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The absence of emotion

Acorn

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So normally I feel intense emotions that are so strong and all consuming.

But right now I feel nothing

It’s like I’m all emotioned out.

I’m suicidal but accepting. There is no distress there is no trigger there is no reason. So there’s nothing to work with.

I tried to communicate this but got nowhere. I wasn’t taken seriously because I’m not hysterical I just calmly stated I am going to die but that’s ok because it’s time.

Then I talked to the night staff whom I get on with and she said the absence of emotion doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

I’m stuck.
 
Eleison

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I hear you. I understand how that can feel.
Well done for reaching out for help, but I'm sorry that noone seems to understand the depth of your despair.
 
Acorn

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I hear you. I understand how that can feel.
Well done for reaching out for help, but I'm sorry that noone seems to understand the depth of your despair.
Do you know how I can make them
Understand? I feel at risk but no one is taking me seriously. It’s like it doesn’t matter. They don’t understand the absence of emotion is when I’m a in the most danger
 
Eleison

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Do you know how I can make them
Understand? I feel at risk but no one is taking me seriously. It’s like it doesn’t matter. They don’t understand the absence of emotion is when I’m a in the most danger
Can you tell them that? That you're very at risk right now and are dissociating [because absence of emotion often can be dissociation] and need some urgent support.
 
Acorn

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Can you tell them that? That you're very at risk right now and are dissociating [because absence of emotion often can be dissociation] and need some urgent support.
I will try
 
Eleison

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How did it go?
How're you doing today?
 
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You are not going to die hon. You are probably disassociating to cope with an overwhelming feeling of emotions. It’s our brain’s safety trigger to shut down when things get too much. It’s temporary. Please understand that.

If it gets too much, please go into an emergency room.

Are you working on heavy stuff in therapy? That could be the cause of this temporary shut down.

For now, focus on one day at a time. That if you can get to sleep and get to the next day, you’ll be ok.

Im sorry you are going through this right now. It can be disturbing and unsettling. But it is temporary. Xo
 
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I really hope you've found a way to tell them. If it's through simple words, through a poem, through a drawing, as stupid as it sounds... anything you do can help understand them. You have an awful lot of courage to just stand there and tell the people "hey, I am not okay, I am this and that" - I think you are on the right path with getting help, but I truly hope that they are the right kind of help.
 
Acorn

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I have an emergency psychiatrist appointment on Tuesday. I am holding on for that.

Thanks for the support it’s much appreciated.
 
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