Suicide: Happy People Don't Kill Themselves.

If you are feeling suicidal now, please stop long enough to read this. It will only take about five minutes. I do not want to talk you out of your bad feelings. I am not a therapist or other mental health professional - only someone who knows what it is like to be in pain.

I don’t know who you are, or why you are reading this page. I only know that for the moment, you’re reading it, and that is good. I can assume that you are here because you are troubled and considering ending your life. If it were possible, I would prefer to be there with you at this moment, to sit with you and talk, face to face and heart to heart. But since that is not possible, we will have to make do with this.

I have known a lot of people who have wanted to kill themselves, so I have some small idea of what you might be feeling. I know that you might not be up to reading a long book, so I am going to keep this short. While we are together here for the next five minutes, I have five simple, practical things I would like to share with you. I won’t argue with you about whether you should kill yourself. But I assume that if you are thinking about it, you feel pretty bad.

Well, you’re still reading, and that’s very good. I’d like to ask you to stay with me for the rest of this page. I hope it means that you’re at least a tiny bit unsure, somewhere deep inside, about whether or not you really will end your life. Often people feel that, even in the deepest darkness of despair. Being unsure about dying is okay and normal. The fact that you are still alive at this minute means you are still a little bit unsure. It means that even while you want to die, at the same time some part of you still wants to live. So let’s hang on to that, and keep going for a few more minutes.

Start by considering this statement:

“Suicide is not chosen; it happens
when pain exceeds
resources for coping with pain.”

Visit this link to continue reading.

I have been severely depressed lately. That’s the thing. I just want the depression to go away. I want to be happy. I want to be able to love myself and others. The depression I feel takes complete control of me and I can’t think about anything else. I try and ignore it. I don’t have motivation to do anything.

My oh-so-emo status update on Facebook.
Click on image for clearer view.

Another emotional updates via Twitter.
Haahaa! Why so emotional Yan?
And again, click on image for clearer view.

But hey, I was not thinking about suicide. Actually I was visiting Ellen’s page and I read her recent post about a teenager who bullied to death.

I must say that I am quite surprised to learn that bullying contributes high numbers of suicide among teenagers. Bullying is a widespread school phenomenon, which peaks at middle school and is hurtful to vulnerable students. Bullying is a school problem that, in many cases, is not being addressed adequately.

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults. Young males are much more likely to commit suicide than their female peers. On the other hand, female adolescents are more likely to attempt suicide than their male peers.

I also learned that if the individual has suicide idealization and plans on how they want to kill themselves, they have the great chances to commit suicide. The more specific the plan, the higher the degree of risk.

Below are some links about teenagers who committed suicide:

And yeah I was a little bit surprised when Kutner killed himself on House. But I was more surprised to now that the actor is now working for Obama. Haha. I was upset about Kutner's death because he was my favorite out of the new team. Damn I’m going to miss him.

Doctor Lawrence Kutner


  1. oh belom terpikir lagi.. kalau dh terpikir, akan ku refer page anda..

  2. aku tak jumpa lagi teenagers kat malaysia yang suicide sebab kena buli.

  3. lawrence kutner nak berlakon utk harold and kumar third movie kot..

    kal penn kal penn...

  4. aku ingt kawan aku gurau bila dia kata laki tu sekarang kerja kat white house. haha

  5. tu bukan yg brlakon cter House ke?


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