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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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January 5th, 2019 12:21am
Thinking about suicide every day is not something that people typically do. Are you safe right now? Have you started to form a plan or idealize how you might accomplish it? Are you feeling hopeless, as if suicide is the only way to solve your problems? These are all signs that you need to get some help right away. Since you're thinking about suicide so often, I recommend you get an appointment to talk to a trained therapist who can help you manage these thoughts. It can be difficult to talk about them, but getting them out of your head and having a professional help you understand why you're feeling that way can help lead you back to a healthy mindset. Stay safe and stay alive friend.
January 18th, 2019 9:39pm
No. In short, just no. The idea of suicide creeping into your thoughts regularly can be confusing and scary - you find yourself wondering if this is really something you want, as you are thinking about it so often. The thoughts going through your mind so regularly may begin to feel normal and you may learn how to ignore or fight against them, but deep down you know they shouldn't really be there. They've made themselves at home and you don't know if you're fighting them or welcoming them - but although there is no true "normal", know that you are not supposed to be living a life where thoughts of death are replacing thoughts of life. Maybe suicide is something you will always think about, but it doesn't have to be something that controls you. Being aware of the thoughts, accepting them as not normal and learning how to cope with them is a huge step towards feeling more control. You will not always want this, you will feel differently at some point, and you will find the things in your life that are worth fighting the thoughts for.
January 19th, 2019 1:20pm
No, it's not. If you're thinking about suicide that much, I really suggest you talk to someone of seek help. I know how painful it can be. You don't have to deal with this alone. Now, I also don't like to use "normal", because that could mean many things. For some of us, thoughts of suicide are our normal, as in they are what we're used to even though they are very unhealthy thoughts stemming from mental illness. It's normal in the sense that it's relatively common, but also not because the majority don't experience suicidal thoughts. What thinking about suicide every day is, is not healthy. It may not be "normal" but it doesn't make you abnormal.
March 2nd, 2019 12:45am
Many people have those thoughts. However, I think it is important to not let those thoughts reach a dangerous point. Depression plays a huge part in suicidal thoughts. I think it is SUPER important to reach out to someone if the thoughts get severe, to the point where you are wanting to actively act on them. Some people find talking to the suicide prevention lifeline helpful as well. (1-800-273-8255) Maybe just being able to let some things off your chest, and being able to vent about the stuff that's going on in your life can help to relase some stress, and possibly minimize how often you think about it. It actually works for a lot of people :)
March 28th, 2019 1:44pm
I don't think so. Obviously, if you're in a profession or place where outreach or prevention is part of your career or your day to day routine, that's different. But it has to be recovery-based. There is a big shift in teens and young adults that I've noticed in the past few years: as we get more comfortable discussing suicide and mental health, we naturally turn to humor in an attempt to cope. This is natural, but taking it too far not only normalizes, but can even romanticize depression or thoughts of suicide and make us complicit rather than recovery minded. It's important to remember that mental illness does not define us. It's important to communicate openly and honestly, but if we let ourselves fall into cycles where we're stuck on talk of depression or suicide ideation, we are giving these thoughts time, space, and agency. Try to replace these conversations or thoughts with positivity - talk not about suicide, but of the reasons you have to live.
March 29th, 2019 9:54am
It is not. Please don't think about suicides every now and then. People who end their lives go against the life cycle and get trapped. It's worse than being dead. You will be in much more pain than you initially were in. Start looking at things that make you happy, go out, feel the air and make friends. Live for yourself and the parents because of whom you are here. Everyone has problems of different levels and intensity, but we should never give up. Show your life that you survived and that you are strong enough to handle battles rather than surrendering. See how your life changes. :)
March 30th, 2019 5:25pm
Thinking about suicide every day is an indication there is something deeply troubling you. You really need to find someone to talk to, preferably a professional. Together, you can figure out why you are having these thoughts and such. Then, you can get to the root of the problem and take care of it. If you are not ready to speak to a professional, please talk to someone, be it a a relative, friend or a listener here at 7 cups. Speaking to someone is very important. Please do so as soon as possible. Constant suicide thoughts are a sign of a deep and intense depression.
