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Is it normal to think about suicide everyday?

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Last Updated: 09/22/2021 at 3:29pm
Is it normal to think about suicide everyday?
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June 20th, 2018 6:18pm
I do not believe it is normal to think about suicide everyday. People turn to suicide when they feel that there is nothing left in life, but that is not the case, and it is horrible if someone feels that way
June 23rd, 2018 10:41pm
No, it is normally not normal to think about suicide everyday and I feel you should tell someone you trust.
June 23rd, 2018 11:52pm
No, it’s not normal to think about it everyday as most people typically want to live. I’d recommend getting that checked out.
June 24th, 2018 12:00am
No it is not normal to think about suicide every day. For a couple of years this was my normal, however with counselling, medication and other important tools I now have days and sometimes weeks without thinking about suicide. I realized that thinking about it all the time was more draining than I realized and how grateful I was that I reached out for help.
June 27th, 2018 8:30am
Thinking about suicide and death is normal. However, thoughts of suicide and wanting to commit suicide are two very different things. If you find yourself thinking of suicide constantly, or if you find yourself planning any kind of harmful acts on yourself, I strongly recommend seeking professional help to relieve yourself of these thoughts.
June 27th, 2018 10:33am
o it is not, we are not born with those thoughts, we have love peace and happyness and joy when we are like kids or baby
June 28th, 2018 11:40am
It is not. You should contact the suicide hotline, which can be found on this website. Additionally, you may want to seek professional help.
July 4th, 2018 2:35am
It is normal, however not to a point where you are actually contemplating whether you should commit suicide or not. Life is worth living, even if it doesn't seem so at the moment.
July 7th, 2018 12:50pm
thinking about suicide at any point is not okay and you should seek immediate help. whether it's from a close friend, family member or a suicide prevention hotline.
July 14th, 2018 10:19am
No it's not and you shouldn't cause your life is precious. Problems or troubles come in life and you will always be the winner. Get yourself help with a professional if matter gets worse. There is nothing wrong in getting help.
July 18th, 2018 5:40pm
no, it’s not. thinking about suicide every day should tell you that you need to seek professional help.
July 21st, 2018 8:32pm
many people think about suicide every day if you feel like your going to act on those feelings see a doctor
July 25th, 2018 11:36am
I do not think it is the norm to think of doing harm or killing yourself on a daily basis no, but i think that thoughts can be just that and not reflect any deeper meaning as well.
August 2nd, 2018 6:44pm
I don't believe that it is healthy to think about that topic daily, we should look at the positive sides of things and when we're feeling down we can talk to others
August 3rd, 2018 12:14am
I wouldn't say its particularly abnormal to think about it briefly in passing, or when facing a particularly stressful situation - as its often a thought that comes with wanting to escape a current negative or stressful situation. However, when the thoughts start to get more detailed e.g. thoughts of reactions, method, location etc - then it blends from ideation to consideration and planning. Overall, whilst suicidal thoughts are not uncommon or overly abnormal, if you become aware of their frequency, or an increased emotional or attentional weight on them then please speak to someone about it!
August 8th, 2018 3:38pm
It is not. It is detrimental for your health. Try to distract yourself and seek help. Please take care of yourself.
August 9th, 2018 1:06pm
No it is not normal to think about suicide every day. If we become aware that we are then getting help from a counsellor or friend is important.
August 9th, 2018 1:22pm
No, it is not normal to think about suicide everyday. Yes, there can be a few off days where nothing seems right but most of the times it is followed by days where everything seems right. So hang in and wait, or do something different. But again, feeling like that forever is not normal.
August 11th, 2018 12:17pm
NO IT IS NOT. If you are thinking about suicide everyday, please talk to an expert, it will help you! Suicide is never an option, there is a solution to every problem. And if there is not, you can still avoid it.
August 15th, 2018 11:32pm
Yes. Most people will think about suicide or have thoughts of dying. But there's a difference between casual thoughts of suicide and active suicidal intent. Normal suicidal thoughts can come up daily. Like at the train station, you may see a train coming and realize that you could jump out in front of the train and die. Or when hiking in the mountains, you may walk along a narrow cliff and realize that you could just fall off and probably die. Or when driving, you may think of how easy it would be to die in an accident. The common theme here is called passive suicidal ideation. You realize that you are mortal and could die from any number of things- not waking up in the morning, having an accident, jumping into traffic. Suicidal ideation is a problem when you're thinking about taking active steps to kill yourself. Things like counting how many pills you have and wondering if you would die from taking them all. Or checking the train schedules to see if there's a train that could hit you on your lunch break. You get the picture. It's a lot of similar situations, but in this case you're actively planning how you would die rather than simply noticing that you could. If you're actively planning how you might kill yourself, seek help from emergency services. If you just notice yourself thinking about suicide often but not actively, you probably don't need emergency services but you could benefit from talking to a doctor or counselor to manage your mood.
