Welcome to attemptfailed, a Livejournal community designed to help you cope with life. Specifically, it is to help those of us who have already tried to commit suicide but haven't succeeded in doing so. To clarify, attempting suicide means to physically harm yourself with the intention of dying.
After an attempt, people can feel like a failure and do not know what to do. They can be alienated by society and can feel embarassed with rumors floating around about: this is another obstacle to live with. We are here to listen to your story, to give advice, and share stories of our own. All of us have survived and whether or not we are 'cured' from depression, we can give reasons to keep living and be a support system for each other because it's hard to speak with others in person about our feelings.
Many of us are in different stages of healing. Some may have the feeling of suicide, gone through medications and/ or therapy, it may be recent to some people, and some people may be on a destructive cycle where it keeps coming back. Through talking about our problems, we can maybe identify them and see that we are not alone-- though it may feel like it sometimes... or a lot.
This is not a community about depression, though there is a direct link to why people feel so hopeless to try and do it in the first place. The concept behind this community is to be a help to each other because not everyone feels as if they can speak to a counsellor or a friend about the aftermath. This is an open community, meaning NO derogatory comments, especially regarding any race, sexuality, religion, political view, gender, age group, or sensitive issues (ie- abortion, rape, molestation, incest). Respect and understanding are key to warmth and acceptance.
You will need to be accepted to be in this community. I will skim over your userinfo page and/or your journal entries to make sure you aren't out to hurt people. It's just a filter to protect your innermost thoughts from the least understanding people who are out there. If your userinfo page or journal doesn't provide enough information I may ask to be added onto your journal as a friend before acceptance.
You can tell your story in whole- hold nothing back because we are here to help. But if you solely want to discuss other aspects of life, here are some other communities that can help specifically (we do not endorse communities that help feed into destruction):
depression- Depression angels_fall- Rape & Trauma Survivors _riotnotdiet- Eating Disorders in_silent_decay- Abuse Survivors panic_anxiety- Panic Attacks/ Anxiety sobriety- Substance Addiction o_c_d- Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder asperger- Asperger's Syndrome medicated_life- Living on Meds socialanxiety- Social Anxiety dissociatedfew- PTSD sadsupport- Seasonal Affective Disorder dysmorphic_bdd- Body Dysmorphic Disorder bipolars- Bipolar _survivors_- Surviving all Abuses borderline- Borderline emotional_bliss- Over- Emotional add_adhd- ADD/ ADHD transabusevic- Trans Abuse inthecut_- For Cutters
We will welcome you with open arms, ears to listen, and with a heart to embrace. I hope that healing will begin here and continue with you along your journey through life.
With much love from your mod, flamegirl_kitty.