Since my adolescent life, I've contemplated suicide. I've never made an "attempt" and when I was younger, I don't believe that I seriously considered suicide an option in my life. As I got older (around 23) I really started contemplating suicide as a serious option. I'm now 24 (25 in a few months) and the desires of suicide have not gone away. They disappear for a few days at a time but the overwhelming feeling is that suicide is really the path destined for me. Has anyone else felt like this? Any tips for pushing the feeling away? It's such a romantic feeling that I have a hard time distancing myself from it but I find that the reason I won't do it is that I feel like it would leave too much guilt on my best friend and mother. Any comments are appreciated.