Suicide Prevention/Is it wrong

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Well the way I see life is if you get get a well paid job or a step forward then you are going to spend you time living on government benefits,

I am 20 year old male I have dyslexic and ADHD, I am shit at English and cant force on everything that is not entertaining for me meaning even when I got a job I cant hold it

I got kicked out by my dad at 16, got kicked out of school with no qualifications, right now I am living on hand outs from the government I really see no way for myself to get any where good in live, to not worry about anything to gave that good job,


If I cant get the life I want to live no matter what I do, what is the point living a life that cant take me anywhere where I don't have the money some times to pay for Gas so I have to boil pots where some times the power cuts out and I have to sit in darkness for a few days till I get my next handout

With that being said I have come with the plan by my 22ed birthday
1 year a 20days days from now, if I am still living on benefit with no way out I am going to kill myself by taking 50 painkiller MDMA and drinking 2bottles of vodka

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Yes 'Tom'.. It's wrong. It's wrong because it doesn't bring answers. It doesn't solve anything. It only causes more pain and turmoil than it's possible to imagine.. to others and to yourself.

I have just returned from London. Having tyrouble with my keygboard but will write to you later this arv. Meanile would you mind emailing me a one liner on Future-breeze@live.com.au and we can talk properly from there. Please don't despair because we can and will sort things out!
Big hug,
bye for now, xoRachel

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All questions sent to me will receive a warm and caring response. I'll do my utmost to address a persons particular problem, but in most cases will also attempt to supply that individual with additional resources which might be of further benefit. There are many helpful online support groups where readers can benefit from the ongoing support of others who have suffered similar problems. These groups offer invaluable peer support from others who have 'been there'. As well as responding to your initial letter, I'll attempt to provide ongoing encouragement when this is needed. Advice will be focused on addressing the writers individual needs, and providing related information and resources. I would try to ensure that any person seeking advice has accurate and up-to-date information on the signs and symptoms of depression, and importantly, is made aware that help is available through many different avenues. Where I feel that it's relative and helpful I would mention my own life experiences with depression and coping with a loved one's suicide (however, only in context.) I would be on the lookout for warning signs that the person is in crisis and may require immediate intervention. As such I would arm myself with as much information as possible in order to refer them to the help they need. In cases where I believed the persons life to be in imminent danger I would contact authorities in their area, or if unknown, I would call the emergency services in my area in order for the person to be located through tracking.

Experience

I am by no means a trained professional. My knowledge comes mainly through life experience, having endured the devastating loss of my best friend through suicide, as well as my own subsequent battle with depression following his death. I found that my own experience of losing a loved one to suicide put me in a strong position to help others, due to my ability to empathize (as opposed to sympathizing). I became knowledgeable on the topic of grief, and the extensive repertoire of depressive illnesses, signs, symptoms, and treatment options available to people in crisis.

Organizations
S.O.L.O.S. Survivors of Loved Ones Suicide - Active member since 2003.

Publications
'Marie Claire' Australian, 'Cleo' (Australian), Online discussion forums (in which my submissions have stimulated discussion and generated much feedback).

Education/Credentials
I am a professional writer. I was trained in journalism. Please see my profile in Linked In. http://au.linkedin.com/pub/rachel-hurst/41/178/165 I have studied related subjects during training as a registered nurse. Both of my parents are mental health professionals. However most of reading widely and life experience has been my greatest teacher.

Past/Present Clients
I have helped a number of individuals who have sought my take on a particular problem, or whom I have felt concern for, for various reasons.

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