@lynnchan I think for people who have mental illness, thinking about suicide thoughts is frequently occuring. But not everyone may be suicidal despite having those thoughts. I think it's all up to you if one may act on one's thoughts. All I know is I too have experienced suicidal thoughts being manic depressive and all. But because of my faith and relationship with Jesus, I often overcome those thoughts. You should try learning more about Jesus too and build a relationship with Him. Trust me, it works. And also pray, read the bible, or listen to preaches about the bible. Good luck and God bless.
Posts made by Elaine Espejon
RE: Frequent suicidal thoughts...?
RE: We talked a lot about helping youth and helping our children. But does anyone have advice on how we can help our parents?
The main reason why it's hard for parents to consider their children's mental health illness seriously is because of lack of communication and also the difference in age gap plus the timelines that they have lived on. Parents should take the initiative to ask his or her child about their day at school or ask them if there are any problems. I suggest that they make a daily routine of conversation with their child to activities such as finishing sentences which starts with pertaining to emotions. For example: "I feel happy today because...", "I felt sad today because..." "I feel angry today because..." And the like it should consist of positive and negative emotions even including the in-betweens. By the way I am not a parent yet, I am just 22 years old. And I'm speaking in the point of view of a child. I learnt the activity from a page in facebook called "Specialbooks by Special Kids". And I think it's a great exercise for parents and their children to bond and be open with each other.