Mental health / Suicide Zero
I've got my own personal experiences of mental illness and suicidal thoughts back in time but am now in a stable and positive place in my life. Thanks to the fact that I now listen to myself and understand that I deserve to feel good I make better choices for myself.
If you see yourself as a computer for example. If you overheat the system and mismanage it, it will eventually crash. At least that was the case for me. Many things triggered each other like a domino and I did not know how to stop it. If you do not know how to deal with a "computer" (yourself), it can be good to ask for advice or get help from someone who knows and can support along the way. See the psychologist as a teacher or guide instead of a doctor who has to "fix" something. You are not broken or wrong in any way you just need to find the right track again. I have recently had contact with a psychologist and want to continue to have someone in the future. Not because I feel bad but because I feel good and want to continue to keep myself on the right path and not end up in old patterns. And when I say "feel good" I mean that I live a life with the natural ups and down but without a constant gray scale.
Feeling good is a skill and if you haven't been taught how to do it, it's not the least bit strange that you do not know how. I myself was like a driver who accelerated but did not hold the steering wheel. I lacked the tools, the knowledge and the belief that something better existed. But we have all the content to live a wonderful life designed for us. Be kind to yourself and take one small step at a time.
There is so much to say on this topic but I will leave this for this time and we will pick up the thread again in the future. Feel free share to your thoughts.