Monday, April 12, 2010

Gentleman Shares His Thoughts of Suicide After Being Unemployed for 2 years

The following is a post I retrieved while Venturing out into the Unemployment community. I am posting this to shine more light on the current economic state and how it effect the People.

Well, my name is Chris. I have been unemployed now for 2 years give or take I lost count.
Not a day goes by I don't think about suicide, with each passing day it seems to get closer and easier. I live with my dad, yes I know I'm not on the street, however i have been borrowing money from him every since my last check which was about 2 months ago. I really don't know what to do, to be quite honest. If I could rob a bank and get away with it I would do it tomorrow. I've never thought about killing myself or committing a crime until recently Any who just really hoping we get some extra weeks soon


  1. Chris, it is very easy to be negative when unemployed. I have been there plenty times with no fault of my own. Remember, this will make you stronger even though it is difficult right now.

    This is the toughest economy in our generation. Keep trying no matter what. You are not a failure and don't let anyone treat you that way. Their is good support on this forum, so there is never a good enough reason to do anything you will regret. Many understand your problems more then you realize. Many of us have been through the mental depression and eventually come out better than before.

  2. Chris, hang in there friend your life is far to valuable to be measured in dollars. Losing ones sense of independence sucks, but fortunately you have family support, not everyone does. I second C in Cali's message of encouragement, this forum truly is a support group of almost 4,000 folks who relate to what you're going through and are here to lend an ear when you need it. Smile

  3. Good morning, Chris,

    Tears are steaming down my face after reading your message. I, along with others here, feel your pain, more than you know. Thank you for your strength, and courage in opening-up your heart, and sharing your story with us. It is so important that you understand that you are NOT alone in this. The uncertainty of it all can be so overwhelming, but please never, ever give-up. Our Lord will never give us more than what we can handle, and He will always carry us when our burdens become too heavy for us to carry. Together, with God, we WILL prevail!

    I found this forum, quite by accident (or, was it God’s hand at work?). It has been a virtual lifeline, and a true blessing to me. This forum will provide you with all the latest updates on our cause, but most importantly, you will find tremendous caring, kindness, and support here! My heart is filled with such tremendous gratitude for the Administrators/Moderators of this forum, who had the vision and foresight to provide us all with this desperately needed refuge at a very difficult, and frightening time in all of our lives. God bless their beautiful and compassionate hearts!!

    Hang on, and stay with us, Chris, we’re almost there! And, remember we are all here for each other. We WILL get through this together. Stay strong, our friend! May God watch over and protect you in all things! We’re sending out a great big group hug to you!! HUG!!

  4. Chris,

    You're not alone. Join us in being one in support for each other.
    I'll always be here for you, and yes I'm worried out of my mind as well.
    This to shall pass!
    My very best~

  5. Chris, you can make it through this horrible time. I often wonder why it is some of us who are laid off, searching for a job for years and not others. Are we chosen because we are stronger than others?

    Not sure what state you are in, but contact your unemployment/work force center. There are apprenticeship programs for various trades. In addition, if they offer computer software certification programs now is the perfect time to update your skill.

    Keep posting on the forum, we are all here to support each other.

  6. Chris, I've been in the same boat as far as thinking about dying everyday. That's what I'm doing slowly anyway. I don't eat, I don't know if I will have somewhere to live from one minute to the next. I have no family to help me. I've never had thoughts of taken my own life. I feel it's already been taken from me.
    Every step forward seems like 3 steps back. It gets hard to take.
    You do have a place to live right now and even though it's not optimal, it's still a place. Contact your local health department because they can get you free counselling and perhaps help you with what would seem to be depression. Who could fault you for being depressed?
    I've never been so scared in my life and I honestly think that I'll just die in my sleep one night because the stress of everything is going to kill me. And it might. But I just have to keep trying.
    Your dad obviously loves you. He would be devastated if you took your own life.
    Talk to someone. Reach out for resources.
    There is beauty in simple every day things even though things seem bleak.
    Hang on and hang in there. Get some emotional support.

    I know you must have so much to offer.

  7. The latest "to grab your attention" I'm going to commit suicide. How does that help any situation? I read this story a couple of times and did not see any reason to think about this (actually there aren't really any good ones -- possibly exception is if have a medical situation that is hurting your family). He needs to put this out of his head for everyone concerned. Probably not that old either??