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TriggerHappy

TriggerHappy

Inthe kingdom ofthe blind; the one-eyed are kings
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♤ music, definitely affects my mood, my attitude, my survival
⊙ the love of my animals :: wild & domestic :: breaks my heart sometimes but builds mostly
♡ hard work :: like today I was in my skivvies shoulder deep in an animal shite septic tank fixing a filter - you just gotta do it (and pray the staff don't put the pics on social media!)
♧ i know I should say recovery, but often its using
☆ ss communication (haters gonna hate, but hey we all deserve to be here....)
 
FuneralCry

FuneralCry

I want to sleep for an eternity
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I never feel happy exactly, but small things make me feel a bit better, such as being out in nature (particularly quiet forests) and I have my pet cat.
 
WaterHemlock

WaterHemlock

Member
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Dec 18, 2019
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I love bees and other pollinators in my flowers and it soothes me to watch them.
I love planting new things and watching them grow.
Baking and cooking make me happy, if I have someone to share it with.
I have a few friends that I don't want to imagine hurting, and sometimes they're the only reason I make it to the next morning.
Sex, when it happens. I'd give up all interest in suicide for regularly scheduled sex with a loving partner.
 
brainpain2

brainpain2

Student
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Sep 16, 2019
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102
Animals, especially cats. Music especially classical.
WaterHemlock said:
I love bees and other pollinators in my flowers and it soothes me to watch them.
I love planting new things and watching them grow.
Baking and cooking make me happy, if I have someone to share it with.
I have a few friends that I don't want to imagine hurting, and sometimes they're the only reason I make it to the next morning.
Sex, when it happens. I'd give up all interest in suicide for regularly scheduled sex with a loving partner.
Oooh flowers and cooking are nice too
 
Celerity

Celerity

Living life at a crossroads, always
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Jan 24, 2021
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Music is a big one for me too. There are songs and recordings that have given me hope in my darkest moments and will always have a special place in my heart. I remember one time when I had been severely anhedonic for months, almost a year, with small moments of muted pleasure over a scattered smattering of days. I hadn’t cried in weeks. There was just that persistent emptiness many are familiar with here. You don’t even feel the physical precursor of tears again like that chocked up feeling in the back of your throat, that tightness in your chest, or (more rarely) pulsing in your wrists; just a an echo in your thoughts saying that you should be sad but you’re not.

I listened to a relatively obscure composition by Aaron Copland while taking a shower. The speaker was on full blast, but I could barely hear it over the rush of water. It still made me cry. It was so beautiful, and my life had had no beauty in it that I could remember in recent memory.
 
MiseryWithoutCompany

MiseryWithoutCompany

Doggo Good, Doggo Great
Joined
Oct 1, 2020
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43
Dogs. 100%.
Puppies, old ones, all of them. Considering getting back into fostering because that gave me a huge melatonin or endorphine rush just looking at a dog sleep or wag their tail.
 
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mentalhealthfighter

Student
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Jun 15, 2021
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111
Food, sleep, porn and especially books. I read from early morning to late night. I'm trying to push my intellectual capabilities to the max and its really fun. I want to see who I'm able to become.
 
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everydayiloveyou

Arcanist
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Jul 5, 2020
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My family and my favorite characters

Everything else is nice but I could give them up if I had to
 
Panna

Panna

Warlock
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Aug 31, 2020
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1 My dog, waking up and seeing him on the bed makes me feel really happy,
2 being outside at work as the sun sets, the street lamps come on, and feeling satisfied at another day done,
3 being in a spot where it’s extremely windy, but not cold enough to bypass what I’m using to “hide” out in it
4 reminiscing on old memories of friends and experiences. It helps and hurts when looking at new things never being the same.
 
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ven

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Aug 11, 2021
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My emotional range has narrowed considerably in recent years, I don't know if I feel happy anymore. General day-to-day living is in like a constant state of between apathy and dread. During meditation sessions, I think I've felt contentment and it fades after the session ends, returning to my normal emotional state.
 
mold

mold

local fungi
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Jun 25, 2019
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58
my cats, my friends, my family, my partner, and really nice stories and art :)
 
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