Here are a few observations from my perspective as a survivor:
1) antidepressants are to be avoided. This is purely anecdotal, mind you, but that dope changes people's personalities, and never for the better.
2) People that mean business rarely mess around with "failed attempts" and inadequate methods. I know people don't like to hear this, but I think the numbers back me up. The highest rate of suicide isn't among melodramatic women or bullied teenagers - it's middle aged men who don't screw around with pills.
3) The befuddled psychiatric and "helper" classes need to stop yapping so much about prevention. Realistically, I think the notion that you can stop someone if you just say and do the right things is not only inaccurate, but immensely painful for survivors everywhere. Every time some fekakte celebrity offs themselves (Thanks, Robin Williams), the media goes bat$hit with reams of articles and reports on suicide prevention. This comes from fear, I think. People are afraid of suicide, and they find it comforting to convince themselves that they can stop someone if they've made up their minds about it.
- 1/30/2015 11:07:07 AM