Mudcat Café message #4071128 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161867   Message #4071128
Posted By: keberoxu
07-Sep-20 - 07:58 PM
Thread Name: BS: stay afloat while others don't
Subject: RE: BS: stay afloat while others don't
It's a positive thing, apparently, when people come to group
and talk about suicide there for the whole meeting ...
as opposed to keeping the issue to themselves.

My only real contribution to meeting this evening
was to mention the despair that goes with a long-term pandemic.
Interesting how that dovetailed with the suicidality topic.
What gave me personally a moment of relief was that
one of the group members who had spoke resignedly about suicide
was able to move beyond resignation, with the new topic,
and express vivid rage and anger about the pandemic.
Maybe this is misguided on my part, but it seems to me
that where there is anger, there is, in a sense, hope.

It's the fellow patients who show no emotion about anything
whom I fear for.