a bit of a repeat of a similar question with some modifications...
yes i have, numerous times. i've had suicidal thoughts on and off for years due to clinical depression (refractory - nearly to completely impossible to treat, have been on 40-50 different meds in dozens and dozens of combinations and doses), panic attacks with agoraphobia, and extreme physical pain due to fibromyalgia.
it's been a while since i contacted one of the lines, and unfortunately they were all negative experiences. the person on the other end was at best not very helpful, sometimes simply disinterested, and at worst, two times when i was at my worst and most desperate, i was hung up on because the person on the other line "had to take another call" or "have something more important to do".... which was utterly devastating and ensured i'd never call one of those lines ever again.
it sucks even worse because i'm extremely lonely and sometimes it'd be nice to talk to someone who just gives a damn. i'm sure there are people that work those hotlines and take their jobs seriously, which they should, and really do wind up helping people.
unfortunately i was not one of them. such is my lot in life. i have called those crisis lines and in the end they wound up doing more harm than good, to the point where i almost killed myself. it's still something is struggle with daily and sometimes i just don't know how far i'm going to make it alone. it just gets harder and harder with time, extreme pain and being alone is a terrible combination to deal with, something those kinds of hotlines are made for.
as i said, i'm sure there are people who take those jobs seriously and do help a lot of people, which is great. but there are also people that just don't care or take it seriously and that's been my personal experience. not a job one should take lightly in my opinion.
for me also i've tried reaching out to friends... most of which i've found over the years to be very fair weather at best. i don't get calls returned, i'm promised that we'll get together for lunch or something and be stood up, and my family... it took them 20 years to realize that i do have actual illnesses, that it wasn't just a matter of "getting over it". but there is still a huge disconnect there, something that pains me greatly.
a very good question, thank you, take care, be well...
Not really. But I have reached out to help someone who was suicidal. Talked him out of it and got the Samaritans involved.
Yup, mom kept leaving me with dad and finally scolded me for screaming in terror every time she went to work.
Yes, HELL Yes. My Crisis was horrific/Super Traumatic for me. Not ONE person came to lend a hand, a shoulder, brainstorm, lift a box, or offer anything whatsoever. It got worse since then, I'm broke and sick geeez. I even shared my story to the entire bloody Internet....BUPKIS...No offers of any kind. None. No one to talk to, NOTHING. My crisis and the ensuing Abandonment has destroyed me.
No, strangely enough I've always had friends show-up almost on que like in a movie or somthing.
I was never ignored, just too damn stubborn to ask for help. I always thought I could handle any situation that came up. guess I have been wrong a few times. :)
I am in one right now, for about 3 months. I have been, that is when I turned to the man upstairs. He doesn't ignore you, he just leaves you alone when you want him too!
i was with my husband when he was denied medical treatment, ignored,snickered at,assaulted
it's what usually happens. that's why i rely on me.
I try not to need help, therefore I am never disappointed.
Yup, the cops just laughed at me and told me I deserved it for being a ******.
I once had a allergic reaction when my parents were not home. I tried to call them but they did not pickup. I had to go to a neighbors house to get medicine.
Yeah that's when you need to help yourself
Yes, but as it turns out I was asking the wrong people for help. I though that they were my friends! I had to find new friends who wanted to help me. And you?
Actually, I was lectured. and then ignored.