April 21st, 2019 2:34pm
Thinking about suicide every day is definitely not normal. People who are depressed often struggle with thoughts of suicide as well as those who are in crisis and see no other solution. You also don't have to be on the verge of acting on suicidal thoughts before someone takes you seriously. Just thinking about it already points to a problem and can very often cause intense loneliness when a person feels hesitant to discuss or even mention these thoughts in fear of the consequences. I would like to encourage you (or the person thinking about suicide) to visit a website like where you can also find suicide hotlines and help available specific to your country.
May 31st, 2019 2:09pm
It isn't exactly "normal" to think about suicide everyday, but it is very common. When someone thinks of suicide everyday they must find themselves in a very rough place mentally and feel like suicide is the only way to escape from this place. If you are feeling suicidal, you should talk to your doctor or therapist so they can help you find ways to deal with your negative thoughts and help you cope better in everyday life. This may mean learning new coping strategies or even trying some medication to help. Finding the underlying issue is always a good first step to helping you get rid of these suicidal thoughts
June 6th, 2019 10:41pm
For some people it can be normal, but I mean normal in the sense that it is part of their life. You aren't strange or broken for thinking that way, but I understand that it is something that can be quite debilitating. I would recommend that you reached out and spoke to a professional about what you're going through and hopefully you can find strategies in order to cope with these thoughts. There are ways you can get through this and learn how to deal with these thoughts. I hope that anyone going through this is doing okay and will get the help they need.
June 12th, 2019 10:48pm
No, it’s not supposed to be. If you think about suicide on a daily basis this could mean a number of things. Science has proven that when people think about things a lot they’re more likely to do those things. Thinking about suicide could mean, at the very least, that you’re suffering from a mental illness and at the very most, that you’re on the brink of life and death. If you feel as if you do think about suicide everyday, reach out to a suicide hotline or talk it out with your family. Suicide is never anything anyone should be thinking about day after day. Why think about death when you have life?
June 21st, 2019 7:54pm
Suicidal thoughts can be become addictive. If we consider suicide often then it becomes routine to think about it whenever we feel stressed or trapped in a situation. It's like an automatic reaction. Ideally, we should become more mindful of our own thoughts and try to break that cycle. Think of other things, such as: "yes, I feel very low right now, but it will pass eventually". Distraction is also a great technique, so try to do things that you enjoy or at least something that captures your focus for a little while. If these issues persist, then perhaps you should seek professional help from a doctor.
June 23rd, 2019 6:34am
Actually, no. This is a huge sign of depression, and you need to talk to someone about it. If you are a student, talk to your guidance counselor about this. If you are already working, talk to a therapist or your doctor. Ask for reccommendations as to whom you can ask for help. Thinking about suicide everyday is already a sign as I said earlier of depression. Talk to someone, don't be afraid or shy to ask for help, this is not something you should be dealing on your own. Talk to a friend or a parent or even anyone you are comfortable with.
July 20th, 2019 5:05pm
Thoughts about suicide is a grey area. It's not healthy to think of it as either being normal or unnatural. When it comes down to it though, thoughts of suicide are very common. People don't necessarily have to have a mental health disorder to have thoughts about taking their life. It can often be a generic thought or an indicator of high stress levels. It's less common to think about ending ones life everyday with any other thoughts attached to it. If it gets to a point that it becomes concerning however, go to see a doctor. They can always start you off on the right course of action. If a feeling is ever intense, A&E is always a safe place to go!
August 4th, 2019 2:40am
If you have had suicidal ideations multiple times, it can be normal but most times it isnt normal. We are all here for you so don't be afraid to ask for help. Just because it may not be normal, never feel bad about feeling that way!! Suicide can be very hard to deal with and there are many people here to support you as well as helplines, professionals, therapists and police and EMT authorities. Send me a message if you ever need help. We are here to help but if you are contemplating about suicide, please call a helpline or 911.
