My thoughts about Zero Suicide as a person with Lived Experience There has been a lot of talk on Twitter about Zero Suicide and it’s mission to reduce the suicide rate to zero, because 1 is just too many. At first, I was appalled that clinicians think that is possible. I for one think that… Read More My Thoughts on Zero Suicide as a Person with Lived Experience
Shneidman’s greatest questions: Where do you hurt and How can I help? After I had a meltdown in late 2005 and was slowly recovering in 2006, I was taking a psychometrics class at college to earn my psychology degree. Psychometrics is a fancy name for psychological testing and validating tests and assessments on various things.… Read More Shneidman’s greatest questions: Where do you hurt and How can I help?
Never ending. It just goes on and on I’m trying to settle down for sleep but a new pain keeps popping up when I lie down, when I sit up, when I take my meds, when I move it, etc. It is fucking never ending. I am not doing a damn thing tomorrow, least that… Read More never ending. It just goes on and on
“From the view of psychological factors in suicide, the key element in every case is psychological pain; psychache. All affective states (such as rage, hostility, depression, shame, guilt, affectiveness, hopelessness, etc.) are relevant to suicide only as they relate to unbearable psychological pain. If, for example, feeling guilty or depressed or having a bad conscience… Read More Shneidman’s Psychache Theory
Suicide is not only a reaction to unmet needs, but also the need for important psychological freedoms, such as freedom from pain, freedom from guilt, freedom from shame, freedom from rejection, and aloneness. When these freedoms are traumatically violated, an individual who realistically lacks “a court of appeal” may take matters into his own hands… Read More Quote of the Day 7 Nov 2015