Suicide

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    Jul 25, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
    I don't really know how to put this but I basically am so depressed, even when I try to be happy I am finding salvation through the want of commiting suicide
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    Jul 25, 2013 3:06 PM GMT
    Suicide is not the answer. Everyone has this idea that you're getting rid of the pain, and that may be true, but you're also getting rid of the opportunity to feel happiness, surprise, love, and tons of other positive emotions.

    You need to find something that makes you happy... TRULY happy. A hobby, art, form of exercise, ANYTHING!

    Your life is way too precious to be wasted, man. I've been there, and I think a lot of others have as well.

    Please call a suicide hotline and talk to someone if you are feeling down in the dumps. They really can help. I believe in you :-)!
    1-800-273-TALK
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    Jul 25, 2013 3:06 PM GMT
    You've only been a member for a few days. Stick around a while. We'll give you loads to be happy about.
    (And the opposite too but...)
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    Jul 25, 2013 3:16 PM GMT
    I think of life like a really long dramatic and sometimes amusing novel.

    My philosophy is why would you want to put the book down just because the current chapter is tough to get through, I wanna see how my novel ends. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 25, 2013 3:19 PM GMT
    This book lifted me from an 8 yr depressive period; almost exclusively.

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    Counselling's good.
    Exercise is good.
    Friends are good.
    Hobbies are good.
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    Jul 25, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    I don't know what makes you to think that way...
    but to feel better, you have to listen to my story! and there are many others, who's story is even worse than mine, perhaps even yours...but they are living still!
    Everyone has a story to tell.

    Whatever it is that troubling you...remember that, you'll be happy later that you didn't commit it now.

    Be strong.
    listen to the guys above me
    You can always find a helping hand when you need one, all you need to do is to ask icon_smile.gif Cheer up!
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    Jul 25, 2013 3:35 PM GMT
    mcsolutions saidI don't really know how to put this but I basically am so depressed, even when I try to be happy I am finding salvation through the want of commiting suicide


    Yes it is good to "talk it out" with people on here, but that is secondary to what you need to do RIGHT NOW which is to get an appointment TODAY with your doctor and tell him/her about this.

    There are excellent treatments for depression out there and after you get going on them you will truly be amazed at what a difference they make in your life.

    So please, before even typing a response to this, make the appointment for TODAY with your doctor by calling the office NOW.
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    Jul 25, 2013 3:45 PM GMT
    Suicide is a permanent solution to what may really be temporary problems.

    Seek some professional help to talk about your depression and what may be the root cause.

    Also, in the mean time force yourself to get up really early in the morning and do a LOT of cardio. You'll be amazed at how much that helps.

    Also, you're "post-transition" military service. Depression is common among men and women who have recently separated from the highly structured and highly disciplined (and highly safety oriented culture) of military life. Know that the civilian world is REALLY different and that you might need some assistance with some of the transition issues. Again, seek out groups of post-transition Veterans and see if they can help you gain some insight.

    I know it is cliche to say this, but it's true: All things come to pass, not to stay. This period of depression will pass and you will have an opportunity for a really happy life ahead of you.

    Aloha and Be Well!
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  • MikeW

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    Jul 25, 2013 4:00 PM GMT
    Lot of good advice given here so far. Hope you take it. I don't even know you but, please, don't go there!

    I thought about suicide A LOT when I was a young man. I got help. I got through it. I've had an amazing life. It hasn't always been wonderful but I have no regrets.

    I've also had friends who didn't make it. One from my boyhood and one from my adult life. Both were very close friends and I still think about them and miss them to this day.

    I don't know but wouldn't be surprised if you're suffering from some PTSD or 'survivor guilt' from your military experience (mentioned in another thread). You have lost friends too. If it helps you to write about it, whatever it is for you, do so. We'll listen. BUT there is a limit to what anyone on an internet forum can do. At the very least find things that make you feel better about yourself, change your chemistry. Running is a good example. But you may also need professional help. I did, and thank heavens it worked!
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    Jul 25, 2013 4:34 PM GMT
    mcsolutions saidI don't really know how to put this but I basically am so depressed, even when I try to be happy I am finding salvation through the want of commiting suicide


    u kidding me my friend??? u're amazing... be good with urself, act naturally!!! icon_lol.gif suicide is the most stupid way to die icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 25, 2013 4:38 PM GMT
    Please call this number and talk to someone now:

