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Sun Oct 15, 2017, 07:34 PM

My mother said when I attempted suicide "she just wants attention"

What the fuck is wrong with attention?

When my son ran away..she (my mother) said 'he just wants attention'...and I told her...well I can GIVE him that attention...and I ran after him!

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Reply My mother said when I attempted suicide "she just wants attention" (Original post)
angstlessk Oct 2017 OP
shenmue Oct 2017 #1
angstlessk Oct 2017 #2
elleng Oct 2017 #3
angstlessk Oct 2017 #6
Kath2 Oct 2017 #4
irisblue Oct 2017 #5
cilla4progress Oct 2017 #7
angstlessk Oct 2017 #8
cilla4progress Oct 2017 #9
angstlessk Oct 2017 #10
Bayard Oct 2017 #11
angstlessk Oct 2017 #12
Bayard Oct 2017 #13
Skittles Oct 2017 #14

Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 07:43 PM

1. I'm sorry

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 07:50 PM

2. That was when I cut my wrists...when I took sleeping pills..

she knew nothing...except I threw up!

Then there was the 50 or so aspirin...and my boyfriend spent the next few hours walking me about.

And that was before I was 16

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 07:52 PM

3. Everyone needs attention, especially from those they 'love,'

or otherwise engage with. It's LIFE.

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 08:08 PM

6. I agree, when a mother finds attention a way to abuse

the child suffers...

I recall a black crinoline (slip)and I went downstairs and danced around at age??? 3-4?

Who serialized me?

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 07:53 PM

4. Sounds like a heartless reaction to me.

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 08:02 PM

5. I'm sorry your mom was like that

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 08:09 PM

7. You deserve major support for

Surviving your mom. She sounds like a very flawed and broken person.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 08:19 PM

8. I used to visit her at my son's house (where she lived)

and every weekend when I was going to leave, she tried to make me feel guilty for leaving....

One day I decided to never see her again, as the guilt would be the same as leaving her.

My son wanted the room she inhabited and my sister came and took her and her bank account out of state..when my son visited another country

The first thing my sister told me when she said my mother was dead, was that because she was on day care, they did not have to do an autopsy???

My mother hated my sisters kids...oh well!


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Response to angstlessk (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 08:45 PM

9. Woah

Sounds crazy

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 09:03 PM

10. I suspect???

My mother hated my sisters kids...when my sister brought my mother to my house to say goodbye, my sister was taking her out of state to her house...she (my mother) was incoherent???

It had been a couple of months since I had seen my mother, but I would never guess she was totally incapacitated?

My son just wanted the room my mother lived in...

I think my mother's last years were horrid...not my fault...but I wish I could have helped her.

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 09:19 PM

11. Typical

Funny no one says that when a person actually does succeed.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 09:36 PM

12. So you think every attempt is for attention?

I was in the bathroom with my wrists bleeding, though not fatally...and my sister had to break down the door, cause my mother dismissed my suicide attempt as an attempt for attention.

I admit I did not want to die...and I DID want my mother's attention...which she denied me.



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Response to angstlessk (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 09:45 PM

13. Not at all

I said, when someone actually dies from suicide, no one says it was because they were just looking for attention.

And I have been there, done that, spent a week in ICU.

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 16, 2017, 02:23 AM

14. suicide attempts are not due to lack of attention

they are the result of emotional turmoil, someone whose coping skills are broken

someone who threatens suicide or attempts suicide is in immediate need of psychiatric care

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