How To Prevent Suicidal Thoughts

Prevent Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal thoughts can be difficult to overcome, especially when you’ve been going through a particularly rough patch. 

The good news is, you’re not alone and you don’t need to feel ashamed for having these thoughts. 

To stop living with suicidal thoughts and prevent them from returning, follow some of these top tips.

Be Aware Of Your Resources

Though it might seem like you’re going it alone, that doesn’t have to be the case. 

Confide in a close friend or family member that you can trust if you’re having these feelings. They will want what’s best for you, and will likely be both willing to listen to you and take you to a professional if need be. 

You can also start out at the professional level. If you’re having spiraling suicidal thoughts, consider calling the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at (800)-273-TALK to speak with someone who can assist you immediately. 

If your needs are less immediate, let your therapist know what has been going on. If you don’t have a therapist, take some time to find one who meets your needs. 

They can help you exit the cycle of suicidal thoughts that you may be having, and further prevent them from occurring. 

Work To Change Your Thought Pattern 

Often, we can get stuck in a certain negative pattern of thoughts simply because we’re unable to exit the cycle of negativity. 

If this is the case for you, try breaking the cycle by changing your thought pattern. Actively remind yourself of the people who love you, the things you have yet to do, and all you want to accomplish. 

Be Kind To Yourself 

It’s not easy to deal with thoughts of suicide, especially when you’re trying to keep them to yourself. Confiding in those closest to you and seeking help from professionals are the best ways to both stop suicidal thoughts and prevent them from happening again.

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