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Hi and thanks for writing JA
It is not at all that psychiatrists or other mental health professionals think of suicide as a bad idea rather we know it to be a bad solution. I have worked with hundreds of people who attempted suicide who were beyond relieved when they awoke, either from attempted gunshot wounds or overdoses or jumps from high places. Intelligence is knowing that ending your life is a bad idea if you really just wish to end the pain and since we know you can do that, it makes suicide a very poor solution to ending of pain.
As far as therapy crap? LOLIt turns out that millions have been helped to feel better with therapy crap, so I think its easy to say one thing but the evidence says quite another.
I hope you are not the one in distress. I have never asked someone to not consider suicide but I always ask them to exhaust all other options first. I think when you can do this you can see that suicide is a poor idea, not just because it does not solve the problem but it damages everyone else around you. I guess if you can be selfless enough to care about those around you you can begin to dismiss the notion of suicide. SO let us know.
If you are considering suicide we have a special team here on JA that you can speak with about this. I can let JA know if that is what is going on for you?
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