Suicide made simple

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by agwoodliffe, Jun 18, 2014.

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  1. agwoodliffe

    agwoodliffe Active Member

    My last message didn't make it through quarantine, so I'll word it another way. Suicide is effectively the ultimate 'escape' from things that are painful, or pointless. That's what the depressed brain tells us.
    Irony is, it is actually the complete opposite. I can guarantee you 100%, the minute you try suicide, and feel like your body is slipping away from you, you will learn the hard way: ceasing to exist is the worst thing that could ever happen.
    All the pain you felt in life will seem like a joke compared to the intense agony that comes during the process of dying. Some of you will be lucky to survive it (ie. some will have taken an overdose and will spend the next 48 hours puking their guts out). The not-so lucky ones will realise it too late.

    You have to remember: in this day & age, there actually is a way out. But it wasn't like that 100 years ago. Had you been around then, you would have been f***ed.
    Luckily, as I said before, today, there are a number of treatments you can take to actually make the problems go away. So, trust me, you need to swallow your pride, get your a** to the doctor's, and say that you need help as you have been feeling suicidal. They will prescribe you the appropriate treatments (therapy or drugs), or will do this through a specialist psychiatrist. If you have an underlying problem, like Chronic Depression, or perhaps Bipolar, they will spot it, and be able to help accordingly.

    So, you can either ignore what I've just said, and put everything in danger; or you can take the advice of someone (me) who attempted suicide twice 8 years ago, after fantasising about it for years on end.
     
  2. Cooki

    Cooki Well-Known Member

    I can say that agwoodliffe is totally right with all of it, for example the description of what an overdose does. It's so awful to have to throw up for hours and hours, it just feels like it doesn't have an end, and just then you realize you just want to survive. I still have this urge to throw up whenever I have to swallow pills, and I have to do so daily.
     
  3. Hatshepsut

    Hatshepsut Guest

    Would that it were that easy. Your suggestion to visit a doctor is sound--that should be done whenever there are questions about health, physical or mental.

    The unfortunate thing is that doctors and medications don't help everyone, nor does everyone have access to them on a regular basis. In fact, the "mentally ill" who don't have sufficiently "severe" conditions to qualify for disability probably don't have a good job or health insurance of any kind, and are systematically excluded from the therapeutic community, unless they get in on a parent's or spouse's health plan.

    There's also a division of suicidal behavior into categories. Quite franky, most suicide attempts are never meant to succeed in the first place--those who really want a fatal outcome choose lethal means, not pills. The latter are in the minority, but they tend to be the ones whom doctors and medications don't reach.

    The true end of life will always be a mystery because no one knows what it is like to die. It is a thing that cannot be described in words.

    Best wishes to you--

    `:butterfly4:
     
  4. sudut

    sudut Well-Known Member

    agreed.
     
  5. JV3

    JV3 Well-Known Member

    One thing that's good about this forum is that there are a lot of people who have found different methods to cope, get better, and even overcome. When I was a teenager and first dealing with all of this it seemed that the only people I talked to would recommend therapy and meds. Those worked for them or ones they knew who went through it, but not for me. Information is so important when dealing with various issues, and this is a place to get it. I think sometimes people think treating mental illness and things like it is like treating the common cold, but that's not the case at all. It's much more complex and remedies can vary person to person. I think that the hope on here sometimes is that the person who has heard nothing but "meds and therapy" or the person who has heard nothing but "get over it" or "religion" can see that there are other ways. It can be so hopeless to try one method that doesn't work that people immediately around you say should. It's good to know it's not really like that, though.
     
  6. youRprecious!

    youRprecious! Antiquities Friend

    agreed, JV :)
     
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