People around the world rarely talk about “the suicide issue”. But can depression kill you? Sometimes the public hears about a celebrity that successfully commits suicide, and it is not very uncommon that families have at least one suicide case.
Important: Take any suicidal talk or behavior seriously. It’s not just a warning sign that the person is thinking about suicide—it’s a cry for help.
This article is great to read if you…
- … know someone that wants to commit suicide.
- … know someone that committed suicide.
- … are in danger of committing suicide.
- … have a hard time releasing a previous suicide experience from a friend or family member.
I only talk about this very serious topic ” can depression kill you?” because I had a time in my life where I wanted to just give up, too. Therefore, I love to reflect on the causes behind wanting to give up on my current life and writing about insights from my own process of being in danger of suicide.
So, as I have written, there are lot of topics people are not willing to openly talk about in a direct way. Suicide is one of them, and my mission is to help people have a more peaceful and lovely mind/mental state.
In that way, in an instant, hardships like depressions or suicide attempts decrease dramatically.
My own story. Can depression kill me?
I was between 17 and 19 years old. It was a time of pure uncertainty in my life, and I was not sure if my life really mattered.
After I had four heavy knee injuries, I almost broke from the inside out. It really was painful, because I did not know why I deserved this. First of all, I ate unhealthier and played too many computer games.
The consequence was obvious… I was not confident in my own body and my mental state got really bad.
Feelings of depression, not being loved by others, not knowing what to do in life, and too many thoughts in my head kept me in danger.
Therefore, I was really on the verge and thought about just ending my life.
The power of hope.
I am sure all suicide attempts or thoughts have one thing in common: the uncertainty of one’s own future and a very painful present manifestation through a state of hopelessness.
However, there is always hope.
Believe it or not. At least, even if you do not believe in yourself right now, others always do.
There is a higher reason for you to choose your life. Do you want to know one of the reasons?
“Transforming your pains to power and your depressions to pure love, if you have them.”
So, for example, if you give up in this life, there is absolutely no certainty that everything just stops. The probability is incredibly high that this is not the case.
I had hope for myself, so I continued, and I am extraordinarily happy and thankful that I did.
Why do people think about and commit suicide?
Let me talk about five strong mental reasons behind it.
Losing hope for their life.
For example: You had a serious health issue and you solved it, however it always came back again, and maybe your family or friends had or have it, too.
Giving up on their situation.
For example: You had this great willpower to achieve your goals for a long period of time. Sadly, now is the time where it seems impossible to reach them and you’ve failed a lot of times.
Victimizing themselves too harshly.
Because of losing hope and giving up, it is easier to victimize yourself. I call this the “mimimi-effect”, and you never feel responsible for your own life. So only other people like professionals can help.
Some sort of predisposition.
I do not want to talk about this a lot, but I know some say that people are destined to have some sort of brain predisposition to more likely experience depressions. What I believe 100% is that this also has a unique reason. This can be an easy way to victimize yourself even more, and because of that, it is super important to believe in your own strengths.
Fear of ego-death.
Being afraid of death can exactly manifest all those fears and thoughts in your head. In my opinion, this is the biggest reason for depressions and suicides. Just because of the fear that something might happen, you start to think, feel, and act totally like it really is happening.
In a sense, it is crucial to stop the automated behavior, and one of the best and easiest ways is to read a book like “Conversions With God” from bestselling author Neale Donald Walsch. He sold his book over 20 million times, and I have to say, the first three books of his series are a big eye-opener.
All of these different matters can be combined to the state of depression, in my opinion.
I was afraid of death and was afraid of health issues. I almost lost hope for my life and wanted to give up and victimized myself for over three years. We see a lot of people killed by depressions.
Do you know why I didn’t choose to do it? Because I would have felt guilty for my family and friends. Plus, I had this inner voice telling me: “It is not the time to go yet”. Therefore, it was the correct decision to stay.
But even if you say: “I do not have a family or friends, I do not care, and my inner voice is urging, ‘Just do it,’” read the next chapters carefully.
Why is killing yourself the biggest illusion of all?
First of all: You cannot be certain that you will have a better life or a better situation after your current life.
