you bought the shotgun a week ago you told yourself that
you would never use it. You wanted to have it "just
in case" things didn't get better. You placed it in
the garage, where your wife wouldn't see it.
you've been thinking about it every day, nearly every hour.
It is your little secret. You haven't told your doctor.
He'd take it away or lock you up. Now, if the medication
doesn't work, you still have a way out. The pain that you've
been living with for so long would finally end. All you
have to do is pull the trigger.
chapter covers the following topics:
Is Common in Major Depression
Is Also Common in Other Serious Mental Illnesses
to Cope with Suicidal Thoughts
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