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