It’s something that’s floated around in my mind since I was in gradeschool. I remember having a bad day and just thinking about throwing myself off a cliff. And, up until about two or three years ago, I don’t think I ever completely rejected the idea. (I think I’m just starting to get over a lifetime of depression now.)
Anyways, I assume that nearly everyone has thought about killing themselves, but I would like to know how common the idea of actually considering it is, and the mindset associated with it.
Personally, I would have to say no, though I do feel I’ve been close. I’ve entertained the idea of jumping off a building or speeding into a tractor trailer but I know I’ve never actually considered doing it or actually tried it. In those bad times, I just went through the motions and somehow got through it. I’ve had friends though who haven’t, and I just don’t know why.
Anyways, I’d like to see some numbers and some honest opinions, but if all I get is numbers it’s ok.