a reply to: droid56
So let me say to anyone who is depressed and wanting out, please wait. Things will likely improve, so hang in there.
Let's add a little to that.
If you're considering suicide please seek help, and please don't do it.
There are many places you can get help, from suicide hotlines to family and friends. There are tons of people that care about you. You may not know
them personally, but they're out there. I'm one of them, and anyone going through that should feel free to message me and talk things out. I've
been close to that feeling, and it was horrible. All the platitudes you hear when depressed or when you get to that point don't mean crap. We've
all heard suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem, but I realize when you're at that point it sure doesn't feel that way.
There are therapists, crisis centers, suicide hotlines, hospitals, and people you would never expect that all want to help, even if they don't know
you. People don't volunteer or choose a profession helping those who are suffering with these thoughts for fun, they desperately want to help, and
If you're having trouble I'm pretty sure anyone on ATS would lend a sympathetic ear, help you find a place to get help in your area, and be a caring
friend. If you're reading this you have an internet connection and can find all of these close to you. Don't discount speaking with local clergy
either. You don't need to be religious to find help from caring people.
You don't have to struggle with these feelings alone, and you shouldn't.
I'm not a big fan of platitudes, especially in this situation because I know they sound so hollow to people who are suffering, but it does get
better, you are loved, and when you get to that low realize you're at the low and you have the power to feel better.
Click here for a list of resources for immediate help.
OP I tend to agree that at a certain point people that are suffering should certainly be allowed to pass with dignity and skip the needless suffering.
I struggle with this on account of my religious beliefs, but I can't see God wanting anyone to spend months or years in agonizing pain when they
know the end is near. It certainly shouldn't be my call or the states.