Posts like this disgust me.
Nobody who is truly suicidal gives a fuck what anyone else thinks. They don’t care how many notes something gets or how long they will put it off for.
This is for attention and disgusting. You are trying to get attention off something that is a serious matter and is a disgrace.
I know because I was suicidal at a point last year. When I was un-medicated and my Major Depressive Disorder was at its peak. It didn’t make a difference what anyone said or did because it is a deep rooted mental issue.
Stop making posts like this.
THIS ^ THANK YOU.
Honestly, the comment about this post upsets me more than the post itself. I personally agree that mental illnesses should not be exploited, and it is upsetting that people would fake being suicidal. I don’t believe the person that posted this was suicidal, and I don’t believe that the amount of notes it got saved a life or postponed a suicide.
This is what I do believe: there are mental disorders other than suicide, and there are different levels of depression. It’s very possible that whoever posted this was really just starved for attention. The person who is going along, and telling them to stay positive is a hero. Maybe they’re not actually saving a life, or helping a person that is actually suicidal, but they’re giving a lonely person who obviously is hurting over something support, and I think that’s very noble no matter what.
As a person that has struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts, I agree that no amount of notes or wonderful things said to me would make ever change my mind on a day when it got that bad. I do not think that anyone who was truly thinking about suicide would call this much attention to themselves about doing it.
I remember what it was like though, before I ever experienced real depression. When I used to think that no one cared, and when I used to believe that I was depressed, this is the kind of thing that would have helped me out, had I had the nerve to post it. Just knowing someone wanted me to be there would have gone a long way when I was sad back then. Of course now I’m older and I know the difference between wanting attention and being clinically depressed, but not everybody does. A lot of people who have never cut or self-harmed or attempted suicide or felt real depression, they don’t know the difference, and that’s not their fault.
The person who posted this probably just needed to know that someone cared, and I agree that there are better ways to ask for attention or to ask for help, but I don’t think that everyone who posts something like this is a horrible person who just wants the attention. It’s one thing to flat out lie about having a mental disorder, it’s another thing to be naive about depression. I think that we can give the original poster the benefit of the doubt, and say that they weren’t trying to disgust anybody, they were just trying to get help.
I’d like to wrap this up with saying that I think people who take the time out of their day to try and help people who are depressed or suicidal or really just to help anyone, are completely amazing. It doesn’t matter if the person is really hurting, or thinks something is worse than it is, or really the circumstances at all. If you stop and try to help someone that you believe is in pain, you’re doing an amazing thing, and you’re the reason why I haven’t completely lost faith in humanity. So thank you.