Suicide — a high risk side effect of CFS and FM

This morning, a friend on facebook passed the sad word that a member of a small facebook CFS group had committed suicide.  The friend was confined to a wheel chair when we first contacted and is now out of the wheel chair, walking, cleaning house, visiting family as a result of using the model that I advocate. She is not in full remission but have come a very long way since we first contacted.

This post will look at the suicide risk for CFS. The best medicine for this risk is hope and reduction of symptoms — which is the goal of this blog.


Bottom Line

Hope is the best cure for a tendency towards suicide. I have seen the general pattern for people that go into remission is to disassociate themselves from the CFS/FM community — which is very understandable. CFS/FM is a bad, traumatic experience and “best forgotten”. There is the story of the 10 lepers (Luke 17:11-19), Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?” which states the reality of the human condition.

I am the one that stayed.. have faith.  I get a continuous stream of reports from people who use my model to experiment with suggestions that have gotten major improvement — from wheel chair bound to walking to the beach!

If you return to normal life, please, please — send my your story so I can at least share it to give hope to your  fellow suffers! Or post it as a comment on this story!