Jan 23, 2008 3:10 AM GMT
I recently read that the highest insidence of suicide is in the agegroup of 17 to 24. If you are suffering from depression and have thoughts of suicide, please tell someone. Associate as often as possible, see a doctor (you could have an imbalance that can easily be remedied, or a med you might be on may cause the depression (some achne meds can cause depression)) Get interested in something new to you, get exercize, go hiking with a friend, make it an appointment, get a pet, volunteer, helping others in worse shape than you can help yourself. If a friend mentions life isn't worth living or any other such statement, especially if he frequently says these things, by all means open the door to discuss it. If a friend suddenly cuts himself off from his friends, or never seems happy unless high, show you care by talking about it. Don't ignore it because usually someone who says something about suicide has thought about it quite a bit or they wouldn't say anything. These are cries for help !!! NOW ITS YOUR TURN !!! MANY OF YOU ARE VERY WELL VERSED OR EXPERIENCED ON THE SUBJECT AND CAN GIVE FAR BETTER ADVICE THAN I, SO IF YOU WOULD TALK ABOUT THIS. The Gay male ratio in this age range is even higher than in the general public. We may have friends or someone among us here suffering right now.