Helping women with chronic illnesses

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

This is a reprint of one of my previous posts:

This post is being re-published as a reminder that there are resources available for anyone having suicidal ideations. Please seek help from professionals trained to give it if you are having suicidal thoughts. Thank you!

Endometriosis pain can reach critical and dangerous levels. I have heard over the years of women who have committed suicide (women who had no other illnesses besides endometriosis).

Here is information for ANYONE who EVER feels ANY suicidal ideations. The info is from a website for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

“The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. With more than 130 crisis centers across the country, our mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services. Call for yourself, or someone you care about. Your call is free and confidential.”

This article was originally posted by Jeanne via “Jeanne’s Endo Blog” at That blog preceded Chronic Healing.

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1 YayaNo Gravatar { 12.15.09 at 6:25 am }

Good idea to post this again. The holidays can get stressful for everyone.
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2 endochickNo Gravatar { 12.15.09 at 10:43 am }

Depression and suicide increase during the holidays. This time of year can put added stresses on many people – especially during these financially burdened times. Everyone should be vigilant towards the warning signs of depression and suicide and help those in need to seek treatment. Just remember, alone one person cannot make a depressed person want to be happy. Depression, other than mild forms, is a clinical illness and requires medical intervention. Changing who you are to make your spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, or friend happy will only make you depressed. They need clinical intervention. Help them to get it. That is the ultimate gift you can give them. But they will have to want to get help, no one can force someone into treatment. We all have free will.

If you have lost someone you love from suicide, as I have, remember that it was the disease and not your fault.

Encourage the use of those suicide hotlines this season.
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3 JeanneNo Gravatar { 12.15.09 at 1:26 pm }


Yes. It is alarming and eye-opening just how many Google searchers reach my blog after searching on the topic of suicide.


4 JeanneNo Gravatar { 12.15.09 at 2:19 pm }


Yes, depression and suicide increase during the holidays. There are a variety of reasons that this time of year can result in added stress. I agree that it is very important for people to seek treatment for symptoms of depression. Depression is very common amongst the chronically ill. It is true that a person has to want help for it to be the most effective. At the same time, friends and loved ones can encourage those who could benefit from medical intervention to seek the treatment they need. Societal stigma against mental illness and mental health treatment discourages some from seeking out the treatment they need and that could help them feel so much better. I am sorry for your loss. I am glad that you recognize that it is not your fault in any way that the person you lost didn’t get the help he/she needed. Sadly, the survivors of suicide sometimes blame themselves for not doing more or not doing something different. Yes, suicide hotlines are a very important resource for anyone having suicidal thoughts. Thank you for your thoughtful comment.


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