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#1 Posted by Potatoes (8 posts) -

Thanks Jeff, Brad, Vinny, Patrick, Drew, Rorie, Ian, Dave and all the past members of Giant Bomb for the awesome website. You guys gave me a little something to look forward to when constantly feeling down for as long as I can remember. I truly appreciate it, but my time has come. Keep up the wonderful work!

I wish I believed in an afterlife. I could meet Ryan in person and maybe he'd call me a human piece of shit and throw water in my face :P.

Goodbye,

Potatoes/Justin

#2 Posted by Brother_PipPop (252 posts) -

Don't do it dude.

#3 Posted by andmm (213 posts) -

Talk with us buddy, what's wrong

#4 Posted by peritus (959 posts) -

Duder whats up? Dont do anything rash or anything!

#5 Posted by owack6 (213 posts) -

I hope this is a joke, this is not a solution to anything duder, we are listening.

#6 Edited by TrafalgarLaw (1036 posts) -

I wish I woke up 30 mins ago, sent a PM to mods. Don't do it, you have us.

#7 Edited by GS_Dan (1402 posts) -

Give things another shot duder.

#8 Posted by deox (210 posts) -

Please don't do it, duder. We're all here for you, let's talk this out.

#9 Posted by Kittiah (36 posts) -

Duder, we're all here for you. Don't do this, please just talk with us.

#10 Posted by probablytuna (3533 posts) -

DON'T DO IT

#11 Posted by Fear_the_Booboo (389 posts) -

What the others said. Please don't.

#12 Posted by leinad44 (503 posts) -

It's been 50 mins, if this isn't a joke, this is concerning.

#13 Edited by Chaser324 (6322 posts) -

Whatever is wrong, please don't do it. It isn't worth it.

Contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Contact a family member. Contact a friend. Contact a forum member. Just talk to someone.

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#14 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2479 posts) -

Don't do it Justin!! There's always a better solution. Call a friend, talk to your neighbour, let somebody know something is wrong.

#15 Posted by Gatehouse (577 posts) -

Please duder, talk to someone, even if it's just to us chuckleheads on the internet. There's always a better way.

#16 Edited by believer258 (11629 posts) -

Don't do this, man, people here at GB will talk to you if you need to let something out and don't know of anyone to talk to. We've got some good people here. You've got a whole life to live. When people say "it will get better", they mean it, it will get better.

#17 Posted by alwaysbebombing (1538 posts) -

Hey duder, don't do it. I've been hella sick my entier life and I'll never get better. But you learn to deal with things. What believer238 said is true. It really does get better.

#18 Edited by Hosstile17 (763 posts) -

This is incredibly concerning. Don't do anything crazy. It always gets better, man.

#19 Posted by Dimi3je (297 posts) -

Hope this is just a bad joke. Talk to us, or a friend, just tell someone what's wrong, you'll fell better afterwards. That's what Ryan would have wanted.

#20 Posted by Thrillhouse87 (228 posts) -

But then you will miss the next endurance run. Seriously, this is not a solution to anything, do not do this. Whatever you are going through right now, it will get better.

#21 Edited by 2HeadedNinja (1539 posts) -

In case this is not just a dumb joke (this is the internet after all) ... don't do it duder. There is nothing on this world bad enough to harm yourself. There is a way to figure everything out.

#22 Posted by Sammo21 (3211 posts) -

Dude, seriously. If this is your only outlet to talking to someone then talk to us. Everything seems like the worst in the now but things will get better.

#23 Posted by DerekDanahy (864 posts) -

I hope we don't lose a human out of this but it is reassuring to see these comments from the GB community.

#24 Edited by PrimalHorse (71 posts) -

Yeah dude don't give up, nothing worth having comes easy. Chat to any one here, everyone has hard times, its one of the things that keeps us connected.

#25 Edited by GiantLizardKing (291 posts) -

Duder, don't do it! Things can only get better if you feel this badly now. Like Chaser said, contact the suicide prevention hotline , call a loved one, or even reach out to some of us on GB.

#26 Edited by chiablo (897 posts) -

#27 Posted by indieslaw (333 posts) -

Justin,
Anyone here would want to talk to you. Talk to a friend, talk to a professional, or talk to us, but please talk to somebody.
The suicide prevention lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255. There are people who can help you get through this.

#28 Posted by JustKamToo (660 posts) -

I’ve been their duder and it’s not worth it. Stop and think, you’ve posted on the forums I think that’s a good step just by doing this your reaching out to the community so even if you don’t have someone close you can talk to you can call a local support hotline. Hell even MP some duder you know.

#29 Edited by Flacracker (1594 posts) -

Don't do what I think you are about to do.

#30 Posted by Hailinel (23868 posts) -

I do not know what it is that has led you to this path, but please don't do this.

#31 Edited by pyrodactyl (1881 posts) -

@potatoes:

Don't do it dude.

Don't do it Justin!! There's always a better solution. Call a friend, talk to your neighbour, let somebody know something is wrong.

Justin,

Anyone here would want to talk to you. Talk to a friend, talk to a professional, or talk to us, but please talk to somebody.

The suicide prevention lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255. There are people who can help you get through this.

DON'T DO IT

@sammo21 said:

Dude, seriously. If this is your only outlet to talking to someone then talk to us. Everything seems like the worst in the now but things will get better.

I wish I woke up 30 mins ago, sent a PM to mods. Don't do it, you have us.

I’ve been their duder and it’s not worth it. Stop and think, you’ve posted on the forums I think that’s a good step just by doing this your reaching out to the community so even if you don’t have someone close you can talk to you can call a local support hotline. Hell even MP some duder you know.

@deox said:

Please don't do it, duder. We're all here for you, let's talk this out.

@peritus said:

Duder whats up? Dont do anything rash or anything!

