So, you’re reading this post because you want to know how to help with suicidal thoughts. There are many ways that you can help yourself or someone else who is struggling with these feelings.
If you or someone close to you has been considering suicide but doesn’t think they have anyone around for support please reach out for help today!
- 1 How Does It Feel To Have Suicidal Thoughts?
- 2 What Can Cause You To Have Suicidal Thoughts?
- 3 How Can You Help With Suicidal Thoughts?
- 4 What To Do If You Are Worried About Someone Else
- 5 Conclusion
- 6 A Word From Mantra Care
How Does It Feel To Have Suicidal Thoughts?
Suicidal thoughts, feel like a heavy weight on your shoulders. Sometimes it’s almost as if you can’t move and the only way to get rid of this pain is by ending your life.
It can be difficult to understand why someone would have suicidal thoughts. For some people, it may feel like there is no other way out and that suicide is the only solution. Other people may feel like they are a burden to others or that their life is not worth living.
Signs You Are Having Suicidal Thoughts
There are many signs that you can look out for when it comes to suicidal thoughts.
The most common sign is feeling hopeless and helpless, which means there doesn’t seem to be anything good in your future and this makes suicide feel like the only option.
A sign that you are having suicidal thoughts is if you feel like life is not worth living. You may have a lack of interest in things that were once enjoyable and a decreased appetite.
You may also become more isolated from friends or family members, as well as neglect your hygiene.
NOTE: It’s important to know the signs of someone who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts.
Events That Trigger Suicidal Thoughts
It’s also important to know what triggering events may cause someone to have these feelings.
Although, there is no one answer to this question as everyone’s triggers will be different.
However, some common events that can lead to suicidal thoughts are a death of a loved one, divorce or break-up, losing your job, and becoming ill. You may want to end your life after experiencing a severe loss or trauma.
People can also experience suicidal thoughts when they are under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
What Can Cause You To Have Suicidal Thoughts?
Suicidal thoughts can be caused by many different things, some people have these feelings because of major events in their lives where they feel like they can’t go on. Other people may have been struggling with mental health problems for a long time and this can lead to suicidal thoughts.
So, there can be many things cause people to start contemplating suicide such as:
- Mental health issues (e.g., depression and anxiety)
- Relationship problems
- Drugs and alcohol use/abuse
- Family problems
- Genetics or family history
- Loss of a loved one or other major life stressor events such as natural disasters, etc.
NOTE: Many different factors could cause you to have these types of feelings and it’s important not to blame yourself for having them.
How Can You Help With Suicidal Thoughts?
If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, there are many ways that you can get help. The best thing to do is talk to someone who understands what you are going through. This can be a friend, family member, or a professional such as your doctor or therapist.
NOTE: You may feel confused or even scared when talking with someone who has suicidal thoughts. It’s important not to blame the person for having these feelings and always reassure them that there is hope.
Some Practical Tips
Here are some practical ways that you can help someone who is thinking about suicide:
Reach Out For Support
Reach out for support, if possible. If you feel comfortable doing so, talk to the person and let them know what they’re going through. This could be a friend or family member, but it’s best to seek out a professional to talk about the issue.
Be Patient And Open-minded
Be patient and open-minded, because it may take time for you to feel comfortable opening up about what you’re feeling inside. Do not hesitate and ask for help when you need someone.
Talking To A Professional
It can be difficult to talk to someone about suicidal thoughts. If you are having these feelings, you must reach out for help from a professional who can provide the right support and treatment options.
Medication can be another important treatment option. Some medications that are used to treat depression and anxiety may also help reduce the risk of suicidal thoughts. These include:
- Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
- Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)
What To Do If You Are Worried About Someone Else
If you are worried about someone else, there are certain things that you can do to help.
Talk It Out
The best thing to do is talk to the person and express your concerns in a supportive way. You may also want to keep an eye on the person and look for any warning signs that they might be suicidal.
Avoid giving them any harmful advice, such as telling them to ‘snap out of it or that things will get better. This type of advice can often make someone feel more isolated and misunderstood.
Find a Professional
Help them find professional help, such as a therapist or counselor. As they can provide the support and understanding they need to work through these feelings safely.
NOTE: If the person has a plan and means to commit suicide, try to get rid of those items.
Suicidal thoughts can be a sign that something is wrong. If you are experiencing these thoughts, please reach out for help. There are many different treatments available that can help you get through this difficult time.
So, please reach out for help today if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts. It’s important to remember that there is always hope and you can get through this!
It’s important to remember that there is always hope and you can get through this!
A Word From Mantra Care
Your mental health — your psychological, emotional, and social well-being — has an impact on every aspect of your life. Positive mental health essentially allows you to effectively deal with life’s everyday challenges.
At Mantra Care, we have a team of therapists who provide affordable online therapy to assist you with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship, OCD, LGBTQ, and PTSD. You can take our mental health test. You can also book a free therapy or download our free Android or iOS app.