If you are feeling suicidal you may be feeling very alone, lost, frightened, confused. You may be feeling there is no other way out of your problems, difficulties, worries, feelings, or whatever reason you are contemplating taking your life.
Suicide is very final , there are no second chances, and no one knows what happens when we die.
The feelings you are having now, might not last, but that is hard to hear right now, as in this moment, you may feel there is no hope.
There is hope, there are people who have felt like you do now , myself included , but who have found the strength to over come this and to carry on their lives and find happiness.
PLEASE REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Struggling with suicidal thoughts?
Your emotions are not fixed – they are constantly changing. How you feel today may not be the same as how you felt yesterday or how you’ll feel tomorrow or next week.
Your absence would create grief and anguish in the lives of friends and loved ones.
There are many things you can still accomplish in your life.
There are sights, sounds, and experiences in life that have the ability to delight and lift you – and that you would miss.
Your ability to experience pleasurable emotions is equal to your ability to experience distressing emotions.
How can I help someone who is feeling suicidal?
If someone tells you they are suicidal do not dismiss their feelings but take what you are being told seriously. If someone puts enough trust in you to confide his/her innermost feelings you really need to listen to what is being said.
He/she needs to know that someone has listened to and heard their pain, that someone can recognise that he/she is in pain and hurting so try and empathise with the person and repeat back, acknowledge the pain and hurt they are in so the person knows you are trying to understand what they are feeling.
Allow the person to talk openly about how they are feeling.
Encourage the person to seek professional help, giving someone the chance to help them and explore with them what is happening , and to see if they can help the person see alternatives to suicide.
SHOW THEM YOU CARE.
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For practical advice on suicide prevention
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Helpline: 116 123 (free of charge from a landline or mobile)
www.theblackdog.net - Supportive site for men who suffer from depression and/or suicidal thoughts