When to Ask For Help: Ideation vs Action

You are not alone.

The Bipolar Writer

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please call for help

Emergency Services (US)

911

National Suicide Prevention Hotline(US)

1-800-273-8255

If you’ve been dealing with depression for a very long time than you know what it feels like to want to die. You’ve probably thought about it more than once. That it would be an end to the seemingly endless pain and suffering you experience on a daily basis. Thinking about it, while it is certainly not good, is drastically different from planning or acting on it. These thoughts may seem harmless enough to you, especially if you’ve been experiencing them multiple times a day as I had (before I started medication). To those of you that have no idea what I’m talking about, this idea might seem incredibly scary. The truth is that when you live in such a depressed state, you get used to the thoughts…

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About A. L. Kaplan

I am a writer, artist, and parent.
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