Chronic pain is an unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pain has both physical and emotional components. The physical part of pain results from nerve stimulation. Pain may be contained to a discrete area, as in an injury, or it can be more diffuse, as in disorders like fibromyalgia. Pain is mediated by specific nerve fibers that carry the pain impulses to the brain where their conscious appreciation may be modified by many factors.
When pain exceeds pain-coping resources, suicidal feelings are the result. Suicide is neither wrong nor right; it is not a defect of character; it is morally neutral. It is simply an imbalance of pain versus coping resources.
You need to hear that people do get through this, even people who feel as badly as you are feeling now. We want this information to give you a sense of hope. There are people out there who can be with you in this horrible time, and will not judge you, or argue with you, or send you to a hospital, or try to talk you out of how badly you feel. They will help you.
Call 1-800-SUICIDE in the U.S
Teenagers, call Covenant House NineLine, 1-800-999-9999
The American Society for Action on Pain
"We Seek Narcotic Medication in Adequate and Ongoing Amounts for All Americans who Suffer in Chronic Pain!" That is our motto and it has saved the lives of thousands!