*Please don't report this, this does not reflect my current feelings or mental state*
Today on Facebook, a girl I know posted something saying "how she was going to kill herself" and "how she's so alone".
She even posted a video of her singing "I'm going to kill myself"
What do you make of this?
Can you even take someone like this seriously? Does this make people with real mental health issues taken less seriously?
I know from personal experience, when someone feels that way, they want no one to know.
Most Helpful Guy
I would say in my experience that if they really wanted to not kill themselves but wanted help for their emotional pain they tend to put it out there, either directly or indirectly. Those that do want to die for whatever reason they may leave a note telling why they did it. Whenever someone says they want to die take it seriously, often if they don't do it directly, they may engage in accidental behavior that leads to death or may neglect their health as to ot feel guilty about it. Shame is often a driving factor here and depression is a thought disorder that affects the emotions and the emotions are key to changing the depression or the low self esteem that has a co current depression with it that feeds of each other.1
Most Helpful Girl
Personally, I haven't dealt with depression or feelings of suicide, but my mom has. We were talking about this before, because someone we knew had taken his own life, but he'd seemed completely fine. People who were close to him, knew he was struggling, but he was also getting help and telling people how much better he'd been feeling. It was when it seemed to everyone that he was improving that he took his life, which led us to discuss suicide and depression. Our discussion got pretty dark, but she said something like "Someone who truly wants to die, will never disclose their intentions to other people because they know someone will try to stop them. People who are open about their depression and suicidal thoughts are calling for help, they're definitely miserable, but they don't truly want to die." So I think you're right.1