Forums Suicide and Self-Injury I tried taking my life.. Now i suddenly feel better?


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      I have felt really down for the past 5 years and this year I decided to do something about it and reach out to my doctor. My doctor started me on antidepressants and I think one of the antidepressants I was on pushed the thought of suicide more than usual.. While under the influence of alcohol both times I had 2 suicide attempts and after the last one I’ve actually felt better? I am also on a new class of antidepressants (SNRI’s) So could that be what has caused the sudden change?
      And should this be something I bring to my doctor and counselor’s attention?

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      Hey greenmantim. Welcome to the Youthspace forum.

      It sounds like you were feeling really down, and had been feeling that way for quite a while.
      I would imagine that you expected the doctor-prescribed anti-depressants to help a little, but instead they pushed your thoughts of suicide to become even stronger, so much so that you tried to kill yourself twice while under the influence of alcohol. That sounds like it would be an unexpected and intense turn of events, as you might have gone to an even darker and scarier place.

      I sense that you’re feeling some surprise and curiosity because you came out of your second suicide attempt feeling better than you had before. I also wonder if it had something to do with your new anti-depressants, and I imagine that they might have had some effect. How have you been feeling around depression and suicide since then?

      I think that it is completely up to you, if you feel safe and comfortable, to bring this up when you speak with your doctor or your counselor.

      While you’re always welcome to post here, I also want to say that you are totally welcome to chat in with us to talk through what’s been going on for you, and explore some options for receiving more information. We’re
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