My mother attempted suicide last night, not a cry for help but a detailed and planned attempt that was almost successful. She left letters, will and everything tidy - she also stipulated that if she was found alive she was not to be resuccitated. She is in her early 70's and has suffered from chronic pain for almost 10 years. She lives alone and is depressed and lonely - my sister and I both live hundreds of miles away. She is in hospital having her stomach pumped and hopefully will be ok, but having spoken to the paramedic and policeman she was in a pretty bad state. The policeman thinks that from what he could get from her and the situation that she will do it again and be successful. I am about to book a flight and go to her - I plan to bring her back to live with me and my family in the short term whilst we see if we can sort out her pain and depression. Has anyone been where she is? I really want to be as supportive as I can be and I am sure that she will be horrified that she is waking up to see another day when she had decided that it was all over. Being transported by 'bossy' daughter to a busy household of teenagers and animals will be a shock - however I am equally convinced that if she discharges herself and goes back to her silent house that she will do it again.