Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by mortdesinos, Jul 5, 2008.


Are you addicted to SF?

  1. Yes

    10 vote(s)
  2. No

    11 vote(s)
  3. I'm not sure

    7 vote(s)
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  1. mortdesinos

    mortdesinos Well-Known Member

    We all come looking here for help, guidance, or support, but some of us become addicted to the forum, spending ample amounts of time thinking about our problems and keying in on depression and death rather than focusing solely on making headway in the world.

    ..Are you addicted?

    If you are, please explain how you plan on fighting it?
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  2. ToddMAdl

    ToddMAdl Well-Known Member

    It is ironic but it's actually very common. My psychologist told me even though I hate being unhappy and depressed a part of me likes it. She said many people who are depressed or pessimistic will go out of their way to prove it to others that they tell. It probably has to do with attention seeking and the reward system of the brain. The brain releases dopamine,serotonin and endorphins are activated I'm pretty sure whether someone is happy or sad. I know personally I have felt like I was really trying to prove my sadness at different times. For me it has to do with the attention seeking nature that I am. People that I let know about how I truly am inside, my dark side, I will try and let them know that I do need help and that I am truly sad. In a way I am trying to prove it to them. Online and in the real world I listen and read about positive things. I also like to read about negative things or come to a place like this where it is a bit more morbid becaue that is how I am feeling inside. I'm not enjoying life right now, I'm not very positive on the inside, I'd rather read and listen to things that have more to do with me than anything.
  3. downunder

    downunder Well-Known Member

    I find this board good for talking about past attempts, how you felt at the time, what you actually think about suicide such as setting goals one way or the other, what sends you off, feeling jealous of others who have died, counsellors etc. I mean you cannot exactly talk to anyone else about this, they would have you sectioned in a second.
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