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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 12/22/2005 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I was just wondering what everyones thoughts  were, on are suicide and wanting to die the same thing? Having thoughts of death but to scared to commit suicide.

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   Posted 12/22/2005 5:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi KMC76,

I wanted to welcome you to the forum.I would like to ask you a question and if you don't want to answer that's ok.Are you seeing a theraphist are phyciarst (sorry for spelling)I see one and it had helped me a graet deal and I wanted to ask if you are on any thing for your depression?If not you need to get to a Doctor since you have had thought's of suicide.Please let me know how you are doing.

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   Posted 12/22/2005 5:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I think there are basic differences in thoughts of or about death; thoughts or wishes about wanting to die; thought of or about suicide; and attempting suicide. There may be more, but those seem to me to cover the spectrum. Seems to me though that a person can switch back and forth day by day or even minute by minute.

I think the important thing about any of that is being stuck. All of us get stuck in mud sometimes--on Christmas morning lots of people will be stuck trying to figure out something nice to say about the world's worst present. That will pass. We will get through it.

But other times we get stuck in quicksand. Those are the times and the reason for thoughts of death and suicide. If we see no way out, and only two choices are left--get rid of someone else or get rid of ourselves. The thing is that neither is ever necessary. Neither is the right thing. Neither is desireable--so we scare ourselves out of it--and continue to stay stuck.

No one needs to stay stuck. Getting unstuck may not seem or be easy, but it's the best choice. Meds create an opportunity to think more clearly and to act on getting unstuck. Counseling can do the same. Support from outside (group, family, or friends) may even be enough.

Getting unstuck is about making changes--I repeat again: the smallest change is the best change. To a person with such thoughts, it seems like only a big change can make a difference, but that's just not true. A small change leads to another small change, and then another and another. In time they will total a big change in you, how you think, how you feel, what you believe--and then you will look back at death thoughts and be oh, so glad you lived to see this day.


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   Posted 12/22/2005 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   

There have been times when I have thought about suicide. I have a chronic disease and at times that would combine with my life going down hill. I thought about suicide, but I didn't do it. I'm glad I didn't. The disease is in remission and my life is much better.

The reason my life is better has a lot to do with the small changes I made in my life. Like  Bev talks about, small changes can grow into large changes. They did for me.

I hope you consider making small changes that will give you a chance at a better life. A life worth... living.



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   Posted 12/22/2005 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Eventually even just the "thoughts" of suicide will give in. Even if you are too scared to do it. If your feeling like that, PLEASE get help.

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   Posted 12/23/2005 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Being suicidal and wanting to die i feel are the same. Suicide is allready taking your own life.

Relality; most people that do attempt to commit suicide, will get scared, or freak out and end up backing down or calling the hospital if damage is allready done. Still, if anyone you know is thinking about it, or just jokes around, it should be taken seriously.

Everyone is fighting their own battle, no matter how happy they seem or how much they laugh. No matter how bad things may get, their are always going to be those times you truly smile and make up for all the bad. The moments we live for.

The problem is people get so worked up over the bad times, they fail to realize how great the good times are. -- which i admitt i am guilty of.

At the time, yes suicide might seem like the right answer. Everythings going wrong, their never seems to be any sign of things getting better. That truly tests your strength, so prove you're strong. In reality, youre stronger than you think you are.

a permanent solution
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