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Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Juliaa, Oct 6, 2008.

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  1. Juliaa

    Juliaa Well-Known Member

    I found this on takethislife.com. i think everyone who feels suicidal should read this, it really made me think, it may not totally stop you from feeling suicidal, but if/when you ever attempt it, read this...

    You've decided to do it. Life is impossible. Suicide is your way out. Fine -- but before you kill yourself, there are things you should know. I am a psychiatric nurse, and I see the results of suicide -- when it works and, more often, when it doesn't. Consider, before you act, these facts: Suicide is usually not successful. You think you know ways to guarantee it?

    Ask the 25-year-old who tried to electrocute himself. He lived. But both his arms are gone. What about jumping? Ask John. He used to be intelligent with an engaging sense of humor. That was before he leaped from a building. Now he's brain-damaged and will always need care. He staggers and has seizures. He lives in a fog. Worst of all, he knows he used to be normal. What about pills? Ask the 12-year-old with extensive liver damage from an overdose. Have you ever seen anyone die of liver damage? You turn yellow. It's a hard way to go. What about a gun? Ask the 24-year-old who shot himself in the head. Now he drags one leg, has a useless arm and has no vision or hearing on one side. He lived through his "foolproof" suicide. You might too.

    Who will clean your blood off the carpet or scrape your brains from the ceiling? Commercial cleaning crews may refuse that job -- but someone has to do it. Who will have to cut you down from where you hanged yourself or identify your bloated body after you've drowned? Your mother? Your wife? Your son? The carefully worded "loving" suicide note is no help. Those who loved you will never completely recover. They'll feel regret and an unending pain. Suicide is contagious. Look around at your family. Look closely at that 4-year-old playing with his cars on the rug. Kill yourself tonight and he may do it 10 years from now.

    You do have other choices. There are people who can help you through this crisis. Call a hotline. Call a friend. Call your minister or priest. Call a doctor or the hospital. Call the police. They will tell you that there's hope. Maybe you'll find it in the mail tomorrow. Or in a phone call this weekend. But what you're seeking could be just a minute, a day or a month away. You say you still don't want to be stopped? Still want to do it? Then I may see you in a psychiatric ward later. And we'll work with whatever you have left.
  2. Anju

    Anju Well-Known Member

    Raises valid points I suppose...:unsure:

    Thanks for sharing, you're right it does make you think.
  3. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    I read this once quite awhile ago. It does go to show that even what we think may be the most carefully laid plans often times are not successful and life goes on. Only it is now worse than it was before. Thank you for resurrecting the thoughts.
  4. shadowheart

    shadowheart Well-Known Member

    wow, thats was a very intense piece. Thank you so much for sharing.
  5. Theory

    Theory Well-Known Member

    omfg how ironic!! i saw that piece this morning lol!! really! it kinda made me think i bit before trying OD... :blink: :blink: :blink:
  6. AlexDanish

    AlexDanish Account Closed

    Yeah, but too bad everything causes pain in this world. If you don't die by suicide, you're still going to die, and it's still going to have a detrimental effect on the family.

    What causes more pain and takes more energy for a family? Living with a depressed person for a prolonged time? Or a suicide? Sad to say, but I've seen the draining effects my depression has, and if I had opted for a better suicide method in November, sure the pain may have been more at the beginning, but it wouldn't linger like my constant depression has.
  7. Dave_N

    Dave_N Guest

    Thanks for posting this piece on the effects of suicide. I've also seen some pretty graphic after effects suicide pictures, so I know what she's talking about.
  8. darkrider

    darkrider Well-Known Member

    If I did it I would walk into the sea (or off a boat). No one would have to see my body.
  9. candiz

    candiz Active Member

    alexdanish are you still suicidal?
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