Hello all, I'm glad I found this forum (found it from a link on a Wikipedia article on suicide). Let me start by explaining my background; my father was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about 10 years ago and I think that contributes to my depression (as bipolar disorder has a genetic cause). I was never officially diagnosed with bipolar disorder, although I believe I am mildly bipolar as I often feel extreme mood swing. I can laugh hard when watching a funny video clip and a few minutes later feeling suicidal. So why do I feel suicidal? I can think of several reasons: - I left church last year, and this resulted in a loss of social network - My parents got divorced several months ago - I was fired from my job 2 weeks ago (actually I was glad cos the boss is a PHB, but now I'm feeling depressed as I don't have any income and my saving is dwindling) - I do not find any meaning in life Thanks for listening. I hope to make some friends here.