Suicide and Chronic Pain
Of all the consequences that accompany chronic pain, none other is as heartbreaking as suicide. While the physical impacts of pain are recognized and can often be improved, the stress associated with chronic pain, social stigma, and feelings of hopelessness can be overwhelming, sometimes leading a person to feel that life is no longer worth living.
Ann Nuttall and Michael Peterson married as teenagers and expected to live healthy and happy lives together. But two years into a loving partnership, they faced what would become a lifelong obstacle: pain.