This may sound stupid or bizarre to other people so please don't give out to me-- I've never attempted and I somehow feel that people don't take me seriously because of that, on here and by professionals - doctors, nurses. Like specifically my suicidal thoughts are taken less seriously. I know one of the risk factors for suicide is a previously failed attempt, but I think it's stupid to presume that someone can't commit suicide without having tried before. Also, I think there is a lot of different types of personalities, some are more impulsive and so on, so not having attempted doesn't necessarily mean you are less 'serious' about suicide. Sometimes I feel with mental health professionals they have a list of boxes to tick when deciding to help someone, and if they haven't experienced it themselves they don't fully understand, so when someone doesn't fill a certain criteria then, obviously their condition is less threatening. It has to be black and white with them, because they usually do not fully understand, and also they can't always afford to help everyone. It's just kind of messed up that some people feel they have to attempt for people to care and truly take them seriously.