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Withdrawing into isolation

As it becomes increasingly difficult to hide unwanted feelings and function normally, exhaustion can force the suicidal person to withdraw into isolation.

'At the end he was saying to me he didn't have the time for his friends.'

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Suicidal person point of view

 “I just felt that I constantly had to put up a mask, my outside world face. But then it became so tiring and I got so absolutely exhausted from doing that, that I just wanted to not have contact with people.”

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Suicidal person point of view

 “I just felt that I constantly had to put up a mask, my outside world face. But then it became so tiring and I got so absolutely exhausted from doing that, that I just wanted to not have contact with people.”

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Family/friend point of view

 “He would have friends who saw one side of him, people who saw another. And he was very, very intelligent; he knew what to tell people. And at the end when he was saying to me: ‘I’m feeling really tired’, the absolute exhaustion, that he didn’t have time for the friends that he would have to make an effort to see. He said: ‘I just haven’t got the energy. I really like hanging out with my friend but now I just haven’t got the energy’.”