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Everyone has it harder than me. So I should be taking advantage of that, right? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Aug 12, 2010 - 17 answers

How should I respond to my suicidal sibling's email?

Should I send this email to a potentially suicidal sibling? (posted for a friend) [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Jun 23, 2010 - 27 answers

My husband is depressed and wants to kill himself. He refuses counseling. How can I stop him?

My husband has convinced himself that his life is worthless and the world is better off without him. How can I help a man who refuses help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2010 - 31 answers

I think my elderly father is thinking of taking his own life...

My father recently intimated without saying outright that he was thinking of ending his life. He's 77, has been living with the after effects of strokes for about 15 years or more and has lost his ability to enjoy pretty much all of his passions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2010 - 33 answers

Dealing with a morbidly obese, bi-polar diabetic with chronic depression and suicidal thoughts?

Dealing with a morbidly obese, bi-polar diabetic with chronic depression and suicidal thoughts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Can you help someone whose depression keeps getting worse?

One of my best friends just tried to kill herself. She has clinical depression, but she got help for it a year or two ago and I thought it was under control. Was that a delusion? Can people suffer from depression that can never be treated or controlled? [more inside]
posted by daelin on Mar 16, 2010 - 17 answers

This American Life episode assisted suicide story?

This American Life filter - relatively recently, (maybe a rebroadcast?) heard part of story re man who assisted his mother to end her life and how he felt - I've searched their archives for mother and for son; can't find it. Also searched AskMefi some, too many hits. Can anyone help?
posted by judybxxx on Feb 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Why do rich people kill themselves?

Why do rich people kill themselves? [more inside]
posted by abbat on Feb 13, 2010 - 48 answers

what do I do for a friend who has suicidal thoughts who is already in therapy?

what do I do for a friend who has suicidal thoughts who is already in therapy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 7, 2009 - 22 answers

Life after suicide attempt

My brother attempted suicide. Now he's in the hospital. [more inside]
posted by Abbril on Oct 20, 2009 - 22 answers

worst day at work ever or what?

My coworker came to work and shot himself today. I was the only person to talk to him and was one of the first people to reach him after he did it. I'm planning on speaking with the grief counselors they're bringing in tomorrow. But I'm wondering if there are any resources I should know about for people in a situation like mine, specifically: witnesses of the suicide of a coworker or friend. In case the details are relevant: they are below. [more inside]
posted by nerdcore on Sep 30, 2009 - 31 answers

Long-term suicide watch or invasion of privacy?

My wife struggles with depression and, occasionally, suicidal ideation. But she doesn't communicate well (or nearly at all), so I have no real way of knowing when she's having a crisis rather than just another string of bad days / weeks. Is it ethical to monitor her internet activity without her knowledge so I have some idea of when I need to get serious about intervening? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2009 - 40 answers

Perspectives on the downward spiral, please

Need advice for books on how to deal with a family member's suicide. [more inside]
posted by greenland on Aug 4, 2009 - 12 answers

Therapy without doctors

I can't do therapy. There must be other people who can't do therapy. What do these people do, when they get together, to fix their problems? What DIY, collaborative options are on the table, and how do I find them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2009 - 32 answers

What are the ramifications when a real estate disclosure is misleading, and nasty surprises are revealed after sale?

What happens when you buy a house with an unfortunate history (suicide) that has been disclosed, but no one bothers to tell you that the victim's blood is hidden under the new carpeting? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2009 - 38 answers

Not Disabled 'enough'

What should I do about employment options? Sick & old but not sick OR old *Enough* 56 yr old woman who has signed a non-compete contract, in the same industry for 29 years and has been told I'm on probation for 90 days. Took short-term disability to rest and secure my position but thus far was denied, no money coming in. No retirement money, no other way to make money...more below [more inside]
posted by ~Sushma~ on Apr 27, 2009 - 16 answers

What helps after a suicide?

How can I help a suicide's widow? A dear friend committed suicide yesterday. My husband and I were notified by a mutual friend because the dead man thought of my husband as a friend (one of his few, I think). His partner (they never married) is staying with some closer friends for now. My question is: What can I/we do to help her? [more inside]
posted by dbmcd on Apr 20, 2009 - 17 answers

Who were you, Ms. McHale?

