If you’re getting suicidal thoughts then you’re not only one. Many of us had suicidal thoughts at some or the other point in our lives. If you’re feeling suicidal then that is not your character defect, and it also doesn’t mean that you are weak, or crazy. That is just a period in your life where you are facing with more pain than you can cope up with. For the moment sake, this pain seems like never ending and overwhelming. But as the time will pass and you will get support. And it will help you in overcoming the problems and pain which had led you to suicidal thoughts.
What Leads To Suicidal Thoughts?
Why Do You Feel Suicidal?
- If you appear to be feeling like you have been trapped or you are feeling hopeless that looks like there’s no other option
- Getting involved in affairs and feeling being betrayed or having the guilt of betraying someone
- If you appear to have an abnormal preoccupation with dying, death or violence
- Going through depression or unable to solve out the disputes between the loved ones or the loved ones having an unintentional false blame on you
- If you’re being in a state of higher anxiety or nervousness
- Having increased self-criticism or Isolating yourself from loved ones
- If you’re feeling being moody or going through a phase where your personality is changing, change in sleeping patterns, increased consumption of drugs or alcohol.
- Getting pressure from family for not doing things which you love or you feel manipulated by someone.
There are many kinds of emotional pain which can lead to thoughts of suicide. The reason for suicidal thoughts may differ from person to person according to their situations or which things they are going through and also one’s own capability to cope up the pain. While we all are different, there are some common causes which may lead to the suicidal thoughts.
How to cope with suicidal thoughts
Step #1: Keep Distance Between Suicidal Thoughts and Actions
Even if you’re in so much pain, distance yourself from thoughts and actions. These are two different things, the suicidal thoughts don’t need to be turned into actions. No one is pushing you on any deadlines to immediately act on these thoughts. When you get any thoughts, wait, wait, and wait for some more time and put some distance between your suicidal thoughts and actions.
Step #2: Avoid drugs and alcohol
If you are taking drugs or alcohol
then the suicidal thoughts are more likely to become stronger. It is recommended to not have drugs or alcohol when you are in depression or feeling hopeless.
Step #3: Share the suicidal thoughts
It is found that the first step to fighting against the thoughts of suicide is to share them with someone you trust. And if the first person doesn’t seem to understand your situation, try to talk to someone else. If you talk about how you have come to this point in your life and speak to someone about it then it can release your pressure which was building you to get the suicidal thoughts.
Step #4: Take hope – people DO get through this
There are people who have been feeling more badly than you do but they have managed to survive all these feelings. No matter how much hopelessness, self-loathing, or isolation you are experiencing currently, there is always a very good chance that you’re going to pass all these feelings behind and will get busy in the new life. You just need to give yourself some time which is needed before you do something harmful and try not to be alone.
How to share your suicidal thoughts with someone
Even if you’re talking to someone you really trust, admitting that you are getting suicidal thoughts can be really difficult.
- Sit calmly with that person and start explaining them about your feelings and if you have a suicide plan then share it with them. Tell the person why you are thinking about suicide, which things are making you or pushing you near suicidal thoughts.
- If you feel it is difficult to talk in person. Then write it down or have a conversation over chat or talk to them on call so that you can clearly explain yourself and share your feelings.
No matter how much your life is in mess right now, or how worst might be feeling right now. Always remember there will one or the other person who will get affect by your suicide. All the problems do have their own space and time. Give the problems their time to pass away, you will definitely get better as time passes. Happy Living!