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Is it normal to think about suicide everyday?

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Last Updated: 01/08/2022 at 7:00am
Is it normal to think about suicide everyday?
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November 6th, 2020 12:44pm
At times, I’ve struggled with suicidal thoughts, even on a weekly basis. Sometimes I’m able to ignore them. I might be driving to meet a friend for brunch and briefly think about driving my car off the road. The thought might catch me off-guard, but it quickly passes through my mind and I go about my day. But other times, these thoughts stick around. It’s like a huge weight is dropped onto me, and I’m struggling to get out from underneath it. I suddenly get an intense urge and desire to end it all, and the thoughts can start to overwhelm me. In those moments, I’m convinced I’ll do anything to get out from under that weight, even if it means ending my life. It’s like there’s a glitch in my brain that’s triggered and my mind goes haywire. Even if that glitch is actually temporary, it can feel like it will last forever With time, though, I’ve become more aware of these thoughts and found ways to manage when things get tough. It’s taken a lot of practice, but simply being aware of the lies my brain tells me when I’m suicidal helps to combat them. If this last year has taught me anything, it’s that no matter what depression tells you, there’s always hope.
November 15th, 2020 12:04am
I think it depends on the circumstances. It is often a symptom of depression which can be treated, but because people don't normally talk about, it can become a bigger problem over time. It is also a symptom of other issues like personality disorders, ptsd, addiction, and se,xual abuse... I have thought about grief and death, but not necessarily suicide, for me it's like a constant dullness or feeling of boredom every day. It feels more like emotions are trapped in the body and that death can be a helpful release, but I rarely thought about a specific plan to carry it out...
November 27th, 2020 7:22am
If you are experiencing thoughts of harming yourself or another, you should call the suicide hotline for your area. Suicidal thoughts are not normal and can be a sign of major depression. If someone is experiencing these sorts of thoughts, they should seek professional help immediately so that a safety plan can be put into place. Remember always that this period of time is not forever, and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes to get there, we need to be able to rely on assistance and that is okay. Sometimes getting help seems like an impossible task, but just reaching out can begin the journey to feeling better and being the best you that you can be.
November 28th, 2020 3:41pm
No it is not normal and it may be a sign that something is wrong. I do not have suicidal thoughts as much as I had when I was deep in my depression; but they still occur from time to time. They happen during times when I have a lot of stress (in particular family stress with my wife). If you are having suicidal thoughts daily, PLEASE GO TO THE ER IMMEDIATELY. The sooner you work on getting help the sooner you can get better. I checked myself in and stayed about a week, so it may not be a long stay; but do not worry about that part. The goal is to stop those thoughts, even if you are confident that you will not act on them. It's not normal, but you are not a freak or weird and there is nothing to be ashamed about. You just need some help. Good Luck!!!
December 18th, 2020 12:40pm
No, it is not normal amongst the general population to have sustained suicidal tendencies. However, this should never be taken as a sign that your feelings are not valid and you do not deserve safe spaces to vent your emotions. Suicide is an extremely serious topic to discuss and consider, but there are often moments where we might trivialize it because we think that our disappearance from this world would have little, if any, effect on other people, which is not the case. It takes time and support from your loved ones and other people you trust in order to be able to think of suicide less frequently, but it is always possible to consciously choose not to act on those thoughts.
January 13th, 2021 2:23pm
Yes. Everyone feels like they have no purpose one day or another. Some people feel like this more other people feel like this less. However, as long as you know you always have someone to talk to I think its okay and completely normal. This could be caused by anything and everyone's life situations are different to each other. This means someone might be sad while other people are living their best life. It is important to know that if it is everyday you should talk to someone about it instead of suffering in silence because from experience I know this will help you tackle your problems :)
January 20th, 2021 11:28am
No, it is neither normal nor healthy to think about suicide every day. It might be the sign that you are in mental health crisis, which means that it is urgent mental health situation. It is time to seek appropriate help - either suicide hotlines available in your area or emergency room. It can be dangerous for you to continue with these thoughts. Seek appropriate medical help as soon as possible and don't procrastinate with it. It is urgent. Even now in these awkward times they should accept you and give you the help you urgently need as soon as possible.
February 18th, 2021 8:27pm
While I'm not a fan of the term "normal," thoughts of self-harm should never go unaddressed. Remember, thoughts can rapidly develop into intentions. Anyone, regardless of how "normal" they are, can become vulnerable to self-harm or suicidal thoughts. It is crucial that you reach out to someone immediately if you are having thoughts of harming yourself. We are here for you. I am here for you. We are not here to judge you or give unsolicited advice. Let's take this one step at a time. There's no harm in contacting me or any other member of this platform. Just let us know what's on your mind and we will listen with empathy. You're going to get through this.
