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Euthanasia

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mhairi

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Has anyone ever considered Euthanasia? Have been depressed for most of my life and I don't know how much more I can take. I know I could never hurt myself badly enough, I have tried and failed. I have been through so many doctors, medications, therapies and every possible 'lifestyle change'
that might make a tiny difference. I have to out of things to try...
 
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I'm so sorry to hear that you are feeling this way. From your previous posts I think I remember that you are in your 20s. When I was in my 20s I went through a period where I was suicidal and used to pray every night not to wake up again. I'm now in my 30s and life is very different. I still suffer from depression and anxiety at times although I am better at managing it now, but I am very glad that I am alive and that I got through that dark period.

There is still hope, keep fighting on.
 
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I know it feels like euthanasia is the only thing that makes sense at this stage, but it's in these moments that it's entirely up to you to make the decision in which way to go. There's something about ending a life, especially if you've been struggling for so long, that is attractive in a very dark way. You've been with these lies for so long, they seem normal and arguably comfortable as well. But like Cazcat stated, there is still hope and to keep fighting is move that much closer to something better. You are extremely precious--anything telling you differently is not valid. There is more, my friend...keep searching and leaning into those that love and support you.
 
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I want to be euthanized too. But I don't think they do that for mental illness. You have to have a chronic, or life threatening physical disease for that. I hope you get better. I'm here to support you. :hug:
 
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Try weed if you have not already. I mean if everything else has been tried then go with it. At least you will have a blast doing it. Well until the tolerance kicks in. Just know that it is illegal. But a person in need is a person in need.
 
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Try weed if you have not already. I mean if everything else has been tried then go with it. At least you will have a blast doing it. Well until the tolerance kicks in. Just know that it is illegal. But a person in need is a person in need.
Weed has done irreparable damage to my husband's mental health and is strongly linked to increasing the risk of psychosis, so personally I would stay well away.
 
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Try weed if you have not already. I mean if everything else has been tried then go with it. At least you will have a blast doing it. Well until the tolerance kicks in. Just know that it is illegal. But a person in need is a person in need.

It took them 12 years to diagnose my cousin with Bi-Polar and as soon as she got that diagnosis she stopped pulling her hair out. She'd been asking what was wrong with her for years and needed the diagnosis to help her make sense of herself. They prescribed her Seroquel XL and she stopped taking them because they were causing her heart palpitations. The team went mad at her and said she had to take them and she told them why she stopped and they backed away. Anyways she started smoking weed and it's helped her a lot. I wish they'd legalise it.
 
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Weed has done irreparable damage to my husband's mental health and is strongly linked to increasing the risk of psychosis, so personally I would stay well away.
That's only your husband though. Not everyone's is the same. I can't smoke it because it gives me panic attacks but one of my old friends smokes it because it helps with his PTSD.
 
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That's only your husband though. Not everyone's is the same. I can't smoke it because it gives me panic attacks but one of my old friends smokes it because it helps with his PTSD.
The increased risk of developing psychosis if you smoke weed is clearly documented in the research, I can't remember the exact figures, but it's a significantly large increase in risk, its not just my husband. We thought it was helping but it ended up making things far worse.
 
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I'm sorry you feel that way. I hope you will have the help you need to some day overcome your depression. Keep in mind you're not the only one who feels this way. So many people struggle with depression. I hope you will get through this, your life is meaningful and I hope you can enjoy life.

Hugs
 
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The increased risk of developing psychosis if you smoke weed is clearly documented in the research, I can't remember the exact figures, but it's a significantly large increase in risk, its not just my husband. We thought it was helping but it ended up making things far worse.
Sorry I worded it incorrectly. I mean from the people you know personally. I know in some patients it can cause increase the risk of getting a Psychosis. The Original Poster wants to die and someone said if they haven't tried weed maybe give it a shot as it might help. I know loads of people who smoke it for either depression, PTSD, pain relief and so on… It gives me panic attacks, that's the only reason I don't smoke it but one of my old friends smokes it because he has PTSD and it's the only thing that seems to help him. He did have a Psychosis back when he was 13 but nothing since. Been smoking weed since he was 19, he's now 42 and has his life on track.
 
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By no means am I pushing this, nor am I saying that it is the right way to go. But if you are out of options, perhaps try attending a church service. Preferably in a non-denominational church (basically they don't care if you are Catholic, Protestant, etc.), and just offer some prayers up. You never know what could happen, and it doesn't hurt to try.

Personally, spirituality has helped me a lot in coping with anxiety and depression. But I know it doesn't work for everyone. So if you are out of options and never tried it before, give prayer a chance :). And if you would like me to pray for you, it would be my pleasure :)
 
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