Things To Do If You Have Suicidal Thoughts


Many of us have had suicidal thoughts at some point in our lives.
When life doesn’t seem worth living anymore, it may seem that the only way to find relief is through suicide.
It can be very difficult to deal with or understand.
But it doesn’t mean that you are crazy, or weak, or flawed.
It only means that you have more pain than you can cope with right now.

Many kinds of emotional pain can lead to thoughts of suicide.
The reasons for this pain are unique to each one of us, and the ability to cope with the pain differs from person to person.

But one should know that the pain of depression can be treated.
With time and support, you can overcome your problems and the pain and suicidal feelings will pass.

Fortunately, there are ways to overcome suicidal thoughts that can move you away from hurting yourself and towards recovery.

Things to do

Keep a regular routine as much as possible.
Make a schedule for yourself everyday and stick to it no matter what.
Making yourself busy throughout the day will shift your attention away from whatever thoughts you’re having.

Get out in the sun and stay with nature for 30 minutes everyday.
Slow your breathing and re-focus your mind and your life.
And don’t forget to remind yourself that every problem has a solution and recovery from depression is possible.

Do what makes you happy.
It can be difficult at times to be happy when you’re going through something.
But force yourself to do things that make you feel well.
Play a sport, watch a comedy movie and have coffee with friends or family.

Stay where you are safe.
Thoughts of suicide can hit you hard when you’re in a dangerous area or near dangerous objects.
Get rid of any firearms, knives, or dangerous medications.
Tell a family member to keep or put them away.

Reach out.
If using the techniques above don’t help lessen the intensity of your suicidal thoughts, it’s time to reach out.
Talk with someone.
As much as possible, every day.
Decide who you can trust about it and admit to the other person your suicidal thoughts.
Surround yourself with people you care about, rather than shutting down and isolating yourself.
The people you care about want to help – let them know what’s going on.

Never try to manage suicidal feelings on your own.
Professional help and support from loved ones can make it easier to overcome any challenges that are causing suicidal thoughts.

Avoid being alone.

Avoid drugs and alcohol.
It may be tempting to turn to illegal drugs or alcohol during challenging times.
However, doing so can make suicidal thoughts worse.
It’s critical to avoid these substances when you’re feeling hopeless or thinking about suicide.

Proper treatment and effective coping strategies can help manage or eliminate suicidal thoughts and develop a more satisfying life.

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