Question On Suicide

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    Mar 08, 2015 12:37 PM GMT
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    ChicagoSteve saidI learned yesterday that an acquaintance of mine, someone who I had worked with several years ago, took his own life on Thursday night. I had not seen or spoken with him in several years, but we did keep in touch on Facebook. I remember him as always being very upbeat and cracking jokes, he was really fun to work with. He was in his mid 40s. About a year ago on Facebook he posted something to the effect of wanting to know where his previously great life had disappeared to. It got me to thinking, so I wanted to throw this question out there.Do you think you could ever get to a point where you felt so low, that taking your own life was the only option?


    Instead of watching it roll by on social media, did you ever think about picking up the PHONE, CALLING, and saying "How you been?" "You, O.k.?" Social skills 101.


    This was someone who was an acquaintance, not a close friend. I prefaced that in my opening sentence on my post. Yes, I probably could have, but we did not communicate on a regular basis. Even the people he was closest to, who saw him every day were shocked at what happened. Sorry, but I don't need a lecture on social skills.
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    Mar 08, 2015 12:56 PM GMT
    ChicagoSteve saidI learned yesterday that an acquaintance of mine, someone who I had worked with several years ago, took his own life on Thursday night. I had not seen or spoken with him in several years, but we did keep in touch on Facebook. I remember him as always being very upbeat and cracking jokes, he was really fun to work with. He was in his mid 40s. About a year ago on Facebook he posted something to the effect of wanting to know where his previously great life had disappeared to. It got me to thinking, so I wanted to throw this question out there.Do you think you could ever get to a point where you felt so low, that taking your own life was the only option?
    Yes, been at that point many times, almost succeeding about 5 months ago. Severe depression and suicidal thoughts are terrifying. You quite literally feel like it's the only option.
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    Mar 08, 2015 5:05 PM GMT
    We just had a "suicide" here--a son-in-law of some really close friends of my parents. He was 36, left a wife and 3 little kids--total shock to everyone, because he was a very happy guy. I haven't heard exactly what happened yet, but I still wonder, if it isn't something like the choking game where you use ropes around your neck to cut off the oxygen to your brain for a high. This is very common among teens and sometimes goes not as planned and ends in death and when the body is found after this it often looks like a suicide, but is really an accidental death from the choking game. I think many "suicides", where there were no signs of any depression or mental illness are not really suicides, but are accidental deaths that are falsely interpreted as a suicide from the choking game. This choking game is being done by more people then most realize and usually doesn't end in death, but it happens every once in awhile and right away they say it's a "suicide" when its really an accidental death. My advice is, don't ever play this game. Even though it doesn't cause any harm or death most the time, it does cause death occasionally. It's just not worth the risk, even if the risk is relativey small.
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    Mar 09, 2015 12:24 AM GMT
    Short answer yes. For some clarification, many of those "happy ones" are just putting on a show.