February 21st, 2021 11:22am
Sometimes, when I'm poorly, I think about suicide every single day. I use it as a barometer for when I need to seek help, especially if I'm thinking of acting on those thoughts. For me, sometimes they become more than thoughts, almost compulsions - the first thing I think of in the morning is suicide, and it's the last thing I think of when going to sleep. I've lived with these mental health problems for years, and I've had quite a bit of help with them. Some of the most helpful things I learned were ACT, and what an intrusive thought was. It somehow takes away the impulse to harm myself a bit, and I use ACT with intrusive thoughts a lot. The other thing that helps me a lot is to think of times where I haven't been suicidal, where I've felt happy and grounded and have enjoyed time with my friends and family - going out for walks with my partner and loving animals and the babies I look after at work. This is something I'm working on with my therapist and it's really starting to help.
February 22nd, 2021 12:31am
I wouldn't say it is normal to think about ending it every single day. However, know that it doesn't mean something is directly wrong with who you are. Just like a broken leg doesn't mean someone themself is broken - feeling suicidal doesn't mean there is anything specifically wrong with you. In truth, suicidal thoughts can emerge from many factors: environmental, genetics, childhood, upsetting experiences, brain chemistry, grief.... the list goes on and on. It's important to acknowledge that, while it may not make complete sense right now - with time, it will. I have struggled with suicidal thoughts and deep depression, especially when I was younger. It can feel like there is no escape. I want you (whoever is reading this) to know that you are NOT alone. I care about you. I mean this from the bottom of my heart. I know what it is like to walk in your shoes and I know it is scary. It takes a lot of strength to get through the hour - I promise, it will get better with time, support and the right people around you. Reach out if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts. Let your friends and family know (people you trust) - call a helpline if needed and if you can, find a therapist. You deserve the help. Slowly, it will get easier.
February 24th, 2021 5:27pm
Yes it is totally normal to have those thoughts because you are not the only one who has them, but what I would suggest to you is to seek profession help or look at other help option in our 7 cups resources. I am unfortunately not qualified to help you with the topic of suicide but I am trained to listen and give you support hoping that I can make you feel better and heard. I would also suggest talking about the matter with some close who you can trust such as your family member or friends
March 7th, 2021 12:29pm
Within the world of mental health concerns, normal isn't really a concern as much as it is about a few core questions: are you safe? Do you have a plan? Will you act on your plan? Often times we tend to focus on normalcy as a way to relate to others. Please don't think about suicidal thoughts/ ideation that way. It may be common but normal is a no go here. Suicide is not normal although, unfortunately, rather common. If you are currently thinking of harming yourself, please seek support from a mental health professional. You are worth it, you belong here, and you matter.
March 14th, 2021 4:03pm
I believe it "can be". If you grew up with a disaster of a childhood, an even worse teenage life, no friends ever, siblings that used you or wanted nothing to do with you, constant degradation at work no matter where or who you worked for, being cheated on by every person you every came in contact with, being sickened by reading about the history of the world and noting how humans really treat each other, looking at current events unfold, and looking forward to a future where no one cares enough to actually sacrifice themselves to fix world issues using excuses like "I am just one person, I can't make a difference"......well I guess I would have suicidal thoughts everyday.... ....and I do.
March 25th, 2021 2:53am
Thanks for reaching out! Absolutely not! Mental health conditions have spectrums from mild to moderate and to severe. Please seek urgent support for experiencing thoughts related to death. Thinking about suicide means experiencing anhedonia, suffering, dullness, trauma etc. which can likely influence suicidal thoughts. If you find that you are isolating yourself from others, are struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, hallucinations, delusions it’s essential you reach out to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Whilst, it’s easy to say think positively, it is pretty clear that life and various life circumstances have negative sides. It's hard to full understand difficult, heavy, dangerous, saddening, challenging circumstances and being just happy (because that would be abnormal) if your someone who cannot relate to feeling suicidal. Life isn't a cartoon. It can be difficult to handle. It can seem too heavy. Reaching out for help is nothing to be ashamed of! Modalities for those with suicidal thoughts include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy and Compassion Focused therapy. You are also welcome to reach out to one of our listeners or therapists on our site for further support, some of which have personal experience or specialized experience with suicidal thoughts. There is also a Self-Harm Recovery Community you can sign up to make you feel in a supported environment and open to other’s who share similar experiences to you. It's nice to have someone or a group of people to communicate with who has been in your position before or has specialized knowledge with what you are going through!
