For some people with mental illness, battling intrusive and intense suicidal thoughts is a constant feature of their illness. When an individual is seeking support, the way that people respond, can make a huge difference to the outcome of the episode.
We all have muscle aches and pains, we all get tired, we all get depressed, we all have negative thoughts, and on and on it goes. I’m sure that it is very true that we may have experienced these things from time to time, but someone who has been diagnosed with a life long illness experience their symptoms on an extreme level and on most days.
People walking through the illness or disability are aware that they are not the only one who are in that situation, that they are not the only ones who are suffering, and that some people’s situations are worse than their current situation.
A list of the ten most helpful things people can do to help someone living with multiple illnesses and disabilities
The heart of everyone wanting to support those with multiple illnesses and disabilities is to try and help them. However, sometimes actions are not very helpful.