Despite the passage of many decades, people still find and are fascinated by the famous Life Magazine photo of Evelyn McHale's strangely beautiful corpse after she leapt from the Empire State Building. I was just wondering if anyone has ever run across any more information about her other than the small bio that accompanied the photo. Are there other publicized photos of her before she died? Was her family ever contacted for comment? I don't mean to be ghoulish about it, I just find it to be iconic (Warhol even made it into artwork) and am surprised that no one ever looked into her life further.
posted by ktoad on Mar 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Name that soul-crushingly sad indie flick

I'm attempting to track down the title of a film I saw years ago on the IFC that ended with a botched suicide/murder attempt by a troubled adolescent girl... [more inside]
posted by afabulousbeing on Mar 11, 2009 - 4 answers

How to help a friend cope with a parent's attempted suicide.

Help me support a friend whose father attempted suicide. Added complication: my friend is half a world away from both his family and me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Bad Not-Quite-Dreams

After many years of chronic depression I have finally achieved a reasonable facsimile of mental health. Except... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 31, 2008 - 19 answers

Grieving vs. Working

I just got back to work after taking a week for the holidays, which is apparently a big no-no at my job because this is an insanely busy time for the office. My boyfriend and I just learned that his best friend committed suicide last night. I'd like to take off [more] work but I don't know how to tell my colleagues what's going on without sounding manipulative or lazy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2008 - 26 answers

What percentage of suicides are due to alcohol?

What percentage of suicides are due to alcohol? Not people who “drink themselves to death,” but people who are actually intoxicated when they kill themselves? [more inside]
posted by puckish on Dec 11, 2008 - 9 answers

Try to forget my name

I broke up with a boy recently - broke his heart, to be precise. Badly, unfairly, selfishly. For reasons that, while I recognize as illogical to outside parties, are entirely unavoidable for me. I wouldn't change my decision. I won't reveal all details. But he attempted suicide over this, and I've been feeling nonstop nausea thinking about this situation. I can't stop blaming myself for driving someone to this degree of... brokenness. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2008 - 54 answers

Are these feelings normal, or symptoms of depression?

How do I sort out whether my feelings are due to grief, or depression, and how do I proceed after the suicide of my brother-in-law? [more inside]
posted by alpha_betty on Dec 11, 2008 - 8 answers

I am crazy. Help.

Help me design a multi-pronged approach to dealing with longstanding depression/grief/craziness. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2008 - 14 answers

How do you cope with the public loss of a close relation?

I've been debating for two weeks now but this question finally made my decision for me. I finally got around to seeing The Bridge. Bonus points for anyone who's seen it. This is a little long...I am Very Much Not OK now. [more inside]
posted by geckoinpdx on Dec 2, 2008 - 17 answers

Witnessing the suicide of a stranger

How do I find other people who have witnessed the suicide of a stranger? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2008 - 15 answers

How to I get out of a rocky relationship?

I can't get out of the relationship I'm in with my girlfriend. Normally, it would just end. Parties would walk away and that would be that. But it's just not that easy with her... [more inside]
posted by runflats on Sep 22, 2008 - 27 answers

Are smarter people more likely to kill themselves?

It seems like most suicides I hear about are very intelligent people, but is there actually any established correlation between intelligence and suicide? Or has this been conclusively rejected as a risk factor? I haven't been able to find any mention of intelligence in various discussions of suicide risk factors.
posted by scottreynen on Sep 17, 2008 - 13 answers

Grief...depression...both? Now what?

How to deal with long grief leading into depression? I lost my boyfriend last year in a very sudden, very horrifying suicide. (there are links in my post about it last year if you're a trainwreck gaper like i am...) I'm in weekly therapy with a great therapist. I see a great psychiatrist monthly. I am on two antidepressants that don't seem to be doing much for me but I can't really tell, because am I depressed or am I still grieving? [more inside]
posted by Soulbee on Sep 17, 2008 - 27 answers

Do you remember a picture of a naked melting person?

