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E_belli

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Please excuse the length.. I'm curious about your experiences. I'm in a two day ASIST (applied suicide intervention skills training) training. We filled out some basic questions about suicide, all anonymous. One was when you last thought about suicide. I answered honestly... Kinda. I marked and then xxed it out. I was surprised someone else said they had thoughts in the last year. In small groups we did intros and our personal/professional relationship to suicide. A few therapists/Drs went before me and shared that they have struggled with depression and suicidality and so did the teacher. Since I would probably never see these ppl again, I also very briefly talked about having severe depression growing up, lost people to suicide. It felt really odd, yet freeing. Even with ppl I've known for 8 years at work, I never have said anything about anything before. But in this context I felt comfortable. Do you share your symptoms/disorders with people you work with/what context would you and why/why not? Thank you if you read this.

    • xosav

      678d

      personally i’m super open about my mental health when asked or it comes up, but i only do it around those that i can gauge wether or not they can handle it. i can usually tell wether or not someone is going through things and so if i get that vibe i’m very careful sharing because i don’t want to bother anyone.

      • E_belli

        454d

        @xosav I won't know how I didn't see this comment. From 7 months ago.. I'm sorry. Thank you for sharing. I wish I could be more open. My therapist encourages me to be open with a couple of friends. One has bipolar so she knows but our other friend doesn't know very much. I've mentioned ADHD in passing and sent a freak-out text after having a PTSD panic moment. These ladies are also twice my age. I just don't want them to think I'm incompetent working in the field having similar/the same diagnoses. But if I'm not working with ppl I am more open. And that is smart! Taking inventory of how the other is doing and gauging their response. That is a good way to play it.

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