Suicide is a very serious, permanent solution to your problems. While your problems may not feel temporary, they will not last forever. There are many other options to consider that are much healthier and better than suicide.Warning Signs Of Suicide
- Talking about suicide
- Looking for or asking about ways to kill oneself.
- If the person is feeling helpless or hopeless
- Giving away possessions or even making a will
- Sudden goodbyes to family and friends
- Isolating oneself and withdrawing from family, friends, and activities
- A sudden sense of calm after a long bout of depression
If you or a loved-one is considering suicide call the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
National Hopeline Network: 1-800-784-2433
If you feel that someone you know may be considering suicide, please take care to try and prevent it as best you can.
1. Speak up as soon as possible. If you have suspicions, even if you aren't 100% sure, say something to someone who can help or do something about it. Ask the person about it: if you mention suicide, it does not give them the idea.
2. Act accordingly in a crisis. If someone tells you they have been thinking about suicide, ask them if they have a plan, if they have the means, or if they know when they would do it. Do not leave a suicidal person alone.
3. Offer your support and tell them you're there to help. Listen to them without judging, don't promise that you'll keep their thoughts confidential. This is not how to help, telling a professional will help.
Getting Help And Helping Yourself
Remember, although the pain and sadness may feel like it will never go away, it is not permanent. You will feel better again.
1. Seek professional help. Going to a psychologist can really help deal with your suicidal thoughts and feelings.
2. Remove dangerous objects or weapons from your household. If you are thinking of overdosing, give your pills to someone else to give to you when necessary.
3. Take time to do things that you once enjoyed. Although it may seem tedious and bothersome, it really will help.
4. Exercise, eating properly, and get a balanced amount of sleep each night.
5. Spend time with people who aren't depressed. Being with people who are lively and in a good mood can actually brighten your mood, too.