|Reading these suicide pages you will find people seeking help and people offering their help. Some witness about suicide from real life experience, others who play along with me would pretend it's a children's game. Some make sick and cruel jokes about it, and angry people blame me for even mentioning the subject. You might also want to read my favourite answers. If you want your answer to be included here, fill in the form.|
What is the best way to kill yourself when you're under 13?
Quelle est la meilleure forme de suicide pour les moins de 13 ans?
|02 May 2005||x-x Jo x-x||It doesn'y matter what age you are, suicide is still a big thing to everyone! To me suicide is a regular thought as i some times can't stand my life and need to get away. Alot of people would say this was selfish but to me its just someone trying to escape. We all have to escape some time. Pressure is one way to push a person to depression or suicide. I find i have alot of pressure, parents & school wanting me to do well, my friends and even people i don't even know. I first started cutting myself when I was 14, i had just broken up with my boyfriend who i loved so much i would do anything for him (i still feel like that even today!) but when i realsied i couldn't live without him he said he didnt want me! My bestfriend became very depressed which had an inpact on me. We both would cut our arms and even our legs! We both knew how each other was feeling because we knew everything about each other and were exactly the same! Soon it became an every day thing and crying as well.
Some other friends found out and said they understood but really they didnt. I think that must be the worst thing you can say to some one who hates their life so much that they want to kill them selves! Just a word of warning for friends of people like that!
Its your own life and you should be able to do what you wnat with it!
|02 May 2005||chrissy||i dunno wat to say, im not gonna encourage ppl to do the 'deed', but here's wat i have to say...ok well my lyf isnt as bad as the pplz on this syt, but like i dunno.im 14 and i've been depressed since i was about 11, but things have gotten really bad this year, i mean i went to a new skool and now they see me for me, the way i am, depressed.a few months ago i crushed a glass in my hand and i had to go to hospital for that, i have butterfly stitches on my arm from cutting myself and i have to take antipsycotics, to help with my depression, alot of my frends are depressed and that doesnt help, ive almost commited suicide a couple of times, and yer, i have to see loads of counselour ppl but nothings seems to work, im close to going to hospital and things just keep getting worse, my mum thinks things are getting better, but they're not.i dont no wat to do ani more!|
|02 May 2005||Rachael||It is not nice wanting to die and i know that I used to cut my myself whenever life was geting too much for me.I would go to the toilets at school and cut my wrist with a pencil sharpener blade. But after my mum sore my wrist she sent me to PMH in perth but when i was ther i chold not hert my self so I stoped eating and then i got realy sick and all most died but thay pout a feeding tube down my nosie it hert geting it down in to my stumetch i am still cuting and it herts but there is this yr 8 that looks up to me now and she now cuts her wrist's because she thinks that is how u become kool but it is not so dont cut if u just whant to be kool|
|02 May 2005||genesis||hey i'm genesis. i have tried to kill myself over 80 times in the past year.here are some things that i have done i have hung my self,took tons of drugs,slit my wrist,stabed myself,slit my neck open,ate batteries,jumped off a 4 story house and alot of other things. but don't get caught of the middle of tring to kill your selfs cause parents go crazy.HAVE FUN I SURE DID but i'm still trying to kill my self!!!!:(DEAD|
|02 May 2005||ur a stupid little fuckhead i think u are a maggot think about all those people who have lost those they loved to suicide n ur trying to fucking promote it u stupid fuck u honestly have no clue|
|02 May 2005||FUCK YOU||YOU FUCKING PEOPLE ARE FUCKING SICK, CHILDREN ARE OUT THERE WHO HAVE NORMAL PROBLEMS ABOUT TEENAGE THINGS, AND YOUR GIVING THEM ADVICE THAT THIS IS THE ONLY WAY OUT. GIVE FUCKING LIFE A CHANCE AND LET PEOPLE LOVE THEM, YOUR CRAZY FUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|02 May 2005||I'd Prefer Not To||Well, I must say that this is a very, very odd website. I, along with many others that have posted here, have thought about comitting suicide. But don't necessarily agree with it anymore.
