Suicide Rate On The Rise

Suicide Rate On The Rise

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Coal Miners Daughter

London, KY

#1 Feb 7, 2013
I read a disturbing report a few days ago about how suicide is on the rise in this nation, especially among certain classifications of people, such as veterans, teenagers, people struggling with addictions, people who have lost jobs, and elderly men. I've heard that Kentucky's suicide rate has went up too. This is so tragic. That news also hits very close to home for me. One of my uncles committed suicide when I was a child. A few of my friends have committed suicide in the last five years. There should be more national attention brought to this issue. I don't think that people who lose a loved one to suicide never really get closure. There is always guilt and questions. They always wonder what they could have done differently that may have prevented it, even if they didn't notice any "signs". People, please be aware of your veteran relatives and friends, your relatives and friends who have lost their job recently, and your teenage children. They're going through a lot. Notice if their behavior has changed recently in a negative way, and if they're more withdrawn lately. They may need someone to talk to, and maybe they don't feel like they have anyone to talk to. Let them know that you're there for them, and that you're always willingly to talk to them. If they're thinking about suicide even slightly, it may make the difference between life and death.
Coal Miners Daughter

London, KY

#2 Feb 7, 2013
I don't think that people who lose a loved one to suicide *ever really *have closure, I meant to type.
karen

Ransom, KY

#3 Feb 7, 2013
There is no "closure" to any death regardless of how a loved one dies. We just learn to live with it. "closure" is a stupid word to associate with death. I does not exsist.
one who knows

London, KY

#4 Feb 7, 2013
My husband killed his self. And you do have a lot harder time trying to move on. And as soon as you think you have you always have more questions. When someone dies from a natural cause or ever a car wreck. You do not have guilt or question like if I was there. It's just a lot harder. And yes I have lost people close to me besides him. And their deaths were very hard to get past, but nothing like his. I have guilt and questions almost everyday. With my mothers death I do think of it everyday. But I do not sit and wonder why? So yes suicide is harder to get past hands down. Because I guess it's because they choose to leave their loved ones and natural or other deaths they do not choose death.
Keep The Faith

United States

#5 Feb 7, 2013
In my opinion, this is all in correlation with the rapidly changing world in which we are now living. I never honestly thought I would live to see things progress as they have and it is scary and at times does seem hopeless. I have struggled with depression for most of my life and suicide has always been an option, just sitting in the back of my mind like an old friend. I've never committed to going on that ride. After allowing Jesus into my heart and knowing that taking the ride would be a sure trip to hell, I have had the strength to push on even when it seems hopeless. So I thank God daily, actually several times a day, for giving my life purpose and a reason to push on. If you know someone depressed and/or suicidal, I suggest you help them explore their faith and/or spirituality.
I Can Relate

Somerset, KY

#6 Feb 8, 2013
Keep The Faith wrote:
In my opinion, this is all in correlation with the rapidly changing world in which we are now living. I never honestly thought I would live to see things progress as they have and it is scary and at times does seem hopeless. I have struggled with depression for most of my life and suicide has always been an option, just sitting in the back of my mind like an old friend. I've never committed to going on that ride. After allowing Jesus into my heart and knowing that taking the ride would be a sure trip to hell, I have had the strength to push on even when it seems hopeless. So I thank God daily, actually several times a day, for giving my life purpose and a reason to push on. If you know someone depressed and/or suicidal, I suggest you help them explore their faith and/or spirituality.
I feel like you've told my story. I thought about suicide a lot from age twelve to age twenty two. I endured a lot of abuse while I was growing up. My home was a scary, tumultuous environment. I always looked for a way to not be there, even if I had to participate in after-school activities that I hated. Fighting, drugs and financial hardships destroyed my family. The only reason the I didn't kill myself at some point during those eight years that I seriously wanted to was because I didn't want to go to Hell. That was and is my biggest fear. After I got saved and started going to church, my life truly turned around. I've made amends with people who treated me badly while I was growing up, especially my parents. I left Perry County and got a great job that I really enjoy, so I'm doing better financially. I'm even healthier. I still have problems and troubles but they don't overwhelm me, and they're not as bad as those that I dealt with in my youth. I'm much happier and stronger than I was then. My future looks brighter than ever! GOD can fix what no man can.
I Can Relate

