Have you ever had thoughts of Suicide?

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#1 Posted by BranKetra (49384 posts) -

I know this is on the border of what is acceptable for the Off-Topic Forum, but I was wondering if anyone knows anyone who has committed suicide and what led to it?

#2 Edited by thegerg (15776 posts) -

yes

#3 Posted by Glitter (355 posts) -

This is probably going to get locked, but everyday or almost everyday.

#4 Posted by Whiteblade999 (5550 posts) -

The thought crosses my mind on a really bad day, but that's about it.

#5 Edited by Sandulf29 (14151 posts) -

No

@glitter said:

This is probably going to get locked, but everyday or almost everyday.

I can see irony of that

#6 Posted by GamerForca (7101 posts) -

No. I'm not really happy, but I never really consider it.

#7 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

no

#8 Posted by -ParaNormaN- (957 posts) -

I have actually, like who the hell is behind the mask?

#9 Posted by Sword-Demon (6999 posts) -

I used to. I've dealt with depression since I was 17, but I've been doing a lot better over this past year (now 24).

I still have some depressed thoughts every now and then, particularly when I'm stressed out, but they very rarely turn suicidal anymore.

#10 Posted by Iszdope (10579 posts) -

Yep.

And I know of over ten that have followed through on it.

#11 Posted by indzman (19323 posts) -

Bran, everything cool ?

#12 Edited by -Renegade (8340 posts) -

Yes all the time, life sucks not having someone to love

#13 Edited by Ring_of_fire (15671 posts) -

Yes, thankfully not as much now

#14 Edited by Toxic-Seahorse (4299 posts) -

I believe that thinking of suicide is fairly common. Everyone has thought about it, but not nearly to the point where they are even considering it as a realistic option. We love to over exaggerate everything and our thoughts are no exception.

Being suicidal is a completely different matter.

#15 Edited by konvikt_17 (22317 posts) -

Yes on occasion

#16 Posted by the_plan_man (1664 posts) -

Yes. And very severe ones.

#17 Edited by br0kenrabbit (13357 posts) -

No, because I know no matter how bad things get life can change overnight. Most change happens rapidly, in fact, and often you don't even see it coming.

I've been low before, especially during my divorce, but things eventually got better with a bit of effort and elbow grease.

#18 Edited by Trail_Mix (2579 posts) -

Yes, especially a few years ago, when things went really down hill. It was probably the lowest I'd ever been in life. Since then I've been trying to cope with all the shit that's been going on.

Not as depressed as I used to be, but still far from where I'd like to be emotionally. Definitely don't wanna feel that way ever again. Of course, there's no guarantees with life.

#20 Posted by plageus900 (1208 posts) -

Nope.

#21 Edited by Behardy24 (5324 posts) -

Yeah.

#22 Posted by Master_Live (15406 posts) -

Yes.

#23 Edited by The_Lipscomb (2603 posts) -

Yeah. I hate it when people say being suicidal is selfish. That may be true in a sense, but in most cases you aren't trying to be selfish. When you have a chemical imbalance or you are suffering from a really bad health problem, it's hard to think straight and you just don't want to suffer anymore.

#24 Posted by sukraj (23670 posts) -

No

#25 Posted by ShepardCommandr (3210 posts) -

All the time but i am too much of a pussy to actually do it.

#26 Edited by pariah3 (963 posts) -

Yes all the time but I'm too much of a coward to actually go and do it.

My life basically sucks because:

1. I am a 29 year-old virgin.

2. I never had a girlfriend or had sex and I'm already nearing 30.

3. I have physical health problems and a disability which prevents me from working and making money.

4. I have this fear of getting injured which also prevents me from having a normal life, going to work and making money.

Because the last time I was injured the injury was extremely painful for me so I have this fear of getting severely injured again. And this fear of getting injured is preventing me from having a normal life.

#27 Posted by GamingGod999 (3134 posts) -

Nope.

#28 Posted by themajormayor (24077 posts) -

@pariah3 said:

Yes all the time but I'm too much of a coward to actually go and do it.

