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Almost everyone who has ever lived has had suicidal thoughts and felt like dying, or felt like they didn't want to live anymore. Suicide is not normal, but it does happen, too much and too often. So don't feel bad or feel broken or feel alone. You have to understand that this is something that you can control. But you will have to put in some time and effort, because there are a combination of different things that can cause suicidal thoughts. So this is a learning process. You will need to have access to knowledge and information and receive some kind of guidance. And if you need to rely on medication to help you get through, just remember that medication is only a temporary relief which may help you buy some time until you can get access to knowledge and information and get access to some healthy guidance. Just remember, you still need to learn and educate yourself because knowledge does not come in a pill. It's like overcoming an addiction. It takes learning the right things at the right time. You also have to be aware of yourself and your abilities, as well as your vulnerabilities. You are in control of your life a lot more than you think. You don't have to die to be free, and you really need to believe that. The good news is that there are people who can help you and who want to help you. And we will not stop unless we know that you're safe. No one gets left behind.

For every one person who commits suicide, there are around 280 people who decide not to. Statistics.

Are you in danger? Do you have a life threatening illness? If the answer is no, then you are most likely experiencing a momentary lapse of reasoning. Maybe you have a temporary loss of purpose, or a temporary loss of self. This is more than a temporary loss of awareness, it's a temporary loss of reality. There could be a small malfunction in your operating system. So corrections are needed. There are connections that have been lost that need to be reconnected.

Suicide Help Resources

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255) - (en español: 1-888-628-9454; deaf and hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889) or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.

Crisis Call Center - Crisis Text Line - Suicide Hotlines - Samaritans we're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

988 received over 1.7 million calls, texts and chats in the first five months since mid-July 2022 when it started. The 988 number is modeled on the 911 system and is designed to be easy to remember and a quick number that connects people who are suicidal or in any other mental health crisis to a trained mental health professional. 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. In November, the state of Washington launched the Native and Strong Lifeline, the first suicide crisis line for American Indian and Alaska Natives in the state, as part of the national 988 network. People dialing 988 in the state can choose to speak to Native crisis counselors, who are trained in crisis intervention support, with particular emphasis on cultural and traditional practices related to healing. The federal government has invested close to $1 billion into the 988 Lifeline, including a little more than $500 million in the federal spending bill. And many states have passed legislation to fund the 988 network. Too many republicans voted against the bill.

Veterans Crisis Line - 22 Too Many - Gallant Few - Save - Support Groups - Not One More Vet Veterinary Support - Gun Control

Operation Reach Out - App - Suicide Prevention App - Safe Horizon

Text-Only Hotline Listings For Suicide Prevention & Emotional Crisis.

Samaritan’s Crisis Hotline: 1-212-673-3000  -  Lean 0n Me (646) 798-4121

The Trevor Project Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386 / Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 to connect with a skilled support line responder.

Crisis Negotiation - Crisis Intervention - Interventions - Rapport - Empathy - Active Listening

Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment ​​or CARE connects a person in crisis with a court-ordered care plan for up to 12 months, with the possibility to extend for an additional 12 months.

Body Mind Connections

Suicide is stress related. No one says "I feel great today, I think I'll kill myself". People are under some type of stress, internally and externally. When you feel bad, you have bad thoughts. When you feel good, you usually have good thoughts. When bad things happen, bad thoughts can happen, when good things happen, usually good thoughts are sure to follow. But perception varies from person to person. So we always need to confirm our thoughts and feelings with other people. And it has to be someone who understands what you are experiencing. This way you can have better accuracy and a better understanding of your situation. A smoke alarm needs to make a sound.

Anxiety - Suicide Statistics - Assisted Suicide

There are also people who slowly kill themselves with bad habits. A slow self-destruction that can go years unnoticed until it's to late. Even cells in our body are programmed to self-destruct.

Prevention of Depression and Suicide - Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) - Henry Ford

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - How would you talk a Stranger off the Ledge?

Epidemiology of Suicide (PDF) - Suicide Severity Rating Scale - Interventions (mental health)

Intervention Program that includes a personalized app could make a difference attempted suicides. The app, called BRITE, prompts them daily to rate their mood and offers personalized recovery strategies when they're distressed. Learning some of the patient's favorite activities and fond memories.

The Hurricane (youtube) - A philosophy of effective and supportive listening. We recommend watching at least twice.

Center Stone full range of mental health, addiction and intellectual and developmental disabilities services.

We need to treat suicidal tendencies like we would treat a parasite or a virus. Because suicide is like a virus, and it's parasitic in nature. It's like having an infection, or having an allergic reaction to food or something. And that something is high jacking the brain. Suicide can also be a side effect from medications, drugs or substances that create a Toxicity in the brain, which could lower a person's impulse control, creating an addiction like behavior that traps a person in a continuous feedback loop of Depression or Anxiety, which can be sometimes triggered by a traumatic experience. Suicide is usually a combination of things, and if you don't know the combination, then you may stay locked up in the mind and be unable to free yourself. And this is when people believe that death is the answer, and that suicide solves their problems, which it does not. Because the parasitic virus of suicide lives on. Just because you die, this does not save anyone else from suicide. It most cases, it spreads suicide like a virus. There has to be a systems check. Are you sleeping enough? Are you eating the right foods in the right amounts? Do you feel different then normal? Have you seen a doctor? Have you been correctly analyzed? Has someone treated you? Do you have a safe place to rest? Do you feel safe being alone? Do you have someone to talk to? If you don't have a terminal illness, then what is the logic in dying? More questions to ask? We have vaccines for viruses, so we need a vaccine for suicidal tendencies, one that reconnects the person with reality, instead of helping them to escape reality. Your life is not in danger, your life is not void of opportunities, you have plenty to look forward to. So why does reasoning escape the minds of suicidal tendencies. It's hard to know what people were truly thinking when they committed suicide, especially after the fact. So the people who recover are the people who can save others. By back tracking to the moments that lead to suicidal tendencies, we can examine how this parasitic virus manifests in a persons mind, and tricks them into taking an action that makes no sense. We can easily fool ourselves, and we can easily fool ourselves even more when we are infected with some sort of a virus. You have an infection that is treatable. But we need more public awareness, and more help from schools. And we need more help from the media, a media that does more harm then good most of the time. We can solve this problem, but it will take more involvement, more education, better treatment alternatives, and more highly skilled healthcare workers. There are a lot of things in our world that can high jack our minds. It's time to take back the controls.

The brain cells that slow us down when we're sick. A study pinpoints the cluster of neurons that tell mice to eat, drink, and move around less when they're fighting bacterial infections. Shortly after an injection of LPS, there was a spike in activity in a brainstem region known as the dorsal vagal complex, among a population of neurons expressing the neuropeptide ADCYAP1. To confirm that they had found the right brain cells, the researchers then activated those neurons in healthy mice and they found that the animals ate, drank, and moved around less. In contrast, when the ADCYAP1 neurons were deactivated , the effect of LPS on these behaviors was significantly reduced.

Parasitic Behaviors

Parasite is an animal or a plant that lives in or on a host of another animal or plant. The parasite obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting the host or killing the host. A parasite is a leech like follower who sponges off another or hangs around a host without reciprocation or without giving back what it takes from the host, so as to gain an advantage over the host by creating weaknesses in the host so that the host is more vulnerable to being controlled or manipulated. For example: There are fungi that turn ants into zombies, hairworms that compel crickets to jump into water, and tapeworms that force shrimp to swarm in groups—all to help the parasites spread to their next hosts. The crypt-keeper wasp does has one of the few known hyper-manipulator parasites that manipulate the behavior of other manipulative parasites. Humans are hosts to nearly 300 species of parasitic worms and over 70 species of protozoa, some derived from our primate ancestors and some acquired from the animals we have domesticated or come in contact with during our relatively short history on Earth.