Somerset, KY

#7 Feb 8, 2013
When I stated that there were eight years in which I seriously wanted to kill myself, that was from age fourteen to age twenty two. I started thinking about suicide at age twelve but I actually started seriously considering it at age fourteen. Every time that I hear about a teenager killing them self, I cry and think about how close that I came to doing that so often! I thank GOD that I don't have suicidal thoughts anymore though. I sure sympathize with people who do.
Black Beauty

East Bernstadt, KY

#8 Feb 8, 2013
Coal Miners Daughter wrote:
I read a disturbing report a few days ago about how suicide is on the rise in this nation, especially among certain classifications of people, such as veterans, teenagers, people struggling with addictions, people who have lost jobs, and elderly men. I've heard that Kentucky's suicide rate has went up too. This is so tragic. That news also hits very close to home for me. One of my uncles committed suicide when I was a child. A few of my friends have committed suicide in the last five years. There should be more national attention brought to this issue. I don't think that people who lose a loved one to suicide never really get closure. There is always guilt and questions. They always wonder what they could have done differently that may have prevented it, even if they didn't notice any "signs". People, please be aware of your veteran relatives and friends, your relatives and friends who have lost their job recently, and your teenage children. They're going through a lot. Notice if their behavior has changed recently in a negative way, and if they're more withdrawn lately. They may need someone to talk to, and maybe they don't feel like they have anyone to talk to. Let them know that you're there for them, and that you're always willingly to talk to them. If they're thinking about suicide even slightly, it may make the difference between life and death.
I agree... One of my uncles committed suicide too. It happened in the early 90's and it still bothers my family to this day. Suicide is NEVER the answer. It destroys the lives of loved ones left behind to grieve... There is always hope, no matter how bad any situation seems to be. I just wish that everyone could understand that.
Jessica

Manchester, KY

#9 Feb 10, 2013
I think that everyone older than thirteen years old has thought about suicide at least once in their life. I was suicidal as a teenager. I'm not suicidal anymore though, mostly because I'm religious now.
April

East Bernstadt, KY

#10 Feb 11, 2013
The world is getting so evil. I can understand why so many people are depressed.

“Beautiful Days..Beautiful Life”

Since: Jan 11

Indianapolis / Hazard

#11 Feb 11, 2013
I relate to so much of what y'all are saying. From the age of 3 I was a victim of molestation by my grandfather. Then a neighbor. Was the kid bullied all thru school because I was adopted & had problems socializing with others. Shy & withdrawn. MMMM wonder why. Tried suicide twice. Almost made it the second time. Woke up in ICU & realized my life wasn't so bad & that I was a survivor. After all look what I had already experienced. God has been a constant support in my life since then & when I'm down hes always there to comfort & guide. I still get depressed. I still see those "snapshots of pictures" in all their detail triggered by a place, smell, song, whatever... Sometimes there are no signs leading to suicide...it can happen at the spur of the moment in a fit of rage, & to those of you who have known that gut-wretching grief caused by a cherished ones suicide my thoughts & prayers are with you. To those thinking about suicide it isn't worth it to send your soul to hell. Any hell you may think you are dealing with will only be multiplied by thousands when you land in hell. Someone loves you. Someone really cares. Give that person a call. Ask God & trust me he will reach out & pull you into his grace & understanding.
Learning To Live

