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StevenB22
StevenB22
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Last night I had a mental breakdown and just laid on my back in the rain for about 30 minutes. I was having many suicidal thoughts and was going to go through with them. I was angry and agitated but then became numb and scared. I didn’t want to speak and it felt like I wasn’t there anymore. I have been thinking about sectioning myself for my own safety, but I need some other opinions, any will help.

Thank you.

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MAS_Nurse
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Hi StevenB22,

If you are in crisis which is sounds like you are, then you should contact your Mental Health Crisis Support team asap. See this information: mind.org.uk/information-sup...

But if you have not been referred or need urgent medical help please contact these crisis support helplines:

NHS: 999 [Emergencies]

NHS 111 [Non-Emergencies]

The Samaritans Tel: 116 123 [24 hours line]

MIND UK charity: Helpline Tel: 0300 123 3393 info@mind.org.uk Text: 86463 mind.org.uk/information-sup...

SANEline Tel: 0300 304 7000 [4.30pm – 10.30pm daily] sane.org.uk/

Please stay safe and get help urgently.

MAS Nurse and Moderator

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borderriever

In the first instance contact your Crisis Team via Telephone 111 and explain how you feel.

As soon as possible contact your Therapist and GP Surgery explain how you feel

Generally the Crisis Team can consist of a CPN, Social Services and possibly a Psyciatrist.

You can Section yourself voluntary if that is what you want however the Crisis Team will talk to you and decide what is best for you. They as a matter of course will contact your GP and Mental Health Professionals

Are you having any form of Therapy, also are you taking medication, if so your GP will understand treatments offered and is in general terms the best person to talk to.

BOB

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indervir

It is alright to get help, even from hospital - I stayed in there 3 times. The important thing is you get time and someone else to look after you for a while. The rest would do you, good. I would use it or ask someone else to do it for you.

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StevenB22
StevenB22
in reply to indervir

Thank you very much. x

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Dolphin14

Yes, do it and get the help you need.

Best of luck.

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StevenB22
StevenB22
in reply to Dolphin14

Thank you dolphin. X

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Hidden
Hidden

This is so sad to read, please get yourself help ASAP. Sending you get better soon wishes

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StevenB22
StevenB22
in reply to Hidden

Thank you so much. x

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kenster1
kenster1
in reply to StevenB22

some wise advice given to you steven hopefully you can act on them and pull through this dark period and get back on track.take care anytime.

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StevenB22
StevenB22
in reply to kenster1

Thank you kenstar. x

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Nick_123
Nick_123
in reply to StevenB22

Steven I had the same thing 2 months ago. I was referred to the home care team and then spent a week in hospital. Mental health is a scary thing. It sounds like you are having a crisis. Give them a call for me they were excellent. Saved my life. I wish you all the luck. Nick

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StevenB22
StevenB22
in reply to Nick_123

Thank you nick. x

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cbonne846

StevenB22, I have read through some of your posts and I've noticed how much you are in emotional pain/agony. Life sometimes seem unfair where there people that live their lives without any troubles at all, then there are people who hurt bad and feel it is so much easier to die than to live. I'm in the latter portion. Daily I struggle with the question of whether to live or die and people who are even close to me have no idea of how I feel because I'm quiet and seem ok when inside I'm truly dieting. Please, I ask you as I ask myself to live. Live long enough to see tomorrow, live long enough until you feel better. Sometimes I have to tell myself 'One more breath' longer so that I can live one more second. Some posted about calling a crisis line and I think it is a good idea, even if you just tell them 'I'm not doing well' and not say anything else, they will talk to you. Schedule times with the crisis team to call you back at certain times of the day to make sure you're ok. And continue to post as it is a healthy way to express yourself and get some feedback.

I hope this has helped and hope to hear from you.

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StevenB22
StevenB22
in reply to cbonne846

Thank you so much for this reply, I’m going to see the crisis team and see what they think, I hope you get better as well as myself. x

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cbonne846
cbonne846
in reply to StevenB22

Thank you. Please let me know how it went with the crisis team.

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StevenB22
StevenB22
in reply to cbonne846

Will do. x

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Suzie40

Hi Steven

I'm seeing the crisis team at the moment. I've been having lots of suicidal feelings. They mentioned being hospitalised, but I didn't benefit too much from that last time. You don't have to be sectioned to go into hospital - I wasn't.

Hope you're ok tonight x

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StevenB22
StevenB22
in reply to Suzie40

I’ve just come home from an overdose so I don’t fancy going back there but I think I’ll be fine for now. I hope you get better aswell as me. x

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Eabxj28

Hello I'm in the same boat as you I'm in a hospital now wanted to commit suicide also .but had good news about my tinnitus which helps easy said than done you have to stop overthinking all the time and trying stop anxiety which I still have every morning just hang in there

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StevenB22
StevenB22
in reply to Eabxj28

Thank you. x

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Nick_123

Hi. I did the same. It was section 3 so not 2 where you cannot leave. It was the worst hospital in London. I had to be there for 5 days. It was the worst. It actually did more harm than good to my MH. I wouldn't recommend it. If the MH team thought you needed help then they would do a section 2 and then you have no choice in the matter. It's up to you but think hard about where you will end up. All to your gp and family before you make the choice. There is a beautiful life out there, we just have to find it x

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StevenB22
StevenB22
in reply to Nick_123

Thank you so much, that’s helped a lot

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idontno

I feel ur pain, i will b ok then suddenly I switch , get in a state & hurt myself and want to die , at that time I have thought about getting help but still carry on, I am scared that I will end up goin to far , but when I’m not in that state I think I’m ok, & I can’t go to a & e because at that time it’s not an emergency, I phoned crisis team & explain how I feel & they told me call bk in a week, they asked me if I self harm today I hadn’t . It seems like they will only really help if u go to a & e when I have actually self harm, & I don’t no when that’s gonna b, & if I even could reach out for help at that time.

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