Obviously it can't possibly be 100% always the case, but do you think MOST people (like 90%) who are depressed are suicidal? Flipping it around... Are ALL suicidal people depressed? I mean, what else can make a person feel a very strong need to committ suicide if not some form of depression?
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Are all (well most) depressed people suicidal?
I don't think so. I've been in depressive states in the past, but I stop myself from getting too down because I always keep hope in the unknown future. I am guessing there are others too-- who cling the last hope and know that the best choice is too keep pushing forward, despite the rut of life keeping the person feeling like nothing will ever change. Suicidal thoughts is a symptom of depression, but it doesn't mean all depressed people are suicidal. They can be simply constantly unhappy, not able to get joy out of life, and things like that.
Are ALL suicidal people depressed?
If you consider being upset with life a form of depression, I'd imagine the very vast majority are. I'm guessing that some cases are more of feeling trapped rather than feeling sad. But that is more spur of the moment regret.1
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I don't think all people that are depressed are suicidal - I know noone who was suicidal but wasn't depressed (and I know a crazy lot of suicidal people thanks to treatment) - I think suicidal is kinda like the last stage of depression so not everyone who's depressed is suicidal at the same time, I think it's actually (fortunately) very few people that are actually so depressed they're considering suicide compared to the high number of people that are just depressive. most depressed people are just incredibly sad and unsatisfied with their lives but deep down they still wanna live.1