I don't really feel like sharing my sob story with you all, but I sure as hell have one. I guess if you're smart enough, you'll be able to figure out what happened...
I would say that the best way to kill yourself when under 13 - or even over it, would be to overdose on narcotics and pills of equal strenghth. You might say that "Oh, who the hell would have THAT in their cabinet?" I do. They're 'leftovers' from when my mom was alive. Strong enough to partially elimate the pains of cancer. All of the capsules are full, too. Even better.
Pop all of the what, twelve bottles of pills? in your mouth, down it with some water, and you're good to go.
Of course, there is the possibility of getting caught in the process.
Well, i know that I just contributed to this website, but I must say that when I came across it, I was thoroughly disgusted. Suicide is a serious thing, and if you need help, then get it.
There ARE ways to obtain help for free; most towns offer free counseling from social workers. If you are a student, try talking to your school's psychologist. Or even a trusted adult. I know that this sounds pathetically cliche of me, but isn't it better than being dead? My theory is that when you're dead, you're simply just dead. I don't believe in God, so to me, there is no Hell or Heaven. Your body is simply 'turned off', almost like a machine. And your thoughts and internal workings are all gone. Sounds good to you? Well, think twice, sweetie, because it's not.
You're dead that way. I mean, usually if you're contemplating suicide, you're dead on the inside, so why not just balance every goddamn thing out and just be dead physically, right? Well, that doesn't really work, because then you'd just be a nonexisting drifter. And your life would just suck ten times more, well, because you'd be dead, your family having to pay all of your funeral charges, etc...
And if you're committing suicide out of well, hm... spite, then, what the hell is the point of doing it if you can't see the look on those people's faces? I'd suggest doing something that doesn't obscure your view from their reaction. Like, say, nailing them in the balls or something.
Anyways, this site is quite the odd one. I'm only 14, so what do I know, right? I came to this site originally looking for methods to do The Task, and am leaving it with this comment: This website is pathetically sad. I read some of the suggestions and almost laughed. "Throw yourself under a school bus." Well, most likely the driver would SEE you throw yourself under it, and stop immediately.
What a world of bullshit that we live in. Whatever, don't listen to this site. 'Suicide kit' my ass. This is pathetic, and I'm having a hard time believing that I am contributing to this mess of a website.
|02 May 2005||if u dont want to read it http://www.nmha.org/infoctr/factsheets||Suicide No suicide attempt should be dismissed or treated lightly!
Why Do People Commit Suicide?
A suicide attempt is a clear indication that something is gravely wrong in a persons life. No matter the race or age of the person; how rich or poor they are, it is true that most people who commit suicide have a mental or emotional disorder. The most common underlying disorder is depression, 30% to 70% of suicide victims suffer from major depression or bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder.
Warning Signs of Someone Considering Suicide
Any one of these symptoms does not necessarily mean the person is suicidal, but several of these symptoms may signal a need for help:
Verbal suicide threats such as, Youd be better off without me. or Maybe I wont be around.
Expressions of hopelessness and helplessness.
Previous suicide attempts.
Daring or risk-taking behavior.
Giving away prized possessions.
Lack of interest in future plans.
Remember: Eight out of ten suicidal persons give some sign of their intentions. People who talk about suicide, threaten to commit suicide, or call suicide crisis centers are 30 times more likely than average to kill themselves.
What To Do If You Think Someone Is Suicidal
Trust your instincts that the person may be in trouble.
Talk with the person about your concerns. Communication needs to include LISTENING.
Ask direct questions without being judgmental. Determine if the person has a specific plan to carry out the suicide. The more detailed the plan, the greater the risk.
Get professional help, even if the person resists.
Do not leave the person alone.
Do not swear to secrecy.
Do not act shocked or judgmental.
Do not counsel the person yourself.
The Statistics of Suicide
Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 1% of all deaths.
More years of life are lost to suicide than to any other single cause except heart disease and cancer.
