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I Survived My Suicide Attempt

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 560 People

    Don't Know What To Do . . .

    Last year my husband told me he was going to divorce me, completely out of the blue. I ended completely losing it and being admitted to a psych unit. Twice. I hadn't been diagnosed with anything before that point, and it found out that I have severe recurrent depression, anxiety...
    Ericanicole3 Ericanicole3
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2013

    Memorial Day 2013

    I have had dark thoughts for a long time. I was lucky my suicide attempt, allowed me to finally get the help I needed. I am lucky I didn't die. I am in my mid-40's, suffer from major depression for the last 10 years, and a couple of things happened in my life that were the...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 12, 2013


    I survived because they , meaning doctors at an emergency room, brought me back not once but twice.I am usually glad I am still here , however I still have times when my self worth drops and self loathing takes over where I am not so glad.The medication I am currently taking...
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2011


    It was a normal night a year and a half ago, I don't remember what caused it... I cut and cut, I remember standing up and from my thighs to the floor my blood dripped. I called my friend depressed and he cut me off and told me to pray for the night.... well, I ended up praying...
    OneMoreDay8248 OneMoreDay8248
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 6, 2013

    I Survived And Now I'm 'getting' Better

    I attempted suicide last week. I drank a bunch of pills and ended up throwing them up before they took effect. I ended up in the hospital for a whole day, then a psychiatric ward for 4days. I survived. Many people think that when a person ends up in a psychiatric ward that they...
    misternobrain misternobrain
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2011

    Just Here

    This is a bit long, just to warn you. But I wanted to share my story...don't know why yet, but um...I hope maybe I can inspire someone. It was just last year when things in my life started changing. I had just started being new friends with someone at school. She was really nice...
    megxx104 megxx104
    4 Responses May 6, 2009


    My second attempt - tipped a bottle of exedrin into my mouth like it was a nice cold glass of milk. Ended up eating 120 pills. I threw up for hours until my mom found me on the floor of the bathroom just crying. I had nothing left to throw up after 6 hours of intense vommiting...
    mjbuckman mjbuckman
    Nov 18, 2012

    Surviving The Inevitable Death

    There they were. The bottle was so tempting. It sat there and almost called to me. It had been something I thought about for a long time. So many things added up so fast, that now, there I was, staring at this bottle that could end it all for me. I felt as if my life was useless...
    CatLover2823 CatLover2823
    22-25, F
    Oct 12, 2013

    I tried to hang myself three months ago

    and I still cry when I think about it. The whole experience is just haunting me and I wish I could leave it behind. I need help, man.
    indranimeows indranimeows
    18-21, F
    May 25, 2015

    I tried to kill myself with prescription

    medications. I did some research into taking medication and found that it was very unlikely. People survived massive overdoses on antipsychotics (my choice). I then read that taking these medications with alcohol can cause some kind of fatal breathing problems. So this, and the...
    loner1111 loner1111
    22-25, M
    Apr 28, 2015

    Got Through It Several Times

    I am writing this after reading a story by johnnywillsave and it made me think of the times that I have attempted suicide. I lost my mate when I was 15 who shot himself and unfortunately, I was the last one to be with him and 10 minutes later it was over. It was not long before I...
    tsv01 tsv01
    46-50, M
    2 Responses May 9, 2012

    ALL A-Z Attempts, A M S, This Is My Story.

    The first: Tried to hang myself....blacked out a little....nothing I couldn't come back from. The Second: Tried hanging my self again....n again....n again. (At this point in my life I thought I had to kill my self before some other people could. The worst part is now I found god...
    saltown saltown
    Sep 12, 2013

    Everyone has their own problems

    but not one of my friends understand any of mine. My dad died from a 3 year battle of terminal cancer. A month later was my first attempt at suicide. pretty amateur actually i just tied a rope around my neck and hung it on the chair behind of me. obviously it failed completely...
    bateman1998 bateman1998
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2013

    I'm Only Alive Because Of The Dog

    I told my now ex-husband in the past that the only reason I'm still alive is because of the dog. A few days ago I took a bunch of pills around 11 PM. I took Ativan Seroquel and some pain medicine and then went to sleep with my daughter's photo next to me. I woke up around...
    ChloeLeslie ChloeLeslie
    Sep 24, 2013

    One Month; Still Taste Cosmic Ocean....

