The Stages Of A Rationa Suicidal Person Stage 1. Person goes through deep depression. Person withdrawls from friends family. Shuts off socially for the most part. You feel as though your problem is overwhelming and nobody has experienced it and nobody understands or cares. Stage 2. Person becomes daring. I call it Invoulantary suicide. The person wants to die but is not yet willing to do it themselves. The person may drive recklessly or do stunts they wouldnt normally feel comfortable doing. Drinking heavily may also come into play. Stage 3. Attention suicide attempt. The person feels as though they want to die and is willing to test the water a bit. This stage is usually a "cry for help" as they call it. The person wants to live but doesnt quite know how to solve the problems they are dealing with to go on living. Now most rational people follow this order of stages and DO NOT go beyond the third stage (Exceptions being people who try stage 3 more than once.) Irrational people however continue on to stage 4 or skip all the stages all together and kill themselves out of the blue. Stage 4. (DEATH) Real attempt. Via <Mod Edit: Methods>. and thats about it for real attempts sorry. Pretty hard to surrvive after one of these attempts. Now after describing these stages id like to go into further detail about stage 3. Most people after stage 3 fall into 2 categories, Those who continue the cycle of stages, and those who get better. People who get better dont bother talking about their attempt its considered an imbarrassing time in their lives. They usually block out the memory and go on living a normal life. People who continue the cycle of stages memorialize the attempt, they talk about it often, and they never forget their depression. Any traumatic event or drastic change in their lives will throw them right back in the cycle. People in the second category (If thats you) Need to get anti depressants. Alot of people that come to this forum are rational suicidal people. They wont ever make it past the third stage. Its great that you have a place to discuss your problems but Please stop being over dramatic about what your going to do to solve them. "Im gonna kill myself tonight" "Its over" "Dont care anymore" im tired of seeing these posts! You came to these forums seeking help whether you intended to or not so how about you discuss RESOLUTIONS!