People who come here to this forum, are the same as those who call the suicide hotlines. People who don't want to go through with it, and want someone to say "don't do it, we care". But we all know thats not true. You don't know them, you never will, how can you care? how many suicides does calling for help (forum, hotline or otherwise) even prevent? How many people, who are actually going to kill themselves actually come to places like this? They just decide, "hey i'm gonna kill myself, why don't i take the time to call or visit this website, both of whom will probably try to talk me out of it." People who are actually going to kill themselves don't take time to visit these kind of places. Those who do don't really have it in them to do the deed. Why am i here? I'm here because i've thought of suicide for a long time. I've known since puberty, that i would be the cause of my death. I would eventually kill myself in some manner. It's inevitable. There is only one reason i haven't done the deed and that's because of my family. I can't bare to think of the trauma i would cause them with my death, and the last thing i want is to influence another family member to follow my footsteps, and i know there are some who will. I'm just waiting for the day i drink too much and get it over with...and i know it's not now, but soon. The real reason i'm here is because i want to know why you (who are not suicidal, at the moment) think you need to save others from suicide? Some need saving (and i believe they'd never do it anyways), some don't (the ones who wouldn't hesitate to do the deed), so why bother? Why are you here? is it because you fear death and feel the need to talk others out of it? Do you feel it's some sort of duty of yours to "help" others out of thier suicide. Is it religious? Do you do it because you've been where we've been? Sometimes i wished i could believe in god....just so i know who to blame for the worlds problems.