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  • quite often: even thought about it today.
  • Yes, I think most people have at one time or another.
  • No, I never have...
  • Yes! The last few have been tough ones. I just keep putting one foot in front of the other and breathing. I know this will pass.
  • of course. but then i get over it and realize life isn't so bad. after all, it's all we've got.
  • EDIT: Many people have moments when they feel as though life is an eternal struggle. As other posters have said, just keep putting one foot in front of another.
  • yes all the time
  • Yes, many times. But I am smart enough to know that everything changes. BTW if such feelings persist over time, you are depressed and need meds.
  • All the time. I hate my life...
  • No, I truly believe that life is precious.
  • Suicide is selfish, and the coward's way out! Think about how your poor family would feel! - Donnie "God Loves You" Glax
  • Pain seems unbearable throughout life,Some people people may suffer from bipolar disorder or tooth aches.TS ETC...Migraines etc...Just endure suffering all you can thats what the end game is all about.
  • No. Don't kill yourself.
  • hello,yes,many times,once i came this close to flipping it out the window,i almost called the suicde hot line,but forgot,i guess it was god saying oh no you dont!
  • Every so often yes, but I would never go as far as to actually do it. It would take something extremely bad to push me over the edge all the way. I heard it was ok to feel bad every once in a while anyways...
  • Yes, luckily it didn't last long. But I know that despair and its almost impossible to see your way out of it. But the one thing I did was think ok....one more day. I can take my life anytime, but not today. Lets see what happens tomorrow. I think back to before wonderful events and people in my life and realize that if I had done it then, I wouldn't have known them or experienced things. You never know what tomorrow holds.
  • Yes I have, quite a few times. Sometimes the pain is just so overwhelming.
  • yes, yes i have. some pain is unbearable and i always look for that light that i've heard so much of at the end of the tunnel. it isn't always there. and now i'd like to take this moment to have you listen to a Monty Python song from the Life of Brian called, "always look on the bright side of life."
  • Happens. but it goes away and comes back. Getting out of an abusive relationship helped a lot.
  • yes, i have but never have tried too
  • Unfortunately on a daily basis, seeing a psychologist and it isn't helping much at all. I just feel... empty, with no end to the sadness in sight.
  • Many times in my life have I had that exact feeling. With many bad situations and actions taken to end the misery,obviously I am still here. In time my selfish feelings were brought to the light,I was depressed,I needed help,therapy was just a stepping stone for me,I needed medications to level my mind, to allow me to see the real picture,not the one behind the chaos I had been living in for too long. If this sounds familiar,I would gladly chat further about this. ken
  • All the time :(
  • No. I generally feel like I never want to die.
  • No, not yet.
  • Fortunately Not yet!
  • Sometimes...more often when I was a teenager. But then whenever I feel that the world would be so much better without me. I think my son. He loves his mommy so much and he depends on me. I could never do that to him.
  • yes many times.
  • when we kill our body, we still live in the spirit. its terrible that so many people transcend with out proper training.
  • Yes, then I got into an auto accident in THIS van (see picture) and I got a shock to my system that I don't wish upon anyone! Life is precious. Some days suck worst than others and there are many bad things that happen in the world, but there ARE good friend and family that love you and doctors and medication available to HELP you if you are depressed. DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE your worth, do not think getting prescription pills (like the Cymbalta I know take daily) for your depression and sadness is shameful. Get help if you need it, you deserve to feel happy - everyone deserves to feel happy - not just sad or numb all the time. I wish you well in all that you do, please consider who cares for you my friend.
  • Perhaps self destruction is the answer to your problems.
  • Yes. I felt that way for a long time. I feel that way now. Especially since he's gone.
  • I'm sorry that you're having such a bad time of things that you feel there is no answer. I have experienced the same feelings of hopelessness that you are likely experiencing right now or you wouldn't have posted this question. The point I would like to make is that if I had made the wrong decision when I felt that way then I wouldn't be here to say to you that there will be better times ahead for you. Don't rob yourself of the chance to experience the good times because you are feeling so low right now. Time does ease pain resulting from bad situations. The most fabulous time of your life could happen in just a few months. Just give yourself time to heal the hurt you are suffering & move on from there. You will be glad you did. I have never regretted choosing to live. It's because your options are still open. Giving to others is very satisfying. It doesn't have to be money. It's actually better if it's your time & experience. You just need to give it a go. If that's not for you then find out what is your passion & chase it until you catch it. Guaranteed there is something you always wanted to do but haven't yet. Why should you give that up? Then what is next? Make your life a positive statement! I wish you a the best, may you have a very special experience in the near future.
  • Only mornings! ;-)
  • No, not really, at least not yet. :-)
  • yea but that was before I was fortunate enough to find a loving church family at Crossroads Assembly of God, I found the love that only God can give, the joy that only God can give,and I don't even remember the last time I thought of something like that, you have to truly listen to hear the faint voice of God and you have to answer for Jesus knocks on the door of our hear and waits for us to let him in.
