Just want to let everyone know that if someone even mentions that they don't want to live anymore or says something about suicide you always take them seriously. I have worked with many people that are unstable. When you add physical ailments the thought of suicide increases by 10..... Please take all statements seriously.
Just don’t refer to them as “unstable” When you feel locked in a room on the top floor with a fire coming down the hall and the last thing you wanna do is jump out the window to your death, you start wondering which choice to make. Anyone would opt to jump versus burn alive... very real n not unstable.
Yes labels are difficult. There are medical terms health professionals need to diagnose & document but this does not have to be bluntly shared. Oh that we would always have sensitive health care providers, but if they are helping you address your reasons for wanting to die then dont throw them out with the bath water (try not to throw out baby with the bathwater)
I think the point BSS is trying to make is not to blow people off when they express thoughts of suicide because they might be serious. Im sure BSS was not trying to make anyone upset by the words she used, but to remind us that our actions can help others when they are in need if we listen.