Brain Hacking - Controlling Thoughts - Microbes - Viruses

Parasitoid is an organism that lives in close association with its host and at the host's expense, and which sooner or later kills it.

Hyperparasite is a parasite whose host is a parasite and sometimes, hyperparasites can be parasitized by other hyperparasites, creating hierarchies of bodysnatching that can grow to four tiers. Viruses.

The Body Snatchers is a science fiction story where plantlike pods replace sleeping people with perfect physical duplicates with all the same knowledge, memories, scars, etc. but are incapable of human emotion or feeling. The human victims disappear forever. The duplicates live only five years and cannot sexually reproduce; consequently, if unstopped, they will quickly turn Earth into a dead planet and move on to the next world. One of the duplicate invaders claims this is what humans do – use up resources, wipe out indigenous populations, and destroy ecosystems in the name of survival. Too many Corporations are Parasites.

Parasitism is a non-mutual relationship between species, where one species, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host. Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii. Infections with toxoplasmosis usually cause no symptoms in adult humans. Toxoplasma Gondii is capable of infecting virtually all warm-blooded animals, but felids such as domestic Cats are the only known definitive hosts in which the parasite can undergo sexual reproduction. Once infected, it can subtly change our neural nets and Eliminate Fear. Parasitic Disease is an infectious disease caused or transmitted by a parasite. How Microbes in our Gut influences Behavior. Aggressive Mimicry is a form of mimicry in which predators, parasites or parasitoids share similar signals with a harmless model, allowing them to avoid being correctly identified by their prey or host. Body Mind Connections - Macroparasite (wiki).

Cat Parasite toxoplasma hacks mice brains to eliminate fear. Fear, or the absence of fear, is not an accurate measurement of reality. You still have to explain your actions, because it might be more than just a parasite.

Toxoplasma parasites manipulate brain cells to survive. Researchers have discovered that Toxoplasma parasites lay dormant and undetected inside neurons or brain cells and muscle cells by releasing proteins that switch off the cells' ability to alert the immune system.

Ophiocordyceps unilateralis or zombie-ant fungus, is an insect-pathogenic fungus that infects ants of the tribe Camponotini, with the full pathogenesis being characterized by alteration of the behavioral patterns of the infected ant. Infected hosts leave their canopy nests and foraging trails for the forest floor, an area with a temperature and humidity suitable for fungal growth; they then use their mandibles to attach themselves to a major vein on the underside of a leaf, where the host remains after its eventual death. Republican Zombies.

Brain-altering parasite turns ants into zombies at dawn and dusk. It takes over the brains of ants, causing them to cling to the tops of blades of grass against their will where they can be eaten by cattle and deer. The common lancet liver fluke has an exceptional life cycle as it moves through snails, ants and grass-grazing herbivores.

Revising the lifecycle of an important human parasite. Researchers have tracked Cryptosporidium in real time, creating a new paradigm for how the widespread parasite reproduces in a host. Cryptosporidium is a minuscule single-cell parasite that invades and reproduces within the cells of the intestine of its hosts.

Mind Controlling parasitic worms are missing genes found in every other animal. Parasitic hairworms manipulate the behavior of their hosts in what's sometimes called mind control, they can affect the behavior of their hosts and make them do things that they wouldn't do otherwise. A new study reveals another strange trait shared by different hairworm species. They're missing about 30% of the genes that researchers expected them to have. What's more, the missing genes are responsible for the development of cilia, the hair-like structures present in at least some of the cells of every other animal known.

Nematomorpha or hair worms are a phylum of parasitoid animals superficially similar to nematode worms in morphology, hence the name. Hairworms are found all over the world, and they look like skinny strands of spaghetti, a couple inches long. They have no excretory, respiratory, or circulatory systems, and they spend almost their entire lives inside the bodies of other animals. Nematomorpha are sometimes called Gordiacea, and commonly known as horsehair worms, hairsnakes.

Leech is a person who clings to another for personal gain, especially without giving anything in return, and usually with the implication or effect of exhausting the other's resources, like a parasite does. Leech is a follower who hangs around a host without benefit to the host, in hope of gain or advantage. A leech is a carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end. (No relationship can survive parasitic behavior. Someone dies first, and then the other dies next. The one who lived off the one who died first, will also die soon. This is an ill conceived suicide by murdering a major source of energy that an organism needs to live.)

Human Parasite include various protozoa and worms that may infect humans that cause parasitic diseases. Human parasites are divided into endoparasites, which cause infection inside the body, and ectoparasites, which cause infection superficially within the skin. The cysts and eggs of endoparasites may be found in feces, which aids in the detection of the parasite in the human host while also providing the means for the parasitic species to exit the current host and enter other hosts. Although there are a number of ways in which humans can contract parasitic infections, observing basic hygiene and cleanliness tips can reduce its probability. The most accurate diagnosis is by qPcr DNA antigen assay, not generally available by primary care physicians in the USA: most labs offer research only service. Giardia is a genus of anaerobic flagellated protozoan parasites of the phylum metamonada that colonise and reproduce in the small intestines of several vertebrates, causing giardiasis.

Brood Parasite are organisms that rely on others to raise their young. The strategy appears among birds, insects and fish. The brood parasite manipulates a host, either of the same or of another species, to raise its young as if it were its own, using brood mimicry, for example by having eggs that resemble the host's, or egg mimicry. Brood parasitism relieves the parasitic parents from the investment of rearing young or building nests for the young, enabling them to spend more time on other activities such as foraging and producing further offspring. Bird parasite species mitigate the risk of egg loss by distributing eggs amongst a number of different hosts. As this behaviour damages the host, it often results in an evolutionary arms race between parasite and host as the pair of species coevolve. The strength of defenses and counter-adaptation rely on the host/parasitic species' ability to evolve; some host species have very strong rejection defenses resulting in the parasitic species evolving to have very close mimicry. In other species, hosts do not show rejection defenses and as a result, the parasitic species will show no evolved trait.

Resident Parasites influence appearance, evolution of barn swallows. Researchers think that local parasites are influencing why barn swallows in Europe, the Middle East and Colorado are choosing their mates differently. New research finds that these parasites could be playing an important role in changing the traits displayed to attract mates early in the process of the creation of new species. Every organism, including humans, has co-evolved with a unique community of parasites, that by definition live at the expense of their host. While they are not beneficial to us like many other microbes are, parasites have shaped our own immune system, pheromones and even our mate selection, previous research has shown.

Locust are a collection of certain species of short-horned grasshoppers in the family Acrididae that have a swarming phase. These insects are usually solitary, but under certain circumstances they become more abundant and change their behaviour and habits, becoming gregarious. Under suitable conditions of drought followed by rapid vegetation growth, serotonin in their brains triggers a dramatic set of changes: they start to breed abundantly, becoming gregarious and nomadic (loosely described as migratory) when their populations become dense enough. They form bands of wingless nymphs which later become swarms of winged adults. Both the bands and the swarms move around and rapidly strip fields and cause damage to crops. The adults are powerful fliers; they can travel great distances, consuming most of the green vegetation wherever the swarm settles. Locusts have formed plagues since prehistory.

Tongue-Eating Louse is parasite that detaches a fish's tongue and then attaches itself to the fish's mouth, and then becomes its tongue. The parasite then feeds on the fish's mucus. It also happens to be the only known case where a parasite functionally replaces a host's organ. Cymothoa exigua is a parasitic isopod of the family Cymothoidae. It enters fish through the gills and the female attaches to the tongue, with the male attaching to the gill arches beneath and behind the female.