30,000 Americans commit suicide annually; an additional 500,000 Americans attempt suicide annually.
The actual ratio of attempts to completed suicides is probably at least 10 to 1.
30% to 40% of persons who commit suicide have made a previous attempt.
The risk of completed suicide is more than 100 times greater than average in the first year after an attempt - 80 times greater for women, 200 times greater for men, 200 times greater for people over 45, and 300 times greater for white men over 65.
Suicide rates are highest in old age: 20% of the population and 40% of suicide victims are over 60. After age 75, the rate is three times higher than average, and among white men over 80, it is six times higher than average.
Substance abuse is another great instigator of suicide; it may be involved in half of all cases. About 20% of suicides are alcohol abusers, and the lifetime rate of suicide among alcoholics is at least three or four times the average. Completed suicides are more likely to be men over 45 who are depressed or alcoholic.
Although they may not call prevention centers, suicidal people usually do seek help; for example, nearly three-fourths of all suicide victims visit a doctor in the four months before their deaths, and half in the month before.
Helping a Suicidal Person
No single therapeutic approach is suitable for all suicidal persons or suicidal tendencies. The most common ways to treat underlying illnesses associated with suicide are with medication, talk therapy or a combination of the two.
Cognitive (talk therapy) and behavioral (changing behavior) therapies aim at relieving the despair of suicidal patients by showing them other solutions to their problems and new ways to think about themselves and their world. Behavioral methods, such as training in assertiveness, problem-solving, social skills, and muscle relaxation, may reduce depression, anxiety, and social ineptitude.
Cognitive and behavioral homework assignments are planned in collaboration with the patient and explained as experiments that will be educational even if they fail. The therapist emphasizes that the patient is doing most of the work, because it is especially important for a suicidal person not to see the therapist as necessary for their survival.
Recent research strongly supports the use of medication to treat the underlying depression associated with suicide. Antidepressant medication acts on chemical pathways of the brain related to mood. There are many very effective antidepressants. The two most common types are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). Other new types of antidepressants (e.g. alpha-2 antagonist, selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) and aminoketones), and an older class, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), are also prescribed by some doctors.
Antidepressant medications are not habit-forming. Although some symptoms such as insomnia, often improve within a week or two, it may take three or four weeks before you feel better; the full benefit of medication may require six to eight weeks of treatment. Sometimes changes need to be made in dosage or medication type before improvements are noticed. It is usually recommended that medications be taken for at least four to nine months after the depressive symptoms have improved. People with chronic depression may need to stay on medication to prevent or lessen further episodes.
People taking antidepressants should be monitored by a doctor who knows about treating clinical depression to ensure the best treatment with the fewest side effects. It is also very important that your doctor be informed about all other medicines that are taken, including vitamins and herbal supplements, in order to help avoid dangerous interactions. Alcohol or other drugs can interact negatively with antidepressant medication.
Do not discontinue medication without discussing the decision with your doctor.
Resources in Your Community
Telephone hotlines (Can be obtained from the telephone book, local Mental Health Associations, community centers, or United Way chapters)
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call 1-800-SUICIDE.
National Mental Health Association
This will connect you with a crisis center in your area.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association of Suicidology
Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network
National Mental Health Association
2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
Mental Health Resource Center 800/969-NMHA
TTY Line 800/433-5959
(c) 2005 National Mental Health Association. All rights reserved.
