Originally Posted by ZephyrusX
I usually don't share my thoughts on the issue as I think most people would find any excuse and/or delegitmizing technique to get out of listening. I think that is one of the reasons why suicidal people end up feeling alone. People saying stuff like, 'you are too emotional!', 'Emo!', You are not really suicidal, you are just exaggerating!', 'You just want attention!', 'Pull your self together!'.
I get this too.
Even here, I got this once when I posted that I was getting the impulse to jab myself in the eye and someone said I just wanted attention. Um...no, I really did want to poke my eye out with a pen at that moment. It wasn't for attention, it was from feeling so desperate and in so much pain.
People make things worse and they don't even know it with the things they say to suicidal people. Even so called social workers who see it every day.