Some useful information from MIND for World suicide prevention day/week/month/year and beyond
we should never be afraid to talk about mental health issues and suicide they are issues that need to be talked about not brushed under the carpet, we should not alienate people who, suffer from mental health issues but help them, we should talk about Mental health the same as physical health.
Getting help in an emergency if you are feeling suicidal
If you don't feel you can keep yourself safe right now, seek immediate help.
- go to any hospital A&E department (sometimes known as the emergency department)
- call 999 and ask for an ambulance if you can't get to A&E
- ask someone else to contact 999 for you or take you to A&E immediately
Suicidal feelings can range from being preoccupied by abstract thoughts about ending your life, or feeling that people would be better off without you, to thinking about methods of suicide, or making clear plans to take your own life
If you are feeling suicidal, you might be scared or confused by these feelings. But you are not alone. Many people think about suicide at some point in their lifetime.
What does it feel like to be suicidal?
Everyone's experience of suicidal feelings is unique to them. You might feel unable to cope with the enduring difficult feelings you are experiencing. You may feel less like you want to die and more like you cannot go on living the life you have.
These feelings may build over time or might fluctuate from moment to moment. And it's common to not understand why you feel this way.
Warning signs to look out for
- feeling hopeless, like there is no point in living
- being tearful and overwhelmed by negative thoughts
- feeling unbearable pain that you can't imagine ending
- feeling useless, unwanted or unneeded by others
- desperate, as if you have no other choice
- feeling like everyone would be better off without you
- feeling cut off from your body or physically numb
- poor sleep with early waking
- change in appetite, weight gain or loss
- no desire to take care of yourself, for example neglecting your physical appearance
- wanting to avoid others
- self-loathing and low self-esteem
- urges to self-harm
Suicidal feelings can be overwhelming. How long these feelings last differs for everyone. It is common to feel as if you'll never be happy or hopeful again. But with support and self-help, the majority of people who have felt suicidal go on to live fulfilling lives. The earlier you let someone know how you're feeling, the quicker you'll be able to get support to overcome these feelings. However, it can feel difficult to open up to people. You may want others to understand what you're going through, but you might feel: Suicidal thoughts aren't permanent - things do improve. You can find your motivation to live again
Supporting someone who feels suicidal
If there’s something troubling you, then get in touch.
if you need to talk to someone please check out the hotlines above or check out
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or phone 08457 909090
suicide does not solve anything, it does not make it better, it is only taking you away from the chance of it getting better.