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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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    9 9.00%
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Thread: commiting suicide ?

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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Never tried, never will. People who commit suicide are cowards (outside of those suffering from painful and/or debilitating diseases).
    Stick a gun to your head and try to pull the trigger... I never have and never will, but the idea certainly scares the **** out of me. To pull the trigger doesn't seem cowardly at all with me cowering over in the corner.
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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    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've never considered killing myself, but it wasn't for lack of a willingness to die- I just have a personal issue with the destruction and carnage that is left behind to those who love you. I've been on the other end, being the person who was left to deal with it, more than once. I wouldn't want to do that to someone else. When depression gets to that point (and it is certainly something that happens, even to those of us who never expect it to), you just have to grit your teeth and put up with it, and hold on to that tiny sliver of hope that seems all but gone.
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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    Never bought the cowardice characterisation of suicide. It implies the act of living requires some sort of bravery. It's a clumsy attempt to psychoanalyse the suicidal.

    I've suffered from major depression, but suicide has never come across my mind. I can easily understand how it could lead someone down that path, and it would seem a very difficult decision to me rather than a cowardly one.

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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    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.
    Totally agree with this. Creative people tend to have stronger emotions, very creative people sometimes have uncontrollable emotions.

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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I wouldn't say they are cowards, as most of the people I have known who were suicidal, were clinically depressed to the point of losing a firm grasp on reality, and were not thinking rationally at all. They see it as a way to end their emotional suffering.
    Yeah. That's what I got out of most of the folks I had to respond to. After a while I just stopped asking why and went about getting them processed. The reasons just didn't matter.

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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Yeah. That's what I got out of most of the folks I had to respond to. After a while I just stopped asking why and went about getting them processed. The reasons just didn't matter.
    That seems to be the case. There aren't usually specific reasons, just a general feeling of hopelessness that life will ever again be okay. It's something that is very difficult to understand until you've been there. I used to think that suicides were cowards, which seems to be a common sentiment, until I went through a major depressive episode myself. THere's nothing like experience to make you understand.
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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    So sorry you had to deal with people who've committed suicide Lizzie, it must be such an empty and hopeless feeling. I've never known anyone who has and I personally would be too afraid of the unknown to try it.

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I've never considered killing myself, but it wasn't for lack of a willingness to die- I just have a personal issue with the destruction and carnage that is left behind to those who love you. I've been on the other end, being the person who was left to deal with it, more than once. I wouldn't want to do that to someone else. When depression gets to that point (and it is certainly something that happens, even to those of us who never expect it to), you just have to grit your teeth and put up with it, and hold on to that tiny sliver of hope that seems all but gone.

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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    So sorry you had to deal with people who've committed suicide Lizzie, it must be such an empty and hopeless feeling. I've never known anyone who has I personally would be too afraid of the unknown to try it.
    For whatever reason, it was in my cards this time around, so I just try to make some sense of it, take it in stride, and carry on.
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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    No to suicide. I'd prefer to find some noble cause faced with overwhelming odds and little hope of success and get killed that way, if life became unbearable.



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    Re: commiting suicide ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    No to suicide. I'd prefer to find some noble cause faced with overwhelming odds and little hope of success and get killed that way, if life became unbearable.



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