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Have you ever had thoughts of suicide?


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I heard a story about an IB student that killed himself by drug overdose in a bathroom, because he felt he felt there was not other way out. I thought this was interesting. Have you ever had a serious thought about suicide?

Im being serious,I want to know

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Wow :) never heard of that.

thats scary, man

I had, for some number of times

but most of them were not so serious, I never tried to commit a suicide, but I had wanted to commit a suicide

there are only 2 that I can remember lol

when I was like 9 yr old, I was once so mad at my parents because they always blamed me whenever my younger sister cried, even when its not bcos of me. and they paid more attention to my sister. I think they hit me or smthg like that, and I cried and I wanted to commit a suicide hahaha

the other one was when I was in grade 9, I think. so thats before I entered IB :D my classmates bullied me and the teacher once made fun of me. then I was really depressed and wanted to commit a suicide

I think I might think of doing a suicide in IB2. haha. dont hope so, though :)

did anybody else ever think of commiting a suicide?

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Never thought of committing suicide. I love living life. I love food. I love people. Who gives a crap about school. You hear these stories of Indian and Asian kids who commit suicide because of school now that's sad and a serious flaw in their culture no matter what. Life is sacred even if you're an atheist. I have thought of what life would be like after death if there is such a thing and i seriously hope so, but no concept about death.

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Nope, never thought of it, I love my life I love that I am living, and no matter how much stress I've been through during IB, and now in college, I never think of suicide. That's just insane, I am not going to kill myself because IB just causes me too much stress until I couldn't hold it anymore! In that case, I would just quite IB, seriously, my life is much more precious to me than IB and College. :)

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Gods and gardens! Seriously? Can you link or reference where you heard that?

And as to whether or not I've considered it... yes I have, and I've been ready for it a number of times. It's not much a defence, but I work with the most narrow-minded people who claim to be open-minded. They don't make life easy, especially with the added stress of IB and the fact that I have social anxiety disorder and suffer from regular panic attacks, for which they laugh at me and call me an attention-seeker.

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No I haven't seriously considered it. Honestly by killing yourself you're just taking all the great gifts and talents you have and wasting them away. There is always somebody out there who loves you (or at least cares about your safety), even if you think no one does. Life might suck at times, but it would suck even more to not know what great things you could have done with your future.

Just remember that suicide is permanent and once it's done, so are you.

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No.

I had a friend tell me that saying "You have so much to live for" really doesn't help if you're in that state of mind. If you've contemplated suicide or know someone who has, can you share what might help? I guess talking about something random or something serious with a friend might be one of the best ways.

I hope nobody feels judged or feels they have the right to judge in this thread.

And if you do want someone to talk to, there are a lot of friendly, supportive people here.

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There is always somebody out there who loves you (or at least cares about your safety), even if you think no one does.

Awwwh thats so sweet

And I think that it's normal for depressed teenagers to think of commiting a suicide, psychologically :/ cuz they are depressed and kind of hopeless or sick of living. and they simply just need to share their problems, cuz some people just dont have some good friends to share their problems with.

I am just saying <img src='http://www.ibsurvival.com/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

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Not seriously, no :) Possibly as a sort of distracting thought experiment when I'm feeling really down and fed up, but that's more of a curiosity than genuine consideration. I don't see how offing myself would have any kind of effect at all. At least if you're alive things can get better, even if they're crap as they stand! Death is an end, whereas even the most rubbishy parts of life are actualities. Killing yourself to find something better is like trying to make a better film by destroying your video camera.

To be honest it really saddens me that anybody should be at that point in their life. Although I have different feelings when it comes to issues of euthanasia and terminal illnesses, straight-up suicide is in my opinion evidence of nothing more than a society which has significantly failed one of its members.

A lot of these academic suicides come from backgrounds where academia has been distorted to be the be-all and end-all. They do it because they're emotionally distressed and all over the place -- either somebody else or they themselves have pushed them to a breaking point and they're in last resort mode. Suicide is always the outcome of a distortion of feelings and it's the responsibility of everybody else to help keep whichever people are suffering with a sense of perspective. To be the person piling on all that pressure is to be in some large measure responsible for what happens.

I know somebody who committed suicide recently and it's none of the things I'm sure people imagine when they do it, although I hope that somehow those who take their own lives do find some kind of peace. However overall it seems to me that it solves nothing except for to hurt the people who get left behind. Parents lose their children, children their siblings and friends lose their friends.

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Definately, I really used to hate my life. Now i'm changed, I love it.

happened to me too :) I started to realise that my life is worth it, and I surely could be a successful figure in the future (sorry, I am an optimistic person). and I became kind of ambitious since then :)

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The best video I've ever seen.