August 18th, 2019 4:28am
No, it's not normal. Please seek help or text the crisis line they are there for suicidal idealization and can help. 24/7. Counseling is needed if thoughts are ongoing and you cannot shake them. There are many reasons for suicide but you can be helped. Crisis line 741741 and a counselor can help you learn coping skills and come up with a plan to help you avoid those thoughts. Depression can cause suicidal idealization, sadness, loss of relationships and many other mental health issues. It is ok to reach out for help that is why we have counselors to help.
August 21st, 2019 2:36pm
If you think about ending your life everyday, that is not normal and you might need help from a professional. If you ever find yourself planning or about to engage in a suicidal act, please take a moment first to call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and you will remain anonymous. If, on the other hand, you think about suicide as an interesting phenomenon and not as something you want to do, then I think it’s as normal as any other thought. People get fascinated by any number of subjects, and the subject of suicide is a complex and difficult problem to grapple with. If you’re the kind of person who likes to be challenged by difficult questions, then don’t worry if you grapple with the reality that people die from suicide. Either way, please monitor your own relationship with the thought of suicide, and reach out for help if you feel life is becoming too much for you to handle.
September 29th, 2019 7:21am
No, it is not normal or healthy. Please remember that if you are thinking about suicide every day that your mind is ill and that it is not your fault that you are feeling this way. With help and compassion, your mind can and will recover. I'm so sorry you are feeling this way. I know the stress of everyday life can be unbearable at times. Please trust me when I say that in time it will get better. Please look up suicide resources on this website and in your area. You are worthy and deserving of getting help, and feeling better.
October 3rd, 2019 8:26pm
Nope, that is not normal. But you know that, otherwise you wouldn't have asked. Humans are inclined to life in almost all the details of their existence. In the way mothers will protect their offspring and in the way it is physically inmpossible to strangle yourself. That will to live inside of you was also the part that asked this question. You probably have a life right now that you really do not want. Maybe it is your circumstances, your health, your family or maybe just who you are that make you not want to keep exisitng. you want to stop doing this man-made ratrace of living. I am here to tell you that I understand that. I really do. Life can be so hard and so ugly. But it is also beautiful and lovely sometimes. There are people who will help you to find a life that you want to keep living. There are ways to get to an existence that you actually enjoy most of the time. You will get there. you are strong and the life in you is strong. Where I'm from we have a saying: where there is life there is hope. There is hope in you too my friend. Keep if alive and you will bloom.
October 16th, 2019 5:01pm
It’s hard to judge things in terms of normal or not normal. It might be your reality right now and that does not make you “crazy”. All things considered it might not be unreasonable to think the way you do. However this way of thinking is not healthy and can become very dangerous. Keep in mind that depression or the momentary weight of the situation you’re going through might change your perception of the world around you and make it harder for you to think in different patterns and see positive aspects in your life. However that doesn’t mean that they are nonexistent. What you’re experiencing is very real and to be taken seriously but it is not all there is in life. I would advise you to seek help, through a suicide hotline or a counselling centre to help you take the first steps towards recovery. Try to put some trust in the fact that there will be other things in life than what you are experiencing in life right now, even if that’s a difficult thing to do. I wish you all the very best.
October 24th, 2019 12:07am
It's a very natural thing to think about suicide, but often people dismiss the thought just as quickly as it comes. When suicidal thoughts happen more frequently, this is when things can become problematic. Especially if you're thinking about suicide daily, and it's starting to impact aspects of your life. One of the things that can help is sharing these thoughts with someone, whether that be a listener or a therapist. Being able to share them can help lessen the intensity and reduce the thoughts completely. I hope that this is helpful to you. Don't be afraid to reach out.