My life basically sucks because:

1. I am a 29 year-old virgin.

2. I never had a girlfriend or had sex and I'm already nearing 30.

3. I have physical health problems and a disability which prevents me from working and making money.

4. I have this fear of getting injured which also prevents me from having a normal life, going to work and making money.

Because the last time I was injured the injury was extremely painful for me so I have this fear of getting severely injured again. And this fear of getting injured is preventing me from having a normal life.

1. & 2.. are the same.

#29 Edited by plageus900 (1208 posts) -

@ShepardCommandr said:

All the time but i am too much of a pussy to actually do it.

So ending your life because you can't take it anymore means you're not a pussy, but not going through with suicide means you are a pussy?

Anyway, I'm a little disturbed by the number of people on here that have actually thought about doing it. Are you all really that unhappy?

#30 Posted by GazaAli (23524 posts) -

When I was younger yes. Not anymore though and its been some time since I contemplated the thought.

#31 Posted by GazaAli (23524 posts) -

@themajormayor: Bro, you're 29? wth?

#32 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

@themajormayor: Bro, you're 29? wth?

pretty sure that he is saying that the poster's points 1 and 2 are the same

#33 Edited by GazaAli (23524 posts) -

@coolbeans90 said:

@GazaAli said:

@themajormayor: Bro, you're 29? wth?

pretty sure that he is saying that the poster's points 1 and 2 are the same

Oh, I thought he was saying 1&2 apply to him. Silly me.

#34 Posted by HOKIE_KC (8 posts) -

lol...wow. About 90% of these people should just call an 'escort' and get over it.

#35 Edited by Glitter (355 posts) -
@plageus900 said:

Anyway, I'm a little disturbed by the number of people on here that have actually thought about doing it. Are you all really that unhappy?

I admit, I am surprised about it, but anyways,

No reason to be happy when:

1. You have interests that no one has or no one cares about.

2. No reason to be happy in life when you know the only thing you will look forward to is the afterlife and you fear you will go to hell instead.

3. No reason to be happy when you feel so different from everyone else and feel like you can never genuinely relate to people, even on the Internet.

4. No reason to be happy when you want to be better at something such as mathematics, but you know it will never happen because you have a learning disability and was not gifted in order to take honors courses in Middle School & High School and instead had to take courses for people with a learning disability; the exact opposite of what honor courses are.

5. No reason to be happy when you get angry, jealous, and / or envious of other people being in a relationship on a daily basis, either it be on television, the Internet, or in everyday life.

6. No reason to be happy when you feel the person you are quoting has it much better than you ever will.

7. No reason to be happy when you know you cannot even organize or think about what you want to say in a timely manner in order to communicate with people properly and you have lived your entire life this way.

8. No reason to be happy when you know you have interest that would be frowned upon, not because it is harmful or bad, but because it is not appropriate for your gender or age.

@HOKIE_KC said:

lol...wow. About 90% of these people should just call an 'escort' and get over it.

I think it is more to it than that, I believe you know this. Besides, I want an actual relationship and connection with a women, not something temporary and fake that revolves around something I hardly care about.

#36 Edited by Storm_Marine (11931 posts) -

@HOKIE_KC said:

lol...wow. About 90% of these people should just call an 'escort' and get over it.

It's not just about sex, or even the emotional benefits of a relationship.

Look at it this way. A guy gets low self esteem, feelings of rejection, and inferiority beaten into him by parents and others early in his life. Later this turns into social anxiety and insecurity severally damaging his prospects with the opposite sex. Rejection by the opposite sex further fuels feelings of overall rejection and a sense of inferiority compared to other males.

#37 Posted by ReeceRan (6 posts) -

I tried to commit suicide two weeks ago.Bought a Gun and everything. But the cops caught me and talk to me. I was in the hospital for a few days. So yeah I had it. And I still get those thoughts. But prayer and medical help is helping cope I guess.

#38 Posted by chrisrooR (9027 posts) -

@glitter said:
@plageus900 said:

Anyway, I'm a little disturbed by the number of people on here that have actually thought about doing it. Are you all really that unhappy?

I admit, I am surprised about it, but anyways,

No reason to be happy when:

1. You have interests that no one has or no one cares about.

2. No reason to be happy in life when you know the only thing you will look forward to is the afterlife and you fear you will go to hell instead.

