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Suicide-does everyone consider it, at one point in their lives?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by nikerret, May 30, 2012.

  1. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    One of our small towns had another suicide, yesterday. For some reason, this little town has had more suicides than any other area in the County (to the best of my knowledge).

    Spurred some interesting discussions at work.

    Here or the GT GNG thoughts:
    Does everyone consider suicide, at one point in their lives?
     
  2. Adjuster

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    I would consider it for medical reasons but otherwise hasn't crossed my mind. Then again I have been pretty fortunate so far in my life. If I was destitute or other bad things happening it may come to mind.




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  3. Paul53

    Paul53 All in all I'm just another brick in the wall.

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    Safe to say that on some level every healthy adult has considered suicide, even those who just truly reject it. Many see it as a permanent answer to a temporary problem. Unfortunately, some people's lives get to the point where they feel that life is so painful and hopeless that death appears less painful than living.

    Suicide statistics are incomplete because there are always those incidents that are unsure, like one car accidents, accidental drownings or shootings, etc.

    Mental health still has a stigma attached which is a shame because a broken heart can hurt more than a broken arm, but the arm is easier to get help for.
     
  4. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    If there is a statistical cluster there then somebody should look for an environmental cause and not just a socioeconomic one.
     
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  5. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

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    Can't speak for anyone else.

    But, it is not on my list of possible things to even consider. Suicide is attacking the problem from the wrong end.
     
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    Mental health requires you have some part in helping yourself.

    A broken arm is fixed by someone else.

    Try to get someone else to solve your mental problems!
     
  7. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

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    Depends on your life.

    If your life is always hopeful, then there's no reason to consider it. Some folks just go through tougher times, and hope seems to disappear. In an area with a very poor economy and job market, more suicides will happen as people lose hope.
     
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    Chaos S.n.a.f.u.

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    My thoughts are that suicide should be encouraged, after a brief council to make sure it is what they truly want....and assuming they are of legal age.

    If someone is so lacking that you have not even the most basic instincts of self preservation, I strongly encourage that they follow through and remove their genes from the pool for the betterment of future generations.

    Encourage Defenestration.
     
  10. 4TS&W

    4TS&W 2A RKBA 4EVER

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    I'd do it.. there's just too many people on my list to take out first, that I'd just never get around to it.. :)

    OK, seriously, I think most people have at one point or another. It's natural during dark times. It's just hard to believe anything good ever came from it, except for pain stopping, but then again so does everything else...
     
  11. Paul53

    Paul53 All in all I'm just another brick in the wall.

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    There's an old maxim in healthcare. Dr's make the patient comfortable and God does the rest.

    A doctor may set and splint a broken arm, prescribe pain meds, but the body heals the fracture.

    Using the global slang term, "shrinks" do much the same.

    Lets not get into an argument on this. Suicide is a terrible, sad subject. If you disagree with me, let's just agree to disagree.
     
  12. The Dying Gaul

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    No. I have never, and will never consider suicide, not even for a second. Maybe it's just me, maybe I'm a fighter. But, as long as there's breath in me, I have hope.
     
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    After a girlfriend dumped me when I was teenager.
     
  14. M2 Carbine

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    Probably most people do at one time or another.


    Just as there can be good reasons to live there can also be good reasons to die.
     
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    Ditto. Not even in my vocabulary.
     
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    I have never actually considered following through with it, but I have contemplated how I would go about doing it.
     
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    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

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    I have. Twice. (No B.S. Came VERY close in 1984/85.)

    Both times, I came to the realization that suicide IS a permanent solution to a temporary problem.




    Life is too precious. Life IS good. I've got a GREAT woman and 4 FANTASTIC kids, and a MAGNIFICIENT Grand-daughter, with another Grand-kid on the way!!!!!
    Plus, I've got a WONDERFUL dog!!

    I've got it made!!!!! :thumbsup:
     
  18. Travelin' Jack

    Travelin' Jack Misinformed

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    Never had any desire or need for it, but I could see how under certain medical circumstances it would be the best choice.
     
  19. captainstormy

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    If I was terminally Ill I could see myself doing it. My great grandfather did. He saw his Father and Brother die slowly and painfully and loose their mind. They weren't really sure of what at the time, but likely some soft of Brain Cancer. When he started to have the same symptoms, he didn't want to go through that.

    Aside from that, the only time I could see myself doing it would be if I was in some sort of bad car accident and my only other choice was to burn to death.
     
  20. JohnBT

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    "does everyone consider it, at one point in their lives?"

    No, everyone does not.

    John