Why Do People Want to Commit Suicide

Why Do People Want to Commit Suicide

There are 545 comments on the Associated Content story from Nov 12, 2008, titled Why Do People Want to Commit Suicide. In it, Associated Content reports that:

There have been a lot of people that have commited suicide in the past. Why is this? They can be rich and famous but they'll commit suicide.

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jake

La Puente, CA

#543 Mar 28, 2012
Friend 5 wrote:
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I feel overwhelmed sometimes. I have a deep depression that keeps me focused on the negative in my life instead of the good. If I have one horrible thing in my life, I cannot see the three good things in my life. My depression grasps my heart. I was just telling my husband that I know this sounds silly, but when I get truly depressed, my heart feels this great pressure. I just want the pressure to stop. I want to put something there to end the pressure, to stop the pain, to end the depression. However, I do not commit suicide, because I fear what actually exists on the other side.. what if it's worse, what if there's nothing, what if I destroy my family's life? Things of that nature keep me here, but the pain and pressure is still there... and I just want to end it... I don't know, but I think that pressure might be why people want to commit suicde.. that pressure
from depression.
i have felt like that before.i tried to kill myself many times but now i take some medicine

i have felt like tha

“Choose Life”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#544 Mar 29, 2012
Tim wrote:
I almost committed suicide Christmas Eve. I so wanted to die, I even called my domestic violence councilor and left her a message goodbye and I wasn't going to call the suicide hotline for help. I have, in the past, cut my wrists, and overdosed. Those times I didn't die. On Christmas Eve, I had no reason to live. I was all alone, my wife in jail from mental illness and the effects of her drug addiction. We have lost everything in our family. The kids, the dog, all our possessions, money, home, cars, everything. I'm on the brink of homelessness and got laid off my job.
I found out my wife had sex while in jail, some how, with another male inmate. I was still suffering from being court ordered to testify against her, in trial for trying to kill me for no reason, with a knife one night. I had my bottles of pills all ready. I wrote my wife a goodbye letter, and texted goodbye to my friends.
The only reason why I didn't was because i have been writing to a penpal, and didn't want this person to be disappointed that I was dead on Christmas day. I was real close. Suicide is real hard for me, because I can do it and not really care. I was put on suicide watch for a week the time I had to go to trial. That was horrible. I feel that I am getting better, but I have moments out of no-where when I want to die. Can anyone give me advise how to stop thinking about suicide???
Wow, sorry to hear that. Life gets really hard sometimes for many people. If your still on Topix I hope you read this. I've been through stuff like that and am still going through it. The only way out is Jesus Christ. That makes some people mad for me to say it, but its still no less than the truth. It's sad that people knock what they don't understand.

You want to be free in your mind and spirit? Here goes....

31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8

Peace and grace to all who read this
Emile Durkheim

Winnipeg, Canada

#545 Mar 29, 2012
Want to read a book that gives a theory of suicide? Read Emile Durkheim's "Theory Of Suicide".
Goldon

Indianapolis, IN

#546 Mar 29, 2012
Richard wrote:
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Atashka,
Now days people are too focused on physical appearance, and if there is something they have too much of, it's "self-esteem", or self love.
Please stop concerning yourself with what other people think about you. I can assure you they are not nearly as concerned about it as you are. And, it really doesn't matter anyway.
God has created you for a purpose. It may not even be what you imagine, as some people think, that God has created them to accomplish some great thing or be someone famous. These people are narcissists.
Find the purpose God created you to be and you will be fulfilled in this life.
Find your life, don't end it. Your life is very very precious.
http://www.christian-faith.com/testimonies/de...
http://www.christian-faith.com/forjesus/asian...
I know no one probably reads this thread anymore, but oh well. Okay, here's something to think about. I would like you calm down about your religious garbage. Where does all of this religious garbage start, anyway? The bible...yes, you guessed right; a book. A simple book. That's where you religious people get your facts from. For all you know, the bible was all made up, but no...you go on and on about it. Do us all a favor and please keep quiet.Kthnxbai

“Choose Life”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#547 Mar 30, 2012
Inspired To Believe wrote:
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Wow, sorry to hear that. Life gets really hard sometimes for many people. If your still on Topix I hope you read this. I've been through stuff like that and am still going through it. The only way out is Jesus Christ. That makes some people mad for me to say it, but its still no less than the truth. It's sad that people knock what they don't understand.
You want to be free in your mind and spirit? Here goes....
31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8
Peace and grace to all who read this
It never fails...someone comes along knocking the truth. If people had gotten help for suicide, depression and hopelessness already, they wouldn't be posting in this thread, would they?