Science and consciousness display the possibility of an afterlife as big as never before. There are countless reports of near-death experiences, out-of-body experiences, and flashbacks to earlier life’s stories.
So, escaping through suicide is the worst thing you can think of, and the chance is very high that you are just starting over to learn from your own misinterpretations again.
In that case, it is better to stay strong and learn how to love yourself.
Now is the time to really work it out!
High sensitivities to their environment.
By the way, seriously, thinking that you should deal with your depressed feelings by killing yourself can be a big misconception. Your thoughts and feelings are also from other individuals, and it happens a lot of times, especially for highly sensitive personalities.
After I learned how to program my subconscious mind to a very deep extent, a lot changed.
For example, I was able to tell the difference between my emotions and others’. Since that time, I am super happy about my highly sensitive personality.
Misconceptions of suicides.
What are three of the favorite things people really think happen after their suicide attempt?
- That they go back to heaven.
- That all of their problems will be solved.
- That life finally “ends”.
In this sense, it can be a really big illusion, and suicide is a “white flag” give-up action.
How do you prevent a suicide with the power of self-love?
By just not doing one. Seriously… Can depression kill you? Nope, you can only kill yourself.
“If you love your life, ending it would be hilarious. If you hate your life, ending it would be even more hilarious.”
Let us talk about five direct strategies that help in case of depressions.
Before that, I have one important suggestion.
Getting medical help can support you in very dark times, so I do not recommend that you just skip seeing a professional. However, in the long-term, it is very important to think about more strategies than only going to a professional with mental health problems, because you can only solve them by yourself.
Medical help can be good for a short time, however working on yourself to release your unprocessed experiences from your past is crucial!
So, can depression kill you? Not if you apply the following five strategies that help your current self-love state.
5 self-love strategies for suicide prevention!
The first strategy.
Set short-term goals for the next day and the next week. Also set mid-term goals that you want to reach in the next six months and twelve months! For now, do not bother about long-term goals. It really does not matter for now which level of happiness you reach within three to ten years.
For example: Find a great reason for a mindful smile every day, and your weekly goal could be to automatically integrate your mindfulness smile into your day.
At the same time, integrating two to three of the five strategies can also be considered as a great goal to achieve.
The second strategy.
Influence your mental state directly before sleep and after you wake up, because this will see the strongest effect!
I recommend meditating in these phases because there is just no excuse not to do it. Also, smart affirmations, like, “Every day, in every aspect, I am happier,” or “Every day, in every aspect, I automatically transform my pain into happiness,” can work like a miracle.
Important: If you really want to change your status quo, being in a helpless state does not help anyone.
The third strategy.
Here is a short-term selection of solutions you can integrate in your daily routine.
- Working out in the gym.
- Watching funny videos.
- Meeting friends.
- Walking in nature.
- Practicing meditation.
The fourth strategy.
Start to accept your state of mind as it is. One of the best instant ways is to increase your level of mindfulness by learning daily meditations.
Visit high-quality seminars like Dr. Joe Dispenza’s eight-day meditation retreat. His seminar works so well because so many people attend. Therefore, your transformation from pain to power or self-hate to self-love can be a lot quicker or even in an instant.
The fifth strategy.
The more you think about your hardships, the more you manifest them in your life. It cannot get any worse.
Therefore, it is crucial to find ways to change your thoughts and sensations.
Observe your daily thoughts and write down your negative and positive thoughts. By doing so, it is easier to analyze that you probably also have a lot of positive thoughts, and your current challenge is that you give more weight to your negative thoughts than your positive thoughts.
It is standard for most humans to give more weight to the negativity in their life.
For instance, you are out in your favorite coffee shop, and five people smile and are nice to you, so you are happy. The moment another person looks angry or depressed at you, it negates all of the positivity before and you ask yourself, “Did I do something wrong? Why did that guy look like that?”
Writing down your thoughts and sensations can help you a lot.
Bonus: Actively read more about self-love and check out how to release your inner fears. I recommend reading my complete self-love blueprint.
So in the end, can this depression stuff kill you?
Not really. You have the power to unlock your true potential of happiness and this is your current goal to achieve!
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