If you find yourself in a tough spot, intrusive thoughts of suicide might flood your mind creating an overwhelming and seemingly endless struggle…
If this resonates with you, please remember that you can overcome this and it’s okay to reach out for support.
Dive into the steps below to guide yourself through these hard moments and fight the suicidal thoughts! I believe in you!
1. Recognize that you don’t want your life to end
You want to end a part of your life, an experience you're having, a negative situation, or a problem you’re facing. Know that these moments in life are hard, but they don’t last forever.
2. Don’t try to figure out your whole future
You don’t have to solve everything at once. It’s normal and okay to not know what lies ahead.
3. Understand depression is lying to you.
Depression will try its hardest to take you down by lying to you. Recognize the lies that it’s telling you and replace them with truth.
4. Practice self-soothing techniques
For example: listen to music, use breathing techniques, watch your favorite shows, exercise, or journal your feelings.
5. Reach out to a friend or loved one
Although hard at first, this will help you feel less alone, more comforted, and less stuck in your head.
6. Go to a safe place and prioritize your safety
Remove any dangerous objects and find a safe space (bedroom, friend's house, church, library. crisis center)
To anyone having suicidal thoughts,
This is not your forever.
Better days are coming.
You are so brave and strong for fighting these thoughts.
Your life matters. You are important. You are the only you in this world and no one can replace you.
If you need immediate help you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Dial 988)