People fight against what they don't understand. Then, they try to prevent others from being healed. Give it a chance will ya?

Jesus said you must be "born again"...spiritually...by believing in Him. It's true, there is no other way.

Since: Mar 12

Sherman Oaks, CA

#548 Mar 30, 2012
Mental illness is a disease that is not always recognized in those who are suffering. Depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and other mental illness can go by untreated resulting in drastic measures such as suicide. There is a chemical imbalance involved with mental illnesses that can be overwhelming, making individuals feel as though suicide might be the only answer. My best advice to those who are considering this route is to seek treatment for depression or whatever is causing them to feel this way. People don't have to suffer alone and there are plenty of behavioral health treatment centers like Brookhaven Hospital ( http://www.brookhavenhosptial.com ) or Clerview that can help. It makes me so sad when people feel like suicide is the only answer. Please find help!

“Choose Life”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#549 Apr 2, 2012
Inspired To Believe wrote:
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It never fails...someone comes along knocking the truth. If people had gotten help for suicide, depression and hopelessness already, they wouldn't be posting in this thread, would they?
People fight against what they don't understand. Then, they try to prevent others from being healed. Give it a chance will ya?
Jesus said you must be "born again"...spiritually...by believing in Him. It's true, there is no other way.
BTW, I've had suicidal depression, and hideous panic attacks so bad I wanted to kill myself. Years of doctors, meds and "treatment" didn't do a thing to help me. Jesus did,only him. I've been set free from this horror for years.
Repent of all your sins and turn to Him. You can be healed and set free too. God doesn't play favorites for those who come to him for help.
dragonfly

Muncie, IN

#550 Apr 4, 2012
Richard wrote:
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Unless someone has been on the brink of suicide, they will never be able to comprehend the deep emotional and sometimes physical pain that's involved.
All others can only surmise and speculate.
My own suicidal intentions, Edward, had nothing to do with lack of fullfillment. It had everything to do with deep painful, longstanding depression and panic attacks so horrible that I just wanted to kill myself to end it all.
http://www.christian-faith.com/testimonies/de...
Richard, I totally agree with you. I do not believe that anyone who has not felt the pain and hopelessness can understand.

“God loves to heal people”

Since: Nov 07

Knaresborough, UK

#551 Apr 10, 2012
The Lord helped me when I had a big gang of paedophiles persecuting me. (I didnt know they were the Orees from Operation Ore at the time, I found that out later) I am one of the Staffordshire Pindown child abuse survivors, and the paedophiles are getting into positions of authority and they persecute the victims of child abuse, I kept begging the Lord to help me, I didnt know why I was dragged through the secret family courts for 7 years. There are lots of things we dont understand, sometimes we just end up in some awful situation, we have no idea why. The Lord wont take the situation away, what he does is open our eyes and enable us to fight. People dont get suicidal for no reason at all, there is always a reason. I wanted to live, and I didnt want to end up as a suicide statistic.
sarwrductfan

Marion, OH

#552 Apr 10, 2012
You are a proud contented person. A heart attack takes you down. You wake up in a familiar setting but strange place having lost what you had at last memory. Eventually you go home. You're broke and can't buy groceries and medications so you choose. The hospital said to take this medication and don't stop. But to eat you must. Then slowly 1 or 2 at a time the bills start coming. In ten days time there's a dozen coming and by end of two weeks you're overwhelmed and their threatening legal action by end of 30 days. Its less costly to die and there's no one to hassle you about money or trying to get your personal information to o.k. giving you extra help. Death is an exit But to what?
Guy

Houston, TX

#553 Apr 17, 2012
Anxious wrote:
I have many things to live for. What is wrong with me ? I'm so far down ??
I have isolated myself....So, no friends.
I don't know that I want friends anymore...
I'm so alone in my head.
I'm so full of fear :(
Stop drinking coffee!

