   
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Re: how do you tell your family?? - October 6th 2009, 04:40 AM

Just get right to the point , " I need help, I want to die. "


   
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Re: how do you tell your family?? - October 6th 2009, 05:17 AM

Hi Stephanie

Iím sorry to hear youíre struggling right now, but Iím glad you want to reach out to someone and get help.

My friend told her family and other friends about her SH trouble by finding as much information as she could online and printed it off. You could do this, or maybe find a book about it. Maybe tell your family that you need to talk to them, and make sure that they realize it's really important so they stop whatever they are doing and give you their full attention. Give them the book/papers and tell them about what you have been feeling. Maybe add that you really hope they try to understand what you're going through.


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Re: how do you tell your family?? - October 6th 2009, 05:18 AM

Hey there,

I am so glad that you are asking this question; it shows me that you want help.

Now, telling people can be really hard but in the end it is the best thing to do. I think the best way to tell them is to get down to the point and just tell them something along the lines of "I still feel like I want to die". However, I know that face to face confrontation can be hard so if you would feel comfortable doing so you could write your friends and family a letter and explain it to them in there.

Opening up can be hard but, if the people are understanding, it can be the best thing to do.

Best of luck and if you ever need someone to talk to feel free to pm me.

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Re: how do you tell your family?? - October 9th 2009, 03:36 AM

im sorry that you feel so horrible. im so proud that you are trying to reach out. thats a big step in getting better.
unfortunatly, i dont have much of advice for you becasue im still trying to answer this problem myself.
ive tried to tell people many times.
first i wrote a note and left it on the counter for my mom to read.
later, i tried writing a poem about my suicidal thoughts and giving it to my mom to read it.
ive also tried texting my best friend. i came right out and said "i feel like im going to kill myself tonight. i need help" that worked. my friend obviously talked me out of it.
and on a different day, i told my mom that i need help fast or i might not live to see my sweet 16. she was very concerned and wanted to make me an apointment with a theropist but eventually she gave up on that idea.

im not sure what i will try next. you should try some of these, though. they would probably work depending on who you are talking to.
but its important to just take a deep breath and relax. your family and friends love you. if they knew how much you were hurting, they would try to help. so dont hesitate
good luck =)


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