    One month ago today I was off and running. The thought-to be or not to be had grown into a loud voice, over the course of 33 years. Having known 22 people who took their own lives gave me a sense of calm- I wanted to dispel the myth that "suicide is selfish", and also put an end...
    garciazimmerman garciazimmerman
    51-55, M
    Aug 25, 2013

    I think I have forgot ,

    how to be happy, I have lost interest in studies , have no job, no relations , low self esteem, bad physic. Now I just dont see the point, the depression doesnt go away completely no matter how I try again and again.May be you will think I am writing to get sympathy, may be I am...
    rockfordseagull rockfordseagull
    26-30, M
    Jul 2, 2014

    To Survive Is Another Chance!

    People that survive suicide are amazing, Its an awful thing to have to think about it yet alone do it! People Are Amazing the things that they can come through, and achieve! I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE SAY YOU ARE WEAK FOR ATTEMPTING SUICIDE! THIS IS SO WRONG! Your not weak, your...
    prettybrowneyes1993 prettybrowneyes1993
    18-21, F
    Oct 18, 2013

    I'm really not sure how to start this,

    so I'll just go ahead and write... I tried to take my life with an OD of cocaine. Somehow I survived consuming 3 grams of cocaine. I didn't even pause between lines and just went all for it. I was hoping to get a stroke, heart failure or anything that just took my life, but...
    RobMa RobMa
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 2, 2015


    I tried to commit sucide by drinking a bottle of painkillers (combination of aspirin and codeine). I skipped school that day, but took my things with me so that my parents will think I went there, went to the nearest pharmacy and bought the meds. I swallowed them in some backyard...
    keiri keiri
    1 Response Oct 15, 2013

    My Story

    I have attempted suicide many times. It started when I was 13 (I'm 18 now). This last one was about 8 months ago. I still wish it had worked. I still want to. I have been planning on doing it. We'll see what happens I suppose...
    3 Responses Feb 3, 2013

    My Humourous Suicide Attempt And A Nice Tip To A Good Suicide

    I wanted to end my life so peacefully as everyone would wish!! I did so much of analysis on the internet for the best way of killing yourself and found it right to do it also!! The execution was a f****** failure :( I had already attempted suicide 2 times...rather than saying...
    gujilika90 gujilika90
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jul 13, 2010

    A Dancers Downward Spiral In The Push For Perfection

    I am 16 years old and I feel like I am 90!! I honestly cannot remember the last time my happiness lasted for more than a day. I would try so hard to be happy but no matter how happy I tried to be I always ended up in a dark place. I am impulsive, self- destructive and a...
    Dancer1969 Dancer1969
    18-21, F
    Jun 28, 2012

    Hi. I am a mexican medical student

    and last weekend I took 35 alprazolam tablets with tequila. According to my knowledge and my colleagues, I should have died. There is very little surviving rate in these cases and nobody took me to a hospital. I just woke up 18 hours after; deeply confused, dazed and with...
    psychomeow psychomeow
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 20, 2013


    3 weeks ago I survived my second attempt (pills) the first was a medication mistake by my doctor which left me gravely depressed (I have Bipolar 2 Disorder)....Myfamily lived 3 hours away at the time and none of them came to the hospital. I was in the ICU for 3 days unconscious...
    Frankika81212 Frankika81212
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Aug 27, 2012

    Why Can't I Remember

    Like I know what they say. And I know I was there. But why have so many sad things come to mind, things I can't even block out anymore. It's sad. And I allowed them to do it all over again too. Thats the clincher.
    SallyFreebird SallyFreebird
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2013

    As I sit here and wonder

    why people commit suicide, I wonder why I Ever contemplated it. Maybe I should look at it from my own point of view. I’m pregnant for a guy I did not have consensual sex with and I am broke, stressed and afraid of telling my parents and anyone because they’ll be angry and...
    ckoi ckoi
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2014

    It's Wednesday, 3 Dec.

