I'm 21, I lost my mother recently right after Christmas. She was chronically ill with multiple illnesses like CLL Leukemia, MPD, heart failure, fibromyalgia, and much much more. She was in pain for a long time, but she was always there for me when I was in pain. As I've been dealing with depression since I was around age 6, she was always there to comfort me and get me through.
Now I'm lost. I have constant intrusive thoughts and they are worse and my life the past week or so has been just one big black hole. I don't remember much that's happened the past week or what I've even been doing besides trying to distract myself from the void. I cry, self medicate, try to distract myself, constant cycle. I just don't know how to get through this grief. I miss my mom, she was my bestfriend and much more than that. The pain she lived with I couldn't imagine, but the pain I'm left with I don't know how to live through.
I have emotional support, if I need possibly physical, I have family and friends who love me and I know they do. How is that not enough for me to not feel like I want to also be dead? I wish I could understand my own brain and thoughts.
The constant idea of suicide has always been in my mind since I could remember, but it's growing much harder to deal with. When my mother started taking a cancer treatment after she hit stage 4, she made me promise one thing. She made me promise to her that I would not kill myself over this. I promised her. I want to keep my promise. But the pain I feel is so strong and I don't know how to convey my emotions besides harming myself and being sad. I don't know how to deal with this pain. Even with all the love and support I have. I don't know how to do this. I want to stay strong for her as I know she wouldn't want me to feel this way. I just can't control my mind.