Just wondering what people's views are on suicide. Is there anyway to survive when your mind thinks about it all the time ?
One thing that can help is to realize that thinking about it (suicidal ideation) is itself something that makes it more likely, and that this is something you have some degree of control over. Try to avoid suicidal ideation in general, you won't be able to avoid it all the time but you can avoid cultivating it.
is it really as selfish as people make out ?
I am not going to judge all people's suicides in general, but there definitely is truth to the notion that most people have others who care about them that can be hurt and there are studies that it can increase the rate of suicide in other people.
Life seems overwhelming at times , almost impossible . So why do we continue, knowing the outcome at the end of life will be the same ...we die .
Well if we are going to die anyway and spend the rest of eternity that way why not make the most of the brief moment we have of life? Every movie ends, doesn't mean we should quit them all half-way through.
I spent many years working for old people in a care home , I would never wish that suffering on anyone . If you aren't happy and things are hopeless why should we continue ?
There definitely can reach a point where taking one's life can mean less suffering than living through pain etc, terminally ill people who are suffering may have good reason to choose that. But a lot of people's lives can turn around and suicide does not give that a chance. In general I think more people consider suicide who can and do turn it around than people who really are dealing with problems that can't be solved so in general I think the reason we continue (or should continue) is that things are not
hopeless, even though they might sometimes seem that way.