Are you feeling suicidal?

İntihara Meyilli mi Hissediyorsunuz?

If you are considering suicide, the pain you feel may seem intense and persistent. But there are ways to cope with suicidal thoughts and feelings and overcome the pain.

No matter how much pain you’re feeling right now, you’re not alone. Most of us have experienced suicidal thoughts at some point in our lives. Feeling suicidal is not a character flaw, and it doesn’t mean you’re crazy, weak, or flawed. It just means you have more pain than you can handle right now. However, with time and support, you can overcome your problems. Pain and suicidal feelings will pass.

Remember that most of the people that you look at with admiration and see as talented, successful, smart, etc.have been in your situation before.

No matter your situation, there are people who need you, places where you can make a difference, and experiences that can remind you that life is worth living. It takes real courage to face death and come back from the brink. You can use this courage to face life, learn coping skills to overcome depression, and find the strength to continue;

  • Your emotions are not fixed – they are constantly changing. How you feel today will not be the same as how you felt yesterday or how you will feel tomorrow or next week.
  • Your absence will create grief and suffering in the lives of your friends and loved ones.
  • There are many things you can achieve in your life.
  • There are many things that will delight you.
  • Your power to experience pleasurable emotions is equal to your power to experience sad emotions.

If You Have Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings

Things to do:

  • Talk to someone everyday, preferably face to face. Even if you want to retreat, ask trusted friends and acquaintances to spend time with you. Or keep calling a crisis hotline and keep talking about your feelings.
  • Make a safety plan. Develop a series of steps you can follow during a suicide crisis. Write down the contact numbers of your doctor or therapist, as well as the contact numbers of your friends and family members who can help in case of an emergency, and place them somewhere you can easily reach them.
  • Make a written schedule for yourself each day and stick to it no matter what. Maintain as regular a routine as possible, even if your emotions seem out of control
  • Get out in the sun or nature for at least 30 minutes a day.
  • Get an effective exercise that is safe for you. Aim to exercise for 30 minutes a day to get the most benefits. But start with small steps. Three 10-minute bursts of activity can have a positive effect on mood.
  • Make time for things that bring you joy. Force yourself to do the things you used to enjoy, even if few things bring you pleasure now.
  • Remember your personal goals. You may have always wanted to travel to a specific place, read a specific book, get a pet, move to another location, learn a new hobby, volunteer, go back to school, or start a family. Write down your personal goals.

Things to avoid:

  • Being alone. Loneliness can make suicidal thoughts worse. Visit a friend or family member, or pick up the phone and call a crisis hotline.
  • Alcohol and drugs. Drugs and alcohol can increase depression, hinder your ability to solve problems, and cause you to act impulsively.
  • Doing things that make you feel worse. Listening to sad music, looking at certain photos, reading old letters, or visiting a loved one’s grave can increase negative emotions.
  • Thinking about suicide and other negative thoughts. Try not to engage in suicidal thoughts because this can make them stronger. Find someone to talk to about your painful thoughts and feelings.

If you can’t think of solutions other than suicide, it’s not because there aren’t other solutions, it’s because you can’t see them right now. The intense emotional pain you are currently experiencing may distort your thinking, making it difficult for you to see possible solutions or connect with people who can offer support. Therapists, counselors, friends, or loved ones can help you see solutions that may not be apparent to you. Please give them a chance to help.

– Are you feeling Suicidal? HelpGuide