    , and I'm set to go. My plan had been there waiting for years, and I'd finally gotten to a point I didn't care...or was just ready to move on. Whatever. I'd stashed $6,300 in the house, bought extra food for the dogs, written directions for some things I do to run the household...
    dogsname dogsname
    56-60, M
    Dec 13, 2014

    Surviving My Sucide Attempt

    Thursday the 12th of September night I took a bottle of temazepam a few was missing i took around 18 to 20 of them all because something so small that pushed me so bad that i said forget it what do i have to lose so i went to the bath room and took them i didn't feel regret...
    jamie22lee jamie22lee
    26-30, F
    Sep 23, 2013

    Wish I Hadn't

    3 yrs ago i decided that life wasn't worth living anymore. I blocked everything out and overdosed on anti depressants. Strangely about a minute or so after i drank them all down my ex boyfriend called me on the phone. I wanted to hear his voice again before anything else happened...
    roseofthedevilsgarden roseofthedevilsgarden
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Feb 3, 2012

    Just Here

    This is a bit long, just to warn you. But I wanted to share my story...don't know why yet, but um...I hope maybe I can inspire someone. It was just last year when things in my life started changing. I had just started being new friends with someone at school. She was really nice...
    megxx104 megxx104
    3 Responses May 6, 2009

    My Story

          I tried to end my life when i was 15.  Took a whole bottle of tylenol and any other pill that i could find.   It wasn't effective and i spent the last month of my freshman year in the hospital trying to recover...  I never told the drs...
    worthmorethanyoutreatedme worthmorethanyoutreatedme
    41-45, F
    10 Responses Sep 5, 2008

    I think the discussions about suicide are

    healthy. I think it is the lack of understanding that makes people critical. I think fear that it could happen to them that makes people afraid. I think we need to get the subject out of the dark and into the light. I think the darkness that surrounds people and keeps them from...
    whatsnextforme whatsnextforme
    61-65, M
    1 Response Aug 13, 2014

    The Day I Died

    The day I physically died… It was a cold dreary winter day. The month, the day, I choose not to remember. It had been a long cold winter; a difficult one for me. I was deep in depression, an enemy that I had grown to know well. Depression is not deep sadness like many...
    japere1 japere1
    6 Responses Oct 17, 2011

    I am 44 years old, closer to 45.

    Been married to the same woman 25 years. We have been "separated" one night. Guess whose mostly to blame? I have three children. One , 23 who just graduated a 4 year university. One 20, who has been thru and took me and his momma thru the ringer for the last two years. He and...
    jesusworried jesusworried
    46-50, M
    1 Response May 19, 2014

    Guilt and Pain

    The last time I attempted suicide was on the 27th December 2008. I took an overdose of sleeping tablets, parked my car at a lookout and waited. I made a crucial mistake...left my mobile on. I didn't answer it but the cops used the signal to track me down...and my life was saved...
    deleted deleted
    20 Responses Sep 16, 2009

    Too Terrified To Live

    Pain.It's all about avoiding the overwhelming pain and fear, is it not? Friday, 22nd June, 2012, I tried to end the fear and pain. It didn't work.That day, as I finished making preparations, I was impatient. I wanted it to be over, and I wanted all the lose ends tied up. I...
    mamanightsong mamanightsong
    Aug 17, 2012

    Hanged In The Park

    I had many previous attempts although they were minor and nobody really cared. My last attempt was the most serious attempt I had made by far. I suppose it was a "spur of the moment" act and I didn't think much before hand. Looking back, I realize I wasn't in the right state...
    hayleybluebear hayleybluebear
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2012

    Failed Attempt

    I had always said 'god i wish i was dead' people didn't listen so on the 19th Sept 2010 I was in the house on my own, i locked up , took off my make-up and clothes and proceeded to take an overdose of tablets called Baclofen - anti-spasm medication and a mixture of paracetamol...
    valesgirl valesgirl
    1 Response Nov 18, 2010

    I Survived.

    I wasn't raised by my parents. My mother was a drug-addict, and my father was an alcoholic. My grandparents stepped up and took my sister and I in to raise. I noticed early on that my grandparents treated my sister better than me. They would always baby her, while I would get...
    moonwing moonwing
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2012

    Brian Good's Failed Suicide Attempt Story

    In 2003, during a four week period, I lost my job, van and apartment, I spent four days in a county jail for not being able to pay child support. The Norfolk County Jail was filled to capacity; so I was placed in the infirmary on a cold floor and a dark room with a thin matress...
    survivor3 survivor3
    61-65, M
    Sep 7, 2013

    I Can't Believe What I Did

    My mom and nanny had a fight and I stood up to her, I had never done that but I was so scared, my blood turned cold. I went to my father after, he was on his iPad ignoring everything, my little brother was looking down and he was nearly in tears. I started writing my letter. I...
    potentia123 potentia123
    41-45, F
    Nov 6, 2013

    Thin Line Between Life And Death

    I couldnt take the insomnia anymore. It was unbearable and I felt death would actually feel better once the initial shock was overcome. I would rather take the pain of dying than continue being dead while still breathing. So my son was playing outside in the living room, I loved...
    sheekchic sheekchic
    3 Responses Mar 23, 2011

    Sometimes, All Is Not Lost.