But it makes me think. That pale blue dot will only be able to harbor life for a cosmic minute. And after that minute is gone, what ever you thought, whatever you did, and whatever you hoped to do in you tiny life, did not have any meaning at all. For after that minute, we do not exist any more. That pale blue dot will be gone, and all that ever happened there, will ultimately have no meaning. The universe does not care what you decide to do with you life. If you lived you life till you are old, you would end up just like the guy who committed suicide; with nothing. And that will happen to everyone you affect in your life too. So if you think that you are better off being nothing, your decision will not be of any meaning at all.

I know it sounds depressing, but I am just facing the harsh reality that I think is true.

But, no I am not suicidal :)

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The best video I've ever seen.

But it makes me think. That pale blue dot will only be able to harbor life for a cosmic minute. And after that minute is gone, what ever you thought, whatever you did, and whatever you hoped to do in you tiny life, did not have any meaning at all. For after that minute, we do not exist any more. That pale blue dot will be gone, and all that ever happened there, will ultimately have no meaning. The universe does not care what you decide to do with you life. If you lived you life till you are old, you would end up just like the guy who committed suicide; with nothing. And that will happen to everyone you affect in your life too. So if you think that you are better off being nothing, your decision will not be of any meaning at all.

I know it sounds depressing, but I am just facing the harsh reality that I think is true.

But, no I am not suicidal :)

lol nice video :D

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never in my life though of comitting suicide... ever

what's life anyway? not the kind of deppresive teenager but, have you ever think about death not as the end of your life but as the actual beginning of it as it should be? do you belive in heaven? and if you actually belive in it, what do you think it is going to be like?

for spanish A1 i read a bunch of poems of Octavio Paz and Borges which made me think a lot (not only for the analysis of course :o)... maybe death isn't that bad after all, maybe we'll find the truth once we're in that moment of our lives. don't think i support the people that commit suicide (i really think that they're cowards) and don't think that i'm a suicidal kid haha. i strongly believe that life is one of the most precious things we have and that everything happens for a reason... i love the feeling of being in love and to be loved, to laugh with no reason or to cry for stupid things, to hear music and to sing outloud (even though everybody keeps telling me i suck :P ) and much more.

death will come one day to us, ready or not.

so... live as much as you can and enjoy every single day of your life (:

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never in my life though of comitting suicide... ever

what's life anyway? not the kind of deppresive teenager but, have you ever think about death not as the end of your life but as the actual beginning of it as it should be? do you belive in heaven? and if you actually belive in it, what do you think it is going to be like?

for spanish A1 i read a bunch of poems of Octavio Paz and Borges which made me think a lot (not only for the analysis of course :o)... maybe death isn't that bad after all, maybe we'll find the truth once we're in that moment of our lives. don't think i support the people that commit suicide (i really think that they're cowards) and don't think that i'm a suicidal kid haha. i strongly believe that life is one of the most precious things we have and that everything happens for a reason... i love the feeling of being in love and to be loved, to laugh with no reason or to cry for stupid things, to hear music and to sing outloud (even though everybody keeps telling me i suck :P ) and much more.

death will come one day to us, ready or not.

so... live as much as you can and enjoy every single day of your life (:

agreed for sure :D

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The thought has occurred to me, but it does to most people sometimes, I guess. Most of the times I thought about it wasn't in a serious way, more like "wonder-what-would-happen-if.." way, if you see what I mean. Those times when it was more serious, I realized that I wouldn't be able to. It's not an easy thing to do, and after all, if you die, you be all alone. I'd rather stay with the people I love.

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Not that any of us would have the time to commit suicide, but nah I'm very happy and grateful about my life and generally freaked out by the thought of not existing so I'd love to postpone this kind of physical statement for as long as possible ... and don't tell me you dislike long sentences. (punning)

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Not that any of us would have the time to commit suicide, but nah I'm very happy and grateful about my life and generally freaked out by the thought of not existing so I'd love to postpone this kind of physical statement for as long as possible ... and don't tell me you dislike long sentences. (punning)

Can't imagine being freaked out by not existing. I mean, consider it logically: to not exist means to not exist. It's neither good nor bad: it's the absence of both... life is full of ups and downs, it makes sense to me to want to choose the middle ground. The only reason I won't is because of the my family/friends (think McCandless). My theory though is the people around people who commit suicide are responsible, obliquely or not. It should be a moral precept of being in a community to reach out and help.

Nobody heard him, the dead man,

But still he lay moaning:

I was much further out than you thought

And not waving but drowning.

Poor chap, he always loved larking

And now he's dead

It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,

They said.

Oh, no no no, it was too cold always

(Still the dead one lay moaning)

I was much too far out all my life

And not waving but drowning.

(Stevie Smith)

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