Depression is such a debilitating condition that people suffering from it believe that there will never be an end, that they will never escape it. Their very existence becomes so painful there seems no other option than to end their life. Depression distorts people’s thoughts and they begin to believe that the world would be better off without them and that they are merely a burden to others.
Despite people often using drugs and alcohol to try and lighten their mood, they are actually a depressant. People can become very maudlin after using drugs and alcohol and impulsively attempt to end their lives. If the attempt fails, the remorse they feel the next day is absolutely genuine. The substance abuse is the problem here, although it often goes hand in hand with depression.
They don’t know how to get help
Whilst not actively wanting to end their lives, people sometimes just don’t know how to ask for help. This group will frequently choose methods that will purposely fail. If they succeed in their suicide attempt it’s usually a mistake and something has gone wrong with their plan.
The devastation that suicide leaves in the lives of the people left behind is often long lived when fuelled by anger, frustration and guilt. It helps to deal with the tragedy by understanding the motives behind the suicide. This understanding can help to find ways to relinquish their guilt, anger and frustration and enable them to move forwards. Don’t allow the negative feelings left after suicide to be the emotions that you remember in connection with the person you have lost.
As an ex-athlete I’ve always advocated the benefits of keeping in shape physically, but it’s just as important to look after your mental wellbeing. Book a session with Wendy, she’s the person to help you look after your brain just as you would your body.
5 x Olympic Skier and presenter of BBC Ski Sunday.
Dare to dream big and Wendy’s THE person to help get you there.
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The most exciting thing in the world is getting a chance to tear it all up and start again. Keep all the things you want and throw out everything you don’t. Wendy will help you do just that!
Beauty, lifestyle and fashion blogging sensation Becky Sheeran (TalkBeckyTalk)
It’s great to have a leading psychotherapist such as Wendy in the Cheshire area, outside of her Harley Street practice. After publicly raising awareness of mental health issues and myself recovering from depression, I know how immensely life-changing expert intervention can be.
Retired ex-professional football who played for Bury, Wigan, Stoke, Preston, Norwich, Leicester and Brighton during a 14 year career. After leaving professional football, Jason battled depression and recovered with the help of therapy and family support.