Hi, New to this site so don't know if I'll get the answers I'm looking for but it's worth a go. I'm looking for an answer to a fairly simple question - at least, I think it's simple. Is it right to life your life solely for others? Let me explain. I'm depressed and have considered taking my life on several occasions. A recent failed attempt made me think about the repercussions of my actions to my family etc and it was then that this question popped into my head. Quite simply, the only reason I could think of not to go through with it was because of the hurt it would cause those around me - I couldn't think of a single reason for me to keep going in relation to my own life, it was about those around me. I know that may come across as selfish, and it may well be, but the reality is that I have nothing in my own life that make me want to keep going - no job as I was made redundant months ago, my girlfriend left me, I've no money, no prospects, my health is failing - the list goes on! The only reason I have to keep going and subsequently continue to feel so low and pointless is that it would hurt others if I did go through with it. Is that right? Is that fair? So that's my question - is it right that I should continue with this pathetic excuse for a life purely for the sake of others? Is it right that I should have to feel this bad to save others from pain? I don't think that it is and that, if I'm honest, concerns me as that pretty much removes the only thing keeping me here. Hopefully someone on here can offer an opinion / help on this. Thank you.