Deworming is the giving of an anthelmintic drug to a human or animals to rid them of helminths parasites, such as roundworm, flukes and tapeworm. Purge dewormers for use in livestock can be formulated as a feed supplement that is eaten, a paste or gel that is deposited at the back of the animal's mouth, a liquid drench given orally, an injectable, or as a pour-on which can be applied to the animal's topline. In dogs and cats, purge dewormers come in many forms including a granular form to be added to food, pill form, chew tablets, and liquid suspensions. Deworming is sometimes known as worming, drenching or dehelmintization. (a wormer, dewormer, or drench).

Anthelmintic are a group of antiparasitic drugs that expel parasitic worms (helminths) and other internal parasites from the body by either stunning or killing them and without causing significant damage to the host. They may also be called vermifuges (those that stun) or vermicides (those that kill). Anthelmintics are used to treat people who are infected by helminths, a condition called helminthiasis. These drugs are also used to treat infected animals. Pills containing anthelmintics are used in mass deworming campaigns of school-aged children in many developing countries. The drugs of choice for soil-transmitted helminths are mebendazole and albendazole; for schistosomiasis and tapeworms it is praziquantel.

Ivermectin is an anti-parasite drug to treat infections caused by roundworms, threadworms, and other parasites. Under common brands: Soolantra, Sklice, Stromectol.

Preventing spread of parasitic DNA in our genomes. Scientists discover a new enzyme that helps cells fight genomic parasites. Researchers have identified a new enzyme called PUCH, which plays a key role in preventing the spread of parasitic DNA in our genomes. These findings may reveal new insights into how our bodies detect and fight bacteria and viruses to prevent infections.

Discovery of cross-species signaling pathway unlocks mysteries around parasite immunity and development. Ticks recognize a cytokine from infected mammalian blood, triggering a defense against Lyme disease-causing bacteria. Research has identified the first inter-species signaling pathway between an arthropod parasite and host, where molecules in the blood of a host animal triggers the immunity and development of a parasite. The study showed that when ticks feed on the blood of mice infected with the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme disease, a protein from the mouse immune system binds to receptors on tick cell surfaces and signals organs to develop more rapidly, producing an immune response long before the bacteria itself can begin to infect the tick. The study, which was published on January 13, 2023, in the journal Science, identifies a potential target for anti-tick vaccines or therapeutics to prevent the spread of infections like Lyme disease. The findings also provide important new insights into the evolution of biomolecular interdependencies between species, and highlight, for the first time, both the integration of immunity and animal development and the adaptability of an ancient cell signaling system or pathway that all plant and animal cells use for sensing and responding to their environment. The finding suggests that other cell signaling pathways may have been adapted for novel uses in other organisms and points to a new area in immunology and molecular biology ripe for future exploration. Assuming that JAK/STAT was triggered by the Borrelia in the infected mouse blood, the researchers isolated the bacteria and injected it directly into ticks to see what molecules were binding with the JAK/STAT receptor. Surprisingly, the bacteria did not activate JAK/STAT. To find out what did, the researchers removed the Borrelia bacteria from the blood of infected mice and fed the "clean" blood to ticks. The JAK/STAT pathway kicked into action. The researchers discovered that a protein in tick digestive systems was serving as the JAK/STAT receptor, and that it had evolved to bind with the cytokine protein interferon, which is produced by the immune systems of mammals infected with a bacteria like Borrelia. The researchers also found that the JAK/STAT receptor and pathway are important for normal tick development, even if the pathway is not activated by an infected blood meal. When Pal and his colleagues knocked down the expressed gene that produces the receptor for JAK/STAT, the ticks grew deformed legs, mouthparts, and digestive systems, and were unable to feed and complete the developmental cycle to grow further. These results suggest that in ticks, the JAK/STAT signaling pathway, and the protein receptor have evolved to integrate immunity with development. Bacteria will compete with ticks for nutrients in the blood of an infected host, so when a tick gets the signal that a blood meal is infected, growing rapidly is a way to use up those nutrients before the bacteria gets them. Laboratory experiments concur that ticks fed on Borrelia-infected mouse blood developed much quicker than those that fed on uninfected mouse blood. Understanding that this pathway integrates immunity and development has important implications for potential strategies to prevent tick-borne disease transmission. Because if you delete the pathway, ticks with malformed mouthparts cannot feed or transmit disease. But what is also really exciting to me is that we see this sort of early-warning system, where the tick's immune system indirectly detects a pathogen using an immune response from its host rather than the pathogen itself, accelerating its own development.

Fossil feces infested with parasites from over 200 million years ago.

This parasitic plant convinces hosts to grow into its own flesh--it's also an extreme example of genome shrinkage. Balanophora shed one third of its genes as it evolved into a streamlined parasitic plant -- an extreme degree of genome shrinkage even among parasites. Along the way this subtropical plant developed the ability to induce the host plant to grow into the parasite's own flesh -- forming chimeric organs that mix host and parasite tissues.

16 strange new parasitoid wasp species discovered in Vietnam. Researchers have discovered 16 new species of strange-looking parasitoid wasps from the Loboscelidia group. The study also revealed for the first time the unique parasitic behavior of a captive female from one species, who after parasitizing her host egg, buried the egg in a hole in the soil.

How parasites shape complex food webs. A new study sheds light on how parasites, often overlooked, can dramatically affect the balance between predator and prey populations. Researchers developed a groundbreaking mathematical framework that predicts when predators, prey, and parasites can coexist, considering factors like random fluctuations and parasite effects on both populations. This research provides a valuable tool for conservation by helping predict how parasites influence ecosystem resilience and informing strategies to protect vulnerable species.

More than a billion people have parasitic worms. The World Health Organization estimates over a billion people are infected with parasitic worms. The implications are often serious and lifelong. This includes over 600 million people infected with pinworms, over with 500 million with hookworms, over 350 million with intestinal protozoa, over 250 million with schistosomes, and 200 million with the malaria-causing parasite, Plasmodium. These infections can result in death, with Trypanosoma cruzi resulting in 10 million deaths per year. Nematode infections are a particular problem in children, as they hamper development. Ectoparasites (e.g., fleas, lice, bedbugs, ticks, and mites) are also problematic, particularly as they act as vectors for pathogens. Brain Fog.

Researchers discover 'trojan horse' virus hiding in human parasite. An international team has found a new RNA virus that they believe is hitching a ride with a common human parasite. The virus is associated with severe inflammation in humans infected with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, leading the team to hypothesize that it exacerbates toxoplasmosis disease. The virus, called Apocryptovirus odysseus, along with 18 others that are closely related to it, was discovered through a computational screen of human neuron data -- an effort aimed at elucidating the connection between RNA viruses and neuroinflammatory disease. The virus is associated with severe inflammation in humans infected with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, leading the team to hypothesize that it exacerbates toxoplasmosis disease.

Nonpathogenic intestinal protozoa are single-celled parasites commonly found in the intestinal tract but never associated with illness. They do not harm the body, even in people with weak immune systems.

Viruses Can Influence Thoughts

The body under stress from a virus does effect regular thinking patterns. More than just your mood changing, but how you normally perceive the world. How you normally understand the world changes when you're sick with a virus infection. When the body is fighting an infection, it has to close down certain low priority body functions so that the body can maximize it's ability to focus on removing the virus. The brain has connections to certain body functions, and those chemical reactions can easily be misinterpreted by the brain. Maybe it's the bodies way of telling the brain to rest by sending it chemical signals, but we misinterpret these signals, we know we're sick, but we don't know exactly why, or what to do exactly, or how it will effect us, mentally and physically? Waking up a few days later when a virus has finally run its course and has been removed, you will not be able to tell exactly what differences there were in your thinking, unless you monitored your thoughts before and after, and then be able to understand the differences.

