What is your definition of suicidal feelings?

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by HelenaSelene, Dec 30, 2008.

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  1. HelenaSelene

    HelenaSelene New Member

    I sometimes get the intense desire to close my eyes and just stop. To feel true, real rest, just having everything leave me alone from here on out. I'd never actually kill myself, but the depression is real and there.

    My question is, this feeling of desperately wanting life to end is not quite the same as the urge to die or harm myself. I won't act on it... but it's consuming my thoughts. What is this? How would I even categorize this?
  2. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    Seveere depression. When you are that bad the depression takes over and causes you to have irrational thoughts. In alot of us we have dealt with it for so long we are just tired of feeling this way so we lean towards suicide to end the suffering. My advice is to get a good therapist because you haven't reached that frame of mind yet so you can get the help you need to head it off. I wish you all the best!!~Joseph~
  3. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    "Suicidal ideation" - that is, specific thoughts of killing yourself, are what's generally called "suicidal feelings". What you're feeling is frustration and sadness... To describe it most accurately, tell whomever you're telling what you said here:
  4. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    I agree with Joseph. I'd also advice you to see a therapist so that you can figure out whats triggering these thoughts. Then you can move forward and find a way to cope with them :hug:
  5. Rosenrot

    Rosenrot Forum Buddy

    The fact that you want to no longer exist is more scary enough in itself, and perhaps you could seek help. Weather or not you actually wish to hurt yourself, just obsessively thinking about it is scary.
  6. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    There is definitely a difference between suicidal thoughts and suicide intentions. I've recognized this within myself and it's important to know the difference. When I start looking up methods and making plans, I let my therapist know. If I keep on those plans I'll put myself in the hospital (been twice). I have suicidal thoughts every day. When thoughts turn to intentions I put myself in the hospital. Hopefully I'll be able to keep them as thoughts, and some depression will be exchanged for happiness throughout this next year.

    Anyway, I see it's your first post. :welcome: Feel free to add me, pm me if you ever need to talk :hug:
  7. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    I would seek help before the thoughts become impulsive acts. If you can find what is driving them and begin to understand them and how to deal with them, maybe more serious things can be averted. Please stay safe. :hug:
  8. downunder

    downunder Well-Known Member

    For me I think about how I want to do it. Then I research it, then I update suicide notes and leave them in my locker at work, then if I start feeling worse, I have a go. If anyone starts giving me a hard time during these stages, then I get to the next stage a lot quicker or I might go back a stage.
  9. LenaLunacy

    LenaLunacy Well-Known Member

    I think suicidal feelings come under manic depression and if you're suffering from them, if you're thinking about suicide, planning how you'd do it, how it would feel, anything like that, then you should seek proffesional help. Don't let the thoughts become a reality. :hug:
  10. downunder

    downunder Well-Known Member

    I see a shrink and she says I am not depressed. :eek:hmy:
  11. Gabe90

    Gabe90 Member

    I'd say it counts as suicidal feelings.
  12. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    I am not crazy about what shrinks have to say. The one I have to see now is rude and self absorbed. I guess he is trying to impress himself!!! He won't let you talk he is always cutting me off when I try to say something. Now a good therapist I would highly recommend. Once you tell all, then they can come up with a treatment plan to teach you how to cope.~Joseph~
  13. downunder

    downunder Well-Known Member

    My shrink doesn't come up with any plans, she says I have good coping skills.:sad:
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