Originally Posted by missing
on edit; I have to caution against using the peace corps as a way to fight suicidal tendencies. We're not talking about a self-fulfillment deal, it's work, hard work and it's a commitment. Additionally it brings many of the world's problems to the forefront of one's daily existence. Perhaps this would be a good thing for many, but it's not worth the rik. You do more harm than good by not following through on your commitments and in this case you harm others and not yourself. To resolve suicidal thoughts one needs to look within, not to a third world country.
Anybody who reads this thread please don't listen to missing. This person says things that he has no idea about. He never worked for Peace Corps, he doesn't know what that work is. That work is not hard and involves no more risks that you may face everyday now at your own place. He just spreads a layer of negativity, pessimism and fear on the top of something really meaningful.
This is the perfect example how one person can do MORE HARM THAN GOOD even just by talking with fears which is contagious.
We can't rely only on conscious effort because we all are programmed and conditioned by our environment. People who are depressed or suicidal just follow some bad program that was installed in their mind (usually by accident) and they are not aware about the program on the conscious level!
Someone told you in kindergarten that you are "worthless" there was music playing and some bright colors around and ..you got it! It could be that simple! And when you are adult and you feel like a looser you have no idea where it is all coming from!
Changing environment and thinking patterns will help anybody to reevaluate things.
My idea (which based on real facts) was not meant for you. Please stop harassing it. Everybody heard your opinion.