Rumination - Media Minipulation

Study ties Kin Selection to Host-Manipulating Behavior in Parasites. New research shows that family ties and traits such as manipulation, sacrifice and selflessness are just as key to survival in parasitic organisms as they are in cognitive species like humans. In essence, when it comes to successful transmission, some parasites get by with a little help from their kin.

Pharmaceutical Drugs can induce suicidal thoughts, which means that those thoughts and words must be already in your mind, why? And why does a drug make your memory recall words and ideas that express suicide? Why would the human mind need an area in it's memory for suicidal thoughts? Suicidal thoughts have no purpose, so why are they there? It has to be that you have experienced that feeling and had suicidal thoughts before, and your brain is recalling that experience, why? Most likely because you never deleted that information. And how does a human delete information? By re-categorizing that information under a different heading, a heading that states that these are old feelings based on old information that is now irrelevant and inaccurate. So this information can no longer be attached to the original cause. So this original connection is removed. So the next time you go looking for this information it will not be there, it will now have a forwarding link to a new folder heading, old feelings based on old information, here is the update. A feeling is not reality, you control your thoughts, if you don't feel good, then find out why? There are a lot of different reasons why you may feel unhealthy, like an infection, or a body chemistry imbalance from food, water, viruses, skin products or an exposure to toxins? The human mind and body are repairable, if they were not, then we would not be here. Once you narrow down all possible causes, then you will have only a hand full of possibilities to choose from, which makes diagnosis and self analyzing much easier. Don't jump to any one conclusion. And don't forget the abilities of the body and the mind to repair itself. And don't forget that you have a responsibility to yourself to make sure that your body and mind has all the right help it needs to maintain a healthy existence, like healthy food, exercise, no exposure to toxins and sleeping good, to name a few.

Pharmaceutical Drugs that induce Suicidal Thoughts. Why would you make a drug that would cause people to have suicidal thoughts? Because you are a ignorant criminal and a murderer. Ketamine Nose Spray can Stop Suicide Thoughts.

Effects of the common cold on mood, psychomotor performance, the encoding of new information, speed of working memory and semantic processing.

PANDAS is a subset of children with rapid onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD or tic disorders and these symptoms are caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal or GABHS infections. The proposed link between infection and these disorders is that an initial autoimmune reaction to a GABHS infection produces antibodies that interfere with basal ganglia function, causing symptom exacerbations. It has been proposed that this autoimmune response can result in a broad range of neuropsychiatric symptoms.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978 film) (wiki) - Alien is a 1979 science fiction horror film is about an aggressive and deadly extraterrestrial, similar to a parasite.

When people are freezing to death they get weird signals from the body that makes them believe that they are extremely hot.

Sickness Behavior is a coordinated set of adaptive behavioral changes that develop in ill individuals during the course of an infection. They usually (but not necessarily) accompany fever and aid survival. Such illness responses include lethargy, depression, anxiety, malaise, loss of appetite, sleepiness, hyperalgesia, reduction in grooming and failure to concentrate. Sickness behavior is a motivational state that reorganizes the organism's priorities to cope with infectious pathogens. It has been suggested as relevant to understanding depression, and some aspects of the suffering that occurs in cancer.

Cancer clusters are not copy cats, so why would we think that suicide clusters are copy cats? Your mind can fool you, this is what everyone needs to learn. The media fools you all the time, and if you don't learn to control that influence, you will also be fooled into doing things that will kill you or kill others. Knowledge is the Best Medicine.

Body Mind Connections - Micro-Dose Remedies

The body can effect the mind and change normal thought processes, so different information or thoughts are going to be introduced, and how you interpret those thoughts is important. That is why you need a system check, or a reality check, a way to verify the accuracy of your thoughts. The mind is plastic for a reason, so that you can dream of new ideas and come up with new ways of problem solving. But the only down side of this ability is when it is misinterpreted and you believe these thoughts to be a new reality, which they are not. This is why you need a system check or a way to reboot your system.

Out of all the millions of decisions a person makes in their lifetime, there could always be this one decision that will ultimately end a person’s life. I see suicide as a momentary lapse of reason where severe depression and disappointment meets opportunity. Everyone should have the right to choose the timing of his or her own death, but not when a person still has Potential to make a difference, or create something special, or achieve a goal of great importance, a potential that most people don't even know they have unless they have thoroughly examined all their options and choices. So it's not just looking for a way out, it's also looking for a way in. But even then, total forgiveness for suicide is a must. For one bad decision out of a million can hardly be considered a commitment, because for some who have attempted suicide and failed, they have never attempted again. So you have to wonder if everyone failed a suicide attempt, how many of them would still be alive? Either way no one can be blamed, for every human makes mistakes. Our only hope is to learn as much as we can from a persons life and learn as much as we can from the people who knew that person. Every life teaches us something. So it is up to all of us to learn as much as we can from these moments and pass on this extremely important knowledge to as many people as possible. There is healing in sharing.

More education lowers a persons suicide risk. When people lose meaning, they need knowledge and information.

The worst part about suicide is that most of the people committing suicide are our most brightest and most talented people that we have, which leaves us with too many assholes. So please don't kill yourself, we really really need you to stay. Why do most of the good ones have to leave so early in their life, who knows what great things they could have accomplished.

Suicidal ideation or suicidal thoughts is thinking about suicide or having an unusual preoccupation with suicide. The range of suicidal ideation varies greatly from fleeting thoughts, to extensive thoughts, to detailed planning, role playing (e.g., standing on a chair with a noose), and incomplete attempts, which may be deliberately constructed to not complete or to be discovered, or may be fully intended to result in death, but the individual survives (e.g., in the case of a hanging in which the cord breaks). Most people who have suicidal thoughts do not go on to make suicide attempts, but suicidal thoughts are considered a risk factor. During 2008–09, an estimated 8.3 million adults aged 18 and over in the United States, or 3.7% of the adult U.S. population, reported having suicidal thoughts in the previous year. An estimated 2.2 million in the U.S. reported having made suicide plans in 2014. Suicidal thoughts are also common among teenagers. Suicidal ideation is generally associated with depression and other mood disorders; however, it seems to have associations with many other mental disorders, life events, and family events, all of which may increase the risk of suicidal ideation. Currently, there are a number of treatment options for those experiencing suicidal ideation.

Educating Adults - Personal Development

Suicidology is the scientific study of suicidal behaviour and suicide prevention. There are many different fields and disciplines involved with suicidology, the two primary ones being psychology and sociology. Every year, about one million people die by suicide, which is a mortality rate of sixteen per 100,000 or one death every forty seconds. Suicide is largely preventable with the right actions, knowledge about suicide, and a change in society's view of suicide to make it more acceptable to talk about suicide.

Copycat Suicide is defined as an emulation of another suicide that the person attempting suicide knows about either from local knowledge or due to accounts or depictions of the original suicide on television and in other media.

Weather Effects

Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found. Human Rights Work.

Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound produced by more than 200 species of mushrooms, collectively known as psilocybin mushrooms. The most potent are members of the genus Psilocybe, such as P. azurescens, P. semilanceata, and P. cyanescens, but psilocybin has also been isolated from about a dozen other genera. As a prodrug, psilocybin is quickly converted by the body to psilocin, which has mind-altering effects similar, in some aspects, to those of LSD, mescaline, and DMT. In general, the effects include euphoria, visual and mental hallucinations, changes in perception, a distorted sense of time, and spiritual experiences, and can include possible adverse reactions such as nausea and panic attacks.

