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I think of suicide often. But it isn't abnormal right?

  1. Oct 21, 2011 #1
    I believe it is common that everyone has thought of commiting suicide at least once (except those relgious case in which commiting suicide is a crime) right? But my problem is, I contemplate of this too often. Like once a week. Is that a serious problem enough to see a psycharist?
     
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  3. Oct 21, 2011 #2
    Do you contemplate the idea of suicide or do you contemplate committing suicide?

    My answer to your question is if you are anywhere close to committing suicide you should probably seek assistance.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2011 #3

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    Please seek medical attention.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2011 #4

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    Ode_to_joy, I know the feeling all to well. But there are people who can help you. Psychologists and doctors out there really can help you through this.

    I don't know what happened to you to make you feel this way. But I'm sure it wasn't nice. Just seek medicak attention immediately. You'll be glad you did. People really can help you!!

    Don't forget: you don't need to go through this alone. Send me a message if you want to talk! :smile:
     
  6. Oct 21, 2011 #5
    I don;t know if I can talk to this to my parents. I am still a high school student so it is kind of hard to keep it secret from my parent.
     
  7. Oct 21, 2011 #6

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    It's your choice. I never told my parents this. In fact, I never told anybody. It can get hard at times :frown:

    Your parents won't be angry or stuff and will be happy you told them. But be sure to only tell them if you want them to know.

    Please do seek medical attention. I urge you to do it. It really helps!!
     
  8. Oct 21, 2011 #7

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    Does this happen moreso in the fall and winter, or early spring, when the weather is colder and days shorter? If so, this could be related to seasonal affective disorder. More sun can help, and so could vitamin supplements, but one should really discuss this with a doctor and/or psychologist given the frequency.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2011 #8
    Hi Poem of Friedrich Schiller in D-major

    Seeing what you tell, it cannot be excluded that these contemplations are symptoms of certain conditions. If so, there is a good chance that you learn how to control them and lead a normal happy life. So again, indeed the best you can do is talk to your parents and seek professional help.
     
  10. Oct 21, 2011 #9

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    If you can use a phone or a computer (you obviously can!), you can start the process of figuring this out. Please check out these links (or use Google if these links do not correspond to the country that you are in):

    http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

    http://www.darkmother.com/themereproject/nspd1.html

    http://suicidehotlines.com/

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  11. Oct 22, 2011 #10
    I have lost 10 pounds recently. Is that an indication of serious mental problem?
     
  12. Oct 22, 2011 #11

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    Weightloss should not necessarily be an indication of a serious mental problem - unless it relates to one's behavior. Did one reduce amount of food or caloric intake, or increase the amount of activity in relation to one's food/caloric intake?

    Is one having feelings of melancholia or despondency?

    One should seek consultation with one's doctor who might look for underlying medical/physiological issues that could contribute to one's physiological/psychological state.
     
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  13. Oct 22, 2011 #12
    I do have feeling of melancholia and especially despondency.
     
  14. Oct 22, 2011 #13
    It's very well possible that there is a pathological cause for your discomfort. Astronuc really gave the best advice. Really, there is a good chance for a succesful treatment.
     
  15. Oct 22, 2011 #14

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    Then one should seek consultation with one's doctor. We can't offer effective advice over the internet, nor would it appropriate to do so. It it treatable, but only by a doctor whom one sees in person. An abrupt change in weight is a good reason to see a doctor. Depending on the cause, it could affect one's psychological state.

    One should involve one's parents. If one of my children, siblings, parents, friends, associates/colleagues were thinking often of suicide, I'd want to know.
     
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  16. Oct 22, 2011 #15

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    I think you have your answer ode, see a doctor, seek help, family, friends, school, call a suicide helpline.
     
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