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Old 03-16-2019, 02:12 PM #21
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PS I know that there are some good professionals.. even in this country... who I have not had the pleasure of meeting.

With respect to all survivors of this wish to die. I get it
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Close relative of mine (won’t say for anonymity reasons) lives in UK and saw a therapist on three different occasions, different therapists for different reasons, all through NHS, and she is pleased with all of them. The only downside is that there is alwars some type of time limit. It worked for her as she needed it for shorter duration of time but it worked for her. I could see how that could be a problem though
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I used to think it was impossible to live past 30.

The sad truth is that I only met one mentally ill person that lived an average life span. None of the others have. Part from anything directly self inflicted, that goes for death by other causes as well. Oldest friend I had was 71, most don't seem to make it much past 60.

I'm not saying this to be mean to anyone, it just seems a fact just a few of us live to be really old.
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With regard to Jimi's comment on life expectancy, I have met plenty of people with mental health concerns who lived into their 70s, 80s, and 90s. I think it is important to share messages of hope with folks who are struggling. Hope is very good for our health: mental, physical, and spiritual.

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is anyone else here set on an age where they think enough is enough, I don't want anything past that age

I've thought about this long and hard (it's something that's important to me), and I've decided that I'd hate to live past the age of 50- I think 50 is my limit

is this wrong?

actually setting up the age you want it all to end?

I don't think so. to me it's a comfort, to me it's knowing when I've had enough (and 50 years on this earth is what I believe I can take), and it's helping me plan ahead better for like the end etc

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I don't think it's wrong Raging Vortex. I think your feelings are your feelings and your life is your life. One thought though (I don't know your current age): what if great happiness and peace are in your future either right around age 50 or beyond? What if there are remarkable people you've have not yet met who will bring tremendous love and laughter to your life? Would that possibility change your feelings at all?

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With regard to Jimi's comment on life expectancy, I have met plenty of people with mental health concerns who lived into their 70s, 80s, and 90s. I think it is important to share messages of hope with folks who are struggling. Hope is very good for our health: mental, physical, and spiritual.
I agree, messages of hope are important

Maybe some of us really don’t want to live that long though
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I agree, messages of hope are important

Maybe some of us really don’t want to live that long though
I understand you Fuzzybear. And I honor each individual's personal truth.

For myself (and possibly some others) it's a fairly depressing thought in and of itself to be told that I will not live a long life simply because I live with mental health issues. That's an opinion; not a fact. I also don't appreciate generalizations about people living with mental health concerns. We are each just as unique as everyone else on the planet. Personally, I don't see humanity as divided into "normal" people and "mentally ill" people. We all have our strengths and our challenges. We reside along a continuum of wellness...our place on the continuum shifts throughout our lifetime with different challenges and successes...anxieties and hopes...sorrows and joys.
For example, every human regardless of their prior history will wrestle at some point with awareness of their mortality. Everyone will lose someone they love and encounter the deep pain of grief.

Though I do accept that for some people, the prospect of a short life could present like a dream or a huge relief. Peace to all

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and of course get a letter from the queen

well I'm not sure who you get a letter from outside the UK, but in the UK if you turn 100 you get one from the queen
Yes. Looks like she might be receiving one from herself in eight more years too. God bless her soul.
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@raging vortex:

I believe there are countries that are pro euthanasia but you need to have very good grounds to make that step. I read in the news fairly recently that a chronically alcoholic man ended his journey this way.

But choosing a cut off date - and I appreciate where you're coming from raging vortex - I doubt would ever be supported by law in a any country. If I may say so, it does sound as if your main concern is lack of motivation. Understandable perhaps. But there must be things beyond the four walls of your living space, beyond the supermarket, that you'd like to do? Just ponder that for a few minutes...
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