|02 May 2005||confused bitch (amanda)||Im 13 and ive been suicidal 4 such a long time..... i meant my true love about 2 weeks ago and he kept me alive... now he has a girlfriend and this makes me cry everynite just thinking about it... im sooo deppressed and all i can say 2 him is that i hate him.... (his name is cody) i feel bad 2 tell him that i hate him but if i say i love you it makes me sad... dont ask y!!! i thought he was my true love but he obviouslys not.... he tells me that it was my fault that i got raped over 4 times... wen i tell him that i hate him he either doesnt say enything or tells me that he loves me!!!! at 1st i told him i didnt want him 2 love me... cuz i was sooo afraid of getting hurt (again) or hurting him!!! now he maybe doesnt mean it but he hurts me ALL the time... 24/7!!!! i love him sooo much... mroe than i have ever loved enyone or enything in my life... if it wasnt 4 him i would be dead rite now!!! i dont no how 2 explain how i feel 2 him on the fone or on the computer its soo hard!!! i mean i love him but i hate him... i hate wat hes doing 2 me... he tells me he loves me and every time i hear it i just wanna die... cuz i no someday it wont be true... someday he'll be telling another girl the same thing he tells me!!! he lives 3,000 miles away so i dont no if i can realy believe him wen he says i love you... and all the other shit he says... my mom found out about him and she usually doesnt like it wen i have a boyfriend period but shes ok with all of this and im aloud 2 talk 2 him on the fone!!! shes ganna find a way 2 let us meet!!! but i dont think it will actually happen becuz i dont no if i can really believe him wen he tells me he loves me... i wanna die still... i took pills yesturday and they ran out... i cut my wrists so bad my hole arm went numb!!! i miss the nites wen he told me that he loves me!!!! enyways i still think the best way 2 kill urself is 2 cutt so bad or take pills... lol!!!! cody says some pplz r begging 4 attention but some rnt... he says i am... but i no im not.... i wish i would succeed one day and show 2 him that i wasnt begging 4 attention... and that i really wanted 2 die!!!|
|02 May 2005||Lanna MacDonald||Like 10 mins ago i grabbed like a million pills and I wanna swallow them. I went on the internet to say goodbye to my friends over msn. I should probably hurry cause I dont want to be saved. I never felt good enough for anything. Easiest way kiddo's, over dose....no blood, just barfing, its all good! Good bye World!|
|01 May 2005||Kat & neve||run infront of a shooting range shouting "guns are not the answer"|
|01 May 2005||Rachael||Hi my name is Rachael i am now 14 but when i was 11 i started to try to kill my self i stoped going to school and now i am dumb from all the drugs and beer i drink and pout in to my boody i have trd to cut my wrists at school in the tolets but my friend came in and whent to get a teacher i blackd out and there was blood every where but i chold still hear every 1 crying and screaming it is not nice|
|01 May 2005||jason||I was thinking to myself, why the fuck that I get this deadly disease called Depression. This fucking thing is the cause of all these shit that is eating my flesh and drawing my blood. Its worse that AIDS, cuz u dont know why the fuck u get so fucked up without any known deadly virus. 3 hours ago, I was laying on my bed crying and praying, and again I wanted to kill myself, this time OD on drugs, found 70pills, but didnt do it, now here I am. Depression cause me to be an idiot, I forget everything I did, I cant stand still, I cant be around anyone, I felt that they will be thinking I am an idiot, I cant hold a conversation with anyone, cuz my mind is going so slow and dumb. I look ugly and shit. I became bad mannered and always piss people of with my stupid tone and talk. Been like this for 4 months now, depression can make one lose their mind and be an idiot, how cant I be crazy when my mind kept thinking of how fucked up everything is every day. Well I am sure you understand what I mean. Depression really eats up ur brain. Just finished my BA degree from Calstate and now acting like an idiot. I am sure I am the worst case here. My advice is dont let Depression eat up ur brain, take control of the chatterbox inside you. Believe in what GOD lays ahead for you, keep praying like I do cuz he will never leave us alone. I Believe in him, GOD bless you.Remeber friends COMMIT SUICIDE=GO TO HELL. u can email me if u wanna talk firstname.lastname@example.org goodbye my friends, life can be beautiful with GOD beside you.
|01 May 2005||dead inside||hi again i cant stand it! my best friend is ditching me for a guy! anywaymy life sucks i spend some of my free time crying in corners listining to angel by sarah micglachlan unless im outside uve seen all of my entries im 10 my life is shit it hurts so much i just cant feel anymore i jus wish it would go away well if u can stand me anymore hears one of my poems:My life is nothing i am nothing im nvisable im dust in the air im thin im nothing but yet im hurting and this earth is swallowing me im dieing inside im bleeding inside im dead im not hear im just around im falling forever into the bottemless pit that apears to be my life.......i bet u guys think that ws shit but meh talk to u l8ter|
|01 May 2005||Cody||Tips on Writing Your Suicide Note
Your suicide note will be the last thing people have to remember you by.
