I know not all here are believers in the afterlife and some have been raised by other faiths. I, myself, was raised a Catholic however I have always been interested in the possibility of reincarnation and/or karma, etc. I am the type of person that was always afraid of death but I did become suicidal in 2008 and did attempt. I had what I felt were several warnings from my guardian angels or possible loved ones from the other side.... I won't get into much of that here but suffice it to say, I am at the same crossroads again and cannot find a solution to my problem, yet I'm getting signs I should not end my life. I did a lot of studying after my first attempt in 2008 and what I learned is (again remember to keep an open mind especially if you don't believe in life after death), but what I learned was that we do come here with a certain purpose and we have certain opportunities to change things, however if we commit suicide and abort the mission early, we create another wave of karma or a ripple effect and we have to come back and do the same thing all over again, only it will be harder. This has been difficult for me to get past b/c I cannot find a solution. If you've done any googling on the spiritual consequences of suicide, you will read that we ourselves judge our actions and we can be very harsh on ourselves. It is enough to make you want to try and stick around to see if things here are better than what we might experience by taking our own life. There are varying articles on what one might experience and some people make it sound like no big deal, others make it sound like it should be the last thing that you should do. From my experience, yes it appears that things will only get harder in your next life so if, somehow, you can stick it out, please consider what I'm talking about. I'm not sure if I can put links in here or not so, for now, I will refrain from doing so.... There are also a lot of teachings on Theosophy by Blavatsky and some of her stuff will make you stop and think. Anyone who has had a suicidal NDE experience has said that they regretted what they did and came back to finish this life. I hope this helps some of you. I can get into more detail if needed but thought I would just make a quick statement regarding this without too many specifics. If it will help to stop one person from committing suicide, and continuing on their current path to try and solve their current problems, then I've done something worthwhile with the time I have left on this Earth. I hope this finds you well and feel free to comment. Thanks for reading and many blessings.