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The Things We Don’t (Or May Not) Share

Today, I talked about death to my wife.

I want to die.

But, do I really?

To me and for me, when I talk about death, it is an escape.

Not actually dying, but discussing the topic.

I wonder if just anyone can do this.

I wonder whether just anyone can openly share their feelings, when it may be considered suicidal ideation.

But, I can.

It’s something I’ve grown into.

And, it helps me.

Does talking about death or dying help you? In what way(s) can you comment?

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  1. I do talk about it with my parents and my sons and my partner lol. It’s much better for me to tell them that I have the ideation, I don’t particularly want to die or kill myself, it’s just a part of my life that I get the thoughts regularly 😦

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  2. Yes I do, mostly in my head and I talk to my therapist. I’ve been living so long with that topic that it feels ‘normal’ to me. I’m not scared when I think about that, I know that it is something that I do and it doesn’t mean I’m willing to die at the spot. I feel more at peace expressing those thoughts that to fight them.

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  3. It used to be scary for me because of my suicidal thoughts before but now talking about death is okay because I know when my time comes I’ll be going to be with my Father. ❤🙏🏽✝️

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  4. Talking with my partner on death helps me. He worries when I am passively suicidal but I am able to reassure him about my safety plans. It helps to talk about what I’d like to happen if I become vegetative or other similar scenarios. It also helps to discuss our wishes for each other if either of us die before the other does.

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