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Thinking about Suicide

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My life has just started to fall apart and I cannot put any of the pieces back together again. I have never seen a doctor or taken any medication before because I have never felt like this before. I just want to end everything because I just don’t want to fight anymore. I have realized I just want to be alone for most days because I don’t want anyone having to deal with me or my problems. I feel like it would be better for everyone if I just took myself out of the equation completely. I think about suicide everyday because I don’t think there would be an easier way. I know life always gets better, but right now, it doesn’t seem like it is going anywhere but down. (From the USA)

Thinking about Suicide

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Thank you for writing. The part of you that reached out to us knows that you are in pain and need help. This is important because you have taken the very first step necessary to feeling better.

Your profile says you are at college. You university has counsellors trained to help. They can help get you a physical (sometimes the kind of feelings you are having come from a medical issue), and they can help you begin some counseling. Don’t wait. Honor the fact that the part of you that is feeling this pain wants help with it and talk to the people at your counseling center at the university.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Thinking about Suicide

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Thinking about Suicide. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 19, 2019, from
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