Suicide ~ How do you feel about it?
Posted 02 January 2006 - 11:53 PM
I used to be moderately suicidal, so I do know what it's like. And I've had friends who have tried to commit suicide. And to be honest, for me it wasn't even so much because of one particular thing - there wasn't even anything horrible in my life. Quite often it's just a combination of chemicals in your brain that are funky and make you just unhappy no matter what.
I'm not on medication now, nor do my parents know about the time in my life when I used to cut myself. I got over it all on my own - one day I just woke up and realized, "Either you should end it now and stop all this or snap out of it." I managed to get over it myself.
However, every three months like clockwork, my brain does still tend to go funky. I'll cry for about three or four days straight...sometimes I'll hurt myself, but not so much anymore...and I'll just be generally unhappy. It's hard to tell with me, since I hate letting people see me cry - I made a promise to myself when I was about eleven or twelve and was crying regularly that I wouldn't let other people see me cry. So I hide it when I go through the time - but this time I at least know what's going on in my brain, so when the idea of suicide comes to me, I can limit it.
Most of my friends that tried to commit suicide did it for different reasons. Some came out to their parents then were scorned by the whole family and all their friends and felt as though there was no way out. Some of them are still suicidal and I worry about them, but you know, if it were me again and I decided that I did want to end it, I wouldn't want anyone to tell me it was wrong.
Other people I know that tried to kill themselves are manic depressive and therefore can't really control what their brain does. They can control whether they kill themselves or not to some extent, but you know, the feeling that there's just no hope: it's like you're in this pit and you can't get out and it just keeps getting darker and you keep struggling. You feel like you're starting to get tired and maybe death would just end the struggle. Even if you aren't really in trouble, you just feel like you are on the brink all the time - that you're out of control and that there's no hope of your life changing.
It's irrational, but you really can't see things getting better ever.
So, while I'd never consider killing myself again, I understand the feeling behind it, and I think if someone gets to the point where they feel as though death would be the only way to get out of it, I don't think they should be penalized for it. They are doing something to themselves - yes as a ripple effect the grief effects others, but I think that if one wants to end their own life - inflict harm to his or her own body - a person should be able to do so.
Posted 03 January 2006 - 02:12 AM
A suicidal person usually leaves indirect or direct signs that sometimes people fail to catch.
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Posted 03 January 2006 - 05:56 PM
I feel sorry for the guys who go thru suicide. But for some reasons, i feel more sympathy for the young ones than old ones. If someone's lived their life and then goes through suicide, i guess it won't be as bad as yougn kids going thru suicide.
Posted 03 January 2006 - 11:21 PM
i find it extriemely insulting that people would say suicidal people are stupid...i agree that the act of suicide is irrational but the people themselves should be supported by us and other people not insulted...yes there are other ways to deal with their problems but dont you think that if they thought of those "other ways" they wouldnt turn to suicide? if they knew there were other ways of making themselves and other people happy dont you think they would use those methods instead?...im just a teenager like a lot of you...but ive been through enough to know that suicide isnt something that everyone does...it takes a great deal of emotional stress to cause someone to turn to suicide...i mean when i told my friend ive thought of it before...i dont think it wouldve helped if he just told me i was being stupid for contemplating suicide...it helped a lot to hear him say that he would be there for me no matter what and that if i did in fact commit suicide...that itd affect him a lot...cause that told me that someone cared...but imagine if someone was suicidal and just read all that...that they were being stupid...that they were being cowards...i dont think it would help them any...if anything it would give them more of a reason to commit suicide...
Posted 07 January 2006 - 09:56 AM
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Posted 19 January 2006 - 04:25 PM
If you think your life always have sucked and you've never had any friends. Your family hates you. One night when your late home you got raped. You canät take it anymore, there is nothing to live for.
So is it still cowardly and stupid to suicide?
And YES, these people exists.....EXISTED.
Posted 19 January 2006 - 05:22 PM
Posted 19 January 2006 - 10:32 PM
At the sametime I think it takes a lot of guts to kill yourself, I wouldn't be able to do that
And for that comment about you hating urself, no friends, family hates you... etc. Theres always something to live for, its just the matter of making the first step. Even if it is to start off fresh, move to a new city etc..
