I had thoughts of suicide
Linda shares how she first experienced suicidal thoughts, comparing it to a "swarm of locusts".
It's worse than physical pain
Linda describes how her thoughts were worse than than a physical pain, that they spiralled like a ‘merry-go-round’ and that she believed that everything she was thinking was true.
My thinking was so distorted
Linda talks about how distorted her thinking had become.
I couldn't sleep
Linda talks about being unable to sleep because of the thoughts racing in her mind.
I built myself back up
Linda talks about her recovery and where she finds strength and motivation.
You're not a burden
Linda says that whatever you may be thinking, every problem can be fixed with help and support.
You have to talk about it
Linda says speaking about suicide is difficult but if you find the right person it's easier to have that conversation.
What others think
Linda explains how she has learned that distressing thoughts are more common than people think.