So bear with me. I'm sure there's been a gazillion posts on this.
So this morning I saw a post asking people whether "throwing himself in front of a lorry" would definitaly kill him or not, with him going on and on about how suicide was the only option. I don't wanna say much about whether he was serious or not, he's posted a couple of times before about being unemployed, or benefits, not doing much all day...so maybe he was, maybe he wasn't. To be honest, whether it was serious or not, the whole thread wa sick-people agreeing with him that it would, or advising him on other ways that would definatley end it all.
I don't mean to be harsh or anything, I know some of the people may well be suicidal and just looking for help or reassurance. I hate the phrase "a cry for help" but I suppose that's what it is. But there's others who say they're suicidal to get attention. I've seen it all the time. People who post that they don't see the point of living constantly and constantly on Facebook. Honestly, these posts make me sick. It's not that I can't handle the discussion of suicide...I can, and if anyone needed support or anything, I'd be more than willing to give it. It's just that "Oh my god, my life sucks, I'm gonna go kill myself now" seems an okay thing to say in some peoples mind, and isn't at all sick at all.
I know starting a thread saying you're suicidal isn't allowed on here, and I know why and think it's the right thing, really. I've been on various places lately, a lot of them having the "no discussion of suicide methods" rule, even some of the darkest mental health forums in which there's a lot of people on there who have attempted. I just don't get it...why do a lot of people think it's okay to announce how suicidal they are in that way for attention seeking purposes?