"The Feeling of Emptiness is an illusion"

Fatalistic is a Lie. The belief that events are determined by an impersonal fate and cannot be changed by human beings is a Lie. Fatalism is a misconception that says we are powerless to do anything other than what we actually do. And that man has no power to influence the future, or indeed, his own actions. This belief is very similar to predeterminism. An attitude of resignation in the face of some future event or events which are thought to be inevitable. This belief is very similar to defeatism, which is the acceptance of the inevitability of defeat. There are no problems, only solutions...everything is cause and effect.

Confidence - Inspiration - Depression - Stress - Trauma

Self-Destructive Behavior is Self-inflicted harm or abuse toward oneself, treated as a collection of actions, and therefore as a pattern of Behavior.


Family, friends and co-workers need more awareness so they don't ignore the signs of suicide. It's not enough to say to someone that you're not alone, or to say to someone that you will get through this, you have to stay, you have to talk, you have to care. Some people can't make it on their own, and with over 7 billion people on this planet, no one should have to be alone or be without help. We have all these ways to communicate, but hardly anyone is saying anything valuable or meaningful. We all need to learn to communicate better and listen.

Insomnia is also a risk factor. Suicide rate per hour rose to 10.27 percent after midnight. It peaked at 16.27 percent between 2 and 3 a.m., and then dropped to 2.13 percent between 6 a.m. and midnight. Sleeping Knowledge.

Suicide is mostly another drastic side-effect of our dysfunctional education system. Where in the curriculum does a student learn how to correctly analyze themselves, or learn how to correctly analyze the world around them? Where in the curriculum does a student learn how to handle the injustices, the inequalities, and the abuses of an ignorant society? Where in the curriculum does a student learn how to handle the multitude of problems that the world is currently faced with? No where, so there's your problem. But what about the other kids who have made through the same dysfunctional education system? They seem normal, but are they really? Maybe they're just oblivious, distracted, content, or just plain ignorant and unaware? Are they part of the problem or are they part of the solution? When we fail to understand the importance of improving education, we will continue to fail in almost every aspect of society. Depression is a horrible feeling and a total nightmare, but there is a cure, it's called knowledge. The pain of sadness and depression is being produce by you, so that means you can control it. But why couldn't you control it before? That's because you haven't learned how, just yet. Does this mean that other kids who are not depressed or sad have learned to control sadness and depression? No, because they might be hiding their depression, or they're just oblivious, distracted, content or just plain ignorant and unaware. Is it possible that some kids actually learned how to control their emotions? Yes it is possible, but they might not know how or why they have more control and more awareness, so they might still be vulnerable. Thin Places.

I believe that one of the main reasons why some kids self harm themselves is because they haven't learned how to separate physical pain from mental pain. And self harming is an attempt to separate the two kinds of pain. So they only feel one pain instead of the other, and they prefer the physical pain over the mental pain because they can control the physical pain, but they have difficulties controlling the mental pain. Both pains can be controlled, it's that you must learn the right knowledge and the right information at the right time. So again this is another problem that can be solved by improving the curriculum in every school in the world. When sadness and depression comes, you have to have a check list to verify if the pain is life threating or just a misinterpreted moment in time? So you have to know that it's not a physical injury? It's not organ failure or a sign of some serious physical ailment that needs immediate medical attention? When you have determined that you are not in danger then you can focus more on the thoughts that are causing your sadness. Is it a sad memory? Are you worried about your future? Are you not sure of yourself? Start with the facts? Are you getting enough sleep? Are you eating the right foods? Are you getting enough exercise? The more questions that you ask and the more questions that you can answer the more control you will have. Problem solving is one of the most valuable skills that you have, but it's a skill that needs to be learned, it's a skill that takes a lot of work and experience. To get it working effectively and efficiently you have to practice, and once you realize the power of knowledge, you will be able to solve any problem that you put your mind to. The world is yours, it just takes a lot of maintenance and a lot of patience. Your sensitivity is a gift, it proves that you have a conscience, and Conscience people is what this world needs more of.

"One of the greatest things about learning and accumulating knowledge is being able to reflect on your life with a better understanding of yourself and the things that happened to you."

Suicide Numbers - Suicide Statistics

Suicide Rates World Wide 800,000 people die every year from suicide worldwide. That's 4 people every second and almost 3000 people every day. 105 Americans lose their lives to suicide on an average day. Over 40,000 Americans took their own lives in 2012. In 2018, there were 48,344 recorded suicides, up from 42,773 in 2014, according to the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics or NCHS. On average, adjusted for age, the annual U.S. suicide rate increased 24% between 1999 and 2014, from 10.5 to 13.0 suicides per 100,000 people, the highest rate recorded in 28 years. In 2023, 12 million thought of suicide and 1.7 million people attempted suicide. For every one person who commits suicide, there are around 280 people who decide not to.

Suicide Rates by Country (wiki)

A few years ago I heard that 18 veterans were committing suicide each day, now in 2015, it's 22 a day (wiki) - Drug pushing Psychiatrist Doctors are murdering soldier's using dangerous pharmaceutical drugs. The VA now stands for Veterans Assassinated. 

Military Suicides just a Mistake - Stop Soldier Suicide - A spike in military suicides is up 30% during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

2018 Nationwide, at least 161 police officers took their own lives and 160 the year before.

U.S. Military Suicides drop as leaders push mental health programs, as republican politicians vote to reduce funding for mental health programs. 49 Republicans Voted Against Food Security Help for Veterans.

Human Performance Resource Center RSS source for military-specific evidence-based total force fitness information.

The Hidden Enemy

Psychiatry the hidden enemy 1:46:09 - The Hidden Enemy: Psychiatry [FULL DOCUMENTARY] (youtube)

We need more Highly Skilled Counselors, not Drug Dealing Doctors.

2011 found an estimated 21,175 suicides involving firearms compared with 11,208 homicides involving guns. 45,000 gun deaths in 2020. Most gun deaths are suicides.

Children as young as 5 take their own lives every year. In the United States each year, about 30 to 35 children under the age of 12 take their own lives.

Of the millions of Americans who are depressed only a small fraction of them take their lives, so depression and suicide are not synonymous. 45,000 Americans killed themselves 2016.

Not all suicides are impulsive, some people give hints, while other people don't say anything.

More Youth Dying by Suicide and Homicide, CDC reports. In 2017, suicide was the second leading cause of death for persons aged 10–14, 15–19, and 20–24, and homicide ranked third for persons aged 15–19 and 20–24 and fifth for persons aged 10–14.

Seasonal Effects on Suicde RatesWomen with a history of suicide attempts exhibit different levels of a specific protein in their bloodstream than those with no history of suicide attempts. Brain-derived neurotropic factor is a protein found in the brain and periphery that is critical to the creation and functioning of neurons and the ability of synapses to strengthen or weaken over time. They found that women with a history of suicide attempts displayed lower circulating levels of BDNF than women with no history of suicide attempts. Women are twice likely to initiate suicide but men are four times more likely to succeed.

Farmers are Committing Suicide in Record Numbers

Weather Effects

Greenland Suicides Numbers Compared to U.S.A.You are not alone, I know you heard that before, but you're not alone. You never where alone, and you can never be alone, it's impossible. You can be by yourself, yes of course, but you're not alone. We are all here, sharing the same world as you, over 7 billion of us. And over 100 billion of us have lived and died, so it's hard for me to even believe that there is such a place as alone.