November 8th, 2019 7:52am
First off I want to say that I am sorry that you feel like suicide is perhaps the only option, also that I get it and you are far from alone in this. Unfortunately, suicide or suicidal thoughts are a common experience in so many peoples lives; this to say, that doesn't normalise it or make it okay. You don't have to face these thoughts alone, there is a whole community here to support you. If you can reach out to your family and friends, let them know a bit about what is going on, and perhaps see a therapist (did you know that you can access counselling online? you can even do it here on 7Cups) though we are not professionally trained, if you are not in danger of acting on these thoughts (if you are call a hotline or go to the hospital as we are not a emergency service) you are more than welcome to connect with a listener here at 7Cups, we are always here for you. If you ever want to chat, I am here for you, don't be afraid to reach out. I know that reaching out can be the hardest and most rewarding thing, and I know that you are brave from just asking this question. Best of luck
November 14th, 2019 12:40am
No it isn't normal, it is very dangerous, harmful, and you think of yourself as a dumb, innocent person. Going through daily struggles of your life, like maybe parents fighting, dealing with bullies, depression, being a teen, and wayyy way more... But just know you have to go with the flow of things in your life, through the tough and the bad. KNow that there indeed is people for you, you just have to find them...Know that you aren't the only one dealing with this, and mostly know that you were given life for a reason, for people to love, hate, hurt, you and feel. (way more things)
December 26th, 2019 8:13am
No. It is not normal to be feeling this way, but you are not alone. Search for things you love, keep yourself occupied, talk. TALK! communication is the most important step to recovery (after acceptance). Talk to someone you trust and always feel welcomed to talk to me or anyone here. But just know, you are worthy, you are loved, it may not feel like it, but you have a important purpose in this world.
January 12th, 2020 6:08am
Unfortunately suicide is common. Thinking about suicide is wanting whatever pain you have to end. It is natural to want pain to stop, but for a person to want to end it by dying, says that the pain takes over their lives. So it is normal in a sense that it is common, but not normal as in it should be brushed off. It is never good for pain to take over our lives. If this feels like it is happening for you, seek help from other people, like doctors and other professionals. You can also visit Also remember that you are never alone. So many people these days are going through a lot of pain. The good news is that others want to help you. In fact some even make it there job to help you.
February 6th, 2020 3:47am
Not for most people, it's best to get some help if you're feeling this way. No one is alone, and everyone needs help sometimes. Don't be afraid to get help. No one is alone in this world and you shouldn't be nervous or feel ashamed for feeling this way. I have delt with this as well but keeping it in for a long time only makes things worse, getting help will sufice. Make sure you don't put yourself in places you know hurt you, try your best to be happy. If it all goes down, contact people you love it will help.
February 27th, 2020 4:06pm
For some people it's normal. Also, I've learned that suicidal are a whole more common than we generally think. It's such a taboo thing to reveal.. But to have those thoughts to that intensity, that seems reserved for a much smaller percentage. However, people who feel this way are walking around all over the place, so don't feel too alone. I find that revealing my feelings to certain people often leads to learning they have felt quite similarly. I believe that taboo is among the most dangerous, damaging characteristics of our society. In my opinion, it prevents all of us from healing. We need to talk about these things in order to overcome them!
March 14th, 2020 6:19am
No it is not normal to think about suicide however it does happen a lot after major traumatic events occur. We need to focus on how to manage those thoughts rather than how to top them completely because we cannot always be there for our clients and so we need to give them the tools that they will need to succeed and move forward with their lives. I think that once we give our clients these tools that is when they can become successful and can further pursue long term treatment. That's also when they can start working towards not thinking about suicide regularly.
March 15th, 2020 8:48am
First off, the word "normal" is a word that I really hate using in the world of mental health. But to answer your question, having daily suicidal thoughts is not unheard of. People around the world do experience this, and you are not alone. This doesn't make it healthy as suicidal thoughts means your mind is sick and in desperate need of help. Sadly more and more people, think of suicide as a means to an answer, but there is help. If you are experiencing suicidal ideation, please reach out to get help. I can say from personal experience that there are lots of treatment options that can help the thoughts go away. It takes time, but it is so worth it. :)
March 17th, 2020 7:05am
No of course no. It is not at all good to think about suicide every other day. Whenever these thoughts come to your mind just shake your stand up and and start moving around talking to people. Or if you are home in your start working out whenever the suicidal thoughts pollute your mind. And one more effective therapy is writing..yes you read right...write each and every thought every conclusion that comes to your mind and burn the paper or tear it or shred it. This will make your subconscious mind realize that all these thoughts are meant to be thrown and not keep and you will slowly start recovering. Your subconscious mind is the strongest.