3. No reason to be happy when you feel so different from everyone else and feel like you can never genuinely relate to people, even on the Internet.

4. No reason to be happy when you want to be better at something such as mathematics, but you know it will never happen because you have a learning disability and was not gifted in order to take honors courses in Middle School & High School and instead had to take courses for people with a learning disability; the exact opposite of what honor courses are.

5. No reason to be happy when you get angry, jealous, and / or envious of other people being in a relationship on a daily basis, either it be on television, the Internet, or in everyday life.

6. No reason to be happy when you feel the person you are quoting has it much better than you ever will.

7. No reason to be happy when you know you cannot even organize or think about what you want to say in a timely manner in order to communicate with people properly and you have lived your entire life this way.

8. No reason to be happy when you know you have interest that would be frowned upon, not because it is harmful or bad, but because it is not appropriate for your gender or age.

@HOKIE_KC said:

lol...wow. About 90% of these people should just call an 'escort' and get over it.

I think it is more to it than that, I believe you know this. Besides, I want an actual relationship and connection with a women, not something temporary and fake that revolves around something I hardly care about.

Wow.

Ok, you have two options.

1. Continue living this way and feel sad about your situation. I guarantee you you're only going to continue to isolate yourself from other people if you do.

2. Start f*cking embracing life. Realize that we're ALL human, we've ALL got problems, and we all want to be socially accepted. Everything you've listed above is completely normal for a person to want or have doubts in. Start learning a new language. Take a cooking class. For f*ck sakes, go volunteer at a homeless shelter. The more you reach out to other people, and the more effort you put into it, the happiness will follow.



You can either start embracing where you're at, what you like and what you're afraid of. Or you can continue to cry and whine "poor little me". I guarantee you the latter is not the better option. The more you reject what you like, reject your position in life, the unhappier you're going to be. The less happy you are, the less likely you're going to be to attract any friends (let alone a girlfriend). In fact, I would say that you should AVOID trying to get a girlfriend at this stage in your life and focus on developing friendships with people who share common interests.

#39 Edited by Storm_Marine (11931 posts) -

@chrisrooR said:

@glitter said:
@plageus900 said:

Anyway, I'm a little disturbed by the number of people on here that have actually thought about doing it. Are you all really that unhappy?

I admit, I am surprised about it, but anyways,

No reason to be happy when:

1. You have interests that no one has or no one cares about.

2. No reason to be happy in life when you know the only thing you will look forward to is the afterlife and you fear you will go to hell instead.

3. No reason to be happy when you feel so different from everyone else and feel like you can never genuinely relate to people, even on the Internet.

4. No reason to be happy when you want to be better at something such as mathematics, but you know it will never happen because you have a learning disability and was not gifted in order to take honors courses in Middle School & High School and instead had to take courses for people with a learning disability; the exact opposite of what honor courses are.

5. No reason to be happy when you get angry, jealous, and / or envious of other people being in a relationship on a daily basis, either it be on television, the Internet, or in everyday life.

6. No reason to be happy when you feel the person you are quoting has it much better than you ever will.

7. No reason to be happy when you know you cannot even organize or think about what you want to say in a timely manner in order to communicate with people properly and you have lived your entire life this way.

8. No reason to be happy when you know you have interest that would be frowned upon, not because it is harmful or bad, but because it is not appropriate for your gender or age.

@HOKIE_KC said:

lol...wow. About 90% of these people should just call an 'escort' and get over it.

I think it is more to it than that, I believe you know this. Besides, I want an actual relationship and connection with a women, not something temporary and fake that revolves around something I hardly care about.

Wow.

Ok, you have two options.

1. Continue living this way and feel sad about your situation. I guarantee you you're only going to continue to isolate yourself from other people if you do.

2. Start f*cking embracing life. Realize that we're ALL human, we've ALL got problems, and we all want to be socially accepted. Everything you've listed above is completely normal for a person to want or have doubts in. Start learning a new language. Take a cooking class. For f*ck sakes, go volunteer at a homeless shelter. The more you reach out to other people, and the more effort you put into it, the happiness will follow.

