I’ve been here about 2 years on & off, and I’ve made an observation. People who have been here for a long time generally don’t follow through with suicide. Whether it’s because they learn to cope, or whether it’s because they never really intended to go through with it, I don’t know.
I’m curious about this because I guess you could say I’m now a long termer, and yet my desire to die now is stronger than it has ever been. All week I’ve been scouting locations. Lots of very high bridges around here.
What I’m trying to figure out, through trends of other suicidal people similar to me, is what are my chances of going through with it? Statistically I’d say low, because like I said, it seems like the longer you stay on this site the less likely you are to go through with it. I’ve researched old posts and seen that the verified suicides were almost always people who only made a few short posts over the course of a few weeks, then did it. My hunch is that the more you talk about suicide, the less likely you are to do it.
Of course statistics & hunches are just that. But trends are often good predictors. So back to my original question: have any long term members ever gone through with it (verifiable)?