Re: Help! Need reassurance-does anyone else have this fear?
Killing yourself isn't that easy.
Passively just wishing to kill yourself doesn't cut it.
I've wished to die many times. Probably everyone has.
Actually killing yourself is a far cry from simply wishing to quit living because of unhappiness.
It's not easy; most of us probably couldn't manage it if we tried.
I wouldn't worry too much about your feelings.
If some days you don't feel like living, just own that feeling. It's unlikely you'll actively take steps to end your life, even less likely you'd be successful if you did.
There's a difference between thoughts and actions. Your thoughts won't kill you. if they would, we'd all be dead a hundred times over.
If you feel sad some days and feel like life's really not worth living, just accept that feeling. It's very likely it will pass, and the next day, you'll feel better.
If time goes by and you don't start feeling better, or you actually start feeling worse, then you might want to seek help (not because you're likely to kill yourself, but because there's no point in being depressed for a long period of time, if you don't have to be).
Last edited by Kali333; 06-29-2011 at 12:47 PM.