What do you wish others knew about being passively suicidal?
Most people don’t know that there are two types of suicidal thoughts: passive and active. When you’re passively suicidal, you think about dying — sometimes it’s even a daily thought pattern — or what it would be like to not be here anymore, but you don’t have a plan or intent to follow through.
Talking and speaking up about suicidal thoughts can be scary and intimidating, especially when there’s such stigma around suicide in general. Much of the discourse surrounding suicide is very black and white, all or nothing thinking; and for those of us who fall in the gray area, we might have a hard time even putting into words where we fall on the spectrum. How do you explain the nuances and complexities of suicidality when there is so much more that needs to be understood?
📖 P.S. If you need some stories to read from people who get it, check out our "Coping With Chronic Suicidal Thoughts" collection here: #Suicide