April 8th, 2021 2:59am
We don't have control about our thoughts, they come and go as clouds. Some of them don't really have meaning, some have. Although they can be disturbing, the more you fight them more strength they gain. But given that thoughts are about suicide and that's a serious matter, and you are having them everyday and not just ocasionally, I think you should go to a mental health professional so you can have a better understanding of them, strategies to deal with them and if necessary do therapy to solve some possible issues that can be related, so you can feel good. I wish you all the best.
April 8th, 2021 10:44pm
The answer to this question is no, no it is not normal to have suicidal thoughts everyday. That does not mean it can not be helped its very important to talk to someone about the thoughts you have been having whether that be a therapist or simply a friend, from there a plan can be brought into action to not only help you feel better but also to keep you safe. If you think you are about to act on these thoughts or are in crisis its very important to contact a crisis helpline or receive some sort of support immediately. The world is a much better place with you in it even it you don't believe it now.
April 21st, 2021 6:10pm
I feel it’s common for people to often think about those “what if’s”, but its important you never let those thoughts become too common to the point where they become active. Some people think about suicide for various reasons. It could be because of something that’s taken place, it could be because of something you feel, or sometimes people don’t know why they think about it. Statistics show when interviewing people who dealt with suicidal thoughts - 1 in 2 people said they didn’t know why they thought that way. Try to talk out those feelings with someone you trust and if there isn’t anyone you can think of, they have several online chats where you can talk anonymously with crisis specialists who can help you keep those thoughts at a minimum. Much love
April 28th, 2021 12:07am
It sounds like a very painful place to be. I have gone through a period where I though about suicide almost every single day. I felt terrible and ashamed of who I was and felt like I will make the world a brighter place if I just leave already. It was a very painful place to be, because as much as I felt I could not continue on, I still couldn’t bring myself to actually kill myself. And I think somewhere inside, I wanted to live. I wanted to get better. I wanted to be better. As time passed, I realized it isn’t about changing, but about acceptance of who I am. This is the most powerful thing I could do for myself to make myself want to continue living.
April 29th, 2021 3:03pm
It is not normal to think about suicide everyday. I am not judge it as being good or bad but in case you are getting thoughts about suicide, it means that there is something bothering you and you might want to deal with it so that it stops bothering you to an extent that you start to think of suicide. I suggest you seek therapy and talk to a therapist about your thoughts, as they are specifically trained to help you handle such thoughts and manage your emotions in a better way. Seeking help for yourself never goes waste.
May 28th, 2021 6:25am
It's okay to feel low. It's okay to feel sad but it's not okay to try commit suicide. Many people will come help us ,when we need them. They may be family, friends or even strangers but at the end of the day, it's we ourselves who will help overcome whatever issues we have in our life. Try motivating yourself. No other motivation will be as impactful as motivating oneself. Every night before sleeping, remind yourself that you did it . You survived the day so beautifully, met many amazing people, got to learn so many wonderful things. Smile and start your day.
July 10th, 2021 1:58pm
If you are thinking about suicide everyday, your mind is not on the right spot. I have been there myself. Life felt unenjoyable in places it used to BE enjoyable and these dark thoughts kept arising. If you can empathize with that statement in your current situation, I would heavily advise you to seek help from a professional therapist. When i started doing it, even though I did not exactly want to, it made things get better. Not immediately but over time with each visit they taught me important techniques which I use to this day. And i knew that I was talking to someone who really knows what they are talking about. If therapy is not your cup of tea, or too expensive you can also call a suicide hotline. People there are really kind so do not feel anxious that you might say something wrong.
August 15th, 2021 3:28pm
No. It is not normal. Practitioners agree that it is a sign that something is causing someone a great deal of distress, and that that needs to be examined. There are also a number of mental health illnesses that can prompt this pattern of thinking, and there are many ways that people can learn to combat this. Among them are CBT, mindfulness, and medication. Thinking about suicide on a daily basis makes it nearly impossible to recognize in yourself even the smallest accomplishments. Finally, there is no permanent way to keep this kind of thought to yourself all of the time, especially as time goes by.
August 26th, 2021 9:43pm
Normal no, but is a clear sign that you are struggling. I had a period of time where I thought a lot about suicide, I read about people who had committed suicide and things like that. However, when things start to get better those thoughts start to fade away. Now I know that I was in danger of hurting myself because I used to feel like nobody would care, I felt invisible. I was not. Depression (dysthymia) can make you see everything in dark tones, but that is a lie. Talk to someone, don't isolate yourself, don't believe your inner dialogue when you are in a dark place!
