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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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September 30th, 2016 2:08pm
Are you thinking of committing suicide yourself? Or do you mean in a more impersonal manner? I think of suicide everyday as well. So yeah it's pretty normal if you are thinking of the latter but if it's the former it's not normal and you should seek professional help.
October 5th, 2016 7:25pm
Yes! There is nothing wrong with that feeling or thought, all emotions we have are valid. It is only when those thoughts become actions that we need to start looking for more help.
October 15th, 2016 7:26pm
If you think ahout suicide everyday, I suggest you seek professional help immediately. It's not normal, but you can receive help.
October 22nd, 2016 9:40pm
First off I want to say that their is no such thing as "normal". It isn't healthy though to be thinking of suicide daily. It demonstrates their is an underlying issue causing you to think about it. Please reach out for help by calling a suicide hotline.
November 10th, 2016 2:37pm
Definitely not, you should talk to somebody, that's the best place to start. It might seem hard but you will be glad you did it in the long run. Just find what makes you happy and keep searching. And there is a loving community here that is always willing to listen.
November 26th, 2016 2:04am
It can be normal for some people. Not everyone does, but don't be ashamed if you do. It's different to think about it then to act on it. Don't give up no matter what
November 27th, 2016 2:27pm
I feel most people wouldn't deem it "normal", but if you have depression it often becomes normal to have such thoughts on a daily basis. It's a constant struggle of banishing these dark thoughts and overcoming them. Personally I battled them daily for years, but by surrounding myself with positive people, and making an effort to change my own thoughts, I was able to push the darkness back. I no longer have them on a daily basis, and I must say, it's a great comfort to think positively. #positivefocus #selfcare #movingon
February 1st, 2017 1:05am
I would say no. Thinking about self harm regularly is an indication something is wrong and you should talk to someone and get some kind of help or support
February 11th, 2017 1:45am
In all honesty I think the question is easy to misunderstand. In that "normal" should ONLY mean one thing. NORMAL FOR YOU. Now some people are often dealing with these questions. It happens to me and I have learned good ways to manage them and make sure no thought jumps to action. Now if you are someone who has never had these issues and all of a sudden you are.... that is a good time to ask for some help. You can start with a good friend. Someone who will agree to let you look for help but be there in case you need protection. So I would say make sure you know how to define "normal".
February 23rd, 2017 10:31am
It is not normal. It also depends upon whether these are just thoughts or considerations. This sounds like a sign of moderate to severe Depression. I suggest reaching out to a professional (e.g, therapist) to discuss this. Yourself is a priority.
February 24th, 2017 4:51pm
No, that level of suicidal ideation sounds like a symptom of depression to me. I would recommend seeing a therapist about it, even if you don't feel like you're at risk of actually acting on your thoughts.
April 7th, 2017 4:58am
Normal is, of course, a state of mind... I would say that a lot of people think of suicide everyday. I know that I did, once. Every single day, for months... I can tell you that I know how it feels and it's a very large burden to carry, and very lonely, too. If you are thinking of suicide, please get help. I know you've heard that before. I know it can be scary, but as someone who has been there, I can say that it's worth it. I wish you the very best of luck. You are so very strong!
April 9th, 2017 10:28pm
Of course not. Suicide is connected to emotional unwellness. Suicide is not part of normal life. Feeling happy and well should be our normal state and goal.
April 19th, 2017 9:38pm
No, it's not. The truth is that suicidal thoughts, even the fleeting ones, are a very serious symptom of illness. They are highly correlated with worsening health, serious self-injury, and death.
April 19th, 2017 9:42pm
This has no straight answer. One the one hand, we have suicidal thoughts which you may not have always have, but recently have them frequently. If you are going through severe depression and feel that suicide is the only way out, I would be happy to provide you with suicide helplines. On the other hand, if you generally think of suicide daily, without really having any desire to pursue your thoughts, this can be normal if you suffer with depression or a mental disorder such as Borderline Personality Disorder. Thinking of suicide daily in this instance is normal for those in these situations. Nonetheless, thinking of suicide is undoubtedly an effect of depression or another underlying issue, if you are unsure of having issues such as these, it may be a good idea to talk to your doctor or a therapist.
