Posted by yxibow on February 21, 2009, at 23:15:06
In reply to Re: I'm ready to off myself, posted by uncouth on February 21, 2009, at 21:41:45
> this was me. i'm simply ready to go. there has been no joy, no priceless life experiences, simply enduring constant pain.
> the humane thing to do to man's best friend is to put him out of his misery when he is in pain, right?
> therefore why is it deemed so unrealistic to put oneself out of such constant misery?
No psychiatrist or individual can lock someone up forever and no amount of people can possibly monitor someone's going and coming their whole lives.
This may be a real shock and it isn't meant to be, but people will commit suicide if they really feel they cannot manage their lives and good citizens and good thought can convince people not to, but psychiatrists know that there is an ultimate risk that it could happen.
Do -NOT- construe this as a license to act one way or the other, it is a mere fact of human existence.
> the reality is that im always going to be sick and i cannot endure what depression has taken from me any longer.
...but you don't know that, or do you? And neither can I predict my future.
I do catastrophize at times -- some with an admittedly mind blowing number of symptoms and side effects I face, and some with a missing drive for the living that, give them extreme credit, people with terrible organic or physical birth defects strive to go beyond things.
Now it wouldn't be fair to anyone to say, after years to decades that I'm trying to say that people are malingering at all.
I wouldn't want anyone to take the above as accusatory at all, as I have after years had the inner drive and hope eroded.
Hope comes from within, its not something that other than by encouragement people can bestow on someone by some "divine intervention".
If one is still here online, and this is really not directed solely to your post, but the thread in general and others here, there obviously is something compelling someone to live.