Have you ever known someone who attempted suicide?
What do you mean?
My cousins friend did, but I never knew him. RIP all of those who have succeeded
@ dream they aren't taken they are given!
And Jared, and Garret, and Nadia
Rest in paradise, Brady
THE RESULTS OF THIS POLL ARE SAAAAAAAAD
Someone tried jumping off a building....he succeeded.
it's awful how many have said yes.... so sorry! it makes me sick
WILL SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME!?!?!?!? Teenagers kill themselves all the time because they're bullied at school. Wouldn't you think homicide would be a bigger issue???
I know I just said this twice but RIP to all those taken by suicide.
@hokieJAC That's awful! Rest in Peace
@tjr I'm so sorry! Rest in Peace
@atamaga. Good point.
A relative whom I love dearly! May God continue to Keep and Bless Her!
Also- isn't it selfish to want someone who is in PAIN to continue living for YOU?
my good friend killed himself this year. one of the barest things I have been through.
And to call it cowardly? In my opinion it's so ballsy to end your life. Not saying it's okay, but think of all the people that didn't attempt because they were too scared. I can't believe people are so judgmental on a subject like this.
People who say the ones who only attempt it do it for attention can all go fuck themselves. People like you are the reason they get depressed in the first place.
I know a success story if that counts
My friend tried with pills and when he got out of the hospital, he got punched in the face. Suicide is the most selfish act known to man.
In 2005 it was 11/10,000. But that's deaths ruled as suicide, and successful attempts. It probably doesn't count OD on certain drugs, ect because it's too questionable. Or attempts that (thankfully) fail.
Also, it only takes 1 person for 100 to he able to say yes :(
wow these results surprise me... what is the suicide rate in the country?
Being a suicide survivor marks you forever. The depressed see nothing but their own pain. My dad honestly thought we'd be better off. But even 10.5 yrs later none of us have gotten over it
I've known two who not only attempted but succeeded, one of whom was my father
Rest in peace frank
Rest in peace, Laura, Spencer, and Ryan.
I've known several who attempted. Knew three who we able to take their own lives. My heart still breaks for their families.
not that I know of.
This makes me so sad knowing that so many people answered yes:(:(
Thank you Eco. I completely agree... It's a sensitive subject for anyone who has any experience with it. To make jokes... There's no way to describe how rude and immature.
Never that i know of at least that nobody ever told me
I had a friend who attempted and succeeded unfortunately (God rest his soul)... no one saw it coming, it was such a horrible situation altogether...
yes, and succeeded
@Zack100- That joke about jumping off a building is immature, offensive, and just flat out wrong.
@dlyliny1 I for one do give a damn. If you don't mind my suggesting things, I would try building the relationship with your friends. Involve them in your life. Help volunteer at places to see how fortunate you really are. Go to the beach or park with your dogs. Mostly, CHANGE YOUR MINDSET! Good luck
make some. Friendship is a two way street like any other relationship. Nothing will make your life better if you aren't willing to work for it. I am very sorry that you are suffering. Hope things improve for you.
dly- of course I can only speak from experience but if I am unhappy with my life I must actively work to change it. Sometimes all I can change is my perception. Why not be grateful that you have the $ to pay for surgery. You could be unable to have the surgery. If u want friends actively try to....
Dly- I can't imagine not having family (not to rub it in). But as far as friends with families- it consumes all your time. Is there somewhere you can volunteer? I know if nothing else, since you said you live for your dogs, maybe an animal shelter?
better, I have to ask "When??" I can't imagine living another 20-40 years for a life that is virtually pleasureless and is filled with nothing but loneliness and misfortune. And no, therapy doesn't help when you have no one around who gives a damn.
in the head (right now, I finally saved some money and discovered a month ago that I need surgery that insurance won't cover. So now I'm broke again, and don't even have anyone to take me to or from my surgery or even help me for a day afterward. So while it is appreciated that people say "it gets
have not "gone through with it" is because I have 3 little dogs and they are the only reasons for me to live. I have virtually no family, a few friends who always seem to be too busy, never married, no kids, crappy career, no savings, etc. Everytime I get ahead a little, financially, life kicks me
I'm 48 and tried when I was 19 (half-hearted attempt), but admit that I think about dying every day. For the kind people on here who insist things will get better, I am living proof that is not true. I see a shrink, am on a handful of meds but live every day depressed and lonely. The only reason I
@landshark you sir, are a douche.
Attempted? No. Actual? Yes. I hate people who can't commit.
@lokomoko I agree 100%
Yes, he's gone and I wonder why every day.
My friend, last friday