Descartes negated "everything" ~ unto the realization that "I am negating;" thus he could not negate the "I am" of his "I am negating," hence "he am." The "affirmer" or "positer" of "there is nothing" therefore learns from Descartes that he or she is negating, hence he or she "is": ~ "I negate, therefore I am." Further down the philosophy chain, early Camus affirmed or posited (ahem) "suicide [self-murder] is the one truly serious [adolescent] philosophical problem." This is an example of "mind at the end of its human tether," aka "mortal mindedness," aka "self-hatred" (what Spielrein and Freud termed "death drives"), and many philosophers have resolved this typically generationally occurring existential psychologism. For example, Jules Lachelier moved past Schopenhauer and even 5-sense kantianism: "Being, as we conceive it, is not first a blind necessity, then a will, which is a priori enclosed by [categories of] perception, which [then becomes an existential] freedom."
A logical note: persistent negation is a circular pattern ("not this, not that" a la Gautama Buddha's teaching re "this mortal mindedness, this materialism") which may be virtuous (levels of nirvana and Buddhahood) or vicious. If one is self-hating, that is a dysfunctional psychologism; seek counseling/religious guidance/psychology: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow's_h... http://www.betterhelp.com/start
A humorous example of the latter or vicious circularism of negation ("Just say 'no'?"): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v3etuIw...