The Day I Almost Committed Suicide

December 5, 2014 8:07 PM

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The often-heard commentary after someone commits suicide is, "I didn't see that coming!" or "I never thought that (insert name) would do that." These thoughts are similar to the thoughts I've had after learning about someone's attempted or actual suicide. However, I never considered the possibility that anyone would think these thoughts about me -- as suicide wasn't something I considered to be a possibility until it unexpectedly almost became my reality. My jolting and life-changing personal experience is the reason that I'm compelled to share the details of my near-suicide to help others who might benefit -- including anyone who feels similarly, those who attempt to help someone who has similar feelings, and others who don't understand the mindset of someone who is, was, or might be depressed or suicidal.

The day I almost committed suicide, I didn't plan it, and it wasn't a thought that I had considered that day. This makes it intriguing that I almost took my life without any forethought. The best way that this experience can be described is that there was a system overload due to dealing with consid...

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