This should be an interesting topic. General rules: -Let's try to keep religion out of it as much as possible -Let's have as little of the "it's selfish!" bullshit as possible -Let's have as little of the "it's the coward's way out" bullshit as possible. I'm now 21 and have thought about it quite seriously since I was 17 or so. Roughly over the past year I've thought about it more intensely. There are particularly bad moments when it seems like the only sensible thing to do. I've more or less made a pact with myself that if I'm not in a much better position by the time I'm 25, then I'll kill myself. Now, I started this not because I wanted lots of people to feel sorry for me or try to tell me how wonderful life is, but because I think it can give the community here something to talk about, and, one way or another, bring us that little bit closer together. This thread is not about me, or any other single individual. Let's share as many stories and as much information related to the subject as possible. Thanks for reading.