Dealing with suicidal thoughts can be difficult but it can be done regardless of which side of the fence you are on - whether you are the one having the suicidal thoughts or the one trying to assist a suicidal person.
In this article, we shall only discuss the ways where a suicidal person can help himself. Keep in mind that you have the ability to turn your life around and that you must help yourself.
If you are trying to help a freind with suicidal thoughts- please read the following article.
We understand that you are suffering from extreme pain from which you want to be released by committing suicide. But your suicidal thoughts do not need to be put into action simply because no one is saying so.
Make a promise to yourself that you will wait for 24 hours before doing anything drastic. Indeed, the first step in dealing with suicidal thoughts is to wait and, in the meantime, to get help from family and friends as well as to put distance between yourself and your suicidal tendencies.
Your next step is to seek support, love and understanding from the people whom you trust, respect and love. It may seem like nobody is there for you but take a quick look and you will soon find that there is somebody willing and able to stand by your side.
Family and friends are your first line of defence, along with mentors, coaches and members of the religious clergy, among others. If you feel that these people may not be able to help, then seek professional help from a therapist or call a suicide hotline.
Successfully dealing with suicidal thoughts takes the courage to open up and share your feelings. Perhaps, you feel that sharing your darkest thoughts will encourage pity, rejection and other negative emotions. Don't let these negative thoughts affect you either. You will find that sharing your burdens with someone you trust is a cathartic experience in itself. Share your burdens whenever you feel suicidal thoughts coming along. The more that you talk, the more that you will feel that there is someone there by your side to provide support.
The people with whom you share your burdens with will not be with you on a 24/7 basis. You must then take responsibility to make your own environment, especially your home, safe in the ways discussed below.
Most important of all, take the time to do all the things, both big and small, that make you happy. Get out into the sun, enjoy Mother Nature, or read a good book. Watch comedy movies and shows. Exercise as vigorously as possible. Eat a healthy diet. Stick to a routine that will make you happy. Take a break from work.
More information on suicide and dealing with depression in the articles listed on right of this page.