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Suicidal Thoughts: What to Do if You're Struggling

If you're feeling overwhelmed by suicidal thoughts, know that you're not alone and there is help available. Here are some important steps you can take to begin your journey towards healing:

  1. Reach out to someone you trust: This could be a friend, family member, or mental health professional. Talking about your feelings can help you feel heard and supported.

  2. Call a crisis helpline: National suicide hotlines offer confidential support 24/7. In the UK, you can call the The Samaritans at 116 123.

  3. Practice self-care: Take care of your physical and emotional well-being by engaging in activities that you find calming, such as exercise, yoga, or spending time in nature.

  4. Seek professional help: A mental health professional can work with you to develop a plan to manage your suicidal thoughts and provide you with the support you need to overcome them.

  5. Avoid drugs and alcohol: Substance abuse can worsen suicidal thoughts and lead to impulsive actions.

  6. Create a safety plan: Identify triggers for your suicidal thoughts and make a plan for what you will do when you experience them. This might include calling a friend, taking a walk, or seeking immediate medical attention.

Remember, suicide is preventable and recovery is possible. You are not alone and there are people who care about you and want to help. Reach out for support today.

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Suicidal thoughts refer to feelings of considering, planning, or wanting to die by suicide. It's a serious mental health issue and should be taken seriously. People who have suicidal thoughts may feel overwhelmed by negative emotions, hopelessness, and a sense of helplessness and despair. It's important for those experiencing suicidal thoughts to reach out for help from a trusted friend, family member, or mental health professional.

 

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