An excellent post on a topic that is difficult to think about, unless you are one of the people who needs opioid pain medication in order to live some semblance of a normal life.
Please visit Zyp’s amazing blog and share her well-researched and well-written posts. She deserves a wide readership for her prolific and always high quality content.
Coincidentally, September is both “Pain Awareness Month” and “Suicide Prevention Month”.
Judging from all the articles I’ve found discussing the link between pain and suicide, the juxtaposition of these two awareness campaigns is a fortuitous coincidence, a chance to raise awareness of the potentially deadly consequences of poor pain control.
Perhaps it can start some necessary conversations about how the withdrawal of opioid pain management could exacerbate suicidal impulses.
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