You are born into this world, and the world that you were born onto is yours to change, as millions have done before you.

There are millions of people in the world who are living in their own little private hell. So you're not the only one who's suffering. There's millions of people suffering every second of every day. And the only real way out of this mess is to educate our way out of it. It was only a 100 years ago that our only way to distribute knowledge and information was on paper and in books. And now that we have digitized our words, that means everyone on the planet could have access to the worlds most valuable knowledge and information, using a computer or a smartphone. With millions of people collaborating on the internet, we can literally teach the world. And in a few years we would have more intelligent people in the world then any other time in human history. Going to the moon and back was just a sample of what intelligent people working together can accomplish, and that was over 40 years ago. Our possibilities are endless. 

Suicidal Tendencies - "Institutionalized" (youtube)

Birthday Effect is a statistical phenomenon where an individual's likelihood of death appears to increase on or close to their birthday.

"Even a broken tree bears fruit, not to say that you're broken, just saying that potential is always present no matter how bad things look."

And please don't blame your parents, teachers or anyone else because they too are victims of our dysfunctional education system. It's up to you to break this cycle of ignorance, so please don't give up, we need you, really really bad.

"You will never become who you want to be if you keep blaming everyone else for who you are now."

"Don't think that these thoughts will eventually go away on their own, because sometimes they don't."

"Running away from a problem does not always make a problem go away. Some problems you just have to face and find ways to correct them, don't be afraid to ask for help" 

"For every End there is a Beginning"

Most people don't know how important their lives are. The impacts that people have on life are never always visible or understood. Sometimes the littlest things that a person does could have many influences on other peoples lives. Don't ever think that your life doesn't matter, it matters no matter what. Everyone in life is shaping the world in their own way. And if everyone tried to make their legacy or their gift to life the best it can be, we would have a great world before you knew it.

Depression may be caused by your inability to construct a future (Rollo May).

"It's hard to imagine a future with the same eyes as yesterday."

Something that is extremely risky and dangerous is sometimes called suicidal. So why is it when a person who dies from an action that is extremely risky and dangerous, is sometimes called a Hero?  Just because a person believes that they had no intentions in dying, still cannot say that a particular action was not going to kill them or that they were honestly aware of all their choices and options. And a person could never say that their death was more important then their life, for the causes and effects from an entire lifetime can never be easily calculated. So why is there this stigma with suicide? Especially when its definition and meaning cannot even be clearly defined or understood. A person who commits suicide can never honestly say that they knew that they were going to live or die, after all, no one truly knows what death means to a soul. In a way Life itself is suicide. We all live knowing that we are eventually going to die, yet we keep going. So I guess that means everyone is a hero and that no one is actually suicidal. So what's left for the Brave. Lets call them Super Heroes, A person who acts when others will not. A person who makes sacrifices when others will not. A person who makes a difference when others can not.

"Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?"

In every war battle a wounded soldier is a concern, thus it needs attention that takes away resources from the main objective. If you don’t factor in the wounded then it’s suicide, whether they are physically wounded, mentally wounded or both. We should learn to separate War from Hero, they are two different things. In war there's only War Deaths, War Victims and War Wounded, with the survivors and loved ones being left to pick up the pieces. And the people who waged the war in the first place stand back with their profits and wait to exploit innocent citizens again. Did you ever hear people say "Hey we should all get together and kill each other till one side gives up". 

"The only sane people in the world are the ones who are seeking help or looking for answers."

"My life was far from perfect, but it was perfect enough for me."

Too much, too soon, too fast, with too little time, too little knowledge and too little love and understanding.

"Never do something permanently foolish just because you are temporarily upset."

I don't want to burn out or fade away, burning out can be just as bad as fading away, because it all depends on what you're doing, and how much you're not doing. It also depends on your definition of burn out, and, understanding the things that are causing you to burn out. Trying to sum up all the decisions that a person has to make in their lifetime into a few words or an easy catch phrase, is just impossible. So, My my, hey hey, I guess we were always meant to stay, I don't want to burn out or fade away, I'll listen to you if you hear what I say.  Thanks will never end, how could it?

How does a country like South Korea have some of the highest student test scores in the world and at the same time have one of the highest rate of suicides by young people in the world? There is something definitely wrong with the education system in south Korea. If a country is going to force their young people to spend the majority of their young life learning and studying, then you should definitely teach them things that are worth learning. The first thing to learn is to have balance in your life. Life is not a competition. Humans work together and humans cooperate with each other. There is no need to waste time, energy, money and resources on deficient teaching methods that do more harm then good. High scores do not equal high intelligence.

Committing Suicide to Avoid Capture, Torture or Dishonor

Suicide Pill is a pill, capsule, ampoule, or tablet containing a fatally poisonous substance that one ingests deliberately in order to quickly achieve death through suicide. Military and espionage organizations have provided their agents in danger of being captured by the enemy with suicide pills and devices which can be used in order to avoid an imminent and far more unpleasant death such as through torture, or to ensure that they cannot be interrogated and forced to disclose secret information. As a result, lethal pills have important psychological value to persons carrying out missions with a high risk of capture and interrogation. The term "poison pill" is also used colloquially for a policy or legal action set up by an institution that has fatal or highly unpleasant consequences for that institution if a certain event occurs. Examples are the poison pill shareholders rights amendments inserted in corporate charters as a takeover defence, and wrecking amendments added to legislative bills. Cyanide Poisoning (wiki) - Military Suicide Capsules and Medical Ethics - Junk Food.

Seppuku or Harakiri is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment. It was originally reserved for samurai in their code of honor but was also practised by other Japanese people later on to restore honour for themselves or for their families. As a samurai practice, seppuku was used voluntarily by samurai to die with honor rather than fall into the hands of their enemies (and likely be tortured), as a form of capital punishment for samurai who had committed serious offenses, or performed because they had brought shame to themselves. The ceremonial disembowelment, which is usually part of a more elaborate ritual and performed in front of spectators, consists of plunging a short blade, traditionally a tantō, into the belly and drawing the blade from left to right, slicing the belly open. If the cut is deep enough, it can sever the descending aorta, causing a rapid death by blood loss.

Suicide Attack is any violent attack in which the attacker accepts their own death as a direct result of the method used to harm, damage, or destroy the target.

Kamikaze were aviators who flew suicide attacks for the Empire of Japan against Allied naval vessels in the closing stages of the Pacific campaign of World War II, intending to destroy warships more effectively than with conventional air attacks. About 3,800 kamikaze pilots died during the war, and more than 7,000 naval personnel were killed by kamikaze attacks.

Forced Suicide is a method of execution where the victim is coerced into committing suicide to avoid facing an alternative option they perceive as much worse, such as suffering torture or having friends or family members imprisoned, tortured, or killed. Another common form historically has been deliberately providing a condemned individual with a weapon and a brief period in which to commit honorable suicide if he or she chooses before being executed. The most well-known forced suicide is that of the philosopher Socrates, who was forced to drink hemlock because corrupted leaders put him on trial for allegedly corrupting the youth of Athens. Socrates was teaching students methods of inquiry and how to ask questions. Socrates was a moral philosopher and most of what he said was misconstrued and never understood accurately because Socrates made no writings, and is mostly known through the accounts of classical writers writing after his lifetime, particularly his students Plato and Xenophon. History of Suicide (wiki).

Assisted Suicide - Euthanasia - Death with Dignity

Assisted Suicide is suicide undertaken with the aid of another person. The term usually refers to physician-assisted suicide or PAS, which is suicide that is assisted by a physician or other healthcare provider. Once it is determined that the person's situation qualifies under the physician-assisted suicide laws for that place, the physician's assistance is usually limited to writing a prescription for a lethal dose of drugs.