#32 Posted by aajf (223 posts) -

@rorie this guy is a premium member, do you have any information that might be useful in getting in touch with someone he knows?

#33 Posted by avantegardener (1108 posts) -

Talk to someone, any of us, you don't need a permanent solution to something that is so often a temporary problem.

#34 Posted by Chaser324 (6322 posts) -

@aajf: Looking into it.

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#35 Posted by AckbarTheGreat (419 posts) -

Justin, please please please don't do anything stupid! You have an entire community here for you and whatever is upsetting you isn't worth doing this for! Just talk to us and tell us what's wrong, or really just talk about anything. Just don't do this man!

#36 Edited by Quid_Pro_Bono (235 posts) -

Hey man, I know I don't know you, but I know you enough to tell you that suicide isn't the answer to anything. Don't make the most rash decision, consult professional help. The suicide prevention hotline is 1-800-273-8255. There's no shame in it. What you're feeling will pass, and when you overcome this trial you'll look back on this moment as one of triumph as opposed to one of weakness. Please do not throw away the greatest thing we have on earth, which is each other. No matter who you are, there is someone who loves you and will miss you. Even if it's just a bunch of duders on an Internet forum.

#37 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (5219 posts) -

@potatoes Hey man I know how you feel, trust me, but doing something like this is never the answer. There is still so much hope and happiness in life to be experienced. The most important thing to remember is to take one day at time and know that It's always going to get better eventually.

Of course bad things will inevitably happen in life, but it's important to not ruminate on them forever, don't let them consume you. Sometimes we can get trapped in our own minds. What's key is to keep moving forward and not let something bad take complete hold of you.

Whatever your problems are doing something like what I think your suggesting is never the answer. Please don't throw away everything! We might just be random duders on the Internet, but were right here if you need to talk.

#38 Posted by ZolRoyce (628 posts) -

I can only parrot what everybody else is saying, but what everybody else is saying is right! I mean look at the outcry of people who have responded so far, we might all be strangers to you, but isn't talking to all of us, one of us, or anyone something? What would it hurt to talk? This isn't 4chan or youtube, this is giantbomb, we may be a bunch of sarcastic shits who fight over the whatevers of the whatevers polls but when it means something, as you may have seen with Ryan Davis we are also a bunch of loving, caring shits. So if there is any chance of you coming back and seeing this topic, and I hope you are curious enough to see the responses, then come on back, stay a while, and talk it out!

#39 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3005 posts) -

Please don't do anything rash duder, thoughts and prayers are with you today.

#40 Edited by TurboMan (7396 posts) -

Just by the few pictures you've uploaded, there are definitely people around you that care about you. We also care about you too because you are one of us. Please reconsider whatever it is you're about to do. Give 1-800-273-8255 a call, get in touch with a friend, go out for a walk, or anything else.

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#41 Edited by Ghostiet (5223 posts) -

@jeff, @rorie, @zombiepie - guys, we'd appreciate the help here.

Last Friday, I felt like shit and felt like surviving through the coming days will be impossible, but I reached out. Now I'm okay. You're not alone. You're never alone. Unless you're a hermit living on the top of Mount Everest, you're not alone.

Be okay.

#42 Edited by Wolowizard (3 posts) -

@ghostiet said:

@jeff, @rorie, @zombiepie - guys, we'd appreciate the help here.

Duder needs to call crisis services. Getting the Jeff and the others involved is not going to help because they're not trained to deal with someone in this situation. Please don't make it their responsibility to save this guy.

#43 Edited by Fuzzy_Dunlop (155 posts) -

I'm going to feel like an idiot if this just happens to be a troll, which I unfortunately doubt. This time of the year can be really fucking rough for some people, I know - I've been there. Someone needs to hone their stalker skills and find this dude and give him or someone close to him a call. Even if it would be one awkward call, it could save a life.

#44 Posted by Monkeyman04 (1008 posts) -

Please tell me this is a sick joke. I really hope you didn't do anything. Please please come here and talk with us.

#45 Edited by AltonBrown (948 posts) -

We're all behind you. Sincerely wishing you the best.

#46 Edited by afabs515 (1010 posts) -

I realize that it's been over 2 hours since this post, but dude, that's never the answer. Hopefully this is a horrible joke or a psych study or something, but if not, don't do it. As alone as you feel, no one is ever truly alone. Just look at all the people here who don't even know you personally who are genuinely concerned. As bad as things may be now, time and/or counseling heal all wounds. Hope you're okay, dude.

#47 Posted by Alex (1969 posts) -

Hey man,

I genuinely hope this is just you venting and not a definitive decision you've already made. There is help out there that can be effective, and my hope is that you have people around you that you can talk to in a crisis situation. If not, the hotline numbers posted by others in this thread could be of great help to you. And if you just need another duder to talk to who's had these kinds of feelings before, you can always shoot me a PM. I've been there, believe me.

For those posting in this thread, know that I am doing what I can to try and track our friend down here in hopes of checking in on him more directly. If anyone here knows him personally and can get in touch with him, please let me know. Thank you.

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#48 Posted by Xymox (2063 posts) -
#49 Edited by Gatehouse (577 posts) -

Thank you @alex, I just hope we can help him.

#50 Edited by Patman99 (1558 posts) -

As what has been said above, we, as a community, stand united to help or support you through whatever difficulties you are having. I hope you are not implying what I, and others, think you are implying. We can help. If calling a phone number is not an option, there are a number of community members have gone through similar experiences and can hopefully shed some light on the situation.

I hope you at least take the time to talk everything through with either a community member, a staff member, a close friend or family member, or even a professional if you are saying what we all think you are saying. Regardless of what you may think, a second (or third or fourth) opinion may make a world of difference.

Stay strong, duder.