Heya, When I first got tinnitus 4 months ago I was definitely set on suicide. Even had worked out when and how and where to do it (NYE 2013). The thought itself was awful but the relief from that same thought was also liberating because I didn't have to hold on for much longer. I believed that life with Tinnitus is unacceptable, therefore death was my only other option. Not anymore. I still have those dark thoughts, and I'm sure all the people that come to this site that have only had tinnitus for a short time have the same thoughts too. They go away though. Those uncomfortable suicide thoughts lessen as you from from viewing your tinnitus as unacceptable, to something less extreme such as uncomfortable. I no longer intend on suicide. Instead I intend on adapting my life so I can live with tinnitus. This for me means, masking it at all times which I do in three ways. One: At home, wear an mp3 player with white noise at all times. Two: Listen to some fairly loud heave rain while you sleep at all times. Three: Wear a tinnitus masker (looks like a hearing aid) when you go out. I still hear the tinnitus just as loud as before. But I've adapted my environment so much that I barely ever hear it, despite it being irritatingly loud without masking. I may have a different opinion to this than others that try to go through their day listening to their tinnitus hoping that habituation will occur. This is fine. IF, and only IF you can see your tinnitus as a completely neutral sound and get zero involvement in your limbic system and CNS. If you spend your time listening to it, or feeling agitated by it, habituation will not occur. And once you're agitated/mad/disappointed/sad/distraught by the tinnitus even by a little bit, you've already ruined the likelyhood of habituation. So if you can't view the noise as something neutral, you have to start masking it. Suicide is the easy way out. But it's also the most boring way out. Rethink that decision please!