Petty3

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  1. Petty3

    Overwhelming and a Burden

    @anatess2 you are correct that I should probably go to the hospital. But I don't think I can do that. I know I don't want to. I am constantly thinking about dying. I am just moving forward one step at a time...one minute at a time. I hate being around people and then I hate being alone. It's a strange feeling and cycle. Most of the time I'd rather be alone though. I don't know why suicide is so sad to others and looked down upon. If someone doesn't want to live why aren't they allowed to die? Why are they put on suicide watch and not left alone?
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    Overwhelming and a Burden

    @Lindy & @LiterateParakeet thank you for your kind words. I'm trying to find hope and strength. I have a very good friend who I spent a couple hours taking with yesterday. She is wise and had insight. I have an appointment with a new counselor but it's not until next Monday cuz she's on vacation this week. I'm not ready to get rid of my plan...I feel like I need something just in case. I'm am trying and trying to have hope. It feels so hard right now though.
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    Overwhelming and a Burden

    I know I should call and see my counselor again but it's been several weeks and I cancelled my last appt so I have nothing scheduled. I'm nervous about going to talk to her again cuz I feel like I'm a disappointment and a failure. I'm wanting to find another counselor...maybe someone who does emdr although I'm not sure if that's right for me. I have a plan on how I could end my life but looking for the timing to be right. I wish things could be different.
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    Overwhelming and a Burden

    I had a quick talk with him again and he said he never said I was a burden. But I know he did say that word because it hit me so hard when he said it. He specifically said I was intense and overwhelming. (which being overwhelming is the same thing in my eyes as being a burden right now) I was at the church again last night to help the YW with something and the RS pres was there. I took her aside and said to her that I wanted to apologize for being overwhelming and that I was sorry if I had been a burden to her. She looked me in the eyes and told me she thinks of me as a daughter and that I have never been a burden and that she only wants to help me. She said I can talk to her anytime. She said that the bishop probably was trying to take things off her plate and thought I was overwhelming to her. It still makes me want to pull away though. I am seeing a counselor once every 3 or 4 weeks. I have felt like this counselor has helped, but I feel like I have stopped progressing with her. I just don't have it in me to start over and find someone else, but I will try. Ever since our talk Tuesday evening I have felt like crying (and I'm not a crier). I woke up early Wed morning and couldn't stop crying. My husband finally gave me a blessing. Then I went to the temple this morning (it took everything I had to get myself there) and did initories and cried through the whole thing. I hate feeling like a burden. I know that isolating and pulling away is not a good idea, but I don't want to be around others feeling like this. I am fighting myself and forcing myself to take care of the things that I need to do. I try to put on a smile, and do what I have to do, but when I get home each afternoon I have nothing left and I head to bed.
  5. I have been struggling for sometime now with things. I've been dealing with the trama from abuse in my past. And I've made some choices that haven't been the best. I know I'm depressed and often have wished I was not alive. Last night I met with my bishop. He's been helpful and understanding most of the time. Last night he told me that I can be intense and that I am overwhelming and a burden to others. I feel so sad. I don't want to be a burden to others. I try to pretend I'm fine when I'm with others and not talk about my problems. I often isolate myself when I'm down just so I am not being a burden. Specifically he said I was overwhelming to the rs president. I think that's weird bcuz although I've been truthful with her and she knows what I'm going through I rarely speak to her. It's been several weeks since I've talked to more than just in passing. Any advice? How can I be less of a burden? At this time I feel like I want to distance myself from all ward members.
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    Self-harm and Suicide

    I don't think the suicide hotline helps much. I've called it before. Once when I was sitting with bottles of pills in my hand and a plan to die. I ended hanging up on them because they couldn't say anything that had meaning to me. I do have a counselor my bishop referred me to and she's been helpful. Just when I dip and get really down I don't want to talk to her and that's when I start cutting myself.
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    Self-harm and Suicide

    @Jane_Doe Thank you for your answer and for being so honest about yourself and opening up.
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    Self-harm and Suicide

    @Jane_Doe How did you stop your self harm?
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    Self-harm and Suicide

    Would self harm keep a person from a temple recommend?
  10. Is self-harm a sin? (Cutting oneself with a knife or other harm) What about sucuide? Is that a sin? I've heard conflicting answers on that. I know that most people who kill themselves have mental health issues and luckily we don't have to be the judge. Just wondering your opinions. I've never heard one way or the other about a person harming themselves though.
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    Sustaining leaders

    I read this. "Sustaining leaders involves more than just a raised hand—it means that we stand behind them, pray for them, accept assignments and callings from them, hearken to their counsel, and refrain from criticizing them." Do you agree with it? What if you know things that certain leaders have done that are wrong or unethical?
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    Podcasts

    You can try leadinglds.org Not sure if it's what you're looking for though.
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    Prayer-kneeling vs sitting

    I had someone tell me that they feel more humble and closer to the spirit when kneeling. But I figure that it's better to pray in any position then not pray at all...right?
  14. What are your thoughts about kneeling while praying versus sitting while praying? Is there much of a difference to you or do you think it matters?
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    Can anyone recommend an lds counselor?

    I have one in Provo that I love. I went to about 5 others before finding her. Her name is Mariel Balzotti. Her # is 801-631-4109. I don't know if she Skypes out not but give it a try.