I have had clinical depression for 13 years now. I have medication, and good back-up from my GP and Psychiatrist, but occasionally things get so bad that my thoughts turn to suicide. I joined this Forum because in my naivety I thought I might find tips on how to exit this life painlessly, or even a buddy system where you pair up with another person intent on suicide so you can go together rather than alone. I've now realised that this Forum is not about those sort of things at all, but reading through members posts has made me realise that I was just thinking of me, me, me - and that there are people on here facing far worse in their life than I am. I also found myself wanting to offer advice and support - not what I intended to do at all. Thank you all - I don't know if I'll be a member for long, but being on here albeit for a short while has helped me.