Here’s a description of how suicidal thoughts and ideation take root when suffering from chronic pain. This article is worth reading in its entirety.
The chronically ill suffer from severe depression, grief, loss, and a high suicide rate, but these symptoms are rarely openly discussed.
I am not only going to venture into this taboo subject, I am going to share my personal experience.
The mental deterioration due to my illness is a part of me, my experience, and thought process that I rarely speak of because it makes the people around me terribly uncomfortable.
When my body first began its rapid slide to the current disaster I approached it like everyone else; go to the doctor, find the problem, and fix it.
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