Are Suicide Threats a Cry for Attention?
Recently I wrote about how people tend to ignore suicide threats online. And one of the reasons people ignore these threats is because they don't take them seriously. Some people even believe that suicide threats are just a cry for attention.
What Is A Cry for Attention?
I'm not even sure what people mean when they say a "cry for attention." It means, what, your friends will gather around you and pat you on the back? Throw a surprise party? Visit you in the psych ward? What, exactly, is all this attention that people think others are craving?
Suicide Threats Are Serious: Not Cries for Attention
Tracy, N. (2012, August 3). Are Suicide Threats a Cry for Attention?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, September 17 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/breakingbipolar/2012/08/suicide-threats-cry-attention
Author: Natasha Tracy
when i do it iam not going te tell enybody...
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I have just started reading your blog back in May. I like the fact that you do cover a lot of aspects bipolar. I hope it helps shed light - to those who suffer from it and those who know of others that do. It is such a private hell.
It's actually pretty simple. Like I said in the video, people don't want to die - even people who say they do, really don't. What people _want_ is an end to their pain and they simply feel that death is their only way out. People, though, would take another option if you gave it to them.
So while someone who talks of suicide might not be aware of it, what they're really saying is that their pain is really terrible and they want an option other than death. Because death is amazingly easy, life is the hard part.
If someone really wants to die /and/ has the means to do it-why would they ruin that chance? If they have to question it/discuss it, then it should be clear they still want to live, or at least some sliver of them does. I just don't understand how people can "threaten" or even "discuss" wanting to commit suicide-then don't do it. So...they must not want to, right? I seriously don't understand. I've only made one suicide attempt, but no way would I have ever talked about it-I was far too ashamed. So, can someone explain it to me?
I can't thank you enough for all that you do for the community.