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Suicide attempt = depressed?

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TheElderBerries

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in april this year i attempted to kill myself. i was in a pretty bad place but nowadays i feel a bit better. i try not to think about my feelings that much, and it works. but i feel it's time to actually do something about my feelings, and the first step to that is knowing what i have. does having attempted suicide equal to depression? i know i don't have anxiety, and i might have ptsd
 
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It’s a temporary issue that has permanent results. You need to get some meds and therapy it will help so much make sure you find a good therapist because there are so many bad ones. They have to be extremely compassionate to your feelings and not just listen but come up with answers that fit your issues you’ll be able to tell if it sounds like your capable of it and suggest medications that may help your depression. I for one wouldn’t be writing this if I wasn’t put on the right medications and good therapy. Suicide is not the answer it’s usually is just a chemical imbalance. You joining this forum is your first step to a better life.❤️🙏🏻😉
 
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Alexander Ypsilantis

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in april this year i attempted to kill myself. i was in a pretty bad place but nowadays i feel a bit better. i try not to think about my feelings that much, and it works. but i feel it's time to actually do something about my feelings, and the first step to that is knowing what i have. does having attempted suicide equal to depression? i know i don't have anxiety, and i might have ptsd

I think only a trained Psychiatrist can answer your question, all we can do is speculate. I suppose there could be reasons where a non-depressed person took their own lives, for example if painful death was imminent and couldn't be avoided. My father was an American pilot during the Korean war and they were issued a weapon and were told if they were shot down they had the option of using it on themselves. At the time the North Korean soldiers tortured shot down enemy airmen as a matter of routine, it was better off not to be taken prisoner.

With that said, everyone I know who took their own life suffered from some degree of mental illness and usually it was clinical depression. One guy took his own life because he had lifelong substance abuse (alcohol and drugs) and felt despair over that, but everyone else pretty much had depression.
 
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