Insomnia and Suicidal Thoughts: Nicole’s Testimonial

Lack of sleep for months was one of the factors that led Nicole to think about suicide. She went to therapy, used crisis resources at the right time, and practiced mindfulness. Today, she is doing better.

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In 2015, I went through a dark period during which I almost took my own life. Lack of sleep for months on end was probably the root cause of that period of deep suffering. My head was in a fog and I got really irritable. I had always been so sweet-tempered.

It got dangerous at night when thoughts started swirling around in my head. My emotions became even more intense. And worst of all, I felt completely alone in the world. I didn’t know if I should find a way to end it or a way to survive.

Then I came across the contact information for an organization that helps people in crisis. I spent months in therapy trying to figure out what had happened and find ways to prevent myself from getting depressed again.

At one point, my psychologist told me she had never seen someone with so much potential for happiness in her 20-year career. She believed in me more than I believed in myself. That inspired me and gave me the motivation to tap into and nourish my potential for happiness.

If you suffer from insomnia, don’t suffer alone. Your life is worth it, just like mine.

- Nicole

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