  • silly as it is, yes, i have. it's a difficult thing to deal with. one little thing happens and i feel as if i don't want my life anymore. luckily, sometimes i can get out of these little episodes with no harm done. let's just hope it stays that way.
  • As a matter of fact I have had suicidal thoughts all my life but I've decided that my kids are worth more to me than being selfish.
  • Yeah I did then I found music just find something to love more then life itself!
  • 95% of the time yes. but then i realized, no matter how much life sucks now, eventually this is going to pass and at the end im going to be happy that i made the choice to stay alive even though i know that im going to be miserable 2morrow and im going to feel like literally slicing my throat i finally realized that i need help and im going to get when im ready. you should think baout it too. its just going to take a while.
  • Dear friend, I know not what the terms of use for this site say about religious advice, and frankly I care not. What you need is to realize that the nature of your depression is a broken heart, and that the nature of the broken heart is that you have turned away from Yahweh, the creator of heaven and earth, and His Son, Yahushua, whom you would call Jesus. If you have turned your back on Them out of spite, I beg you on my knees to repent of that decision and to turn back to them before sin and death cause you to take your life in vain. If, instead, you have come to the conclusion that this is a godless world where the only morality is subjective human-centric values, then I beseech you to contact me and give me just 15 minutes of your life to have a Bible study. I give you my word that the Bible is right, has no contradictions or errors, and that God made you in His image, knows every hair on your head, and that He cares deeply and personally about your life. I promise you this also: that though each of us has brought sin and death into the world through selfish rebellion, God sent His only begotten Son, indeed His only child, to suffer and die to take our place. And it is because of this latter promise that has been fulfilled that you must not take your life. Christ Jesus was already nailed to the cross to ransom your life from the Enemy. Please, I beg anyone reading this with thoughts of suicide or self-mutilation to stop and to pray this prayer: "Lord God, I admit I am a sinner. I can't overcome that sinful nature on my own. Will you please forgive me and wash away my sins with the blood of your Son, Jesus Christ, so that I may be free? Give me strength, my God, and set me free. In Jesus' name, Amen." If you call upon the Lord, He will rush to your side. At that point, please feel free to contact me as a brother, a fellow human, and a fellow sinner saved by the grace that only a loving God can give. My name is David, and you may reach me by AOL Instant Messenger at MentorOfMinos, by e-mail at David.Stratton@bigstring.com or by phone at 607-592-3386. I add, as a caveat to this statement, that I would deeply appreciate atheists who may feel offended by my comment to limit their response to e-mail or IM. I am trying to help people on the verge of committing suicide, not trying to run my phone bill up to $1,000 a month. Please be respectful and professional. Besides, if you are an atheist there's nothing for you to be offended by. In the absence of God, I just wrote an essay about nothing in the name of nothing in order to save nothing with nothing. That cannot possibly be offensive if you think about it. God bless you.
  • Yeah...sometimes everything in life seems like its too much to handle, like I can never do this, I'll fail at that, etc. It seems like it would be much easier just to sink into nothingness, since life will eventually end anyways. But when I think about never breathing again, never seeing the people I care about and never doing the things I like again, that scares the thought of desiring death away.
  • HI THERE I live in New Zealand I have been suicidal. I am 20 years old. I have hated every job I have had! I don't want to work until I am 65 which is the retirement age. My grandad retired a few years ago and he is 67. He said to me that it took at hell of a long time to reach retirement. I am now saying to myself fuck I don't wanna go through all that drama working my nut off till I turn 65, hell by then the retirement age will be 75! People reckon when you retire you are free and can do what ever you want, Wrong. My grandad is almost 70 and he doesn't have energy anymore. He wants to travel the world etc but he doesn't have the energy because he's too old! YEAH LIFE IS SO GOOD YOU BASICALLY WORK TILL YOU DIE BECAUSE WHEN YOU RETIRE YOU ARE TOO OLD TO DO THE THINGS YOU WANT, YOU JUST WANNA REST ALL THE TIME BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE THE ENERGY If I have to work and go through the pain trying to make a living till I die like my grandad, then I am defintiely gonna kill myself soon, just trying to figure out how to do it!
  • saddly, all through 6th grade:(
  • Most of the time, but I have a goal in mind and I'm not gonna die (at least not by my own hand) before I get it done. May take a few years but when I get to reach it... I'll be free to finish my life. It's really a happy tought actually.
  • Yes every one has felt like they do not want to live and have taught about killing themselves atleast once in there life, but I can assure you the day will get better. The sun always rises after dark.
  • hello, as of now,yes,im under a considerable amout of stress,my elderly parents are ill,one is bedridden and the other is mentally impaired and does weird things like pulling my mother out of her bed at 3am and denying ever doing it.if i had my way id take off but its not possible so i feel like exploding.