    1-800-273-8255

    http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jul 25, 2013 4:49 PM GMT
    What exactly is depressing you? When I was young I used think almost on a daily basis I should kill myself and to be honest I have no idea why that thought would run through my mind. It was almost like a broken record. I think I finally made it stop by examining exactly what was going on at the time that made me have that thought every time it came into my mind. I almost always could attribute it to something that happened that day or the day before. It was always something that had to do with a situation that I had no ability to control or something that made me feel bad. So after a while of trying to exam internally why this was happening, I decided that every time that thought would come in my head I would tell myself no I don't want to commit suicide, the reason I am feeling this way is such-and-such happened and then I examined what could have been done about that situation or if there was anything now that I could do about it to control it. I believe it was a method of reprogramming my brain. Your brain is a bit like a computer. Sometimes there is a cell that continuously fires that needs to be turned off, but we cannot figure out how to turn it off, so we have to reprogram our brain to think differently, eventually instead of the broken cell triggering off, the new programmed thought will trigger off. If you can't figure it out, please seek some outside help. Suicide is never an answer.
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    Jul 25, 2013 5:01 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidPlease call this number and talk to someone now:

    1-800-273-8255

    http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

    OP is in Rochester, England - USA 800 numbers don't work from there.
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    Jul 25, 2013 5:05 PM GMT
    You know, I've actually thought about it once, but looking back, what these guys said before me- it's not the answer. There is much more for you to do, and even prove while alive, but once you are gone, people will tend to forget you, a fate much worse then death (I think) it just happens to be that both of them go hand in hand.
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    Jul 25, 2013 5:09 PM GMT
    Everybody has had suicidal thoughts at some point. Don't dwell on them. If this depression is because the BF cheated on you, get out of it - he wasn't worth it.
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    Other guys have given good advice. Depression - force yourself to get up early, get plenty of sunlight, and run. Run a lot. The excercise really helps take care of depression.
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    Jul 25, 2013 6:37 PM GMT
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    wrestlervic saidPlease call this number and talk to someone now:

    1-800-273-8255

    http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

    OP is in Rochester, England - USA 800 numbers don't work from there.


    I have read here from many RJ members that the US health care system is awful and the UK health system is superior, so I suppose it is a good thing he is in the UK.
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    Jul 25, 2013 10:51 PM GMT
    It causes a colossal amount of pain for your survivors, that's just one main reason not to do it. I am quite familiar with despair, but you can get help. Therapy, anti-depressant medications, talking to friends, and exercising with fast, feel good music will do wonders for you. Believe me. And feel free to post on here or email someone any time, there are friendly, caring people here who will do their best to help you.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Jul 25, 2013 11:30 PM GMT
    mcsolutions saidI don't really know how to put this but I basically am so depressed, even when I try to be happy I am finding salvation through the want of commiting suicide


    Definately go and talk to a professional, they can help you get through this! I was feeling some very serious depression about 3 years ago that started after my mothers passing in 2006. A friend of mine recommended a doctor that she had been going to for several years for therapy and this doctor was a godsend, with regular therapy sessions and a prescription for Wellbutrin(an antidepressant) it has totally helped me come out from a very dark place. I am still going regularly to sessions with the doctor at present. Hang in there and talk to a professional.
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    Jul 25, 2013 11:36 PM GMT
    Don't do it, that is not the answer to anything. If you have anyone you can talk to, go and talk to them. Try to remember that good things can and do happen in life. You don't want to miss out on a chance to experience those good things.
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    Jul 26, 2013 6:44 AM GMT
    As off tomorrow I will be starting a course of venlafaxine anti deppressentsthabks for the support and advice guys x :')
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    Jul 26, 2013 7:16 AM GMT
    I sometimes don't care about my own life, but just imagining forcing my parents to discover my self-killed body and putting them through everything that entails makes me want to be the best, happiest me possible.
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    Jul 26, 2013 7:34 AM GMT
    I was just watching this video when I saw this topic. But all I can say is that suicide isn't worth it. Life does get better if you give it time.

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    Jul 26, 2013 8:05 AM GMT
    Tough times build character. You don't want to miss out on what your life would be 10 yrs from now. It ain't rosy but there is a lot to love.
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    Jul 26, 2013 8:31 AM GMT
    ricky1987 saidTough times build character. You don't want to miss out on what your life would be 10 yrs from now. It ain't rosy but there is a lot to love.


    So true, i think back to when i was suffering depression and think how would I be as a person now 10 or so years later, if I hadnt gone through it.

    Hang in there you have no idea where your life will be in the years to come.
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    Jul 26, 2013 11:29 AM GMT
    I hope the Op pulls through..!
    How about a smile at least..

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