You can either start embracing where you're at, what you like and what you're afraid of. Or you can continue to cry and whine "poor little me". I guarantee you the latter is not the better option. The more you reject what you like, reject your position in life, the unhappier you're going to be. The less happy you are, the less likely you're going to be to attract any friends (let alone a girlfriend). In fact, I would say that you should AVOID trying to get a girlfriend at this stage in your life and focus on developing friendships with people who share common interests.

^^^^ A graduate from the "Just stop being gay!" school of self improvement advice.

#40 Edited by Flubbbs (3463 posts) -

no. suicide is what pathetic people do.. if your situation sucks, then do something about it

#41 Edited by Storm_Marine (11931 posts) -

@Flubbbs said:

no. suicide is what pathetic people do.. if your situation sucks, then do something about it

you have no fucking idea what clinical depression is do you?

#42 Posted by Flubbbs (3463 posts) -

@Storm_Marine said:

@Flubbbs said:

no. suicide is what pathetic people do.. if your situation sucks, then do something about it

you have no fucking idea what clinical depression is do you?

are you upset?

#43 Posted by supa_badman (16655 posts) -

all the time

then i remember how much it would suck for my family and realize that suicide would be too easy of a way out and i just keep going

#44 Edited by Storm_Marine (11931 posts) -

@Flubbbs said:

@Storm_Marine said:

@Flubbbs said:

no. suicide is what pathetic people do.. if your situation sucks, then do something about it

you have no fucking idea what clinical depression is do you?

are you upset?

a bit

#45 Posted by Flubbbs (3463 posts) -

@Storm_Marine said:

@Flubbbs said:

@Storm_Marine said:

@Flubbbs said:

no. suicide is what pathetic people do.. if your situation sucks, then do something about it

you have no fucking idea what clinical depression is do you?

are you upset?

a bit

oh ok

#46 Posted by supa_badman (16655 posts) -

@Flubbbs said:

@Storm_Marine said:

@Flubbbs said:

no. suicide is what pathetic people do.. if your situation sucks, then do something about it

you have no fucking idea what clinical depression is do you?

are you upset?

lol

for you, maybe

#47 Posted by GOGOGOGURT (4470 posts) -

Sure, everyone does. But I would never take pills or cut myself. I would go out in an awesome way.

Like dying in space, or shooting myself with a 17th century cannon, or getting killed by sharks.

It's why I ride a motorbike.

#48 Edited by chrisrooR (9027 posts) -

@Storm_Marine:

@Storm_Marine said:

@chrisrooR said:

@glitter said:
@plageus900 said:

Anyway, I'm a little disturbed by the number of people on here that have actually thought about doing it. Are you all really that unhappy?

I admit, I am surprised about it, but anyways,

No reason to be happy when:

1. You have interests that no one has or no one cares about.

2. No reason to be happy in life when you know the only thing you will look forward to is the afterlife and you fear you will go to hell instead.

3. No reason to be happy when you feel so different from everyone else and feel like you can never genuinely relate to people, even on the Internet.

4. No reason to be happy when you want to be better at something such as mathematics, but you know it will never happen because you have a learning disability and was not gifted in order to take honors courses in Middle School & High School and instead had to take courses for people with a learning disability; the exact opposite of what honor courses are.

5. No reason to be happy when you get angry, jealous, and / or envious of other people being in a relationship on a daily basis, either it be on television, the Internet, or in everyday life.

6. No reason to be happy when you feel the person you are quoting has it much better than you ever will.

7. No reason to be happy when you know you cannot even organize or think about what you want to say in a timely manner in order to communicate with people properly and you have lived your entire life this way.

8. No reason to be happy when you know you have interest that would be frowned upon, not because it is harmful or bad, but because it is not appropriate for your gender or age.

@HOKIE_KC said:

lol...wow. About 90% of these people should just call an 'escort' and get over it.

I think it is more to it than that, I believe you know this. Besides, I want an actual relationship and connection with a women, not something temporary and fake that revolves around something I hardly care about.

Wow.

Ok, you have two options.

1. Continue living this way and feel sad about your situation. I guarantee you you're only going to continue to isolate yourself from other people if you do.

2. Start f*cking embracing life. Realize that we're ALL human, we've ALL got problems, and we all want to be socially accepted. Everything you've listed above is completely normal for a person to want or have doubts in. Start learning a new language. Take a cooking class. For f*ck sakes, go volunteer at a homeless shelter. The more you reach out to other people, and the more effort you put into it, the happiness will follow.