Brodhead, KY

#12 Feb 11, 2013
karmamylove wrote:
I relate to so much of what y'all are saying. From the age of 3 I was a victim of molestation by my grandfather. Then a neighbor. Was the kid bullied all thru school because I was adopted & had problems socializing with others. Shy & withdrawn. MMMM wonder why. Tried suicide twice. Almost made it the second time. Woke up in ICU & realized my life wasn't so bad & that I was a survivor. After all look what I had already experienced. God has been a constant support in my life since then & when I'm down hes always there to comfort & guide. I still get depressed. I still see those "snapshots of pictures" in all their detail triggered by a place, smell, song, whatever... Sometimes there are no signs leading to suicide...it can happen at the spur of the moment in a fit of rage, & to those of you who have known that gut-wretching grief caused by a cherished ones suicide my thoughts & prayers are with you. To those thinking about suicide it isn't worth it to send your soul to hell. Any hell you may think you are dealing with will only be multiplied by thousands when you land in hell. Someone loves you. Someone really cares. Give that person a call. Ask God & trust me he will reach out & pull you into his grace & understanding.
Very true. And I'm praying for you. I, too, experienced sexual abuse as a child, which is one major thing that led me to become suicidal in my teenage years and my twenties. GOD's Love and the fear of going to hell were the only things that could change my mind about killing myself. Now I don't get suicidal thoughts but I never forget what I what through. Only GOD could bring me out of the despair and hopelessness that I once felt. I sympathize with anyone who fell so depressed that they want to die. It's a terrible feeling.
Learning To Live

Brodhead, KY

#13 Feb 11, 2013
Corrections... Now I don't get suicidal thoughts but I never forget what I "went" through. Only GOD could bring me out of the despair and hopelessness that I once felt. I sympathize with anyone who "feels" so depressed that they want to die. It's a terrible feeling.
Tailer

London, KY

#14 Feb 12, 2013
I guess that's where the Coal is down.

“Beautiful Days..Beautiful Life”

Since: Jan 11

Indianapolis / Hazard

#16 Feb 12, 2013
When contemplating suicide stop & ask yourself these questions: 1)Do I really want to die? 2)Do I want to put my family thru the heartache & pain? 3)Is this the only answer? Reach out to someone, anyone for that matter. You are loved & cared about regardless of what you may think or are feeling at the time. Isn't there someone who you love soooo much that you would do anything for them & they you? Yeah there is. We all have that one person who means everything to us & for that one reason you should seek the love & compassion that they can & will lavish on you. My strength comes from the love of my family & especially my precious granddaughter who I couldn't hurt for anything in the world. My only granddaughter, the only girl born in our family in 27yrs. Yeah shes the joy & light of my life & ea time suicide creeps in my mind I think of her & well suicide just isn't what I want to do. I hope & pray for those suffering & feeling lost. Ppl really do care for one another & it doesn't matter what your lot in life is, its the joy you get & give from the love & caring of others.
Sharon

Doniphan, MO

#17 Feb 12, 2013
Sometimes there aren't any "signs". I know people who killed themselves, and they never even seemed sad or depressed. No one saw it coming.
Blonde Beauty

Greenbrier, AR

#18 Feb 14, 2013
I'm not suicidal but I'm definitely depressed. I sad most of the time. I keep feeling like something negative is going to happen to me. I have terrible fear and anxiety.
Early Cuyler

Luxembourg

#19 Feb 15, 2013
Sharon wrote:
Sometimes there aren't any "signs". I know people who killed themselves, and they never even seemed sad or depressed. No one saw it coming.
0h buIIshit. Y0U HAVE N0 FRlENDS, sIut. Y0U'VE NEVER KN0WN ANY0NE that kiIIed themseIves. FUCKlNG LlAR.
Keep The Faith

United States

#20 Feb 15, 2013
Early Cuyler wrote:
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0h buIIshit. Y0U HAVE N0 FRlENDS, sIut. Y0U'VE NEVER KN0WN ANY0NE that kiIIed themseIves. FUCKlNG LlAR.
This thread has been a refuge from all the other bull on topix. If you must be a cyber bully, please take it to another thread! If the truth were known, you probably hurt as much as any of us and I pray for a better world with better people in it. This includes you!
Jackie

Greenbrier, AR

#21 Feb 16, 2013
I heard on the news that every day at least twenty two veterans kill themselves in this country ... Wow! That is sad, awful and depressing to even think about!

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