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    Is it weird to fantasise about suicide when really stressed? This past week I've been stressed beyond words and at some points usually in the very early morning (3 am-ish) it seems like everything turns into a weapon I could use but

    1) I would never commit suicide, religious reasons and personal beliefs aside I don't have the balls to do it
    2) I know anything I have lying around would most likely fail and I'd end up with a lot of shame and brain/ liver damage.

    It's still unsettling though and I don't know what I should do. I don't want to be locked up and sent to a mental hospital, and I don't want my parents notified. Advice please?
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    Trigger Warning 2, seriously I don't want to trigger anyone
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    Is it weird to fantasise about suicide when really stressed? This past week I've been stressed beyond words and at some points usually in the very early morning (3 am-ish) it seems like everything turns into a weapon I could use but

    1) I would never commit suicide, religious reasons and personal beliefs aside I don't have the balls to do it
    2) I know anything I have lying around would most likely fail and I'd end up with a lot of shame and brain/ liver damage.

    It's still unsettling though and I don't know what I should do. I don't want to be locked up and sent to a mental hospital, and I don't want my parents notified. Advice please?
    Most people do it, at least from time to time. There's a difference between fantasizing about it and actually going through with it.
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    It's certainly not healthy or something you should be doing, but it's understandable. I myself have been in the same position in the past - but that was mostly because I suffered from depression; now I wouldn't think of that in difficult times.

    I advise seeing a doctor/counsellor if you are concerned about your mental wellbeing - your parents don't have to be notified (unless you're under 16, in which case I'm not sure) and you won't be locked up in a mental hospital.
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    From what I can hear, you don't seem to have intentions on carrying out the act and so are mostly preoccupied passively by the thought. I think that's to an extent understandable if you're currently very stressed. My advice would be to focus on relieving the stress through coping mechanisms [for example, tackling any sleep issues you might have if these thoughts always come on at a certain time at 3AM?] As well as watching out if these thoughts become more intense or prevalent or you begin to feel you are acting on them. I would second the point about speaking to a GP if you feel like that would help.
 
 
 
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