Coping with Suicidal Thoughts
- Suicidal thoughts do not make you weird or weak
- Numerous people have, at one point, thought about ending their life do to large amounts of emotional turmoil
- Talking to a person you trust could alleviate the emotional pain that is causing these thoughts and could get you the help you need
Ways to Cope with Suicidal Thoughts Independently
There are certain steps that you can take to help deal with suicidal thoughts. The first step that you can take is to promise yourself tomorrow. If you are having thoughts about suicide do not make a rash decision, but allow yourself more time to speak with somebody about how you are feeling.
You should stay away from using any type of drug or from drinking alcohol. Drugs and alcohol lower inhibitions and can cause you to think unclearly about the matter at hand. According to www.uic.edu, alcohol is involved in 90% of suicidal deaths.
Remove any item that you have thought about hurting yourself with out of your home. By removing items you are eliminating temptations.
Most importantly, talk to a person that you trust about the way you are feeling. Talking to somebody who cares about you or somebody that you feel comfortable with, can help you to deal with your emotions more effectively. Talking with a friend, psychologist, doctor, or family member could ultimately help you get better.
What to remember when you are Feeling Suicidal
The severe emotional pain that you are feeling may be blocking you from seeing that there are other solutions to your problem. Other solutions do exists so you should give yourself the ability to think clearly about all of your options for help.
Although the stress and emotional baggage that you are carrying may seem like it will never cease, the reality is that it most likely will come to an end. Suicidal thoughts are usually fleeting and will go away. This is why it is important for you to talk to somebody about how you feeling so that you can deal with your emotional stress and figure out how to help yourself.
How to reach out for Help?
Talking about suicide can be very difficult for you, but it is a necessary step in getting you the help that you need. Talking to a person that you feel comfortable with is always a good way to go, but if you are feeling embarrassed or do not want to tell somebody you know about how you are feeling then you should call a suicide hotline and talk to someone there.
You should be open and honest when telling a person how you are feeling so that they can understand you to the fullest degree. It you are finding it difficult to explain how you are feeling to a person, you may want to write it down, this may help you to internalize your feelings more and not be as embarrassed. You could then read what you wrote out loud to them or if you are meeting with them in person you could allow them to read what you wrote without having to talk to them.
Remember there are always other options, so give yourself more time to explore them.