  • yes i have
  • Yes all the time. Don't really see any point to anything anymore but in truth I don't want to die yet, I have a plan! However once the plan goes away then I will get bored and I do stupid stuff when I am bored. I have already succeeded in two parts of my five part plan! hehehehehe
  • Often... Isn't that why they invented the razor blade, drugs, and tobacco?
  • Every day of my life...
  • i feel that way right now. BUT, i count the few wonderful blessing i DO have, and i would never hurt myself because it would hurt them more than it would hurt me.
  • Actually, the opposite, i would like to live forever and i know i wont.
  • No, just that I didn't want to do what I had to do.
  • "The night is darkest just before the dawn." Once upon a time I was consumed with suicidal thoughts and notions of actualized nihilism, but eventually I realized that this is my one chance at life, and that I'm not going to waste it obsessing over death.
  • Well life is truly beautiful but as far as i go i get the feeling that i don't belong here.... :(
  • Lately, I have been feeling like I don't want to live at times.
  • I sure have. It was horrible. I went to the doctor and found out that I had a hormonal imbalance, I have never felt better. If you feel suicidal, please seek help.
  • I feel that way all the time! My life is so terrible. I hate myself so much...
  • at times.being alone sucks but not much i can do about that,so i don't dwell on it.nothing is worth taking yourself out.nothing.
  • Almost everyone, throughout history, has felt that they don't wish to live any longer. Most of the time this is just what I call "reactionary" and is what all the helplines and mental health professionals are set up to help you deal with. Suicide is one of the last taboos of our societies, with strong lobby groups that argue against anyone doing it (obviously there are very few people that will argue for suicide, as those that agree with it tend to have already done it and so cannot contribute to the argument anymore). Religions tend to be against suicide (because their entire reason for being is to INCREASE their followers rather than lose any). Materialists tend to be anti-suicide too, as they don't want to lose anyone that they can make money off by seeling them things. Throughout history suicide has been an accepted (although always contentious) issue, with many people coming up with arguments for and against it. I believe that it is the fundamental right of everyone to choose to end their own life at the time of their choice if they wish to do so, and anyone that attempts to prevent this is denying people the most basic of human rights. That said, however, most people that consider suicide do so due to "reactionary" reasons, which are invariably temporary and so would greatly regret their attempt once that temporary problem(s) have been resolved. To attempt suicide due to losing ones job, relationship, getting into debt, social pressures, etc are all reactionary and are not, in my opinion, acceptable reasons for taking ones own life. These are why so many help-lines, mental health professionals, councillors, etc are set up to help people get through such temporary problems. The loss of a job, although terrible as it is happening, tends to look much less of a problem a few years later when you have found another (often better) one. The same with relationships: No matter how ugly, fat, unattractive, etc you may feel, there will always be someone out there that will still find you attractive if you just allow some time to go by and allow them to find you (believe me on this one, I am probably one of the most unattractive people on the planet, according to the views of society and advertising, yet even I know that there are STILL people out there that are daft enough to find EVEN ME attractive, so if it's possible for me, it's possible for ANYONE). Getting into debt is quite a common reason for people to feel like this, but it is honestly extremely easy to overcome, once you get help. Social pressures are extremely common reasons for suicides (especially in teenagers or young adults), yet this is the most unacceptable reason of all, as I have discovered through travelling around the world 5 times and discovering that what one society considers to be terrible and disgusting, another society will consider to be beautiful and attractive. In the UK (where I live), suicide is not illegal (although encouraging or helping others to do so is illegal). It would be extremely hypocritical for me, who has attempted suicide too many times to count, and continues to describe myself as "actively suicidal", to tell anyone else that they should or shouldn't attempt to end their life if they choose to. I will always, however, advise them to think carefully about it (preferably over a number of years) and warn them that there is no such thing as a painless suicide (take it from me, personally, that attempting suicide will always leave you in more pain than you started out in, if you fail, and will always make a mess that someone has to clean up (normally you if you fail)). If, after thinking carefully about it for at least two years, you still feel that ending your life is the best thing for you, then that is your decision and I will respect that. However, 99.99% of the time, whatever has led you to consider suicide will have resolved itself by the time your two years of consideration are up.
  • I used to but its a pointless emotion.
  • yeah, that was kind of a dark question, looking back. I wasn't feeling like dying, just didn't feel like living either. But, I felt sorry for myself for a while, then decided to change my attitude. I started living again and ended up meeting a great guy and am now engaged and expecting a little one later this year. Possibly twins, we find out tomorrow.
  • Yes, but then I drink a beer or two or a sick pack and feel better
  • lately every second of my life
  • of course life is just so difficult for so many ppl no matter wat age or reason, the economy, family problems social problems or anything else it just feels like it would be easier dead than living a stressful life
  • I'm really feeling it at this moment. Nothing seems to be going right.
  • yes i have, sadly.
  • all the time.
  • yes every day of my life...today is not exclused.
  • I think about this all the time. . . . . . .

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