Do You Feel Like Committing Suicide?

It may surprise you, but many people have had Suicidal thoughts at some point in their lives. Feeling Suicidal is not a personality trait, it does not mean you are weak or flawed, it only means you have more pain than you can cope with right now. The pain may feel overwhelming and permanent at the moment, but with time and the correct support, you can process your pain and your suicidal thoughts will start to pass.

I’m thinking about committing suicide, what do I need to know?

No matter how much pain you are feeling, you are not alone. It may be of little comfort, but when a person feels overwhelmed by depression and completely void of any hope, suicide seems a viable option. However, the pain of depression can be treated.

Here are some thoughts about feeling hopeless:

• Your emotions are not fixed, they constantly change. How you feel today may not be the same as you will feel tomorrow or next week.
• Your ability to experience pleasurable emotions is equal to your ability to experience distressing emotions.

Why do I feel Suicidal?

Many different kinds of emotional pain can lead to these thoughts. The reasons are unique for each individual, and the ability to cope differs from person to person.

Why Suicide Seems Like the Only Option

If you cannot think of solutions other than Suicide, it is not that other solutions do not exist, but rather that you are currently unable to see them. The intense pain you are feeling can distort your thinking so it can become harder to see possible solutions to problems or to connect with others who can offer the correct support. Psychologists, counselors, friends, or loved ones can help you see solutions that otherwise may not be clear to you. 

The Suicidal crisis feels permanent

It might seem as if your pain will never end, but it is very important to realize the problems are usually temporary. Solutions are often found, feelings can change, and unexpected positive events do occur. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem, give yourself time for things to change and reach out to the correct people for support.

Problems That Seem Hopeless Have Solutions

Mental health conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorders are all treatable with changes in lifestyle, therapym and medication. People who seek help can improve their situation and start to recover.

Take These Immediate Actions

Many have found that coping with Suicidal thoughts is made easier when these thoughts are shared with someone you trust. Find someone and let them know how you feel and what you are thinking.

Laurian Ward is trained to fully assist you through these feelings and thoughts. If you feel you do not have someone close to confide in, contact a local psychologist to guide you through your healing.

However, if you have a plan on how you will commit suicide, go immediately to your nearest accident and emergency department at your local hospital.