So I'm in a bit of a low period right now, and when I went to express myself to people elsewhere, I continued to be surprised by people's lack of understanding regarding suicide ideation. 1. The fact that you have so many attempts prove that you can't stick to your principles. [LOL ] 2. Why are you whining? 3. Think about the people who have it worse than you. OMFG! I hate that shit. It's like apparently some people go through life without feeling a constant unrest in their being. Their worlds are not drab and full of anxiety and sadness. I mean, how do you explain to somebody who has never dealt with depression that suicide urges can come while eating yogurt or a bowl of cereal? Depression doesn't come from the outside, it's internalized. Depression just wears you down. People aren't depressed for days, weeks, or months - it goes on for years. And after a while, the self-preservation rubber pad is worn away entirely. I think that people who are suicidal have been the strongest people around. But your brake pads only last for so long. So should I respond to these people with how depression is, or just move on? I mean do people really not understand suicidal depression?