Death Penalty

Euthanasia is the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering. Euthanasia is currently legal in the states of Washington DC, California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. Around the world, there are different organizations that campaign to change legislation about the issue of physician-assisted death, or PAD. Examples of such organizations are the Hemlock Society of the United States and the Dignity in Dying campaign in the United Kingdom. These groups believe that doctors should be given the right to end a patient’s life only if the patient is conscious enough to decide for themselves, is knowledgeable about the possibility of alternative care, and has willingly asked to end their life or requested access to the means to do so. This argument is disputed in other parts of the world. For example, in the state of Louisiana, giving advice or supplying the means to end a person’s life is considered a criminal act and can be charged as a felony. In state courts, this crime is comparable to manslaughter. The same laws apply in the states of Mississippi and Nebraska.

Mercy Killing is the killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease, typically by the administration of large doses of painkilling drugs.

What's the difference between assisted suicide and death with dignity?

End of Life Care - How I wish to Die - Medical Intervention - Self-Ownership

Death Wish is the conscious or unconscious desire for the death of another or of oneself.

Dysthanasia means "bad death. Dysthanasia occurs when a person who is dying has their biological life extended through technological means without regard to the person's quality of life. Dysthanasia is a term generally used when a person is seen to be kept alive artificially in a condition where, otherwise, they cannot survive; sometimes for some sort of ulterior motive

Life Support refers to the treatments and techniques performed in an emergency in order to support life after the failure of one or more vital organs.

Do Not Resuscitate is also known as
No Code or DNR or Allow Natural Death, which is a legal order written either in the hospital or on a legal form to withhold cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR or advanced cardiac life support or ACLS, in respect of the wishes of a patient in case their heart were to stop or they were to stop breathing. No code is a reference to the use of "code" as jargon for "calling in a Code Blue" to alert a hospital's resuscitation team. DNR request is usually made by the patient or health care power of attorney and allows the medical teams taking care of them to respect their wishes. In the health care community, allow natural death or AND is a term that is quickly gaining favor as it focuses on what is being done, not what is being avoided. Some criticize the term "do not resuscitate" because of the implication of important information being withheld, while research shows that only about 5% of patients who require CPR outside the hospital and only 15% of patients who require CPR while in the hospital survive. Patients who are elderly, are living in nursing homes, have multiple medical problems, or who have advanced cancer are much less likely to survive. A DNR does not affect any treatment other than that which would require intubation or CPR. Patients who are DNR can continue to get chemotherapy, antibiotics, dialysis, or any other appropriate treatments.

Kevorkian (2013 Film) - Wiki

Right to Die is a concept based on the belief that a human being is entitled to end their own life or to undergo voluntary euthanasia. Possession of this right is often understood to mean that a person with a terminal illness should be allowed to end their own life or to use assisted suicide or to decline life-prolonging treatment. The question of who, if anyone, should be empowered to make this decision is often central to debate. Self-Ownership.

Hemlock Society was a national right-to-die organization founded in 1980 in Santa Monica by author and activist Derek Humphry. Its primary missions included providing information to dying persons and supporting legislation permitting physician-assisted dying. In 2003 the national organization renamed itself to End of Life Choices, and a year later merged with another group into a newly formed national organization called Compassion & Choices.

Death Wise - Final Exit Network

Suicide Manual is a Japanese book written by Wataru Tsurumi. He wrote on the problem of "hardness of living" in Japanese society.

Death Info Graphic (image)

Euthanasia Device is a machine engineered to allow an individual to die quickly with minimal pain. The most common devices are those designed to help terminally ill people die by voluntary euthanasia or assisted suicide without prolonged pain. They may be operated by a second party, such as a physician, or by the person wishing to die. There is an ongoing debate on the ethics of euthanasia and the use of euthanasia devices.

Sarco Pod or pegasos suicide pod is a euthanasia device or machine consisting of a 3D-printed detachable capsule mounted on a stand that contains a canister of liquid nitrogen to die by suicide through inert gas asphyxiation. "Sarco" is short for "sarcophagus". It is used in conjunction with an inert gas (nitrogen) which decreases oxygen levels rapidly which prevents panic, sense of suffocation and struggling before unconsciousness, known as the hypercapnic alarm response caused by the presence of high carbon dioxide concentrations in the blood. The Sarco was invented by euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke in 2017. Nitschke said in 2021 that he sought and received legal advice about the device's legality in Switzerland.

Inert Gas Asphyxiation is a form of asphyxiation which results from
breathing a physiologically inert gas in the absence of oxygen, or a low amount of oxygen, rather than atmospheric air (which is composed largely of nitrogen and oxygen). Examples of physiologically inert gases, which have caused accidental or deliberate death by this mechanism, are argon, helium, nitrogen and methane. The term "physiologically inert" is used to indicate a gas which has no toxic or anesthetic properties and does not act upon the heart or hemoglobin. Instead, the gas acts as a simple diluent to reduce oxygen concentration in inspired gas and blood to dangerously low levels, thereby eventually depriving all cells in the body of oxygen. According to the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, in humans, "breathing an oxygen deficient atmosphere can have serious and immediate effects, including unconsciousness after only one or two breaths. The exposed person has no warning and cannot sense that the oxygen level is too low." In the US, at least 80 people died from accidental nitrogen asphyxiation between 1992 and 2002. Hazards with inert gases and the risks of asphyxiation are well established. An occasional cause of accidental death in humans, inert gas asphyxia with gases including helium, nitrogen, methane and argon has been used as a suicide method. Inert gas asphyxia has been advocated by proponents of euthanasia, using a gas-retaining plastic hood device colloquially referred to as a suicide bag. Nitrogen asphyxiation has been approved in some places as a method of capital punishment, but has not yet been used for this purpose.

In 2021 in Canada, more than 10,000 people ended their lives using medically assisted suicide, which is more than 3% of all deaths in Canada. A further expansion, allowing medically assisted suicide for mental health conditions, will go into effect in March; permitting medically assisted suicide for “mature” minors is also being considered.

Everyone should have the right to choose the timing of his or her own death, and choose how they die. Like if you were stuck in a burning building, most people would choose to jump to their death instead of burning to death, that is called choice, and should not be considered suicide. If you had a choice between a long and painful death or a short and painless death, everyone would choose a short and painless death.

If assisted suicide is thought to be a "sin against God" then that means you're saying that life is a sin against God, because death is part of life. Everyone will agree, we don't want people to suffer, but we also don't want people to give up to soon either. And we also don't want to encourage other people to assist other people, who may be giving up on life to soon. But let us not judge people for what they do out of desperation. We must learn as much as we can from each other. But it's difficult to learn from one another when there's so many beliefs. If someone is facing death, or facing a long painful death, then they should have the right to face death on their own terms.
You also need to understand that less then 1% of the population would even use assisted suicide even when it's available, so this more about the comfort of knowing that the option to die with dignity is there if someone ever needed it. It is also comforting to society because they know that people are not being forced to suffer, even though millions of people are being forced to suffer in other ways, which is kind of ironic and disturbing when you think about it. People are more worried about the one percent of a population's right to die with dignity then they are about the millions of people who are suffering everyday, as well as the 10's of thousands of people dying everyday from unavoidable deaths. There are many things in life that assist us in dying sooner, like unhealthy food, polluted water, disease, drugs, stress, war and the Death Penalty, all of which help us die sooner, all related to people. Some people help us live, while other people cause us to die. So instead of using labels, let's us explain the reasons why something is good or bad, right or wrong.

