Thinking About Versus Dying by Suicide
by Kevin Caruso
Thinking about suicide is extremely common. In fact, all people think about dying by suicide at some juncture in their lives.
Life can be very difficult, and very painful.
Loved ones become ill.
Loved ones die.
Crimes are perpetrated.
Jobs are lost.
And when something horrible happens to you, suicide can seem like a way to end the pain.
And you may begin having incessant thougts about suicide.
Those are thoughts. Please do not confuse thoughts with actions. Thoughts do not need to be followed by actions.
You have many thoughts that you do not act on. Indeed, if you acted on all of your thoughts,
your life would be utterly chaotic, to say the least.
The problem with suicidal thinking is that it is normally accompanied by depression. And depression distorts thinking. Depression makes you feel like it is okay to die by suicide. But that is the depression talking, that is not you.
If you have depression, you have a chemical imbalance in your brain. So how could you be yourself? It is impossible.
So if you have suicidal thoughts, you must accept the fact that you are depressed, and get help.
When you get help for your depression, you should regain perspective on your life, and the suicidal thoughts should dissipate.
So, again, suicidal thoughts are extremely common, and all people have them at some point in their lives,
but those thoughts cannot be acted on.
If you have suicidal thoughts, you need to get treatment to eliminate those thoughts, and that
means getting treated for depression.
Make appointments with a medical doctor and a therapist, and get on the road to healing and off the road of suicidal thinking.
Never act on suicidal thoughts.
If you or someone you know is suicidal, please go to the Home Page of this website for immediate help.
I love you.