I am going to try to remain as neutral as I can about this category, but I am writing it from experience. My ex-wife "attempted" suicide at least 5 times in the 8 years were together, and threatened it a dozen times more. Every time she "tried", she made sure I was aware of what she was doing, and her outcome was always non-life-threatening. Way back then (about 20 years ago) we dabbled at using meth. We had what they call a "quarter" left (1/4 a gram). She ate it, paper and all. I freaked out, because I didn't have a lot of experience in drugs, and didn't know how much could kill you. I was trying to pry it out of her teeth, and all the while it's getting everywhere. She probably swallowed a fraction of it. She went out in an ambulance, as she did a few other times. She was the center of attention, and that was her whole point. At the time I wasn't aware I was being lied to non-stop, and that I was being played. It took a divorce and a few more years for me to really see how much she lied and faked things, and sought negative attention. The same woman falsely accused her dad and cousin of molesting her as a child. I know this all sounds like I don't believe in real suicide attempts and molestation, but that is not the case. I do feel hostility toward people who attempt or succeed in suicide, as I feel they are being selfish. But I do realize there is mental illness sometimes involved. My point to this long post is to ask if you feel suicide attempts are a real effort to die? Is it for attention? Is it a cry for help, and they want to live? In all of this, is there an addiction? Is it an attention addiction? A wanting to be miserable addiction? Is it something else?