How to Die in Oregon (2011) 1:47

When to let someone Die. Terri Schiavo Documentary: The Case's Enduring Legacy | Retro Report | The New York Times (youtube)

How my dad's dementia changed my idea of death (and life) (video and text)

Forcing someone to live a kind of life that you want them to live is extremely selfish and fascist. Especially when your reasoning is not based on facts. People have a right to live their own lives, that is why we have laws to protect human rights. You have a right to express your opinion, but when laws are in place that protect human rights, your personal beliefs without evidence or valid reasoning cannot be used to violate peoples rights and freedoms. This is not saying that you're wrong or that your opinion and voice doesn't matter, because it does matter. It's just not right to use lame excuses to violate humans rights. Every law is debatable, but if you just bring beliefs to the table, without any evidence or valid reasoning, or without even having a premonition or a theory, then the law stands. But this is not saying to give up, or does it say to stop questioning societies laws, because that would be a real failure. We always need people to ask
"Are You Sure? Are you sure you know what you're doing?". And we should have the answers, even if we are not 100 percent sure, people need an explanation and some kind reassurance. And we also need avoid all types of censorship. So please keep learning, as everyone should. And make the most of your time, balance it, manage it, live it, and don't waste it.

Sallekhana is the Jain practice of facing death voluntarily at the end of one's life, properly.

Live and Let Die (youtube)

The Netherlands became the first country to make it legal for doctors to help people die in 2002 with now both euthanasia, where doctors actively kill patients and assisted suicide, where physicians prescribe patients a lethal dose of drugs, are allowed. However, patients must be "suffering unbearably" with no hope of relief to go through with the process, even though their condition does not need to be fatal. The review shows that before it was legalized in 1990, only 1.7 percent of deaths were from euthanasia or assisted suicide, but that rose drastically to 4.5 percent in 2015. A large majority of the deaths had serious illnesses at 92 percent but the rest had a myriad of different health problems ranging from old age, early-stage dementia, or psychiatric problems. More than a third of those who died were over 80.

I'm interested in learning about your beliefs, but more importantly, I need your knowledge, I need your information, I need your understanding. What will happen if I go? What will happen if I stay? If you stay, then you will find the answers to both of those questions. Remember, you're leaving some day no matter what, so what's the rush?

Religious views on Suicide (wiki) 

Comas (brain injuries)

"You can't use freedom to deny other people their freedom. We need to learn from our choices. One size does not fit all. There are situations that have their own unique needs, that means that people have their own unique needs." 

We should stop using shame or guilt as a teaching method, because you don't need to feel shame or guilt in order to learn if something is wrong or bad. Shame or guilt, or the lack of shame or guilt, explains very little. We should take the time and explain why something is wrong or bad, and not be so dependent on our feelings or emotions to teach us right and wrong.

"You are not a creep, and you are not a weirdo. So what ever you want, what ever makes you happy, you are freaking special, you are unique, you are a hero, so what are you doing here? You belong here."

"Don't let your grip on life kill you. To hold on to life to tightly will constrict life from living. You can't hold onto something that someday has an end. You are better off holding onto something that has a beginning, and life begins now."

My Favorite Things - Julie Andrews (youtube) - I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don't feel so bad.

Sia - Never Give Up (from the Lion Soundtrack) (youtube) - I've battled demons that won't let me sleep, Called to the sea but she abandoned me, But I won't never give up, no, never give up, no, no, No, I won't never give up, no, never give up, no, no, And I won't let you get me down, I'll keep gettin' up when I hit the ground, Oh, never give up, no, never give up no, no, oh, I won't let you get me down, I'll keep gettin' up when I hit the ground, Oh, never give up, no, never give up no, no, oh, I'll find my way, find my way home, oh, oh, oh, I'll find my way, find my way home, oh, oh, oh, I'll find my way, find my way home, oh, oh, oh, I'll find my way, find my way home, oh, oh, oh, Oh yeah, I'm haunted by the distant past, Called to the skies but she was she overcast, But I won't never give up, no, never give up, no, no, No, I won't never give up, no, never give up, no, no, And I won't let you get me down, I'll keep gettin' up when I hit the ground, Oh, never give up, no, never give up no, no, oh, I won't let you get me down, I'll keep gettin' up when I hit the ground, Oh, never give up, no, never give up no, no, oh, I'll find my way, find my way home, oh, oh, oh, I'll find my way, find my way home, oh, oh, oh, I'll find my way, find my way home, oh, oh, oh, I'll find my way, find my way home, oh, oh, oh, Never give up, never give up, Never give up, never give up, No, no, oh, And I won't let you get me down, I'll keep gettin' up when I hit the ground, Oh, never give up, no, never give up no, no, oh, I won't let you get me down, I'll keep gettin' up when I hit the ground, Oh, never give up, no, never give up no, no, oh, I'll find my way, find my way home, oh, oh, oh, I'll find my way, find my way home, oh, oh, oh,I'll find my way, find my way home, oh, oh, oh, I'll find my way, find my way home, oh, oh, oh.

Everybody Hurts - R.E.M. (youtube) - When your day is long, And the night, The night is yours alone, When you're sure you've had enough, Of this life, Well hang on, Don't let yourself go, 'Cause everybody cries, And everybody hurts sometimes, Sometimes everything is wrong, Now it's time to sing along, When your day is night alone (hold on), (Hold on) if you feel like letting go (hold on), If you think you've had too much,Of this life,Well, hang on, 'Cause everybody hurts, Take comfort in your friends, Everybody hurts, Don't throw your hand, Oh, no, Don't throw your hand, If you feel like you're alone, No, no, no, you're not alone, If you're on your own, In this life, The days and nights are long, When you think you've had too much, Of this life, To hang on, Well, everybody hurts sometimes, Everybody cries, And everybody hurts sometimes, And everybody hurts sometimes, So, hold on, hold on, Hold on, hold on, Hold on, hold on, Hold on, hold on, Everybody hurts, You are not alone.

Lullaby - Shawn Mullins (youtube) - She grew up with the children of the stars, In the Hollywood hills and the boulevard, Her parents threw big parties, everyone was there, They hung out with folks like, Dennis Hopper and Bob Seeger and Sonny and Cher, She feels safe now, in this bar on Fairfax, And from the stage I can tell that, She can't let go and she can't relax, And just before she hangs her head to cry, I sing to her a lullaby, I sing, everything's gonna be all right, Rockabye, rockabye, Everything's gonna be all right, Rockabye, rockabye, Rockabye. She still lives with her mom outside the city, Down that street about a half a mile, And all her friends tell her, She's so pretty, But she'd be a whole lot prettier, If she smiled once in a while, 'Cause even her smile looks like a frown, She's seen her share of devils in this angel town, But, everything's gonna be all right, Rockabye, rockabye (dry your tired eyes), Everything's gonna be all right, Rockabye, rockabye, Rockabye, Ooh, ooh, ahh, I told her I ain't so sure about this place, It's hard to play a gig in this town and keep a straight face, Seems like everybody's got a plan, It's kind of like Nashville with a tan, But Everything's gonna be all right, Rockabye, rockabye, Everything's gonna be all right, Rockabye, rockabye, Everything's gonna be all right (I'll be your every), Rockabye, rockabye (dry your tired eyes), Everything's gonna be all right, Rockabye, rockabye, Everything's gonna be all right (I'll be your every), Rockabye, rockabye (dry your tired eyes), Everything's gonna be all right, Rockabye, rockabye, rockabye, bye, bye (ahh), Bye, bye.

"I tried to kill myself today, never doing that shit again, I almost killed myself."

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