I keep thinking about killing myself
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I almost killed myself last year. The first time it occurred to me to end my life I was in the middle of the red sands of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia, living my dream of witnessing African wildlife in their natural habitat. I rented a camper truck with an axe and a shovel attached to it, and I looked like a bonafide badass. But instead of getting stoked about seeing lions and cheetahs, I was consumed with thoughts of finding relief from the burden of being alive—some way to opt out of coping with all that I could not—as I felt my life had no value. Last week we learned Anthony Bourdain took his own life at He was a man of multitudes who everyone could find a piece of themselves in. Depression is treatable, so we need to talk about suicidal ideation.
If you are feeling suicidal now, please stop long enough to read this. It will only take about five minutes. I do not want to talk you out of your bad feelings. I am not a therapist or other mental health professional - only someone who knows what it is like to be in pain. I don't know who you are, or why you are reading this page.
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For the past year, I have felt regular thoughts of killing myself. Usually with a gun. In the past 2 weeks there is nothing else I can think about. I have still managed to arrive at work I am a highly skilled professional and calling in sick is not an option. I have barely been able to take care of my kids and home and animals.
More than 50 percent of people will experience some form of suicidal thoughts in their lifetime, according to Ashley Boynton, Ph. There's a difference, though, between having brief flashes of ending your life, and ruminating about it constantly and forming a plan, says Neeraj Gandotra, M. While the former is normal although disturbing , the latter means you should seek help immediately , he says. Again, not everyone who considers suicide does it, but everyone who completes a suicide thought about it first, so it's super important to take these thoughts seriously, he adds. Not every suicide can be predicted or anticipated but researchers have identified some risk factors that make someone more likely to experience thoughts of suicide, Gandotra says. The most common risk factor is when circumstances in your life take a dramatic turn for the worse.
Talking about suicide can be a scary subject. But the more people are willing to talk with a friend or family member about suicidal thoughts, the more likely they can help someone take positive steps towards healing. Many people assume that if you ask someone if they have suicidal thoughts, that you can put the idea into their head. This is a myth, and mental health professionals encourage people to ask important questions and gather facts to help someone who is depressed or feels hopeless. When someone is contemplating suicide, their words and actions can give you clues that they are at risk for hurting themselves. They lack hope for the future, and they see suicide as the only solution. Having a family history of suicide or impulsive behavior is also believed to increase risk of suicidality.