Again, writing from personal experience I can not believe I did not write about Crisis. This has to be one of the most important facts that anyone suffering from Bipolar or any other mental disease. Matter a fact, I don’t feel you necessarily have to be sick to call. Crisis is there for everyone, 24 hours a day.
I went to Crisis in a local hospital the first time I had attempted suicide. My husband and daughter talked me into it. When I arrived I talked to different people and they suggested I sign myself in which I did.
Now every time you call or go to Crisis you don’t have to admit yourself somewhere. It may be a good way to find out if that should be a possibility. I just want to make my message clear.
There had just been a couple different times that were rough for me. My husband was in bed one night. Everyone was probably in bed so I called Crisis, cried, and talked. It calmed me enough that I was able to go to bed and sleep.
If you feel you have no one to talk to. You may feel you don’t want to bother anyone with what you are going through because you don’t understand it yourself. You may feel you’ve bothered loved ones or friends so much that they don’t want to hear it. They can mean well and tell you to tough-in up or blow it off but they just don’t understand. Maybe you are one that does not have anyone. Just call Crisis.
I am sure that most hospitals or towns now have a Crisis unit which would be listed in the emergency pages of your phone book. I often research everything on the Internet. Chances are if you are reading this you have access to the Internet. Just type in Crisis and the name of your town or city.
There is also a National Suicide Prevention website which I was surprised to find while writing this article. I will post my link at the end. Once again, open 24 hours/7 days a week for your needs.
So please remember. There is always someone out there who will listen and if necessary, help you. Even if you do not feel like calling anyone, call Crisis. It could mean the difference between life or death.