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Is it normal to think about suicide everyday?

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Is it normal to think about suicide everyday?
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February 25th, 2017 7:30pm
It is normal to think about suicide and what would happen if you weren't there. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline can help you overcome those thoughts. But, it is when the thoughts become distracting, or you genuinely want to kill yourself that thing become an emergency.
March 12th, 2017 1:52pm
Maybe not normal, but understandable if you're experiencing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. The best thing to do is to surround yourself with distractions - take the dog for a walk, review old scrapbooks or photo albums, etc. Sooner or later, you'll recognise what triggers your thoughts and become used to 'heading it off at the pass' so to speak. Obviously if you feel you are in real need of assistance or someone to talk to outside of what we can offer here on 7 Cups then you should try the suicide prevention website and relevant hotline - head over to
April 26th, 2017 6:49pm
If you mean "common", then YES! Normal is subjective, for someone with depression, yes that would be normal, but it might not be for someone else. But in any case, it is extremely normal, to the point where a majority of people go through thoughts of suicide for stretches at a time, some longer than others.
June 2nd, 2017 11:23pm
Depending on your situation it can be more normal to think about suicide every day, but not act upon it. A lot of people are unhappy with their lives and think about suicide because of it, but plenty of people think about suicide and realise they want to change their lives around, so that will pass.
June 7th, 2017 1:23pm
There is a difference between thinking about it and thinking about "doing" it. Thinking about it may be when you are thinking about how people do it and why. But thinking about suicide is not something to do. Whether it is normal or not is debatable because wanting to escape is common. But, it is not right. Life is about living and not giving up. If you are considering suicide, try talking to someone who would be understanding and who you feel would help you feel better.
June 7th, 2017 11:49pm
Though it may be something many people experience, this isn't something that I want to consider 'normal'. Suicidal thoughts can be very harmful and if it's something you're experiencing daily then it may be best to reach out for some help. You don't need to be in that much pain all the time. I promise it can get better if you decide that's what you want.
July 7th, 2017 12:36pm
No, it is good sign at all. It is not normal to think about that. You need to get professional help if you are thinking that suicide is normal thing.
July 24th, 2017 3:35am
No, it is not normal to think about suicide every day. Although if you do happen to find the idea of your own death drifting through your mind frequently, you're not weird or alone, you're simply sick. I encourage every single person who is contemplating suicide to reach out, even if it's the last thing you want to do, because your life is so precious! I don't think anyone truly wants to die, I think everyone simply wants life to get better, and sometimes death seems like the last option, but it's not!! Please reach out to anything and anyone you can (including but not limited to 7 cups listeners & therapists), because it's not normal to think about suicide every day, and you deserve help and happiness.
August 10th, 2017 3:15am
Thinking about suicide regularly (or even irregularly) is nothing to be ashamed of, but it is not normal. It's also no way to go through life. Please talk to someone about how you are feeling.
November 10th, 2017 5:55am
No, if you are thinking about suicide everyday I believe you should be inpatient or seeking extensive psychological help.
November 17th, 2017 2:45pm
It is not healthy to think about suicide everyday. It can mean that someone doesn't want to terminate his/her life, but just wants to stop to feel the way he/she feels. It is important to talk to someone who can help and to try to be oriented on a solution that is constructive.
March 31st, 2018 6:27pm
I believe that normal varies for everyone, we all have ups and downs. I don't think that thoughts of suicide on a regular basis point to good health, and would likely signify a chemical imbalance and that effects overall health. Health is all encompassing and should include mental health addressed with physical health, and with professionals that you without a doubt trust. If are having these thoughts daily, try seeking out a mental health professional to help you get to the roots of the problem.
April 22nd, 2018 9:33pm
No. Please reach out for help. It can be hard, but getting help can really help you turn your life around.
May 19th, 2018 4:36pm
If you are dealing with suicidal thoughts, please call 911 or bring yourself/have a friend or family member bring you to the emergency room. There are also suicide lifelines you are able to call.
June 21st, 2018 12:38am
The word normal carries a connotation and not being "normal" can often be perceived as bad. However, thinking about suicide daily is not healthy. It is a sign of depression or another mental illness. I'd talk to a doctor, counselor, or trusted person (who is an adult) right away.
June 23rd, 2018 12:04pm
Ofcourse not! Sucide means an end to your LIFE. Every problem has a solution and you can't do anything when you're dead.
June 24th, 2018 10:11am
It's not suicide you feel. It's the need to end the suffering, pain. So most go with the option to end their lives. But trust me, there are ways to ease that pain if not fully recover. Try them. Life's worth livin'.
