One Year On

One Year On

This blog post contains trigger warnings so please consider this before reading on.

It’s been one year since a suicide attempt found my eldest spawn admitted to hospital. I can’t say things are better – just different. There haven’t been any further attempts which is progress, but the constant monitoring, worrying about mood and diet changes, and the recent introduction of medication has made this a very long and exhausting year.

I don’t really know what else to say about it. It’s just what my reality is now. There is no going back.  We can only move forward.

Perhaps that’s the lesson to learn. Things can never be “the way they were”. The challenge and often the joy in life is found by embracing the new and continuing to move forward.

If you, or someone you know needs any kind of help or support, please contact the following organisations as soon as possible. Don’t wait.

US: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
AU: http://suicidepreventionaust.org/
UK: http://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/suicide.php

Until next week,
MM xx

 

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Comments

  1. I’m sorry to hear. Stay strong.

    • MM

      Thanks, JP. We’re doing our best xx

  2. It’s good to see you posting again. My thoughts are with you and your family. I know you have the strength to face whatever “new” things come your way.

    • MM

      Thanks Aubrey xx When I realised it had been a year already, I had to take a moment to stop. I’m sure many other people are going through similar experiences and even though I still don’t know how to describe it, I had to share. <3

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