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  • l never attempted to commit suicide

    36 36.00%
  • l tried to commit suicide once

    6 6.00%
  • l tried to commit suicide more than once

    6 6.00%
  • l thought about commiting suicide but never attempted

    33 33.00%
  • l never thought about commiting suicide

    28 28.00%
  • l usually tend to commit suicide but always prevent myself

    3 3.00%
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Thread: commiting suicide ?

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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I don't know, I think that I'd just make everyone wait on me. "I'm old bitches! Get over here!"
    Well, I had the benefit, some might call burden, of being the primary caregiver for both my elderly parents in their last years and neither one was happy to lose their independence, their ability to do what they wanted when they wanted and do things for themselves. Even when they couldn't talk or express it, you could see it in their eyes. I'm not sure if having me look after them made it any easier than if I was a stranger, but I feel confident a stranger wouldn't have provided the care I did. And I've also had the benefit of seeing a relative in a "retirement" home, my mom's sister, my aunt, and my mom made me swear never to let her end up in a place like that. She didn't, and I'm determined to make sure I don't either.
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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    Never tried, but if I did, I think I would choose sky diving without a parachute. That just strikes me as an exhilarating way to die.
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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Never tried, but if I did, I think I would choose sky diving without a parachute. That just strikes me as an exhilarating way to die.
    Nice one. A fall from disgrace.

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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    Why not?

    Naturally, a normal person would ask… “Suicide – Why?” The fact that I asked “Why not?” establishes from the very beginning the difference in how I viewed life.

    ......Personally, I didn’t believe suicide necessarily must result from a terrible problem, or problems. ......It seemed to me there are six major reasons people do not seriously consider suicide.


    3. The third most likely reason people want to stay alive is probably related to wanting to see the future.

    you can vote freely ,l didnt click " make vote public "

    This is the reason I've stayed alive, I wanted to see the Movie version of Lord of the Rings...well I have...

    Gee, I guess there's nothing left to live for...
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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    What Luther said and some of what liz said. Suicide is a most selfish act. I don't believe people in their right mind can do it.

    I've never thought about it. Having known or responded to people who did or who tried, I can't imagine people knowingly causing others so much grief.










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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I've had one relative and one friend off themselves. When I was in the service I responded to more suicides and attempts than I can count. I absolutely HATE the concept.

    While I understand that everyone has probably thought of it at one time or another actually bridging that gap is horrible. It tears up the survivors when it's "successful" and damages everyone when it isn't.
    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    What Luther said and some of what liz said. Suicide is a most selfish act. I don't believe people in their right mind can do it.

    I've never thought about it. Having known or responded to people who did or who tried, I can't imagine people knowingly causing others so much grief.
    I'd think demanding that your cancer suffering mom, or your alzheimers developing dad linger on to keep you company would be the real selfish act.

    Those of us advocating the right to suicide are not talking about people suffering from teen angst. We are talking about people who are truly suffering and have made a calm and rational decision to move on after a period of crisis counseling. Why would you think that was "selfish?"
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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    I'd think demanding that your cancer suffering mom, or your alzheimers developing dad linger on to keep you company would be the real selfish act.

    Those of us advocating the right to suicide are not talking about people suffering from teen angst. We are talking about people who are truly suffering and have made a calm and rational decision to move on after a period of crisis counseling. Why would you think that was "selfish?"
    My cancer suffering mom chose to ride it out. Near the end had she chosen not to we would have supported her issues.

    A friends husband, after a very bad motorcycle accident became a high level quad, think Christopher Reeves, decided with the family to literally pull the plug. I support his/their right.

    There are always exceptions.










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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    My cancer suffering mom chose to ride it out. Near the end had she chosen not to we would have supported her issues.

    A friends husband, after a very bad motorcycle accident became a high level quad, think Christopher Reeves, decided with the family to literally pull the plug. I support his/their right.

    There are always exceptions.
    Well, as long as you recognize it is not always "selfish" to wish to commit suicide. Yeah, sitting in your room listening to Goth music and cutting yourself while chanting "no one loves me" is no reason to die. Your parents love you and so on... a little crisis counseling and more upbeat music might do the trick. Then, like your mom, there might be powerful reasons to live that make the pain bearable.

    Still, the right to commit suicide under to proper conditions should be legal, for those "exceptions" you recognize.
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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    some are born with a self destruct mechanism which can be almost insurmountable at times. the creative, tempestuous personality is especially vulnerable. all i will say is that i have a lot of empathy, and i think that it's absolutely a mistake. understanding this doesn't completely solve the problem, but it's insight that needs to be applied during all dark nights of the soul.

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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Option 6. I usually tend to commit suicide.
    How can you TEND to commit suicide more than once? Maybe TRY to commit suicide, but not TEND.
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