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Should I tell my teacher that I'm feeling suicidal? Please help, quite urgent.

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akarinna

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Should I tell my teacher that I'm feeling suicidal? Please help, quite urgent.

Hi, first of all I'm sorry if this isn't the right place to post this kind of thing but I'm new here.

I'm eighteen, and I struggle with very severe depression and BDP.

Last month I was admitted to hospital after attempting suicide, I overdosed on my antidepressants.

Since then I have had very little opportunity to talk to anyone about how I'm feeling, and I'm at the stage now where I really don't trust myself. All I can think of is suicide, I am at my lowest ebb. I can't leave the house, all I do all day is sleep and cry.

I feel as though I owe it to myself to reach out to at least one other human being, as much as I think about suicide I don't want to carry it out, I just can't cope any more and I know that if I carry on the way I'm going I will end up doing it.

I have a history teacher at college and she is quite understanding, she knows about my issues but we have never explicitly discussed them - but I know she cares and wants to help me.

I have decided I want to speak to her, but my question is how do I go about this? I'm seeing her tomorrow alone to go through an essay so that would be a really good opportunity.

I'm worried about what will happen, and I'm worried about being admitted to hospital against my will.

Any advice here would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Hi and first of all WELCOME!!

I am so sorry to hear about the tough times you have been having...

My first thought would be you need to see your gp and talk this through, there's no saying that you would be put in hospital unless the gp thought you were a danger to yourself or others.

It is always helpful to talk to a friendly listening ear, and there would be no harm in talking to your history teacher if you trust her. However once you have talked about your suicidal feelings, she may feel obliged to take it further, she wouldn't be able to stand by if she felt you were at risk to yourself.

I would urge you to speak to your gp just to be on the safe side...

Please keep posting and let us know how you are getting on, we will support you as much as we can.
If you just need to talk and you feel that you will not act on your thoughts you could always try your local Samaritans.

I hope that this will have helped you a little, take care,

qf.
 
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Hi, thanks for the reply.

The thing is I have been to see my GP, many times. I have been on several types of antidepressants and I've been in and out of therapy but so far nothing has seemed to work for me.

I find mental health professionals quite cold and clinical in general, and what I feel like I need at the moment is just some compassion from someone removed from all of that. I know that it probably can't be kept confidential, but do you know what exactly might happen? I just don't feel safe and I feel like I need to speak to someone, and soon.
 
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hi sorry u are feeling so bad, the teacher will probably have to tell someone, though i am not sure how it will work, she may have to tell the head teacher, for them to decide what to do with the information, and then i guess they would either contact next of kin, or gp. but i am only guessing, they may just urge u to see gp.

i know that my care co breaches my confidentiality and tells my hubby when i am not well, as he is next of kin.

it can also take time to find the right anti depressant to work for u, and ime for them to get into your system etc.

tc
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