“Choose Life”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#554 Apr 20, 2012
sarwrductfan wrote:
You are a proud contented person. A heart attack takes you down. You wake up in a familiar setting but strange place having lost what you had at last memory. Eventually you go home. You're broke and can't buy groceries and medications so you choose. The hospital said to take this medication and don't stop. But to eat you must. Then slowly 1 or 2 at a time the bills start coming. In ten days time there's a dozen coming and by end of two weeks you're overwhelmed and their threatening legal action by end of 30 days. Its less costly to die and there's no one to hassle you about money or trying to get your personal information to o.k. giving you extra help. Death is an exit But to what?
This same situation happened to friends of mine. He had been a successful manager of a large company. They had everything well off Americans dream about, but a heart attack ended all that because even well off people have to work if they don't have investments and a residual income.

What did they do? Realizing they wouldn't be able to keep up their lifestyle they'd been accustomed to, they sold everything including their home, new appliances, fancy boat....all of it. Then they rented a trailer just big enough to hold household cookware, clothes and a few things like that and headed south to a place where living expenses weren't so high. He got on State disability which gave them a monthly income because he was too young to collect regular Soc Sec. income. She got a job managing a motel, and they soon were able to buy a decent home at a reasonable price. God had a hand on them and they not only made it but were able to overcome and survive. God will do all that and then some when you serve him and trust Him. He will make a way where it seems impossible, because nothing is impossible to God.
Ray

San Antonio, TX

#555 May 2, 2012
Ling wrote:
In my case its not so much getting the attention, I think that what stops me from doing it is that I know how much it would hurt some people and its not their fault so they shouldn't have to deal with what's left over after I'm gone. Attempted suicide once before, didn't do a good enough job of it but I did pay the price for the failure.
Seriously though, I really want to end this life because there really is nothing to look forward to. Nothing. Worst part of it is living an empty existance like a hollow puppet makes each day worse than the one before.
In my opinion people think of suicide because of abandonment from all people that they hold dear.The people that they thought were their friends.Even family who think very little of your problems.They have no one to turn to that they trust.When the people that you trust don't take the time to listen and show compassion they feel lost and don't know where to turn.Funny how people come to pay their so called respects at someone's funneral but when they were alive did they pay close attention to them at all?Did they celebrate their life while they were living on this planet?No because they took them for granted.The one thing that we all sometimes have to realize is that they were never your friends to begin with!
That's the dilemma we all face as a human race.This world we live in is losing faith in God.We forget to turn to God for answers.God is always listening if you pray to him!When you lose hope in humanity,prayer is the answer.Sometimes strangers are better listeners then the people you know.Life goes on with you or without you but the important thing is to not give up.Don't let satan win!Everyones life is a precious gift even though we don't always realize our purpose in life.That's part of the journey!
Ray

San Antonio, TX

#556 May 2, 2012
Goldon wrote:
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I know no one probably reads this thread anymore, but oh well. Okay, here's something to think about. I would like you calm down about your religious garbage. Where does all of this religious garbage start, anyway? The bible...yes, you guessed right; a book. A simple book. That's where you religious people get your facts from. For all you know, the bible was all made up, but no...you go on and on about it. Do us all a favor and please keep quiet.Kthnxbai
It's people like you that are filled with such negativity and hate and have no faith.If you don't believe in God well then that's your choice but you don't have to knock it just because you don't understand it!You can't tell people to be quiet.Think before you write!This is still a free country.This forum is to help people from doing the worst thing possible.The least you can do is help not discourage.Try having some compassion for once in your life.If you think only of yourself then maybe that's why your so unhappy.
cherryblossomk22

