Suicide Help for Lyme Patients

Lyme Support Groups and Help for People Feeling Suicidal

24/7  Hotline Facebook Group
A Facebook group run by John Coughlin and his crew. A great place to be able to post Lyme Questions or your concerns and lend support to others as well.

Lyme Rage: Suicide Prevention
A Facebook Group with the intention of having somewhere to turn when feeling suicidal.

7 Cups
connects you to caring people if you just need to talk.

Depression and Lyme Poll
Answer the poll and let others know what it is like to suffer from tick borne illnesses.

Insprirational Readings
If you need something positive to read, to take your mind off things for awhile, please check out these stories.

Lyme and Suicide~ A Problem Ignored
An article that tells the truth about what Lyme Patients are going through. Read patient testimonials about what their life is like as they struggle with isolation, depression, pain and abandonment issues, and if they have ever felt suicidal, and what it feels like to lose their friends to suicide.

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Warning Charts and Help, lists of Suicide Hotlines and more.

 What is it like to lose a friend from Suicide?

Lyme patients tell what they go through each time they lose a friend to suicide.

Understanding Why

Cytokines, Which Contribute To Inflammation, Found At High Levels In Brains Of Suicidal Patients

Article Relevant to Lyme Disease and Suicide

Lyme and Suicide~ A Problem Ignored
An article that tells the truth about what Lyme Patients are going through. Read patient testimonials about what their life is like as they struggle with isolation, depression, pain and abandonment issues, and if they have ever felt suicidal, and what it feels like to lose their friends to suicide.

DOCTORS AGREE LYME DISEASE PATIENTS AT-RISK FOR SUICIDE ARE UNDER-RECOGNIZED GROUP
There are many documented cases of patients with Lyme disease suffering from suicidal or homicidal tendencies. In the journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, psychiatrist Robert Bransfield, MD, expresses his concern for this under-recognized patient population. “Suicidal and homicidal tendencies after Lyme disease are clearly an ignored problem that deserves greater attention.

Suicide: Lyme disease’s less understood outcome, a new study says
By the time Andrew Potgieter learned why he had been so sick for so many years, he had become an invalid.

Yolanda Hadid thought about killing herself during Lyme disease battle

Brooke, on Lyme, Suicide and the Invisible Knife in our Backs
I feel like these are precious people who had great strength and hope in them at one time, but were driven to absolute despair and just to make something change besides sitting there

When Grief Hurts Too Much: Preventing Suicide
It’s not unusual to think about suicide when you’re in the throes of acute grief. However, there’s a big difference between thinking about suicide and acting on those thoughts.

LYME SCI: The dangerous link between Lyme disease and teen suicide
This week, September 10-16, is National Suicide Prevention Week in the United States. It comes not long after release of a new study demonstrating a link between Lyme disease and an increased risk for suicide.

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12 thoughts on “Suicide Help for Lyme Patients”

        1. I have been sick for over twenty years now.I go through periods where i am somewhat functional then through stages where I am not. This last two years have been the hardest for me. Many times I just pray I wont wake up. But I do so i figure there is some purpose in it all. But i dont say that in a lectury foo foo kind of way because I know how hard it is when you feel soooo dark and hopeless inside. I say it cuz I tried to die.. i went through a period after having a sttroke where i was bedridden and just wanted to die and stopped eating. Something made me hold on.. and now years later, I am a grandma.. and today found out I will be one again. If i had done something to myself I would of missed this. And though I do suffer still every single day.. I would not give up what I have gained the last couple years for anything. Brooke if you want to ever talk you can reach me also at wheresthekarma@yahoo.com. I totally get the feeling of just wanting to give up. I have been there many times and i still have days where I wake up and think, oh no not again, I cant do this anymore. But then there are moments that are just beautiful and Im happy to be here still. So Im just saying I understand both sides of it and if you want to talk more in private.. just message me. Otherwise I can keep talking here too, it doesnt matter to me where.. just as long as you keep talking.

          So tell me your story. What are you worst symptoms right now?

          1. oh i am happy there is yet some fulfilling experiences. i have prayed so much not to wake and sort of experimented with starving too, but others hold you back. my twin is one of the only people i am still living for and she might have cancer now, so i figure, i am nearing the end of hope. we are only 31. mt infections in all facial bones and causes terrible pain vomiting, and cognitive.sensory issues, i am prouq of you for going on this long. message me on facebook.

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