September 22nd, 2021 3:29pm
Thank you for reaching out! It is normal to think, feel, and interact with your own conscious mind as it projects onto the physical world. To think of suicide everyday wouldn't be considered normal or generally healthy at all, for the reason that these thoughts can be manifested into a reality of your own. Your health should pretty much always come first and those thoughts that counter the ones of suicide should be considered your good thoughts. You are important and without you, how many things can you personally imagine could go wrong? The dominoes that fall and collapse onto each other affect people to people, so how much of an impact would a suicide really have? The answer should be "a lot", whether you realise it or not. There is always another way, just remember that. For urgent action please refer to for support as listeners on 7 cups are not trained to support those fully in suicidal thoughts. After receiving support for suicidal tendencies, ideation you are welcome to chat 1-1 with our listeners. Wishing you get all the support needed!
October 14th, 2021 8:25pm
No its not. If you think you are in crisis, I would recommend you to check this link or get a professional help if possible. Also remember you are not alone we are in this together and this time shall pass too. I hope everything gets better soon for you. Dark tunnels will surely end one day paving the way for brightness, dark clouds don't remain forever my friend. Believe in yourself and I know you will do great.
November 6th, 2021 11:53am
No, it is not normal to think about suicide every day. If you are having serious suicidal ideations I would strongly recommend that you call a hotline or reach out to a trained professional who can help you through this difficult time in your life. Seeing a counsellor or therapist can be beneficial, as can sharing your thoughts and feeling with a trusted friend or guardian who has the emotional and mental capacity for it. I believe that you have it in you to keep on going. Live for the small moments and take life one day at a time. It will get better eventually, i promise.
November 7th, 2021 7:00am
No i think its not. Life is all about journey. Sometimes this could be so boring n frustrating. Sometimes its just tiring himself. But its life. Its a gift of God, n nature. So have to face every problem. Sometime situation will never be able to at our hand. N its kill everyday us and can hamper our daily life. But we have to understand the situation n find out the path to get rid sll of this. If someone feel suicuide everyday, he or she must be need held others. Talk to people,n should go to a psychiatrist. Thats it
November 13th, 2021 2:50am
It is unfortunately not uncommon to think about suicide everyday, but that does not mean it's healthy. The idea that suicide is a go-to option is a seed planted deeply in all of us. In social spaces, phrases relating to it have become increasingly common; in particular, online sites such as social media have begun to treat suicide so casually, and sometimes even as a joke. As an example, "kms" and "kys" have become common abbreviations. This is not meant to be a scornful post towards social media. In one way, the ability to share the feelings of suicidalness online and maybe cope about it through humor may make some feel less alone or ostracized for their thoughts. However, as the jokes become more common and used as a write off for any negative emotion, the repetition of the intention, even if only jokingly, becomes a trained response. Personally, I remember social media being my first exposure to suicidalness, and of course, it was very casual. The more I saw of it, the more normalized it became, and soon, it was a solid thinking pattern in my brain. Because of this, I've begun to change my response to negative happenings from, "I want to kill myself" (and meaning it), to, "I want to go to bed"/"I want to lie down"/etc. I still get suicidal thoughts, but by decreasing my more casual ones, I've found the amount of more serious ones to decrease as well. Note: another thing which may cause suicidal thoughts every day may actually be OCD. I had a period of time (about a year) where suicide was a heavy intrusive thought that I couldn't shake. I mention this particular situation in case this resonates with someone as an "aha!" sort of moment.
December 22nd, 2021 4:56am
Thinking about suicide everyday may be a sign that you are suicidal. It would be best if you would reach out to a suicide hotline. Please do not feel like you are unworthy or useless because there is a space in this universe that you occupy and that space is a very beautiful space with animals and buildings and mountains and rivers and filled with your imagination. You are worthy and you are loved. You are strong. You have always got up and stood against all odds. I hope you will be able to share what you are going through with someone, even if its on 7 cups. Stay strong
January 8th, 2022 7:00am
I am no therapist but as far as I know, suicidal thoughts everyday is not to be considered healthy. It may mean that you’re going through something more mentally and should seek help of a professional. If you are having these thoughts seriously and may even intend to take action I highly suggest seeking help. But no I don’t think it’s normal to think about suicide everyday. Sometimes even I occasionally wonder but I intend on taking no action so but otherwise it’s a serious thing. You may be going through some mental disorders and it’s good to recognize those as soon as possible and to seek help.