Originally Posted by lifetimelearner
I will ignore Michael's comments and get back to the original topic
Suicide like the Abortion topic are always touchy subjects
there are going to be very personal experiences and opinions
so with so many people in the world how do these issues become resolved ?
Hello again, yes I believe the issue of suicide is an individual one. The cause or the reason is unique and needs to be addressed on that basis. To label and categorise those of us unable to find a way out can perpetuate the feelings and thoughts. Should be, could be, must do, shouldn't be attitudes don't help at all. Well, they didn't help me. They just have the effect of making me feel more useless.
I last attempted suicide in 2000 and the suffering incurred by my failed attempts were nearly as bad as the suffering that caused it. It was because of this reason only that I began to fight for a life I did not want.
The professionals tell you that you will never fully recover but that we can manage/control it. It wasn't what I wanted to hear and in fact gave me determination to beat it. I was experiencing symptoms of PTSD amongst other things. It is only a few months since I went down with a recurrance of trauma and up came the death wish and many other black thoughts and feelings. I sat through this for days without uttering a word. I experienced it and observed it. Not very nice at all but it was all inside me.
I believe that for most people the depression and suicidal thoughts are symptoms of underlying causes. I think suicidal people need to be heard. Regards