I’m gravely concerned about some of the people who are reaching my blog through search engines. A while ago I posted about the dangers of paracetamol overdose in response to the number of people reaching my blog by searching for whether it was a quick and/or painless way to die. Since writing that post the number of people reaching my blog through these search terms has doubled.
To those of you considering a paracetamol overdose: PUT THE PARACETAMOL DOWN; IT IS NEITHER QUICK NOR PAINLESS AND YOU USUALLY END UP DYING OF LIVER FAILURE AFTER SOME DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS OR EVEN YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE YOU OVERDOSED, BY WHICH TIME YOU WILL PROBABLY NOT WANT TO DIE. SEEK HELP; THERE IS A LIFE AFTER DEPRESSION! DON’T KILL YOURSELF!
I say the above, having come through depression a number of times myself, each time where I have attempted or actively planed suicide. Speak to your GP, get some help. Speak to someone, please! Depression doesn’t have the stigma it once did and there are plenty of professionals from doctors to counsellors willing to help you.
ChildLine: 0800 1111 (if you are under 18)
Samaratins: 08457 90 90 90
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