Feeling Suicidal? What To Do When You Have Suicidal Thoughts
Are you feeling suicidal? Maybe you have thoughts about wanting to die, but don’t actually have the desire to kill yourself. Either way – you are not alone. There are millions of Americans who have felt exactly the way you do now.
The good news is that recovering from suicidal thoughts is possible. There are steps to take that will not only save your life, but provide you with the means to obtain a happy, joyous, and free life. A life you deserve to live!
Recovering From Feeling Suicidal
Ask for help! The first thing you need to do in order to recover from feeling suicidal is to ask for help. You can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline right now and they will take you step-by-step through what you can do to help you recover. One of the thoughts that can accommodate feeling suicidal is the feeling of “losing it” or “going out of control”. Both are very normal reactions to the stress your mind and body are under, but you can take back control right now by reaching out for help. Don’t think about it, just call 1-800-273-8255.
What Is Different In Your Life?
There might be something going on in your life that triggered these depressed feelings. Are you abusing drugs or alcohol? Have you suffered from a trauma? Maybe you are taking medication (whether it be for mental or physical health) that has a side effect that can affect your brain chemistry and thus your emotions. Something as simple as switching medication, trying therapy, and/or stopping the abuse of drugs and alcohol could stop you from feeling suicidal.
Drug & Alcohol Abuse
If you are abusing drugs and alcohol, professional addiction treatment can help you achieve long-term recovery while also addressing any other mental health disorders that stop you from living the life you want. Are you interested in talking with someone who understands the compulsion to use drugs and alcohol. But you’re maybe not ready to make a phone call? The counselors at addictionhelpchat.com are in recovery and can share with you how treatment not only worked for them, but how they are living a life beyond their wildest dreams.
You Are Not Alone
When we are feeling suicidal it can be difficult to determine what is real and what is not. When we are suffering emotionally it can be difficult to decipher which factors are directly affecting our mental health. Feeling suicidal and other sad or negative emotions can feel very real, but the truth is that feelings are not facts. Just because you feel hopeless and lost, does not mean that you actually are. There is hope and you can recover from this with proper treatment.
Call our 24/7 crisis helpline now at 1-800-861-1768.
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