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(Newser)   Researchers keenly observe that most people who commit suicide are awake   ( divider line
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2014-06-06 04:56:07 AM  
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Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: studebaker hoch: Most truly depressed people don't realize it.

Then how will know to go their doctors and request the outrageously overpriced antidepressants they see advertised on TV?

I know you're being flippant here, but the best help for seriously depressed people is OTHER PEOPLE.  Coworkers, family, friends..anyone who can say, "Hey, I notice you're not up to scratch these days.  Do  you think it would help if you talked to someone?"

Not least not every time.  Some times all it takes is someone noticing.  Someone listening.
2014-06-06 03:03:36 AM  
3 votes:
It's not about insomnia, it's about being alone and the world being at a standstill with nothing going on.
2014-06-06 05:08:53 AM  
2 votes:
People who sanctimoniously chide those who joke about suicide are just this close to getting punched in the face.  It's the jokes that let us who have had to deal with it live with the pain.

My paternal grandfather went through a series of strokes that left him confused and helpless for six years before that last one took him off for good.

Six months later, my dad had a series of TIAs (transient ischemic attacks, or mini strokes) that he hid from us. It seems he had another, one winter night, forty years ago. I can only imagine he saw himself on the verge of being helpless like his father, dependent on others and not himself. That was too much for him to take. He went out in a cold Iowa winter, stuck the barrel of 10 gauge shotgun in his right ear and pulled the trigger.

I found him in the snow behind his business the next morning. I was 24. He was 48.

I had to go home and tell Mom, then my aunt and uncle and call my siblings to break the news.

Sometimes, humor is all that lets us cope.
2014-06-06 04:08:30 AM  
2 votes:
As a clinically-depressed person who's been on graveyard for years....uh, hi.
2014-06-06 03:58:46 AM  
2 votes:

granolasteak: I agree that the insomnia-suicide relationship is probably because when you have insomnia, you're alone, exhausted, and often upset or frustrated.

Right. Let's ignore the fact that depression often comes pre-bundled with insomnia...
2014-06-06 10:36:04 AM  
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freakingmoron: zarker: It's not about insomnia, it's about being alone and the world being at a standstill with nothing going on.


I'd read this article earlier and it has been bothering me. I'd like to know how they'd link it to insomnia.

I'm more inclined to think that suicidal thoughts combined with the isolation from the fact that most everyone else is asleep are more obvious factors. And this set of circumstances might be further exacerbated by some depressed fool coming home drunk and/or otherwise intoxicated.

But since this study was released by academics in the sleep disorder field, maybe they were just looking for something to do other than kill themselves.

Because it's not insomnia that is keeping people awake.  This is where the study got it wrong.

It's PTSD, it's anxiety, it's depression, it's despair, it's numbness, etc. etc. that is keeping people awake.  And when you don't sleep, things get a little loopy.  And when you're a little loopy already, things get a little weird.

I am waiting for the day when my Son's Grandmother calls me and says "Well, she finally went and farking did it."

I know this is Fark, but mental illness isn't something I joke around about.  Maybe you shouldn't either.  Because instead of me 2 years ago, it'll be YOU holding a loved one in the middle of a Grand Mal from too many pills.  THAT is feeling despair, my friends.
2014-06-06 08:16:52 AM  
1 vote:

Wolf892: I don't feel depressed but I wish I had the courage to end it. Life just seems so uninteresting to me. Everyday is just another mad dash to keep alive another day; and for what? Nothing. It's always the same and the only big surprises left are which age related illness is going to spring up and make my already mundane existence even more tedious.I hate the idea of dying but really envy the dead.

studebaker hoch: Most truly depressed people don't realize it.

2014-06-06 04:16:01 AM  
1 vote:
Most truly depressed people don't realize it.
2014-06-06 03:49:27 AM  
1 vote:
Awake or awakened to the truth!

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