I stumbled across this forum while doing some reading and couldn't help but leave a comment. First and foremost, my heart sincerely breaks for those who are in so much pain, depression, angst and despair that they are seriously considering ending their own life. I urge you to please, please reconsider. I hope that you will continue to read what I have to say and do not make light of it. If I did not wholeheartedly believe what I'm writing, I wouldn't be taking my time to do it. Please try to read it without bias and without any preconceived opinion. I am a Biology and Chemistry major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have a strong background in the sciences. I'm not easily persuaded by things that I cannot prove, or things that cannot be determined by empirical evidence. There is one thing in life--one thing in my years of scientific learning--that I've that realized I can't explain. It is this one thing that I choose to make my entire education and intellectual integrity vulnerable (because it cannot be explained by nature). This thing is a person; he is Jesus Christ. He is the Son of God. Just read this several times and make yourself vulnerable to believe: Because God loves you and cares for you so much, especially in your times of intense pain and anguish, he sent his own son to die a horrible death so that you may experience the fullness of life. Jesus Christ, being fully God and fully human, did not use his godly powers to avoid death or remove himself from this situation, but became obedient to death and died a gruesome death--crucified on a cross so that you may have a relationship with God. It is in this relationship, with the God of the universe, that you may find abundant hope, joy, freedom and ultimate satisfaction. You have hope! You have joy! It is given abundantly to you by God. You have the acceptance of the creator of the universe! He is all powerful and everlasting. His covenant, or promise with you is that if you simply have faith in his son's death and resurrection on the cross, you too will have everlasting life. In order to understand everlasting life, you need to put your earthly life into an eternal perspective. The afflictions of this life are transient in comparison to the eternal life you can have in Christ. Although you may be broken and crushed and may suffer to no end, there is hope. I have only touched the surface of this. What I've written here is the Gospel of Christianity. The Gospel, or the good news, is the message that Jesus died for our sins and rose again to give us life. We did nothing to deserve this. All we have to do is to accept Christ as our Lord and Savior. It is this Gospel, that has saved my life. It was what brought my out of my pain, my suffering, my shame, my guilt, my despair, hatred. Today, I by no means live an 'easier' worldly life. But, I realize (and I'm forever thankful) that my suffering is nothing compared to the suffering of Jesus on the cross. My 'bad days' are nothing compared to Him taking on the sins of the world. How can I lose hope when the Son of God died for me? He loves me so much. It is so clear to me now and I want more than anything for others to share in this joy. It is a joy that I have never experienced from any worldly pleasure. If you are on the verge of ending your life, I'm pleading with you to just talk to God. God works through prayer. Talk to him and ask him to enter your life. Ask him to deliver your from your trouble. Ask him to free you from your suffering. And it will be done. In Christ Alone, 2cor418 Please, if you want to know more, leave me your email address and I'll contact you.