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I'm ready to die now

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angelflower

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I'm ready to die. My focus has been on my ankle, but now I'm getting used to that the focus is back on my mental health.

I don't understand why, when someone is suicidal, people won't support them with it. I feel quite ambivalent about it all.
 
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Maybe their lack of support indicates they don't agree with your reasons.
 
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They don't have to agree with my reasons to support me.
If you want to dye your hair green, wander around town in bare feet or get a tattoo of Kylie on your back then, while believing those things to be right stupid, people would be fine supporting you. It's your choice after all and in the grand scheme of things those things are minor.

But supporting someone who wants to take their life for what they deem to be non valid reasons, well I cant imagine many people being ok with doing that.
 
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I don’t know, I’m quite in favour of “the right to die”. If people express a consistent, long-term wish to an end to their lives then they should have a right to a dignified end of life experience. It is just another facet of personal expression, and to me it makes perfect sense to make this easy and pleasant.

But it should be monitored to make sure it’s not under duress, that it’s of free will, and that it’s not a temporary expression of despair.
 
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Yup, someone with that currently incurable illness which sentences them to slowly drown as their lungs liquefy should by all means have the option of a quick and painless exit. But someone who is upset because Steps broke up (showing my age) should not have such access.

Different ends of the spectrum / scale.
 
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Please don't judge me for wanting to die. I have enough people doing that already. I've tried and tried to think about something else but this can't go on forever.
 
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ToGoFruit said:
What happened with your ankle that took your mind off of the mental warzone for a bit? And, do you have anyone around you that you could confide in about what you're struggling with? Parents? A friend? I'm sorry if other people's actions have made you think there's a major lack of support for your thoughts :( It definitely wasn't right for them to do so, but it's also not a reflection of everyone as a whole...there are many that want to walk beside you and support you during this pain.
I passed out in my room and sprained/bruised it when I fell.
 
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Please don't judge me for wanting to die. I have enough people doing that already. I've tried and tried to think about something else but this can't go on forever.
Im not judging you. Im so sorry that you feel the way you do because I honestly feel the same as you everyday. All day long I just think "wtf is the point of this? I didn't sign up for this s*it!" I truly hate being on this earth 95% of the time.

Sorry I dont have anything positive to say. But i atleast wanted you to know that I completely understand how you feel.
 
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I know that it is impossible to get rid of negative thoughts. I have to pray all the time to see the positive
 
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I know that it is impossible to get rid of negative thoughts. I have to pray all the time to see the positive
People tell me all the time that it is possible. Confront the thought and replace it with the truth. But what if the truth is negative?
 
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Wow that is philosophical. Not sure if it is ontology or not. I'm trying to learn philosophy
 
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People tell me all the time that it is possible. Confront the thought and replace it with the truth. But what if the truth is negative?
Often ‘truths’ which are negative turn out to be reliant on a particular way of seeing things, or particular events in the future. It is best to try to achieve a balanced view, where you can see what made you believe in a particular negative ‘truth’ and why it might not be so. Then you can let go of such a vision.
 
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Often ‘truths’ which are negative turn out to be reliant on a particular way of seeing things, or particular events in the future. It is best to try to achieve a balanced view, where you can see what made you believe in a particular negative ‘truth’ and why it might not be so. Then you can let go of such a vision.
E says that Satan is the author of every negative thought and therefore they are all lies. She holds strongly to the book "Telling Yourself the Truth" by William Backus.

Near the beginning of the book there is an example of a man who has lost his whole family and is completely isolated. His thought, "I'm so lonely," is jumped on as an untruth and replaced with "I am NOT lonely!"

That seems completely artificial to me, just to deny your feelings especially when there's good reason to feel that way.

But if he would think, "I'm lonely... this hiding away is doing me no good. Right now I need to get out and find some support after everything that's happened" - wouldn't that be a more balanced, truthful view?
 
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