People often wonder if a suicide threat is real. Here is an example of one that, sadly, proved real. This young man took his own life by walking in front of a train.
The reality is that all threats should be viewed as realistic, as even a cry for help may be a step in the direction of suicide.
Suicide notes that are carried out, often have a sense of finality to them, along with a departing statement such as "good bye" and will often include well wishes for life afterwards.
He left this note on Facebook:
"To all my friends and family on Facebook. Thank you all you
have all made an impact on my life some of you good some
of you not but you all are loved I hope you all have wonderful
lives. I know its not my time to go but I cannot take living any
longer. So as of tonight I will end my life. Again thank you for
being apart of my life. Merry Christmas.......Goodbye."