The poll behind the cut deals with the topic of suicide, specifically whether you've known anyone who took their own life and how you deal with stresses in your life. That topic may evoke sadness or unpleasant memories for some, so I've put the poll behind a cut. It's not my intention to cause anyone pain, so if this topic disturbs you, please ignore this poll.
It's been on my mind both because of recent news regarding gay teen suicide and also because of people I've known who have chosen this option.
Have you ever known* anyone who committed suicide, and if so, how many persons? (*Use whatever definition of "known" that you would like.)
Do you think that circumstances in your life could ever reach a point where you might seriously consider ending your own life?
What forms of support do you use in your life to help you deal with stress and/or depression? (Select as many as apply)
A family member or members
A good friend or good friends
A psychologist or psychiatrist
An employee assistance program or some similar program
An online community
Self-help books or audiobooks
An exercise program
None of the above
Something else (what?)