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Can Paxil make me more suicidal after only four days?

Is it common to experience a ramp up in negative thoughts after being on Paxil for just 4 days? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Jul 12, 2012 - 11 answers

Guns aren't lawful; Nooses give; Gas smells awful; You might as well live -- And Other Inspirations.

I'm doing research for an artistic work exploring the theme of suicide, and I seek 1) a particular recent article arguing that life is not worth living and 2) the most provocative, interesting works on suicide from artistic, philosophical, social science, journalistic, religious or medical perspectives. [more inside]
posted by reren on Jun 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Groups devoted to legalizing assisted suicide?

What is the leading nonprofit organization(s) devoted to promoting legalization of assisted suicide in US states? [more inside]
posted by amro on Jun 21, 2012 - 2 answers

How to talk with my 8-yr old about suicide?

How to talk with my 8-yr old about his older depressed cousin's suicide? [more inside]
posted by ValveAnnex on Jun 15, 2012 - 20 answers

I want a time machine.

It's been 3 months since my boyfriend killed himself. Just doing the basics takes so much out of me. The first month was a blur and everyone thought I was doing "exceptionally well". My tendencies are always to be very private and keep to myself. The only person I used to share my emotions with is dead. I have family but haven't been close to them in a very long time and even before never felt safe or able to share my personal life with them. Everything is very much on the surface. They were very dismissive when I spoke to them years ago about my depression and anxiety. Initially they were texting me to see how I was doing but I wasn't very responsive. The few family members that I am close to are focusing on me "moving on". And I hate hearing those words. even though they mean well. I have very few friends and I met them as a result of my boyfriends death. [more inside]
posted by puppup on Jun 5, 2012 - 19 answers

how does voluntary commitment work?

I am considering voluntary commitment due to a bad last couple of days with depression, but I don't know if I can afford it, what to tell my employer and what the consequences of this will be in the future. [more inside]
posted by ADent on Jun 5, 2012 - 43 answers

Suicide image came from?

Where did this suicide image come from? Anyone know where this originated? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on May 30, 2012 - 16 answers

The biggest FU ever

This was me. That problem was resolved by him killing himself in our flat. While i was there. Sleeping. Now I have different problems, mainly what the heck do I tell people? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2012 - 38 answers

Dealing with a suicide

My brother shot himself to death last night. I feel numb. My therapist is out of pocket for a week. Things need to happen. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by book 'em, danno on Mar 28, 2012 - 29 answers

My boyfriend committed suicide

I left him. Packed up my stuff, and the pets. He was there trying to keep it together even though I could see his pain. He killed himself 10 days later. Everyone is saying it's not my fault and not to blame myself. How? [more inside]
posted by puppup on Mar 27, 2012 - 53 answers

Private death

An acquaintance from high school recently died at the age of 22. His family decided to keep the cause of death private. Help me out here -- why would they choose to do that? [more inside]
posted by victory_laser on Feb 20, 2012 - 64 answers

Money for help paying suicide-watch hospitalization bill?

Money for help paying suicide-watch hospitalization bill? [more inside]
posted by webmutant on Jan 20, 2012 - 8 answers

I wish you wouldn't have done that

The love of my life killed herself last July. Months later I still don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Jan 13, 2012 - 35 answers

I don't want to be sad anymore.

How can I battle depression and insomnia (I think they're related, actually) without meds or doctors? [more inside]
posted by bryanthecook on Jan 6, 2012 - 36 answers

Glad you failed?

Are their any numbers on individuals who have failed to commit suicide, and are subsequently grateful that they did not succeed? I've always heard that suicidal ideation is often a temporary thing, and was curious if there were any numbers behind it. (note: not having any myself, just curious)
posted by leotrotsky on Dec 8, 2011 - 23 answers

My partner killed himself yesterday, i am still in shock and haven't told people. I don't know how to deal with this and need help

My partner killed himself yesterday, i am still in shock and haven't told people. I don't know how to deal with this and need help [more inside]
posted by servix on Nov 30, 2011 - 59 answers

You're gone and that's it.

