Depression: Suicide and Suicidal Thinking

Suicide must not be taken lightly. My depression right after I graduated in 2006 had been so low I admittedly thought about ending things. I’ve had to get on the right meds, learn different ways to cope and also, I had to be aware that I didn’t deserve to sit in that misery. Somehow I had myself believing I wasn’t smart enough. Oddly almost all my insecurities lead back to me not thinking I was smart enough. We must realize that our goal is to avoid getting close to suicidal thoughts. When I reach a certain point of my Depression. I start thinking about ways of coping, such as, I’ll distract myself with doing an activity that brings my mood up. You must make a list of activities that bring your mood levels up. It may be hard. But this helps avoid any suicidal thinking. It takes practice. Just like anything.

“ Suicide is defined as death caused by self-directed injurious behavior with intent to die as a result of the behavior.
A suicide attempt is a non-fatal, self-directed, potentially injurious behavior with intent to die as a result of the behavior. A suicide attempt might not result in injury.

Suicidal ideation refers to thinking about, considering, or planning suicide. On average, there are 123 suicides per day.

There were more than twice as many suicides (44,193) in the United States as there were homicides (17,793).” writes the National Institute of Mental Health.

Suicide is not the be taken lightly. People who haven’t found the right meds or people who aren’t aware they don’t need to sit there. They can feel better. I still have spouts of depression. But it’s not as devastating to me and the life I’m trying to live

Published by Jeannette_PTSD

Hi, My name is Jeannette I'm 32. I'm diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, Adhd, Panic Attacks, Bipolar2, PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder. Im here to help others understand what life like now with these disorders they have.

21 thoughts on “Depression: Suicide and Suicidal Thinking

  1. Wow,

    44.000 suicide in one year ? That is really big number. I have read about 30.000 suicide per year in Japan, which is also a really big number, but they have a smaller population. That is real problem. I know that I can not say anything smart about this topic, but all I know that we will die one day for sure. Why hurry !?

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  2. i so agree with that comment that why hurry?? i work with people who have depression for nearly 20 years and its not easy even with the right medications things don’t change all of a sudden there is always a process that need to be completed. i believe we do need to try to get the message to every one that when it comes to ‘instant gratification’ . –> may be possible with technology but its not possible with emotions a feelings and if you do not go through the process thing will crash even lower than before.
    I take each day as it comes hope for the best. everyone need to find their own way.

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  3. Jeannette, I am thankful you did not end your life. Thank you for talking about suicide. Way too many people are killing themselves today. We need to have compassion instead of judgment. No one can ever know what it is like to live in another person’s head. I am going to repost this on my WordPress site. Thanks, Jeannette!

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  4. Reblogged this on Roland Legge and commented:
    Thank you, Jeannette, for talking about suicide. If someone talks about suicide they need help. We need to know what to do. Jeannette at her WordPress site offers great help for those of us who don’t face mental health issues and those who do. I encourage you to follow her site.

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