I feel very sheepish writing this post as I am the cause of my own injury, I hope that that is OK. I had a severe bout of depression due to my bipolar disorder 5 months ago which I wasn't handling correctly. I was extremely low and in a moment of (literal) madness I tried to hang myself. I am by no means suicidal now and feel a lot of shame because of what I did. To give up this wonderful life seems absolutely unacceptable and so selfish now, especially after reading some of the stories here.
I was (thankfully) found very quickly and was brought round at the scene.
I now have a mild hypoxic injury and a persistent headache. My memory is shot to pieces. Due to the situation, I was put in a psychiatric ward which had no neurological therapy but mindfulness, CBT etc. Luckily my speech and other functions remained relatively intact but I now have a lot of short term memory deficits. I'm looking for advice on how to regain my memory, I'm setting a lot of phone reminders and writing things on a notepad/to do list but I'm really motivated to reacquire my memory. Does anyone have experience in beating the memory problems which come with such an injury.