Just released: People in chronic pain show higher suicide risk. My response? Duh. A study finally shows what those of us living in chronic pain have known for years; it hurts and we want it to stop. My experience is that many patients in chronic pain often feel as though they have no other options to make the pain stop when their doctors tire of the struggle.I did a short series on chronic pain (here, here and here) after reading about the death of another woman living with chronic pain.
If you know someone who is struggling with their chronic pain and has mentioned suicide, please please please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and be proactive to prevent further pain.