Shoulders for Sisters : Suicide Prevention

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11039139_662825227181071_4369078669983645988_nSuicide and Endometriosis has been a topic heavy on my heart for the past seven months (you can readSuicide & Endometriosis here).  Am I suicidal? No.  However,last year there were several EndoSisters who committed suicide.  And this year a few more have.  Too many.  But can easily understand their hopelessness: pain; no cure; the potential for multiple surgeries; regrowth; Western medicine, alternative medicine, natural supplements, snake oils, relief, recurrence, and the cycle starts all over again.  Not to mention a sense of being completely alone, misunderstood, misdiagnosed, mistreated by physicians, mislabeled as drug-seekers, fakers, and crazies.

I’ve been trying to think of ways that I can help. In a small way.  Or a big way.  And I’ve fallen short on ideas… But today I’ve learned of a group where Sisters with suicidal thoughts can go for help.  An old-fashioned phone-line group.  Yes, that’s right.  You can email, PM, or call…

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  1. Pingback: Shoulders for Sisters : Suicide Prevention | All Things Chronic

    • I hope so too. These stories are so terrible, sad, and tragic. What probably bothers me most is that they are completely avoidable. If all doctors followed their oath, many chronic pain induced suicides would be prevented, because, although not all conditions can be cured, the pain can be treated and providing proper pain management is the only way a doctor can “do no harm” in some cases.

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