Wanting to stop existing?

SophiaL

Member
Would that be considered suicidal? Because I know, sometimes during my most depressed times, I want to stop existing. But I don't know if that means I want to die? Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

Or does this make no sense to anybody but me..
 

DSK91

Member
It depends on the context. Sucidal thinking is more common than you would think. Planning the details of suicide is usually when it becomes worrisome. What you need to think about is what you mean by stop existing. Where does the thought stem from? What provokes the thought and when? If you feel like you can't pull yourself from the current of negative though, there is something called mindfulness you can try. Check out eckhart tolle.

Also, don't be affraid to see a therapist (CBT or phychologist). They won't lock you up and put you on sedatives. They're there to straighten your thinking out.
 

Kiwong

Well-known member
No I don't think so. There have been times when I have seen no point in my existence, and would not care if I ceased to exist. I think that is depression.

But I've never been is such extreme mental pain that my life became so unbearable that the only option seemed to be ending it all. That is suicidal.
 

Whoopdeedoo

Well-known member
Ive definetly feel that
I dont wanna like die
Thats permanent & irreversible
It just hurts so much Sometimes
i wish i could hit a life pause button
To stop the stimuli between my ears and outside of me
So i could be @ peace a little while or like process what just
Happened or what someone said so i can respond appropriately
 
There have been times when I have seen no point in my existence, and would not care if I ceased to exist. I think that is depression
I agree that is depression.

But I've never been is such extreme mental pain that my life became so unbearable that the only option seemed to be ending it all. That is suicidal
Unfortunately i have quite a few times (& i think the common element in all those times is depression of some sort). And i didn't even have the "option" of ending it all, else i might not be here today.
 
Would that be considered suicidal? Because I know, sometimes during my most depressed times, I want to stop existing. But I don't know if that means I want to die? Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
I think what level of thoughts/feelings/urges you are at is what i term "semi-suicidal". I've been in that state almost daily for the past few months (& past few years on & off). You really hate living & your life, wish you could just click your fingers, or take a pill, & have it all end (with no consequences/drama/etc). You think of both general & specific ways/means, maybe even researching them on the web. You might have a constant or regular fascination with all things death-related (all the many various ways, metaphysics/afterlife/spirits/etc).

And being "suicidal" is i guess being at a "critical" point, usually of very temporary duration (eg emotional upset or shock), where one is right on the verge of attempting to use one of the aforementioned methods above to end one's life (or have attempted it in practise).

For myself, a "good day" is one where i never once during it have thoughts/feelings/urges at the "semi-suicidal" level i mentioned above.

Yes, death (& suicide) is a taboo subject. And like a few other topics in life, i think that there is considerably more benefit into discussing these things openly (supportively of course, but not supporting ... you know), or at the very least having all relevant information/facts & truths readily available (imho)
 

YellowBird

Well-known member
the past few months i've experienced major depression,i've been depressed before but not to this extent,yea i felt like a huge disappointment,like things will never get better,i'll never get what i want,but i was calm when considering suicide,now it's so painful being alive,it's as if i'm in a flaming building and there's nothing left to do but jump.
i never thought my mood would improve,but it has,there is hope,hang in there and when you're beginning to get better do your best and try to turn your life around.
 

Feathers

Well-known member
Sophia, you're so beautiful! (If that's you in the avatar!)

But do you eat enough? :) Sorry to ask, you might be lacking some important nutrients though.

I felt kind of like what you are describing a few times too (once after taking some fishy multivitamins two days in a row I think) - not suicidal (I've felt suicidal before so I know the difference) I just thought how it would be if I died/stopped existing... -my therapist asked me to describe the circumstances in which I've been suicidal before, and they seemed similar to what I've been going through at the time...
So, things to consider.

Can you get therapy or change your life so it would be better? (After I was suicidal in the past I changed my life quite a bit and things improved very much) Easier said then done I know, many self-help books helped me on the way and luckily I had some good opportunities also. My life now seems more difficult to change but you are young and can still change a lot!

Wishing you good luck & ((Hugz))!!
 

Elulla

Active member
Theres been many times ive just wanted to go to sleep and not wake up in the morning but I always do, I did make an attempt the other month but ended up just being ill. Ive always got the thoughts in my head that it doesn't matter what I do its never enough, I'm never enough and I wish there was a pill I could take and it'd all be over.

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WeirdyMcGee

Well-known member
All the time.

I don't think it's considered 'suicidal' per se-- but could be considered 'suicidal thoughts'.
I always wish I could just stop existing.
Just go to sleep and not wake up and no one would even recall my life-- they would just carry on.
It's like a fantasy I have that I can just disappear and stop feeling.
 
All the time.

I don't think it's considered 'suicidal' per se-- but could be considered 'suicidal thoughts'.
I always wish I could just stop existing.
Just go to sleep and not wake up and no one would even recall my life-- they would just carry on.
Couldnae huv pit it better masel'. Ah've been thinkin' exactly the same thing, jist recently.
 
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