Can I thank everyone who left a comment on the previous post. I've read every single one of them, even though I haven't had time to reply. I can understand that sometimes it can be difficult to talk about subjects such as these, but keeping them in the dark seldom does anyone any good. I can say that I think I've learned a few things about attempted suicides, as well as confirming my fears that they are often not treated well on psychiatric followup.
I'd like to hope that everyone who wrote about their own experiences gets the help that they need.
I'd also like to hope that one day mental health is taken as 'seriously' as physical disease – sadly I think we are some way off from that.