Negativity and Suicide
by Kevin Caruso
The number one reason why people die by suicide is untreated depression. And people who are depressed think negatively.
These negative thoughts invariably lead to negative statements.
And if you find yourself constantly thinking in a negative way and constantly talking negatively, you should get help.
The negative thinking may seem benign, but it is not.
Continual negative thinking becomes like a type of conditioning. You are changing your thought process. Pretty soon everything seems gloomy. After all, you keep telling yourself how horrible everything is, so your subconscious
soaks all of those thoughts up, and you start believing them.
And then your conscious mind feeds these negative thoughts, now more intensified,
right back to your subconscious. And this vicious cycle, which can quickly become a downward,
out-of-control spiral, can continue indefinitely.
And remember, if you have depression, you have a chemical imbalance in your brain. So coupling negative thoughts with that chemical imbalance can quickly lead to suicidal thoughts.
Stop the vicious cycle now.
Recognize that you have a problem. And get help.
And if a loved one or friend starts acting extremely negatively, particularly over a protracted period, get help for him or her.
Our minds are fragile. And our minds can get sick, just like any other organ in the body. Strong negativity is a symptom. Most probably, a symptom of depression.
So if you or someone you know is in a "negative rut," make appointments with a doctor and a therapist, and start thinking positively again.
Let me be clear that some negative thoughts are normal. We all have them. But we should have a resonable balance between
positive and negative thoughts. The negative thoughts that
I am talking about are incessant "life-is-horrible" thoughts that both reflect and cause intense sadness.
Again, if you need help, get it now.
If you or someone you know is suicidal, please go to the Home Page of this website for immediate help.
I love you.