You can either start embracing where you're at, what you like and what you're afraid of. Or you can continue to cry and whine "poor little me". I guarantee you the latter is not the better option. The more you reject what you like, reject your position in life, the unhappier you're going to be. The less happy you are, the less likely you're going to be to attract any friends (let alone a girlfriend). In fact, I would say that you should AVOID trying to get a girlfriend at this stage in your life and focus on developing friendships with people who share common interests.

^^^^ A graduate from the "Just stop being gay!" school of self improvement advice.

Care to elaborate?

Edit: Actually, I see above why you're being such a dick. I recognize that clinical depression is chemically demonstrable in people. I also recognize useless perceptions people have about themselves and their lives.

Is what I've said going to help him if he's clinically depressed? Probably not. But if he's just feeling bad about where he's at, hopefully it will.

#49 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -
@plageus900 said:

Anyway, I'm a little disturbed by the number of people on here that have actually thought about doing it. Are you all really that unhappy?

I have learned on the internet that a surprising number of people are miserable. Sad, really.

#50 Edited by Storm_Marine (11931 posts) -

@chrisrooR said:

@Storm_Marine:

@Storm_Marine said:

@chrisrooR said:

@glitter said:
@plageus900 said:

Anyway, I'm a little disturbed by the number of people on here that have actually thought about doing it. Are you all really that unhappy?

I admit, I am surprised about it, but anyways,

No reason to be happy when:

1. You have interests that no one has or no one cares about.

2. No reason to be happy in life when you know the only thing you will look forward to is the afterlife and you fear you will go to hell instead.

3. No reason to be happy when you feel so different from everyone else and feel like you can never genuinely relate to people, even on the Internet.

4. No reason to be happy when you want to be better at something such as mathematics, but you know it will never happen because you have a learning disability and was not gifted in order to take honors courses in Middle School & High School and instead had to take courses for people with a learning disability; the exact opposite of what honor courses are.

5. No reason to be happy when you get angry, jealous, and / or envious of other people being in a relationship on a daily basis, either it be on television, the Internet, or in everyday life.

6. No reason to be happy when you feel the person you are quoting has it much better than you ever will.

7. No reason to be happy when you know you cannot even organize or think about what you want to say in a timely manner in order to communicate with people properly and you have lived your entire life this way.

8. No reason to be happy when you know you have interest that would be frowned upon, not because it is harmful or bad, but because it is not appropriate for your gender or age.

@HOKIE_KC said:

lol...wow. About 90% of these people should just call an 'escort' and get over it.

I think it is more to it than that, I believe you know this. Besides, I want an actual relationship and connection with a women, not something temporary and fake that revolves around something I hardly care about.

Wow.

Ok, you have two options.

1. Continue living this way and feel sad about your situation. I guarantee you you're only going to continue to isolate yourself from other people if you do.

2. Start f*cking embracing life. Realize that we're ALL human, we've ALL got problems, and we all want to be socially accepted. Everything you've listed above is completely normal for a person to want or have doubts in. Start learning a new language. Take a cooking class. For f*ck sakes, go volunteer at a homeless shelter. The more you reach out to other people, and the more effort you put into it, the happiness will follow.

You can either start embracing where you're at, what you like and what you're afraid of. Or you can continue to cry and whine "poor little me". I guarantee you the latter is not the better option. The more you reject what you like, reject your position in life, the unhappier you're going to be. The less happy you are, the less likely you're going to be to attract any friends (let alone a girlfriend). In fact, I would say that you should AVOID trying to get a girlfriend at this stage in your life and focus on developing friendships with people who share common interests.

^^^^ A graduate from the "Just stop being gay!" school of self improvement advice.

Care to elaborate?

I was using that as an example of ignorant people telling other people to control uncontrollable aspects of their mind.

..................

Look, I have this for example.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avoidant_personality_disorder

There are real pyschological disorders out there, you can't angrily throw a "Start fucking embracing life" them and expect good things. In fact, it tends to make the person feel much worse about themselves.

And I'm not even going to speculate on what Glitter's mind is like...