May 18th, 2017 6:08am
Personally, I think about suicide several times on a good day, but I don't think it's normal. I suppose normal people do occasionally have those thoughts, but I think if the thoughts are more about contemplating suicide or planning it, rather than just random intrusive thoughts if you're standing somewhere high, it's probably related to a mental illness.
June 13th, 2017 5:03am
It's not, I recommend you to talk with your doctor or someone near you. Suicide is not a good thing, and I hope you get help.
June 15th, 2017 5:10pm
Thinking about suicide is not normal. It is important for you to seek professional help and manage these thoughts in a safe and manageable way.
June 15th, 2017 10:53pm
No it is not normal it is a sign that something is very wrong. Let others know when you feel this way. You can think its okay to have these thoughts knowing deep inside that you would never do it. But all it would take is one tragedy to happen and someone might attempt suicide in the heat of the moment so to say. It is the worst feeling in the world to want to end your life. Let others know and help.
July 6th, 2017 7:55am
No, it's not and if you are than it is a serious case. Your life is beautiful and you are worth everything to your loved ones. Please seek help from your family/friends or a professional therapist.
July 14th, 2017 2:19pm
Thinking about suicide is never normal. However, several people do think about it, and think about it everyday. There is an important factor in when thinking about it everyday and that is managing the thoughts. When you start to think of these things you need to change your thought process and i know it can be hard to do so but trying is the way to go. You can also reach out to the national suicide hotline to get help in changing your thought process or a listener here at 7 cups. There is even a great therapy center here that is willing to talk to you any time of the day. National suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255 Browse a listener here for self harm: 7 cups online therapy center: and my personal link if you ever need to talk:
July 21st, 2017 6:21am
Of course not! Please seek professional help. Thinking about suicide from time to time isn't something "normal" and thinking about it on a day-to-day basis isn't either. But it's important to know that it's not abnormal and it doesn't make you "crazy." Lots of people suffer with this, so you are definitely not alone. You don't ever have to be.
July 27th, 2017 10:21pm
I think depending on the person it can be normal. I personally have suicidal thoughts on a daily basis and it's normal for me but for others, it can be unbearable. It more depends on whether it's a passing thought that's just kind of "there" or if it's actively taking up your thoughts.
August 4th, 2017 4:45pm
It isn't normal yet it's also the 'norm' for many people. Most of these people keep quiet about it due to a fear of what other people would say, I was one of those people for a while. I was worried that I'd be told to 'just deal with it'. When I finally seeked help from my doctor I was taken seriously, and I got the help I needed. I know its difficult, but I urge you to do the same.
August 11th, 2017 4:57am
It depends on what you consider normal. My definition of normal is like routine. So I guess I forgot you were to think about suicide everyday it would appear normal to you. But normal isn't always good. Especially in this case. When something like this is thought about everyday it's important to reach out and ask for help if you're dealing with suicidal thoughts.
August 12th, 2017 12:43am
Its not "normal" per say to think about committing suicide but just thinking about it is ok. But if you are actually wanting to commit suicide everyday then talking yo therapist is recommened
September 6th, 2017 1:25am
I think it is not normal to think about suicide everyday. I believe that if you do think about it everyday, you should probably talk with someone that you're close with or someone anonymously.. We look for happiness and sometimes it's just too hard to do it alone. No one should ever feel alone, it's a terrible thing to feel.
September 8th, 2017 5:32am
I think about suicide nearly everyday. Sometimes, I think of it in a way in which I will actually do it. Other days, I think about it in passing. It is normal to think about the mundane things in life and the "Why am I even here? My life has no meaning." However, if you really, really believe suicide is your only option - getting help is the best first step.
November 9th, 2017 5:54pm
no. if you feel in serious risk of harming yourself or ending your life you need to seek help from mental health services or your local accident and emergency department.
November 10th, 2017 6:43pm
No not at all such case immediate medical help is required.although nothing to panic all about it..its just like having fever ..u need medical help and you will be fine. Plus we are always in need to think about the people who love us