How long have you felt suicidal?

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by Jonathan29, Sep 29, 2010.

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  1. Jonathan29

    Jonathan29 Member

    Hello I'm new to the forum and just wanted to know how long people have felt suicidal?

    I've felt this way for just over 3 years now and I want to know can people recover from it?
    I've tried many suicide attempts all which have failed unfortunately and have tried various forms of counciling and medication but nothing helps.

    I'm desperate and now don't know what else to do
  2. Madam Mim

    Madam Mim Well-Known Member

    Hi Jonathon and welcome to the site.

    I have felt suicidal since I was twelve, and I'm now 24. I've been in counselling for a year, but have a long way to go and to be completely honest I don't believe things will ever change for me. But then, I'm still here, so I guess there's some hope.

    However, my older sister suffered with depression for many years and had several suicide attempts, but now she is relatively happy and certainly no longer suicidal. I believe that for her it was the combination of the right medication along with support from her husband, and the final clincher - her reason to live, which is her daughter. I suppose we all just need to find our own personal reason to live.

  3. Autumn01

    Autumn01 Well-Known Member

    Gosh since high school- I'm 31.
    But much more the last few years.
  4. Noodle

    Noodle Active Member

    Since my joints started hurting :( i feel inferior and i won't live a normal life, damn can't even do my hobby anymore, but had depression from a ealier age around 13.

    i hope my body comes together, it's been 6 months :'( there is still hope with ice and fish oil.
  5. Monsieur

    Monsieur Well-Known Member

    For about six years now. Things really started going down at age 11, I'm 17 now. Unfortunately my life before that wasn't exactly bunnies and rainbows either. I seemed to have been born a melancholy child with smothering overprotective parents.
  6. DannyBoy

    DannyBoy Well-Known Member

    Up until this year I only had suicidal thoughts briefly and during stressful time.

    This year I've been covered in depression, OCD, anxiety problems, and suicide ideation.

    I just want the pain to end now.

    I'm trying hard to just enjoy the meds I have and maybe I'll start feeling better.
  7. Daijou

    Daijou Well-Known Member

    I've probably been depressed since I was 14 or so, can't really say since I don't remember too well.
    Probably started having suicidal thoughts a year or so after that.
    Then severe urges to end my life around 18, but I always found some stupid reason to hang in there.
    I'm now 20, and not much has changed, but I'm fighting the feelings best I can.
  8. absolution

    absolution Forum Buddy

    since i was like 11 i think.. so like 8 years.. :(
  9. nolonger

    nolonger Well-Known Member

    It hasn't really been at the point of suicidal ideation until maybe a year or so ago.
    Things probly started to slide down hill at a slow rate at the end of grade 7. Then it accelerated the following year when I went to highschool. Nearly 3 years in and 2 nearly attempted suicides(I never got around to the point of doing it) later it has gotten a shitload worse. I don't think I'll do to good in the remaining 2 years, wouldn't be surprised if I actually attempt within the next 8 months.
  10. No_Life

    No_Life Well-Known Member

    since the first year of secondary school... so 12 or 13. and it has been gradually getting worse since..
  11. Johnnyc

    Johnnyc Well-Known Member

    I have felt suicidal for, jeez I don't know how many years. I just know my first attempt was 11 years back.
  12. foreverforgotten

    foreverforgotten Well-Known Member

    Been depressed and anti social since I was 8.
    Now not so anti social but been thinking bout suicide for 3 years about.
    I'm 20 now.
  13. Marissa

    Marissa Well-Known Member

    2 years....
  14. XsweetpoetX

    XsweetpoetX Well-Known Member

    Since I was about 12,so 7 years now.
  15. neens

    neens Member

    Since I started 4th grade, 5 years ago...
  16. hollowvoice

    hollowvoice Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    since i was bout 13 but even worse the last8 years or so
  17. Sapphire

    Sapphire Well-Known Member

    What's troubling you then? In order to solve a problem you first have to know what the problem is.
  18. stig

    stig Well-Known Member

    since i was 10, 30 years.
  19. Sapphire

    Sapphire Well-Known Member

    Anti social?
  20. Akita

    Akita Well-Known Member

    I've been suicidal for many years but I can't remember exactly when I started to be.
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