    I am writing this for two reasons: first of all, beacause I am after all these years seeing a psychologist, who has suggested that it would be a good idea to write about my experiences, and secondly, in the hopes that someone would get maybe at least little hope from this. They...
    roamerfrom70s roamerfrom70s
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 6, 2013


    I was in an inexplicable state of mind when I seared the words "PAIN" across my left arm. It stood for "Power Against Insidious Negativity". The chronology the viscous flow of ideas that preceded this decision defies me still. I never attempted to end my life, I shunned the idea...
    xylazam xylazam
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 27, 2013

    I tried to kill myself 4 weeks ago.

    I took 20 zopiclone and 20 adivan. I survived and now i don't know what to do or how to feel. I feel like my whole life has gotten harder and worse since my attempt but less heavy. But i don't know how i lived since that is a lethal dose. All it left me with is amnesia. And more...
    unicornsowlsandsuch unicornsowlsandsuch
    22-25, F
    May 14, 2015

    Want This World To Be Happy Place

    hello friends , i am medical practioner by profession i want to share some medical fact and mystery to be happy always 1) we all are destined to be happy and prosperous, but y most of them are not happy? ans- actually we all search a happiness in something which is of some...
    chokien chokien
    Oct 3, 2013

    Add Another Failure To The List.

    I have attempted suicide more than once.... Last time it was in January. It was a pathetic attempt really and my lover caught wind of it and called me... he told me to tell my father so I did and then I went to the hospital. When I awoke I felt even worse than I did before I...
    SilencedSongbird SilencedSongbird
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 25, 2013

    Glowing Globe

    Well well, I was 19 about to turn 20, I was really lonely and scared and totally hopeless had gone to Therapy but that didn't help it made me think about my problems more and stressed me out. I was just really down and out had been for months and so I decided that it was time I...
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2009

    2011, 20 August. ''hanging Myself From A Bridge''

    Hello, i'm a 15 year old boy from the Netherlands. 2 Hours ago i failed at my suicide attempt. The reason i wanted to kill myself, is cause i thought negative about myself, and i hated living with a disease i had. I thought i was ugly, i questioned myself why i had no Girlfriend...
    Anoniem1996 Anoniem1996
    13-15, M
    3 Responses Aug 29, 2011

    I Am Glad I Survived

    I was planning to commit suicide for quite some time. And on the 17th of February 2011 I decided that it was time. I arrived at college at about 13:00, just before my class started and told my friend I was going to the bathroom. I sat on the toilet and took a handful of my anti...
    heldogtertjie heldogtertjie
    3 Responses Mar 7, 2011

    I Survived Multiple Attempts

    seven in total. I have no idea how or why but I did. 3 times were pills 1 cut 1 poisoning 1 strangulation and most recent injecting Windex in my arm.
    chazlmt chazlmt
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 11, 2013

    The First Person I Told

    I tried killing myself a month ago. The pain when I woke up was horrible and it took awhile to recover. The reason I did it was one person, a toxic person in my life who I love and cannot live without. When I finally told him what I did he stopped speaking to me. Now I want to...
    ChloeLeslie ChloeLeslie
    Oct 30, 2013

    Freshman Year, Statutory Rape And Suicide At 14.

    This happened 5 years ago but i've never really told the whole story and wanted to get it off my chest. Its very long so i'm sorry I just wanted anyone who reads this to know the whole story......When I was 13 MSN messenger was my life. I talked to alot of older guys and...
    nicole5291 nicole5291
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 11, 2010

    Let me catch everyone up on my life real fast

    before I tell my story; I have faced depression since the end of my sophomore year in high school because I contracted chlamydia unknowingly from someone I had slept with. I then got into drugs. LSD, weed, prescription pills, research drugs, ecstasy, molly, ketamine, you name it...
    brookiepatt brookiepatt
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2015

    I have had many suicide attempts.

    Since the age of fourteen till now i have been constantly spiraling downward.But i do remember two attempts that are very important for me.I remember my first attempt at fourteen it was night time and my older sister had said she didnt want my father there.So my father said he...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 19, 2014
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