Coping With Suicidal Thoughts: Every year on 10 September world suicide prevention day (World Suicide Prevention Day) is celebrated. The purpose of celebrating this day is to bring awareness among people to stop the tendency like suicide. It was started in 2003 by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO). IASP organizes hundreds of events in more than 60 countries to celebrate this day every year.
In today’s run-of-the-mill life, many people have thoughts of suicide at some point or the other. If such thoughts are coming in your mind, then know that you are not alone. You should also know that feeling like you are harmed or destroyed is not a character flaw, nor does it mean that you are insane or weak. It simply indicates that you are experiencing more pain or sadness than you can face right now. In a moment it may seem that your misery will never end but it is important to realize that with proper help/help you can stay away from bad thoughts like ending yourself. If you are having thoughts like suicide in your mind and you are not able to control it, then seek medical help immediately.
dealing with suicidal thoughts
Remember that problems are temporary but suicide is permanent. Taking your own life is never the right solution to any challenge you face. Give yourself time to change and the pain subsides. In the meantime, whenever you have thoughts of suicide, you should take important steps to stop them.
keep dangerous things away from you
If you feel that thoughts like suicide are coming in your mind, or may come. And you are worried that you might not do something like this, then the first thing to do is to remove any firearm (pistol-gun), knife, or dangerous drugs from your surroundings. Every effort should be made that such things should not reach you.
take medicines as directed
Some anti depressant medicines may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts, especially when you first start taking them. Therefore, you should not stop taking your medicines or change your dosage unless your doctor tells you to do so. Your suicidal feelings may get worse if you suddenly stop taking your medicines.
You may also experience withdrawal symptoms, meaning giving up everything. If you are experiencing any side effects from the medication you are currently taking, talk to your doctor about alternatives.
Avoid drugs and alcohol
It can be tempting to turn to drugs or alcohol during difficult times. However, doing so can make suicidal thoughts worse. When you are feeling depressed or contemplating suicide, it is most important to avoid taking such things.
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