Posted 21 January 2006 - 12:04 AM
some people don't have support from others that 's why they killed themselves if they had someone there for him or her then that person maynot have committed sucide
Posted 21 January 2006 - 12:45 AM
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Posted 22 January 2006 - 06:28 PM
but to think about doin it isnt...evry1 has that time where they're juss at the edge of the brink.
Posted 23 January 2006 - 04:38 AM
I certainly wouldn't call a girl stupid or coward for committing suicide because she got raped by her own father and then got pregnant. Would you?
But if a person committing suicide because he/she got dumped by girlfriend/boyfriend then that's plain stupid.
Posted 24 January 2006 - 12:27 PM
I agree committing suicide is not a smart choice in handling a problem. But I would like to add... who are we to judge the people who did that? It's true that the problem might sound small to us, but to the people facing them, it is the end of the world.
Personally, I think we shouldn't blame the people who committed suicide, instead I think as the friends and families of those people, they should pay more attention to them. Showing them more love and care, and that it is NOT the end of the world. More so, those people should think of other stuffs too before doing so. About their families, friends and the people who had always look up to them as a role model...
If that person were to think nobody would care... what about God? He shall never leave nor forsake you. Even if it's hard to believe, whatever problem WILL pass, and no matter how hard it is to overcome it, who knows what the future would hold? No problem is big enough for you to take your life. Maybe because I never had it, but to have the courage to handle a problem is much harder than to have the guts to take your own life! But there's one sure thing.... you'll never regret it. I know I didn't...
Love ya family, Love ya frens, Love yaself, and most of all Love ya life!
Posted 25 January 2006 - 02:15 AM
I personally think its fine if a person wants to kill themselves as long as they are not harming other people. Some religions think of sucide as a bad thing. Some cultures think its an honorable way to die. What do you guys thing about this?
Posted 26 January 2006 - 03:52 AM
Perhaps,, the person is under tremendous pressure and stree from all sense e.g. from work, from family, from partner, financially. Basically, it's emotionally, mentally and maybe physically who knows? But then, I'm sure that there will be someone out there who is supportive. Sense needs to be knocked into that person's head. Probably that person is out of his or her own mind. They can turn to NGOs [Non-Governmental Organizational} to seek some help.
Posted 26 January 2006 - 04:39 AM
Posted 26 January 2006 - 06:24 AM
depends on how you were raised......that being what religion.....what type of ppl surround you....how much your parents are a part of your life. i tend to assume the closer parents are, the tendency to suicide would be less because that would be the last thing your parents would want you to do. if you hang out with a gang thats pretty laid back and get pressured enough to suicide for a cause....then your chances increases. if you feel depressed...then you might also wanna suicide.....all depends on how you view the world and after it and defintely how you were raised and ppl around you
Posted 26 January 2006 - 06:30 AM
And about the whole religion thing commit sucided goes to hell. Get that sh*t out of here pls. I find it stupid
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Posted 31 January 2006 - 10:26 PM
I don't think it's alright to just let someone die like that, no matter the reason, what is so horrible that u have to kill urself for anyways.
Posted 01 February 2006 - 06:09 AM
But suicide isn't only about you, it's about everyone around you, too. You can leave the world in a split second, but everyone around you who cares for you has to live with it for the rest of their lives.
And, if you think about it, what would happen to you if you attempted to suicide, but didn't succeed? You might end up disabled for the rest of your life.
But I also understand that sometimes, you really can't take your problems anymore and just want to give up. But this is a very stupid way to give up...I believe that there is always a solution to your problems, as long as you are brave enough to find them.
Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:05 AM
I think precursors to suicide does not relate to only the individual, but most likely, his/her social cohort. People who have a strong social network will tend to be more resilient when faced with negative life issues. Individually, the way a person is brought up may also affect how he/she reacts to certain situations.
Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:26 AM
Posted 01 February 2006 - 11:14 AM
dont waste the give of life given to you, make use of it to be useful to others.
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