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  1. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    ... a suicide? I'm just asking, I know that it may be an odd topic, but today I read an article about people who committed... I mean the tried but somebody rescued them. It was really scary! What do you thing about it? Have you ever read something about it?
     
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    Yes.

    Long long time ago, when I was in school.. may be 8th or 9th grade. ... poor marks in one of the papers. Tried to get electrocuted... but something in me pulled me back.

    I would now NEVER consider suicide as a way out. Its stupid. Suicide is another way of saying, "I am yeilding to you oh mighty Failure!".
     
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    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    I think after youve gotten some perspective, you always feel like its such a dumb decision, but in the moment, it always seems like a good option.
     
  4. MDowdey

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    maybe once.....or four times... :lol:


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    Yes, in highschool I lost my best friend to suicide. At age 13 you really don't have any coping mechanisms and I thought it would be a good way out of a really bad situation. Thank goodness I am still here today.
     
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    i think about it all the time.
     
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    That had better not be true! :? Or I'll kick your ass and won't take a picture of your poor dead body!! :x

    I've never thought about it, for me. I knew TWO people back in high school who killed themselves. One was a confused druggie who kinda did it while he was stoned; we're not sure it was intentional. But the other was an amazingly bright boy, sweet, thoughtful, funny, he wore thick horn-rimmed glasses and didn't get the girls, but he and I were good buddies for years - he was just totally brilliant....sat in his parent's car and left the engine running in an enclosed garage. I was stunned then; I still am when I think about it. To this day I am nauseated that he didn't call me when he was at that point, and I'll always wonder if I could have talked him through the moment.... Matthew D. Why, sweetie, why??? I'll never get past it, I guess. A freaking waste of a beautiful mind.
     
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    Terri, I completely understand. I talked with Jason just hours before he put a gun to his head. I carried that guilt with me for years.
     
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    I've never thought about it. Never really been depressed like that. Had my ups and downs like everyone else.

    One guy I worked with (didn't know him that well) was the guy that logged onto a chat room and proceeded to overdose while on his webcam.
     
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    Never ever ever! So many other was to deal and cope with pain...
     
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    I have been deeply, deeeeeeeply depressed, which was a side effect from some medication I was on, but suicide never crossed my mind. Like photogoddess says, there are other ways to cope with it, eventually I came off the medication and my depression went away.
    hows that quote go... "suicide is a permanent answer for a temporary problem"
     
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    My dads best friend commited suicide about 27 years ago....and my mums friend took her life about 5 years ago. Eileen had four young kids : at the time it happened they were 12 , 9 and one year old twins so my heart broke for them.

    And I tried and nearly succeeded .. back when I was a messed up kid tryin to cope with a lotta stuff at 15.
    Took an whole lot of pills before goin to bed ...woke up about 4 hours later , knowing that I was slowly dying and groggily reviewed the two decisions that faced me :
    Stay in bed and continue giving up my life.
    Or get up and live.
    So I got up and went and woke my mother.
    Was in intensive care at the hospital for a week.
    And learnt one of the best lessons of my life.
     

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