I am posting this because I understand how Crohn's can significantly affect your mental health. There were times when I had to force myself to get out of bed because I was so depressed. With a lot of work and support, those days are few and far between.
ITS NOT THE HURT, SADNESS OR WHATEVER NEGATIVE FEELING YOU'RE FEELING THAT MATTERS ITS YOUR STRENGTH TO OVERCOME AND FIGHT THAT FEELING THAT SHOWS YOU YOUR INNER STRENGTH. . .& THAT IS A POWERFUL THING♥♥♥
This statement so clearly defines the stigma attached to those of us who have attempted suicide and survived. So often, my name comes up, and the response is, "the one that was so selfish and tried to kill herself-her poor family". I am not a statistic. I am an individual who sustained horrific abuse. Take one step in the shoes that I wore as a child, feel my pain for just 1 minute. Think twice before you judge me.