"Chronic suicidal ideation takes so many forms. It can be fantasizing about passing during sleep, developing a terminal disease, dying in a tragic accident. Or it’s background noise, a staticky station whispering taunts you can almost, but never entirely, tune out." Anna Borges
People come to counseling for all kinds of reasons. There is no wrong reason to talk to a counsellor, here are some issues that counselling can be particularly helpful with.
We have power to act and and to influence another person's journey with mental illness, but we do not have all the power.
Medication has its limits. It will not provide a healthy environment, social support, the tools to manage difficult situations, or to heal from major crisis or traumatic events and should not be solely relied on for these things.
My initial reactions to what I was seeing pointed out my own deeply entrenched stereotypes that rose up while watching the video. I expected the images to become darker, not lighter.
Suicide impacts all of us and speaks about who we are as a society. We can all work towards healing our society.