Suicide and Pain: The Silent Epidemic

Chronic pain is one of the most difficult aspects to overcome in depression. It is constantly with us. No sunny disposition can make it go away, I think it’s important to note Gretchen’s story.

I also have a high tolerance for pain and do not follow through in management. But, I am beginning to see the importance of better management in addressing my depression.

EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info

Pain Medicine News – Suicide and Pain: The Silent Epidemic

On Oct. 26, 2003, two patients of mine, Randy and Helen—a married couple in middle age and both weary with chronic pain—attempted a dual suicide.

Randy succeeded by overdosing on the methadone that was prescribed for his pain. His wife was either lucky or unlucky, depending on your point of view. She survived and was afterward confined to a psychiatric ward for several days.

A pile of papers, suicide notes and a will left for family and authorities to find seemed to indicate that the plans had been percolating for several months at least.   

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Karisa Moore

I lost my son to suicide. Each day since, I commit my day to turning the page and continuing to write my story. There is no deeper grief, but I know too, that there is no greater hope than bringing life out of death. I offer each page to you as a testimony that there is hope for abundant life!

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