It is very upsetting, to see how much of the general public’s reaction, to the recent suicide of Charlotte Dawson, has been so negative, re-traumatizing, shame inducing, lacking any empathy, condemning, deeply hurtful and completely wrong.
All based upon lack of education, biased opinions, lack of empathy and so many people believe they are entitled to have an opinion, about something they haven’t experienced.
Just what I have seen on the news alone on the internet, is bad enough. I am glad I am not on social media, because I would be deeply upset to see more of these horrible reactions, particularly if it was anyone I knew.
I was thankful, to see this, which highlights, how a strong, mature, intelligent woman, can become suicidal, due to PTSD from childhood abuse. Tracie O’Keefe is very brave to speak up publicly about her own battles with suicide, and I thank her for that. As well as all her work as a therapist, to help people down off that ledge.
Having done so much research, been suicidal myself many times, I am very aware of how it feels to get to the point, where life becomes too painful, to endure.
Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and many other disorders, abuse, child abuse domestic violence, trauma – can and do lead to suicide.
24 combat veterans commit suicide per day, in US alone, due to PTSD. And the rates of suicide from PTSD due to combat – are not the highest. Suicide from PTSD due to abuse, is higher.
When you have combined PTSD and severe depression, it can very much be life threatening.