To be, or not to be:
Was this page useful to you? Send a few bucks via PayPal. It appeals to something deep within us: It feels like a good way to express our understanding that suicide is often a choice that only seems like a good idea for a brief moment, and that if you can just get through it things will often look better in the morning.
All of those feelings and ideas are legitimate. In my post about suicide and Robin Williamspeople wrote some wonderful comments relating to this phrase. One, Joanna, wrote emphasis mine: The idea that the pain of my depression, which seemed interminable, could have an end without my having to take such a drastic action to end it myself, actually did help me defer action and try other tactics until I found something that worked.
The other piece of counsel that was particularly useful was not to take irreversible action when I was at my lowest. It took a long time, with baby steps, to regain hope and even experience joy again, but it did happen for me, and could be possible for others, too.
I pray this will be the case for others struggling right now. I really like the other piece of counsel she mentions: But anyway, Joanna found the phrase helpful. Anne wrote emphasis mine: It also felt like my feelings were being minimized.
First, do no harm. Maybe the specific reasons change, but the suffering is often endless. A friend shared some words from David Foster Wallace that expressed some of this stuff really well: And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing.
The person in whom its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise.
Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.
Because of the death of a loved one. Because of criminal convictions, or because of pending charges. So what do we say instead?
Try to avoid giving advice. Focus on listening instead. Start with the feelings that the person has, and go from there.
Give them time to tell you about it.“When my psychiatrist told me that ‘suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem’ I thought, yes, that is what I want. A permanent solution. A permanent solution. No more trying different meds, talking about what I’m sad/anxious about, appointments, groups, etc.
Permanent. Once you realize that you’re contemplating suicide as a solution to your problems and not because you want to leave this world forever, you can seek alternative options.
Remember, suicide is a FINAL ANSWER; not a temporary solution to your problems. Suicide: A Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem.
by Kevin Caruso You have undoubtedly heard the phrase, “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” But is it accurate? Let’s dissect it.
First off, ending your life via suicide is permanent. No question about it. There is no going back – once you are dead, you are dead. Apr 08, · Suicide is a permanent solution however its not always temporary problem at hand. A better saying would be; suicide is mankind's way of telling God you can't fire me, I quit." I think life is the better outcome so suicide Status: Resolved.
Second life is a place which surprises me on a daily basis with wondrous Avis doing work that amaze with the resourcefulness. Depression and its sinister companion Suicide is one issue which is difficult to deal with. We had a look at the groups in SL in part 1 of the series.
The Survivors of Suicide stood out with its unpretentiousness and honesty. You CAN be saved before it gets to the point where you feel you have to end your life. Remember, there is no coming back from suicide.
Things will get better. It may not be tomorrow or next week or next month, but things WILL get better. One of the biggest reasons people commit suicide is due to being bullied.