I have not been in a suicide support group in years. Actually, it has been 20 years since I was in college, when there was no Google or Facebook. I would enter a chat room called "depressed" or "life sucks" and talk to peers experiencing the same feelings of hopelessness. Now with Facebook, there are support groups specific for every ailment. I am now in one for those with suicidal ideation- those who obsess about suicide when under stress. The most interesting aspect is that even though I am 20 years older or more than most of my cohort- I experience the same feelings and words of hopelessness... but I have more insight now that I am older. I want to help. Help myself. Help others. Here are some memes from the group- highlighting what it means to feel suicidal. Click on each image to view and download.
Removing the stigma 1 MB at a time. 12/2014