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Why I Plan to Tell My Children About My Suicide Attempts

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I’m no stranger to suicidal ideation or even suicide attempts. In fact, I have tried to end my life multiple times and racked up several stays in my local psychiatric hospital.

Unfortunately, some of those hospital stays occurred in the time since I became a mother. At the time, my kids were fairly young and didn’t really fully grasp what was going on.

Although they still aren’t ready for the full story just yet, I do eventually plan to talk to my children about my suicide attempts and, more importantly, the work I’ve done in therapy since then.

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