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Forums / Suicidal thoughts and self-harm / Suicidal Thoughts

Topic: Suicidal Thoughts

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  1. Petal22
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    14 October 2021

    Hi everyone,

    I wanted to start this thread in hope that it helps someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts.

    When I went through my mental health journey I suffered with severe anxiety OCD with this anxiety disorder it was also accompanied with very dark intrusive thoughts, these thoughts really scared me.

    The thoughts increased my anxiety, every time they would pop into my mind I could feel my anxiety peak….. Why was I having these thoughts? I had a great life but my mind would keep playing these horrible dark intrusive thoughts they were on repeat.. it was very overwhelming the emotions I felt during this time were very intense.

    I knew I needed help I was in distress and I couldn’t navigate these thoughts on my own.

    I made an appointment with my gp, while discussing what I was going through I was advised that these dark intrusive thoughts sometimes accompany anxiety and depression.

    At the time of visiting my gp I didn’t know the full extent of my anxiety….

    I have now received treatment from health professionals for what I was experiencing and these dark intrusive thoughts have now lifted for me. I have now recovered.

    I just want people to know to please don’t suffer in silence, talk about your thoughts… it’s nothing to be ashamed of… please seek help through your gp or call Beyond Blue and speak to a trained councillor: 1300 22 4636 you don’t have to go through this alone. There are people who want to help you and they understand.

    Suicide does not end the chances of life getting worse.

    Suicide eliminates the possibility of it ever getting better.

    Please seek help, life on the other side of these conditions can be amazing. ❤️

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