Your relatives, friends, police officers, and others, will read it. In some cases, suicide notes, or parts of them, even get to the media. You might think that suicide notes would be the most carefully crafted documents, however in many cases, they are written carelessly and hastily.
The following tips are provided for people who want to leave a real impression.
Note: if you are not actually committing suicide because you want to die but are just looking to get attention, do not bother reading this. Your note will mean nothing once the doctors are done treating the scratches on your wrists or pumping the 2000mg of Advil out of your stomach. There are better ways of getting attention anyway. I suggest you try one of the many services for people who are only crying for help.
Getting an early start is important. If you can, start a few days before your suicide. Make sure you're in a clear state of mind. You do not want to try to write your note while waiting for the pills you took to kick in, or have to rush through it before you bleed to death. Giving yourself enough time to write your note will help eliminate the most common mistakes.
Don't try to say everything.
There are probably a lot of things you have on your mind, and you need to take some time and sort them out. Decide what is most important to say and leave out things that don't matter. Decide now what you want your readers to come away with after reading your note. Eliminate those things that distract from that point.
Handwrite your note if you can.
A handwritten note is a lot more personal. However, if you are worried your letter will not be understood, or you are physically not able to write it by hand don't worry about it. The important thing is that you get your message across.
Write the way you would speak. A good suicide note is personal, not formal. Don't get out the thesaurus and look for the biggest words you can find. Be yourself.
Filling your note with phrases like "Goodbye cruel world" and "no one understands me" will make your note feel less like your thoughts and more like a form letter. Too many cliché's and it can look like you are just going through the motions or that you are leaving a note because you feel that you should, but without having anything to say. If you want to say something but it sounds too cliché, try to re-word it a little.
In general, use first person.
It creates a sense of intimacy and makes it easier for a reader to see things from your point of view, if you want to use a different viewpoint, be sure that you stick to it throughout your whole note.
Don't use your note like a will.
You might want your best friend to get your stereo but your suicide note is not the place to express that. If you want to leave certain things to certain people you should setup a will ahead of time. Just because you write it down does not make it legal, and it can be easily dismissed by the claim that you were not of sound mind when you wrote it.
Taking the time to set up a will will also help keep you from giving away your stuff in the months/weeks/days before the suicide. That's one of the most obvious indications that you are thinking about killing yourself and will likly get you "saved", or at least make the process more difficult.
Your note will be one of the last things you give the world to judge you by. If you include things that others can disprove, it can discount the entire note. Besides, there is not much reason for lying at this point, is there?
Don't reveal your methods.
This is most important when taking poisons and pills. Telling everyone what you took just makes it easier for them to give you the treatments needed to revive you. Alternately, you do not want someone to find the note that details which bridge you're jumping off of before you get that chance to jump. They might be able to stop you. People will find out how you did it once the autopsy reports come in anyway.
Don't say anything you might regret.
There is always a chance that you will be found and "rescued". Suicide notes are not the place to rip into people, give away other's secrets, or confess crimes. The last thing you want is to end up in a hospital bed, facing the people who read something you would never have told them while alive.
Don't try to persuade the reader.
You do not want to spend your time trying to convince the reader that you are right. In most cases nothing you can say will change they way they feel. Your purpose is to express your point of view. It doesn't matter if the reader shares your point of view or not, only that they understand it.
Proofread your note.
Re-read your note at least twice. It's easy to make a simple mistake that distracts from the overall feel of the note. When reading over your note, there are a lot of things to look for. It's better to read it several times, looking for something different each time then to try to remember it all while reading it over once.
Make sure the point you wanted to get across when you started writing is clear. Don't be afraid to made edits, but be sure to read your note over again when you do.
