First of all, Good Morning everyone. I was thinking about this on my way to work this morning. I have read posts here and at another site, where people get burned by members who really arent suicidal but rather post like they are. I think that the reason why, and I can only speak for myself, that people post threads where they threaten to end it all, or to say goodbye, etc...is due to suicidal ideation. BTW.....suicidal ideation is a symptom of both major depression and bipolar depression. Now I have posted several "wanting to end it all or goodbye" type threads here. Most recently yesterday. Why? I mean I am still here. I think that the reason is that when we post these kind of topics, we do so because we actually want to do it. Again I can only speak for myself, but I really wanted to die yesterday. I even came fairly close last night to doing the deed. However once again I opened my big fat mouth, and told someone, and hence I am still here. It seems to me that there there is a line in the sand. Once that line is crossed, then there is no turning back. I have read alot about suicide online over the past 6 months, and I tend to think that the people that actually go thru with it, cross that line in the sand. They may have been at one point like us. Threatening, maybe posting online, reaching out to friends, family, coworkers, etc. But at some point, they crossed that line. They stopped talking. They stopped all communication and just went ahead and did it. What worries me, is...will the day come when I cross that line? What are your thoughts on this subject?