Suicidal thoughts... Normal or not?
December 12, 2008 4:56pm CST
I understand that suicidal thoughts on a daily basis usually go hand in hand with depression and other psychiatric disorders. I know because I suffer from depression myself. The thought often crosses my mind, even though I don't want to die and have no plan to. I was once told by a professional that it is a normal human emotion, occasionally that is. I wonder though, how many people who consider themselves sane, and happy, think about suicide. And if so, how often? Are you taking any meds? I currently take paxil for my anxiety and depression and it helps tremendously for me. I would think with the way the economy is, that there has to be a upward trend in treatment for depression, anxiety, and suicide. What do you think?
12 Dec 08
I am not taking any medication if I am depressed. I just pray to God for guidance and help to overcome my anxieties and sadness. I am also in big trouble right now and I believe only god can help me to survive all of the bad things happening to me this past few days. These things never happened to me in the past that's why I am struggling to fight all these. I hope it will end soon with the help of God.
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12 Dec 08
At some points in my life I thought about dieing and how life would be better because it would be over. I went for help and realized that its not the way to go. It took work but I got through my struggles and I am so happy I did. Because now I live a happy life and when things get me down I don't even think about that any more.
13 Dec 08
I was on 900mg of lithium a day when I was 16 years old. They tried me on many different anti-depressants. My mom was very mentally ill growing up and I thought myself that I wanted to over come the sickness that my mother had passed on to me. When I was in my highs or even when I felt ok and could see and understand what was happening to my mother. I started smoking the green stuff when I was 16 and it seemed to kill the anxiety, and help with the sadness. I am not sure what my sadness was, but there could have been a few things that added to my worries. I was raised in a very proper household, my father worked nights till I was about 8 or 9 years old. My mother was living 6 months in and 6 months out of a psychiatric hospital, so my grandparents and aunts and uncles helped raise us. When my father started working days we started butting heads because I wasn't used to having to listen to him. I realized things probably when I was about 18 that it had to change and I couldn't let the past bother me and that I had to keep my self out of the stages I was going through. Currently I refuse to take any medication that they would offer me. But so far no doctor has for about 3 years. I moved away from home and sorted my life out away from everything. I know not everyone can do it the same ways that I did but it's all about what you can make yourself believe. Try telling yourself your not depressed. Show yourself that you are happy, you just have to find what it is that makes you happy. When you have a down day just make yourself remember the good times. No mater what you've done, whats been done to you, what you have experienced, there is always forgivness and hope for a better out come. You will see you can make your self happy even if clinically depressed.