I want to die
Thankfully I don’t hear the words “I want to die” often but they are very worrying words when they are uttered. Those that think people who commit suicide are selfish don’t truly understand the torment and anguish of those who feel so hopeless that suicide seems to be the only way out.
When someone is suicidal, they aren’t thinking clearly. Emotions are extremely powerful and can reduce a logical rational person to a complete wreck. Emotions tend to win the argument every time. Ever reacted to something strongly, only to feel embarrassed a while later once you have calmed down? That’s your emotions taking control. Ever been in love and made a fool of yourself trying to win back an old flame? Yep – emotions yet again.
Suicidal people are so overwhelmed by negative emotions that are so unbearable that all they can think about is getting rid of the pain. There is no room for logical sane thinking in this process.
When someone says they want to die, take it seriously, even if it is a cry for attention, either way the victim is crying out for help.