Amongst many academic interests, I am into statistics in a big way. So I was wondering exactly what the risk of suicide is for someone who is having suicidal thoughts. Can it be a 30% - 75% risk - or as there are only 2 possible outcomes i.e.either you will or you won't, is it really measurable / predictable. Outcome related to method may be more predictable, I guess some methods are bound to be more successful than others. Why am I asking? Well here I am having these crap thoughts about suicide - pretty constant and involving strong images and also rationale / justification and I wonder whether this means I am truely at risk or not. If I had decided to I wouldn't be posting on here - I would just go and do it wouldn't I? So I guess the reaons why I am here is because I haven't made a decision to. So I just don't want to come on here going on about it and wasting everyone's time and looking for some sympathy vote, if I am not really at risk. How do I know if I am or not? Is there something different about the thougths I have when compared with someone who makes a serious attempt? I am so stuck in a loop right now.