August 30th, 2018 9:36pm
no, but i blieve that people who actually kill themselves are much braver than people who don't. It takes courage to end your own life. And people on earth are terified of everything. Although I am not promoting suicide, I am just saying that people judge suicidal peole way to quickly. Many people who say they will kil themselves actually never will. but if someone does say they will you never know so it is smart to help them and get them to talk it out anyways. Suicide is only growing, and it is unhealthy and everyone deals with it at one point.
September 9th, 2018 2:00am
Is it Normal? No, No person should contemplate ending their life over a temporary situation. Although, in today’s society, folks seem to think of it more frequently. Hence why I became a Listener; hoping that I can touch someone’s life in a positive manner, like I have had folks touch mine. Nothing/No One in this world is worth taking ones life, and with the proper assistance any issues can be overcome. I know at that present time it might seem like the only answer, the best answer. I can say though, that it isn’t. There is help out there, and life is worth living!
September 13th, 2018 6:32pm
It is difficult to say yes or no and I’ll explain why. It can be “normal” if there is an existing mental condition like anxiety or depression. Then these thoughts can feel like normal thoughts. It shouldn’t be this way though. If you are feeling suicidal or have suicidal thoughts daily find someone to talk to about this. 7 cups is a great platform or else find a therapist or psychiatrist that can help you find the root of these thoughts and they can help you eliminate these thoughts. Don’t ever forget that your life is so valuable and that it is worth it to find happiness.
September 20th, 2018 6:18am
Maybe for some people it is not normal especially for those who did not ever experience the struggle you have been through. Some might think that it helped to unwrap things but it is not healthy getaway. It is not always okay though to have that kind of thought. I hope you the best, if you ever thought about doing it please do not. Distract yourself from that kind of thought by thinking your favorite things, things that make you happy and glad to be alive. Reach out to someone you trust and try to talk about it or get help from professionals. Stay live, it is going to worth it.
October 4th, 2018 6:10am
It's something that happens to lot's of people. So yes, it is normal. However, you should talk to someone about it because there are better solutions. I recommend trying to go to therapy, talking to a counselor, or even contacting a hotline. If you are queer or questioning, The Trevor Project is probably the hotline for you. If you are a survivor of sexual assault, RAINN is probably for you. If you are neither of those things than the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is probably for you. You are not alone.
November 2nd, 2018 12:01pm
It is clearly not normal to think about suicide everyday. Probably a lot of people go through a moment of crisis and think about suicide maybe once or twice in their lfetime. Humans are naturally animals with a desire to live, not die. If you are thinking about suicide everyday you are most definetley having an emotiomally difficult time.. please though seek professional help. Trust me, I know what it feels like. You are worth living. Alright maybe life seems worthless and maybe you feel worthless. But you know what, you probably have somebody that cares for you and you might not be seeing it. I do not know you or the story in your life but let me just tell you that life is so much more than you are experimencing right now. Make up your own life.
November 14th, 2018 1:34am
I don't think it's normal, thoughts should be somewhat balanced and not filled with negative thoughts every single day. I believe that suicide is not an easy thought, therefore takes alot to even bother to think about suicide. The topic doesnt come out of nowhere and seems to me that the person might have been in a distress for a long period of time. It takes alot to come to contemplate about suicide in my opinion. I wish that everyone talks to a trusted family or friend so they can reach out and find the right person to discuss about this topic.
November 14th, 2018 4:48am
I don't know about "normal", but is definitely not a healthy behavior and no one should be having these thoughts. But, if you are having these thoughts, you are probably dealing with some kind of depression too, in that case it would be less "rare" to be thinking about suicide, because depression can be very drowning and lonely. But it is till very unhealthy, so if you are having these thoughts and you are actually listening to them, PLEASE, reach to someone as soon as possible. There is always some kind heart willing to listen and help you, even here in this platform, we are available, I am available for you❤.
November 29th, 2018 6:17pm
Not particularly. Those thoughts can gradually progress into worse things which could harm you even more. Seeing a doctor or therapist about it sounds scary and unrealistic, but once you're walking into the waiting room you know that you're glad to be getting help. They can ask you a few questions and evaluate how you're feeling, and might even prescribe medication if they feel that they should. If you can find the cause of the thoughts it could help you, improving your lifestyle like getting more sleep or doing more exercise can release endorphins and brighten your mood.
December 23rd, 2018 3:03pm
To be honest, it depends on how you’re thinking about it. There are ways where it’s not a problem, for example, a loved one tried to or succeeded in committing suicide, and you feel bad, or miss them. But if it’s more, what would happen if I did, or most importantly, making “fictional” plans. Imaging how exactly you’d do it, when, what you would write. That’s not normal. I know from personal experience. I thought it was completely normal until a close friend of mine told me it wasn’t, she showed me articles and studies about suicidal thoughts affecting you’re life. Please reach out for help, parents, friends, so, teacher, counselor.