Make your note easy to find
Take some time to consider where to leave your note. If you can't leave it near you, be sure to leave it in an obvious location. Even if you want someone in particular to read your note first, avoid sending it to someone by mail. There are too many things that could go wrong and once you send it, it's gone. Your note could get lost in the mail, or worse, it could reach someone before you can go though with it.
Check your note for flow.
Your note should progress rather then being a loose connection of thoughts and feelings. People reading your note should see that it is going somewhere. If you're having a hard time, start with a sentence or two that sum up the point of the letter, and then end with a summary of the same topic. Every paragraph in between should support that point.
Make sure it's not too long.
There is a reason it's called a suicide note and not a novel. Try to keep it around two or three pages at the most. Avoid the temptation to mention or leave a little note to everyone you know. Not only does that get dull fast but you're certain to leave someone out.
i hope this helps...
|01 May 2005||namewithheld||if you kill yourself you reincarnate back into the same kind of life you lived before.your life is planned out before you come to this earth. this is hell.god dosent turn people away for sins and dosent make us act crazy.dont listen to religios people their all followers.i have to visit my friends grave every week.he killed himself in his closet one mornig.now i wonder.i know i cant kill myself because of my family and freinds and i do not want to come back to this shit hole earth again so ill wait for my exit point.some of you might not believe in physics but once i read sylvia brownes book life on the other side it changed my life. at a point i didnt care.im fat ugly i cant do anything right i get mood swings of hateand everything else.i had problems growing up but i was half way relived once i read that book.but i wont fully believe until i save up enough money to see her and have tangible evedience. but me being a teen and my friend was 19 all i have to do is wonder.read the damn book.go to sylvia.org just for the hell of it.|
|30 Apr 2005||daniel||well i think hanging urself since u can't get out of it. but i tried it and it didn't work for me.|
|30 Apr 2005||-X-Laura-X-||Hey people!..
Well, In have tried to kill myself three times, and obviously, both times didn't work. Every single day, I'm thinking about death and suicide.
Last Thursday, someone in my school (I'm 14 b the way) told one of my teachers that I was really and depressed and suicidal. I am so pissed off about that! If this teacher ever tells my mum, I think theres only one thing for it..
I'm a Christian, and no way do I wanna go to hell. I brought this up, because many people have been saying to me that I would go to hell if I commit suidide, and I'm not really sure what to believe. I don't even believe in myself for gosh sakes!
Two of my best friends killed themselves last year, and I don't think they are in hell..they were really good people and had no right at all to go there.
Well..I dunno what else to say, but if anyone needs to chat or something, just e-mail me or add me to their MSN..it's email@example.com
See ya's all later..hopefully!
|30 Apr 2005||wendy||hi im only 12 ,i havent exactely killed myself but im thinking of commiting suicide becos my life is practically falling apart. my friends all hate me and so do my family. when i fell out with one of my best friends i got really depressed and i nearly ended up dead becos i felt like jumping of a balcony but i decided not to becos i wanted to see what would happen between me and my friend. woukld we make up or would i just give up and end up dead? who knows. but at this moment iw ant to jump in front f a hore or car or lorry and kill myslef. i really don't know what to do my friends don't care about me and i dnt think anyone else does to. i really need help depression is squaring my life into a box and i will b trapped forever and i will neva b allowed out. sooner or later i will end up dead before my 2o's thats a fact!|
|30 Apr 2005||ray ray||Hope. its really what keeps people holding on for years. they have hope that things will get better, they have hope that life has meaning. but what do you do when inside your heart there is void? no hope? no reason to believe in something that has unrelentlessly failed you on a daily, and sometimes even moment to moment basis? thats when you try to do something that makes you feel good or makes you forget about reality temporaliy. for instance: drugs, sex, masturbation, sleep, eating, ect, ect. but what about when all these things no longer give you any comfort? thats when you turmn to mouchette. you try to go to see her and her family. you go and stick your toung into the crack of mouchettes mothers bum. this is when you die. never to remember any of these troubles you experience in the daily grind.|