I really hate trying to get help from people IRL. There are many reasons, but one of them is when someone tells you they know what you’re feeling, that they too have been suicidal. Okay, I sympathize and now I worry about them, but do they really know? When they say they’ve been suicidal do they mean they have wanted/wished things just to end or have they actually found a means and said their goodbyes? I never feel like they truly understand the magnitude of what I’ve said by telling them I’m suicidal, because even when I’m not suicidal I still wish it to end, or think about driving off a cliff in passing. Have they ever walked out of their home and taken one last look, wholeheartedly believing it would be their last? Most likely not. Most likely they have been somewhere along the suicidal trails, I don’t expect they are lying, they just don’t know what it looks like from the top, with one foot over the edge, taking one last look at how far you’ve come and knowing the trail ends here. Mostly I don’t believe they have or they would have a far different reaction to the knowledge that someone is suicidal. Of course, having gone so far myself, maybe I overreact when I hear someone else is suicidal. IDK.