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January 25th, 2014, 3:14 am

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The chances of a person trying to kill themselves a second time if they have tried a first time? According to wiki (the CDC stats were useless), roughly 10% of people who attempt suicide the first time and survive, eventually die by suicide.

I am not about to judge anyone on this, given my history. Everyone needs to know that if they are feeling suicidal, that is all right. I am not kidding. If you feel so down that you want to kill yourself, this is a real thing that really happens. You are not alone. Anybody who says it is a cry for help or something equally stupid doesn't get it. With how many people want to kill themselves, it is, for all intents, a normal thought.
This is not to say that you should attempt to hurt or end yourself. But it is to say that you are by absolutely no means alone or abnormal for having these thoughts. And it is to say that if your medical professional or friends don't or won't listen, then you need to find someone who WILL listen.

Additionally, I am not saying that if your friend tries to kill themselves the first time, that you have to watch them like a hawk. But if you let them know that they can come to you, honestly and openly, and they know you won't judge them or 'try to fix them', you might just save their life by being there. By just being a real friend.

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June 22nd, 2017, 9:57 am

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Remember I mentioned in a previous episode about that ass**** doctor that told me not to transition? He also said that he felt my suicide attempt was just to attract attention. How do you conclude this in just three sessions at a psych ward?

I am glad that he was the only jerk at the psych ward. The social workers there were all nice. The rest of the staff was nice.

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June 22nd, 2017, 10:01 am

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They say that people change every 7 years or so. It's been 7 years since my suicide attempt and transition. I'd say life is pretty darn good!

This webcomic has brought back some painful memories, but also reminds me of the good times, too. I hope more people read this. I would say this is essential reading for trans youths.

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June 22nd, 2017, 10:08 am

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@claredin: There are a few pages being posted in.. uh.. late 2017 or early 2018, cant remember, that cover the entire 'doing it for attention' thing. Ignoring the stupidity of the statement in general, you have to wonder why doing it for attention is such a bad thing anyways. Even if I ended up in there just so someone would be nice to me, how fucked up must my brain be to be at that point? Or how bad must it be in my life that this is a better option?
Some people just suck at their jobs.

I'm coming up on one year since my last attempt as well. People sometimes tell me that reading WF is the only reason they were able to hang on that little bit longer. Well, the only reason I am still here is because I forgot to post my "I'm not around any more, here is the end of the story and my passwords" and had to tell someone them before I fell asleep. They of course called the feds and here I am, still alive, and life is much better.

Thank you for saying it should be essential reading. Just as much as it is for trans youth, I wish more parents would read it. Knowing how some trans people think is essential to being able to help. My parents were awesome, but even they now know how much they missed out on my thoughts and feelings.

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