I'm looking for back story on a somewhat disturbing photograph which was circulating around the internet around 10-15 years ago. Trouble is, I no longer have a copy of the file, and can't find it. [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich on Aug 26, 2008 - 8 answers

What's a gifter to do with unwanted gifts?

My wife's battled depression for a while, and though she rallied and had a decent few months, she plunged back into the depths of it for the few weeks around her recent birthday (which seems to happen every year, but this year was the worst yet). She had us cancel any birthday plans, cake, etc -- didn't even want anybody to say "happy birthday". After asking a few times and receiving this same answer, I went along with it; it was her birthday, after all. Her mood has lifted since then, but she still doesn't want her presents -- says to return everything, and shuts down when I bring up the subject. Fine, I can return them, except for one, a custom order meant as a present from our four-year-old (call her "Olivia"): a set of coasters printed with Olivia's scanned artwork. What do I do with them? [more inside]
posted by UtterlyDrained on Aug 11, 2008 - 65 answers

How honest should I be with my therapist?

As a way to comfort myself when I am worried, nervous, anxious, or sleepless, I plan my own suicide. [more inside]
posted by Wroksie on Aug 11, 2008 - 23 answers

What is the feeling of having a feeling, of knowing a feeling, and following a feeling?

A good friend of mine just took his own life. That's not what this question is about...it's more about direction. This is long, so bear with me. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Jul 15, 2008 - 19 answers

Should I contact my adopted child, now a teenager, whose birth father died recently?

Should I contact my adopted child, now a teenager, whose birth father died recently? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2008 - 23 answers

Cyber-bullying and suicide?

Do you know of any suicides in response to online abuse and harassment ("cyber-bullying")? For example, Megan Meier and Ryan Halligan. [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on May 7, 2008 - 9 answers

How can I not feel guilty about a friend's suicide?

How can I cope with feelings of guilt over a friend's recent suicide? [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Apr 27, 2008 - 20 answers

Yet another name-that-movie question

Can you name this movie? [more inside]
posted by kimota on Mar 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Subconscous Suicide

Am I subconsciously trying to kill myself? [more inside]
posted by thefamousmoe on Feb 17, 2008 - 83 answers

Thorn, I'm going home - Sol

Sci-fi which features state-assisted suicide as a means of escape/population control? (Caution: THIS QUESTION IS MADE OF SPOILERS!) [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Feb 9, 2008 - 30 answers

What suicide methods are common in different cities?

Is there a way to find out what suicide methods are common by city? [more inside]
posted by agregoli on Jan 25, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I discreetly research a family member's suicide?

Earlier this year, my cousin shot himself. I'd been estranged from him for several years, but we used to be close. How do I go about getting information about his death and about the last few years of his life? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Dec 28, 2007 - 7 answers

Ink as a coping strategy?

Why did my brother's suicide attempt make me want to get a tattoo? And should I? [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Dec 14, 2007 - 33 answers

Is it right to divorce a depressed spouse?

Is it right to divorce a depressed spouse? [more inside]
posted by UtterlyDrained on Dec 4, 2007 - 60 answers

proper investigation procedures

in a police investigation concerning the possible overdose of an individual, is it odd that all of the medication containers would be left behind? would toxicology be exact enough that they wouldn't be needed? [more inside]
posted by andywolf on Nov 27, 2007 - 11 answers

High school team committing suicide?

I need help finding news about a group of high school sports players committing suicide in the northeast US. [more inside]
posted by daninnj on Oct 4, 2007 - 8 answers

How do I help my suicidal roommate?

So, one of my housemates tried to kill himself this morning. He's in the hospital, and he's going to live. Now what? [more inside]
posted by solid-one-love on Sep 11, 2007 - 26 answers

Death by Cannonball

Cannonball suicides? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Jul 30, 2007 - 17 answers

How does my sister get her suicidal roommate's family to get involved instead of leaving it all on her?

My sister is in med school. Her roommate, "Jane," is unwell in many, many ways. My sister doesn't have time to keep on being the hospital and police liaison and chief ambulance driver for her roommate. How do we get "Jane's" family to step up and take some responsibility? [more inside]
posted by bloggerwench on May 22, 2007 - 40 answers

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