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What would you say to a person who wanted to commit suicide?

Bullying such as cyberbullying has caused some young people today to be depressed and think of ending their life. So what would you say to prevent the action from happening?

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  • Jul 10 2012: I wrote an article on overcoming depression and eliminating the act at depression if anyone wants to read it. You can read the article at writinggirl93.wikispaces.com.
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      Aug 8 2012: I think you oversimplify in your blog. As someone who tried to commit suicide at age 12, and who lived with constant clinical depression until she was in her 30s, I do have to say that your article seems to miss a LOT.

      My depression ended the minute that I was forced to create a new worldview because the previous one crashed (nearly 30 years ago). I haven't had a single suicidal thought in a long time, but then, most would think that MY worldview is off-beat. it is. It is also very rational.

      Imagine being a young person who is taught that the irrational and insane is rational and sane; that cruelty is kindness and that our purpose is to serve an insane collective at our own expense (which is what I learned), which is how cruelty can be defined as kindness.

      As a young person who objected, but was never understood, I have to ask: Where is the hope? The value? The purpose?

      When (at 12) I woke up the morning after taking too many pills, I was surprised and decided that "God" had rejected me. I decided to go on living, seeing future attempts as a waste of effort. But the horrors of the next 25 years were great.

      When I adjusted my worldview to conform with logic, facts, and something that I felt good participating in, my depression went away. No pills for many years now, and not a single suicidal thought. Therapy didn't help because therapists encourage the immoral and tyrannical worldview that crated the depression in the first place.

      From my experience, you GREATLY narrow the field of vision to the point where your answer makes little sense. But thanks for trying. It's good to try to work these things out. That's how we learn.

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