My estranged ex-husband committed suicide a month ago. I am unsure about whether I need grief counseling or not or how much good it's going to do me. [more inside]
posted by asockpuppet on Nov 12, 2011 - 22 answers

What do to when a friend is having a major depressive episode *right now*?

What do to when a friend is having a major depressive episode *right now*? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 - 27 answers

feeling responsible for a friend's death

How do you deal with suicide when you feel (or are made to feel) partially responsible? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 9, 2011 - 27 answers

Used to be Ustinov, but used to's not good enough for me.

Is the story Lauren Christy tells about saving Peter Ustinov's life true? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Oct 2, 2011 - 3 answers

When "gooey" won't suffice

What does a suicide from jumping look like? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDrink on Sep 29, 2011 - 24 answers

I'm looking for a book that was read at story time in 4th grade.

I am trying to remember an elementary school book that had a teacher who gave his students an in class writing assignment about why life is worth living, but none of the students write an essay that is good enough for him, so he rides his motorcycle off a cliff the next day. [more inside]
posted by weewooweewoo on Sep 6, 2011 - 2 answers

Soldier who commited suicide because of DADT?

Looking for the name of a soldier that commited suicide because of homophobia. [more inside]
posted by alona on Sep 1, 2011 - 2 answers

Good lies for my suicide scars.

What are some good excuses for suicide attempt scars on the inner wrist? Particularly keen to hear plausible explanations that fit with the appearance of the scar. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2011 - 53 answers

An unwanted letter

Should I read my friend's suicide letter? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2011 - 27 answers

Memorial ideas for ten years after a parent's suicide

This December it will be ten years since my father committed suicide. My mother, brother and I have started talking about ways to observe the anniversary, but we're not sure how. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2011 - 11 answers

My suicidal friend

This is a follow-up question to this question about my suicidal friend. [more inside]
posted by sucky_poppet on Jun 27, 2011 - 27 answers

How do I help my pre-teen nephew understand his teen friend's suicide?

My 10 year old nephew just found out that his 15 year old friend committed suicide. What online resources can I send my sister to help him work through his feelings? [more inside]
posted by KathyK on Jun 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Art of aftermath of suicide?

What is the name of the contemporary artist who made an installation during the 1990s showing the aftermath of a suicide from jumping off of a building? The art was quite gory and controversial. Any leads would be most appreciated.
posted by mortaddams on Jun 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Amazing dystopian animation needed. Thanks !

Dystopian short scifi animation film seen in the last year, about a man who is the last living member of dirty, trashy spaceship / plane that seems to have been abandonned a long time ago, and finds out that he is infected by the virus that killed his entire team. Then.. [more inside]
posted by Jireel on May 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Suicide is not painless...not to me

What is the best way to support a close friend that has suicidal tendencies and to handle the feelings I have about it? [more inside]
posted by sucky_poppet on May 27, 2011 - 24 answers

Suicide notes from Foxconn employees

Where can I read some of Foxconn employees' full suicide notes? [more inside]
posted by querty on May 16, 2011 - 1 answer

Near Death Experiences - Suicides

For Research - Need Near Death Experiences accounts of people who attempted suicide. [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Apr 27, 2011 - 10 answers

Dealing with suicidal clients?

In my law practice, I regularly encounter clients who are despondent and suicidal. I don't feel that I am well prepared for dealing with this issue. Without considering the ethical issues as to disclosure, what is the best course of action when dealing with a client who tells you that they're considering suicide? What resources are available as a guide to dealing with a suicidal client? [more inside]
posted by Dignan on Apr 26, 2011 - 11 answers

How can I try to help a depressed, possibly borderline, friend who's trying to isolate herself?

