Thank you for the priviledge of allowing me to post on this forum. Some of you may know me from other discussion boards (Ex-Church of Christ, Secular Web-Free Thought Rationalism Forums, Islamicity, ect). This seems like a pretty well used board with a huge database of members so I wouldn't be surprised if I have already met some of you. Anyway, I am here mostly to hear what you have to say on the subject of suicide and learn from you all what you have to share. What has peaked my interest is recent research showing that in some cases people involuntarily go into a state of mind where they kill themselves, often this occurs after long periods of stress and or abuse/bullying. On a personal note I have never seriously considered suicide and hope I never have such thoughts. I did have a cousin who died back in 2005 of a heart attack in the official records of the coroner. I wonder though because the night he died he had a gun and was threatening to kill himself. He also had access to prescription medications that he could have OD'ed on. Officially his mother said the autopsy found he had the heart attack, but I really don't know if she is telling the truth.