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How To Commit Suicide
Call 911: Any answer to this question provided here must include the recommendation to call 911, call a healthcare provider if you have one, or go to emergency room. People may rarely, occasionally, or frequently think about death, or want to end their lives without a serious plan or intent to do so. This question is an active search for a plan which may mean imminent harm. Call 911 or someone ASAP. ...Read more
Suicide is an action in which a person intentionally causes his own death. Suicide more commonly occurs in persons suffering from depression or other mental illnesses, where a person may feel hopeless and see suicide as a way to escape the real or perceived overwhelming problems and ...Read more
Too many: The usa needs a modern view of psychiatric wellness as well as symptoms. Let's skip the drama. ...Read more
Just one is too many: We don't have an exact number. In the US suicide is the third leading cause of death amongst teenagers and adolescents. A British study reported 44% of suicides occurring in kids 10 to 14 was caused by bullying. Those bullied often remain silent until the emotional trauma is eventually no longer tolerable. Cyberbullying is a particularly malignant form of bullying. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: Unusual question. Please talk to someone about this as this is not the forum to answer that. ...Read more
911: They should seek medical attention immediately at the nearest emergency room. Most states have procedures whereby emergency room physicians can obtain immediate psychiatric consultations or hold patients who are an imminent danger to themselves until they can be admitted to acute psychiatric facilities. If a person is unwilling to seek help, most states also have provisions for protective custody. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seek counseling now : Please call a counselor immediately if you are feeling so lost that you are even remotely considering such a thing. Life is a beautiful thing, but sometimes we need someone to wipe the fog off our glasses to see the while picture. You are special and unique. You are worthwhile and there are people who love you dearly. Find someone to guide you thru whatever crisis you are in! Please! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it norm to wonder what it would feel like to commit suicide? I wonder about this daily. 2 failed attempts in past but never treated.
No, not "norm": Most people have had at least fleeting thoughts of suicide at some point in their lives, but having these daily is a danger sign. Even more alarming is the fact that you've attempted to kill yourself twice in the past -- yet have not sought help. Please see a psychiatrist asap for evaluation of these thoughts and how you are feeling. There is help, and you can come to appreciate your life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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