United States

#557 Jul 29, 2012
Brian wrote:
Let me tell you about my Pain.I'm losing my mine. My home life is insanity on the highest level. My brother yells at his girlfriend and everyone else, every day, and we yell back at him just as loud and the argument is always the same and will not end tell I threaten to cave in his head with a brick, then I get yelled at by my parents ( That's right I live with my parents.) I work with the physically and mentally ill everyday of the week. I hear men and women screaming for hours and puck blood and piss all over themselves, and threaten to kill me on a daily bases, I would work from 12:00am to 8:00 am then go to college from 9:00am to 4:00pm then go back home to get yelled at by my asshole brother. I have tried to get a girlfriend of my own for the past 10 years but always end with them telling me " I found someone that gets me or He has his own place." I have back pain that will stay with me till the day I die. If It was not for pickpocketers I would not have a sex life. The only reason God didn't kill me yet is because he needs a good laugh. My house is always full of people that can't tell when there being annoying. My hart beats so fast that it feels like it's going to burst from all the tension that never ends. IT NEVER ENDS THE DAYS ARE ALL THE SAME. What the Hell did I ever do to God to piss him of so royally? If he loved me like everyone said he dose why dose he not KILL ME.

Brian you seem like you have a wonderful personality. I have truly enjoyed reading your post and can't help but wonder how you're doing in 2012. Shoot me an email just because :) [email protected]
cherryblossomk22

United States

#558 Jul 29, 2012
Charlie wrote:
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Ive been on the brink of suicide a few times and have tried properly 3x, when i was abusing drugs, let me start by saying at 20, onenight i started having panic attacks(SEVERE) couldnt go out for 3yrs, im 40 now, no one wanted to help, dont think docs knew how to, anyway i found a cure as was getting no help, & it was herion. 14yrs later im ill, anxious, panic attacks, depression, & hepatitis C, which my liver is failing... Ive been messed about so much over the last 20yrs, i dont want to go on.. Ive been clean for 3yrs nearlly now, but i dont want to live this existance nomore.. Its so easy for people to say get a grip, or your a coward! Have my panic attacks, & i garuntee ur change your mind. I have nothing to live for, apart from my family. But its not enough, i cant get over this pain. Found god, that helped, but soon left.. Dont no one preach god loves me.. If he did why would he let people suffer? Thought god died for our sins.. Bullshit! I dont know when or if i will, but its getting more and more on my mind daily, im not scared. Id go score some herion, & inject it, no tolerance at all now, so straight to sleep. People get over you, time moves on. If they didnt, how do they come to terms with losing a loved one through normal death?
Charlie I know so much about that desperate feeling of just wanting to end it all, wanting to END THE PANIC ATTACKS. This year I have been told I have panic attack disorder and get them almost every other day. It is absolutely horrible and no one can even imagine what its like unless they go through panic attacks every other day. I am so desperate to escape my own body and wish to God I go back to my normal mentality. Panic attacks are the worst thing imaginable and take you on the verge of suicide which i am at right now. I wish there was a cure Charlie, but just want to let you know that somewhere out there in this world there is someone on the same boat as you suffering these goddamn panic attacks. I want to hold your hand and hug you because I am feeling your pain a desperation my friend. Warm hugs n kisses from a stranger, somewhere out there :) wish you the best Charlie.
White man

Houston, TX

#559 Jul 29, 2012
Cause they ran out of ammo.

“Pancakes and eggs...”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#560 Nov 22, 2012
physical pain....

Like Kurt Cobain of Nirvana...

Sometimes people are simply seeking relief from physical pain...intense pain...

Living with intense physical pain, can and in of itself make you become irrational over time...

“Pancakes and eggs...”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#561 Nov 22, 2012
And since healing others through medicine, has become a racketeering business...those at the economic bottom can't always afford proper treatment for physical pain...

Living in physical pain 24/7 is just like being in 'hell'...and some seek relief from that hell by taking the ultimate way out...it's their choice...

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#562 Nov 22, 2012
Atashka wrote:
If you don't have any overwhelming problem you can not conceive why they do so. One of the common reason is lack in self esteem, suicides think that if they end continuing then nobody will notice their absence instead they will be happy that there is one less ugly person, like in my case
In my opinion,"people want to commit suicide" to alleviate pain either emotional or physical or both [like me].

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