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When You’re Not Suicidal, But You’re Tired of Living

When You’re Not Suicidal, But You’re Tired of Living

You know you’re not suicidal. You would never hurt yourself nor have you ever even thought of ending your life.

But you’re exhausted.

Even when you get a full eight hours of sleep (naps included), you still wake up feeling like you’ve been hit by a truck. You can barely get through the morning.

You don’t want to die, but you barely eat because you’re not hungry. You have no desire to take your life, but you burn yourself while cooking more often than you should. You’re not careful when you cross the street because you could care less about getting hit.

When you take a shower, you let it burn your skin until it grows raw. You barely talk to friends and when you do, you’re not as lively as you’d like to be. All the conversations feel empty and when you head home, you feel even more numb.

You don’t want to commit suicide, but you have no interest in what once gave you joy. You basically have to force yourself to do your favorite hobby or anything that you used to love for that matter. Listening to music isn’t exciting, you can’t keep up with shows on Netflix, and even thinking about going to the movies fills you with dread.

You don’t want to die, but living has become a chore. You barely wash your hair and you don’t think a whole lot about how you dress. The bags under your eyes grow deeper and more prominent.

When Youre Not Suicidal But Youre Tired of Living

You’re not suicidal, but you’re sick and tired of life and that’s just as serious.

If you’ve stopped caring for yourself to the point where you’re letting yourself fall apart, it’s time to take a step back and seek help. Because even though you’re not going to kill yourself, you’re still hurting yourself which may lead to the idea of suicide if it continues.

As exhausting as life is, it’s not impossible to heal and get your energy back. Talk to a friend, try something brand new, get spiritual, fall back in love with yourself, whatever it takes to get better, do it.

You deserve to live a life you love and enjoy.

When You’re Not Suicidal, But You’re Tired of Living

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  1. Elizabeth says:
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    How is this helpful? I’m 63 yrs old as d I’m done…fried…burnt out beyond recognition. Ok…this article just wasted m it time. If you have no suggestions, why bother?
  2. Radu says:

    I think the best reason to keep living is out of spite.

  3. Norbert says:
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    I am not tired of life but I am tired of living. There is nothing in the news that touches me and nothing on tv that holds my interest. I have a Psychiatrist and a therapist and I have told them how I feel. Nothing happened. I feel too tired search for other people to talk to. My wife is out of touch with her own feelings and doesn’t understand. We are both in our mid-seventies and children of Holocaust survivors.
  4. Mike says:
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    Talk to a friend, I don’t have friends and haven’t in years. Fall back in love with yourself, I was never in love with myself. That whole article was bullshit, the only factual thing was not giving a damn crossing the street.
  5. glenn says:
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    I would like to go somewhere new, it’s said to help. But it’s not easy to pick up and go, and i dont know if it’s true. I wish i could go anyware.
  6. glenn says:
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    you could go somewhere new and give your brain a boost. If you can peel yourself away from where you are and see new stuff it may pic you up.
  7. Samantha says:
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    I am so sick of life. I hate or dread most things and i let myself gain a 100 pounds, dont take care of myself with bathing or brushing teeth and i wear rags for clothes. i know people laugh at me for talking to myself but i dont care and my husband is walking out and it is what it is.
  8. Dan says:

    I have no one. I have PTSD from Vietnam. I have depression. I want to die but too scared to die.

    • David G says:

      @Dan,

    • glenn says:
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      @Dan, you still around?
    • Bob says:
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      @Dan, here if you need a brother. Also so many Viet Vets who live the motto none left behind. Check out Team Rubicon as a start. You may not know it but a ton of Vets who feel like you who you can help.
    • Jill says:
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      @Dan, Thank you for your service. I think a lot of vets just need someone to listen to them. Hug them and be there. So here is a 🤗 hug. I hope your feeling better.
    • Jill says:
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      @Dan,
  9. Ronald says:

    Still, it’s as if there just isn’any reason for myself and being on this planet.

    • Mike says:
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      @Ronald, I know exactly what you mean.
    • glenn says:
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      @Ronald, no way to know fore shur, but dont jump the gun just yet. Im working on it as we speak. keep on trucking
    • dick says:
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      @vin, amen dog
    • SomeAlleyCat says:
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      @mike, I’ve got a severe panic disorder, and doctors refuse to give me a medicine that helped me in the past. I’m talking about Clonazepam. Here I am suffering to all hell actually considering ending my life. They claim the meds have a potential to affect me later on. Do I look like I care? I’m more worried about how I feel now as opposed to something that might happen later. So, they’d rather me suffer. I’m not suicidal either, nor am I depressed. I’m tired of feeling like this. I feel like I have endless amounts of cortisol, and adrenaline going through my body all day every day. I can’t get away from it. They wanted to give me effexor, and I’m like, What part of not depressed don’t you get? Despite me saying I had severe reactions to those meds in the past they still insist I have them. They don’t care about my well being at all. Their story about Clonazepam is a sham. Why would they push something on me that makes me worse? What kind of help is that.
    • mike says:

      @vin, I feel the same way man Im sick of this shit

    • vin says:

      @Ronald, I hear you. Given the world is shit, and our leaders are lying fuckheads, and the economy will ruin most people it is hard to answer the question: why am I here? Is this what life is supposed to be? Filled with stress, disgust, and utter disappointment in fellow man?