June 28th, 2018 10:46pm
"Normal" is an interesting word. I would say, maybe biasly, no. No, of course not. Life is within you so that you may live it and feel thusly alive. Feelings of suicide are indications that you are believing things that do not serve you, that are not about who you really are, and that you want to change to begin with. Feelings of suicide are interesting if you take a step back from it. Here we are, brought onto this Earth by nature, born, the same as the stars, the same as the fauna and plants... and we want to end ourselves prematurely. As humans we live an interesting play. The thing is, we don't have to. We don't have to take direction and we don't have to play a character that we are not but we look around and figure that we're the only ones feeling out of sorts or otherwise than everyone is a puppet and we see no "escape." But we should understand that there is only the here and now and that everything around us is a reflection of our current state. A great metaphor I heard once was that we look at our problems, in this metaphor our problems is our reflection in a mirror... and we place our thumbs at the end of our frown in the mirror, and try all we might, nothing changes. However, the mirror never needed to change it's function. Instead, when we internalize what needs to "change," we see that as we move and change expressions, so does what occurs within the mirror. Suddenly, the power is in our hands again, where it always was and always needed to be realized to be. However, if the question is really asking, if suicidal thoughts are common or a proper function of the mind. Then, yes, they can be common depending on many factors and, yes, it is a relatively proper function of the mind. Your mind tries to seek solutions, after all. And no other input besides everything is garbage or I am garbage is going into that process, one could imagine that the end result of that logical process would be grim. However, just like the previous metaphor... give yourself your power back. Take back your truths. Take back your reality. And your mind will follow suit.
July 12th, 2018 4:53am
No it’s not normal to think about Suicide everyday I would suggest you talk to your parents or someone you trust about it
July 16th, 2018 1:51am
Of course it's not normal. I remember a time when I never thought about it. The only question is how likely will daily thoughts of suicide become real?
August 12th, 2018 6:27pm
No. It is not normal to think about suicide everyday. Such thoughts usually accompany serious depression.
September 12th, 2020 6:24am
No, it's not normal at all. If you are thinking about it everyday. That means you have started to dying from inside. And that you are in a position where you are stuffering from severe depression. Talk about it to someone who can understand you. Get some medical help because it is not normal at all. Life is a very precious thing. You can not lose it like this. Please, it is high time you get up and get some help because you need it badly. Before you take any wrong step. Prevent it from happening. Save yourself and your life.
September 16th, 2020 1:21am
In some situations, thinking about rest like that is understandable at times. But if you're thinking about it every day that's something that most clinicians would call worrisome, even alarming. Are you making specific plans? That's another big step toward "it's time for a professional," from the research I've done and counselors I've spoken with. *But* you shouldn't worry about whether it's normal or average according to 'everyone' but whether it's normal for *you.* If it's becoming an every day concern and worry, that's reason enough to reach out to a professional and see how they can help. They don't judge, they listen with compassion and try to find all of the ways to help you that they can.
September 30th, 2020 1:04am
Maybe not normal, but these thoughts may not be as uncommon as you may think. Thinking about suicide without any intention or plan is a coping skill for dealing with strong emotions. If you are thinking about suicide every day you should seek out professional help. Meeting with a general practitioner or finding someone within your community is a good starting point. You do not have to deal with this by yourself. Please reach out and receive the support you need. You matter and you do not deserve to suffer through these thoughts alone. Use these resources for further anonymous support. The crisis text line: 741-741 National Suicide Prevention: 1 800 273 8255
April 29th, 2021 4:26pm
NO, it is not. You should be able to see the beauty of each day, be grateful for another day added to your life. You should be able to look in the mirror and appreciate the fact that you are beautifully and wonderfully made. You should be good to yourself. You should love yourself. Seek for the truth with everything that is within you and use your energy by searching for the truth instead of trying to harm yourself. Find out first what you will discover in eternity before dreaming/contemplating suicide. I was there once, wanted to end it all but the fear of the Lord ( and His command, You shall not murder) made me reconsider. I am glad I did. Life is worth living. You are immensely precious.
December 22nd, 2021 1:29pm
I don't think so. Even if it does not involve you being the victim, it is a negative thought nonetheless and no one is supposed to dwell on such things daily. You might like to dissect your thought process and try to get to the source of these thoughts. Where is it coming from? What triggered it? And most importantly, is it helping me in any possible way? As far as I know, having negative ideas recurrently can have a damaging effect in the long run, both emotionally and psychologically. So, it is better if you think about this a little more deeply and think for yourself. All the best :)
October 26th, 2015 7:13pm
It can be because of that you got some problems that you haven't talked about. You should find someone to talk about it with.
September 14th, 2016 12:05am
It is not normal to think about suicide everyday. If you do think about it everyday you must ask yourself, what are the reasons that make you think about dying. You may be going through some tough times but you should stay strong and talk to someone you trust or love about this; or you should go to the doctors or a therapist or call the national suicide prevention line, There are professionals willing to help you. 1-800-273-8255
September 14th, 2016 1:24pm
It really isn't. If you're worried about actually attempting it, check yourself into a hospital or tell someone who can get you the help you need.
September 17th, 2016 8:45am
No it is not. It is a red flag that suggests that you should seek professional help. You can go to the ER f you are having these thoughts. Or, you can see a doctor or therapist.