I hate my life. I'm just prone to getting depressed and had problems since I was a young boy. Now I'm almost 30. I've been wanting to commit suicide for the last year or so, but haven't and never will because of one reason: family (in my case, parents and siblings - I'm single). Just think of what happens when your family finds out that you have committed suicide: - The SHOCK when the first discover/hear about it. - The PAIN that they feel and mourning they will suffer. - The SHAME and EMBARRASSMENT they will feel when friends and extended family will find out. What will people think about them when they hear their son has committed suicide? - And of course, the GUILT and REMORSE that they will feel indefinitely, that it was somehow something they did and what they could have done differently. - For those with kids or a spouse, there is also the STRUGGLE that they will incur to make ends meet if you are the primary support for your family. Now it's true that not all people have families that love them. Even for me, I absolute hate my dad. He is a horrible person and nobody deserves someone like him. However, my mom has worked tirelessly to raise me well, and I can't do this to her. I know what you're thinking, why not talk to them about it? Well, people in my family also are prone to depression and everyone seems to be doing fine right now. There is no point in talking to them about it and making them depressed too, especially if it won't help me. All I'm saying is think selflessly about the consequences before you commit suicide. Do what you have to stay alive, but don't hurt your family or other people.