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What was your turning point?

#1
What finally clicked for people? Was it a med, therapy, etc.... when did you finally say I think I will stay? I do not want to end my life and hurt the people I love. What made the difference? I live with such guilt and shame and I know there is no med for that but there has to be something that quiets them.
Thanks....
 

Paisley

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#3
Over time I've learned how to deal with my emotions better, largely due to constant effort on my part to be more accepting and compassionate towards myself than I am by default. A coping mechanism I use is to pretend I am someone who loves me and talk to myself as if I weren't me. I hope you can find something that works for you.
 

Shelly

Well-Known Member
#4
felt my life was heading nowhere, everything's pointless, i had no purpose, i dont make a difference and i'm a waste of space, no one needed me.

then the strays started getting sick, kittens started showing up, they need help, they need support, a fighting chance to live...
people ignored them, told me it's no use and just let nature take it's course...
in a way i saw myself in those cats, abandoned, unwanted, people only like them when they're of convenience/good use.
i wanted them to feel loved, that not all hope is lost, and that they're worth saving, because i myself needed someone like that in my life also... if i cant find one, then i'll be that person.

i see them survive, thrive, and be happy.
They wait for me, they want to be with me unconditionally, they make me feel loved, make me feel wanted, like i have a purpose... so i decided to stay...

am i out of the woods? not necessarily, there will be days i want to go, but they make this world bearable to me, so i'm still here.
 

MosesY

Functioning Alcoholic
#5
For me it was a combination of medication and caring about other people. I am on Latuda as an anti psychotic, Lithium to even my moods out, and Lamotrogine as an anti-depressant. I am on two other meds to lessen the side effects of the other meds. I learned to care about other people. My heart was hard and I became aware that I had to soften it. I care about people now; before I didn't.
 
#6
The turning point for me was when I was in hospital and my parents moved back home from abroad.
For me it was a combination of medication and caring about other people. I am on Latuda as an anti psychotic, Lithium to even my moods out, and Lamotrogine as an anti-depressant. I am on two other meds to lessen the side effects of the other meds. I learned to care about other people. My heart was hard and I became aware that I had to soften it. I care about people now; before I didn't.
That is great that you have found success...I am always curious as to how meds help....I guess because they have not helped me...yet.
 

1964dodge

Has a frog in the family
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#7
meds help me to some degree. i think about suicide usually in passing and sometime a little more due to pain. but when i almost died in the hospital and saw the faces of my family, he took it the hardest. i stay for my family and SF. also afraid of hell. but the turning point for me was when someone i respect said something that bothered me made me evaluate myself. i turned around and i try to be positive more now...mike
 
#9
meds help me to some degree. i think about suicide usually in passing and sometime a little more due to pain. but when i almost died in the hospital and saw the faces of my family, he took it the hardest. i stay for my family and SF. also afraid of hell. but the turning point for me was when someone i respect said something that bothered me made me evaluate myself. i turned around and i try to be positive more now...mike
Good for you Mike. I am still looking for that right med. There are days that I just want to say to hell with the meds as some made me worse! Glad you are better...
 

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