- Nov 22, 2020
Hi, I'm a new member, so not sure if this post fits here. One thing I can't get out of my head. A few years ago I was working in a hospital as a care assistant with elderly patients. One day we got a young woman, failed suicide by hanging. Hanging would probably be in my top 3 choices of ctb. (When I was getting divorced my sister kept referring to finding me swinging, even though I'd never said anything to her.) Anyway, the attitude of 99% of the nurses was terrible and judgemental. Made me so sad. Just one said, let's shave her legs and do her hair to look like the photos on the side. At least she was being thoughtful. The patient never regained consciousness and died after a few months in a 'rehab'. I'll never forget seeing her in such a sad state of limbo. Here unwillingly, judged, helpless. Scares the **** out of me - the risk of a failed attempt. Worse than not trying.