My friend is deeply depressed and is trying to cut herself off from me and her other friends. How can I try to help her? Key questions: 1) Any suggestions on how to try to convince her that I genuinely want to stick around and be her friend and it's not just out of obligation, and/or other other ways to respond to her trying to push me away? 2) She's given up on hope of any treatment or improvement-- I think she might be borderline and that DBT could be a good fit for her regardless-- any suggestions of what I could send her about DBT and/or BPD (or anything else) that would have the best chance of getting through to her and giving her hope that things can get better? [more inside]
posted by EmilyClimbs on Apr 8, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me understand why this is happening

Suicidal ideation under stress -- help me. [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on Mar 12, 2011 - 14 answers

Something happens and I'm head over heels

MorbidCuriosityFilter: I just saw this on my friend's blog, which is an odd coincidence, because only the other day I was wondering: How many people have jumped or fallen off of the spiral walkway at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC? [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Feb 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Stopping suicidal ideation?

If you've been a suffer of depression (especially of multiple instances) and dealt with constant chronic suicidal ideation how did you stop it? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Jan 12, 2011 - 29 answers

Help with Brother's Commitment

Brother tried to kill himself, I called 911. He has been committed against his will. Need help figuring out how to support him despite his anger towards me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2011 - 31 answers

Felo de se and temporary insanity

In the United States in the 1870s and 1880s, what would have been the practical difference between a suicide being adjudged committed during a fit of temporary insanity, and having it be part, say, of a planned suicide pact? [more inside]
posted by LucretiusJones on Dec 28, 2010 - 4 answers

20-year relationhip on the rocks. I'm jobless, friendless, and scared to death.

I feel like a basket case. I'm 47 years old, and I've been in a 20-year same-sex relationship with another man. I felt like it would last forever. For several years, the relationship was sexless; we did all the normal couples things together - cooked, ate, washed dishes, stressed about the bills, laughed, cried, and took care of each other, but there wasn't much physical attraction any more. I've always been somewhat bisexual, and 2 or 3 years ago, I met a woman on match.com who was cute, seemed nice, and was accepting of my situation. We started dating (with the knowledge, and as far as he acted, the acceptance of my partner). At first, the two of them were sort of circling and sniffing, and I was afraid they would hate each other. As time passed, they became really good friends, and eventually they slept together, which was fine with me. (lots more blathering inside) [more inside]
posted by Death by Ugabooga on Dec 21, 2010 - 64 answers

Member Threatens Suicide-- What to do?

What to do if a member of a social networking website says they want to commit suicide? [more inside]
posted by chaz on Dec 8, 2010 - 8 answers

Guidelines for disclosure of depression?

Depression filter: At what point (if any) is it appropriate to share with specific family/friends incidents of depression / suicide ideation in my past? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2010 - 15 answers

How do I help a friend whose son attempted suicide?

An old friend of mine's 18 year old son just attempted to kill himself with a shotgun blast to the head. [more inside]
posted by mrhappy on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Aggressive Suicide

I am researching “aggressive suicide” and would like to read about examples or studies on this topic. An example of an "aggressive suicide” would be an abuse survivor killing himself at the place where he was abused as a child.
posted by Francophone on Nov 2, 2010 - 16 answers

Dealing with suicide

My sister is teaching in Thailand and a colleague has just committed suicide. What, if anything, can I say or do to help? [more inside]
posted by lilyflower on Oct 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me "pass" my psychological evaluation.

Help me "pass" my psychological evaluation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2010 - 27 answers

Considering suicide and possible psychiatric commitment

Considering a somewhat voluntary psychiatric commitment for myself. Meeting with a psychiatrist this afternoon. What should I tell him? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Sep 7, 2010 - 21 answers

How does one acquire temporary guardianship in Virginia to prevent self-harm?

Looking for information on Temporary Guardianship in the case of multiple attempted suicides in Virginia. [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on Sep 3, 2010 - 6 answers

Scifi suicide story id help

Story ID: An aging, eminent composer decides it's time to end his life in an orderly manner. Probably from the 70's or 80's, and quite possibly in a collection of science fiction, although the only scifi element is that the story takes places in a time when the act isn't stigmatized. All clues appreciated.
posted by spasm on Aug 13, 2010 - 6 answers

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