Suicidal Thoughts

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Everyone in life feels depressed at times, that is completely normal and healthy. However suicidal thoughts are not a normal response to stress.  It is completely normal to have feelings such as sadness, depression, anger, anxiety, hopelessness and frustration. However none of these feelings should lead to suicidal thoughts. After a few days or weeks people start to feel ok again or get moments of feeling ok. Then with more time feelings of ok last longer and bad feelings last less. Even if you do get suicidal thoughts one shouldn't ruminate about it.

If someone has suicidal thoughts a few times a week or almost every day it is a sign of a serious health problem. Most people do not respond to stress or problems in this way. These thoughts are an important signal that something is wrong. Would you ignore having a severe stomach ache or a high fever? Most people wouldn't ignore these signs. People who get suicidal thoughts are getting a message from their brain and body that something is wrong.

There are many reasons one might have suicidal thoughts. One reason may be that they are feeling a lot of pain. Another reason might by they are having problems finding solutions for their problems. Some people may even feel that don't deserve the time or effort to get help. There are many other reasons one could have suicidal thoughts. These things can be changed, suicide is not the answer.

Suicidal thoughts and feelings don't last forever. There are many different factors that could bring up thoughts and feelings of suicide. Someone may have personal troubles. There may be some form of physical or mental problems. They may not be able to ask others for help. When all of these things pile up it can cause a crisis.

This is why everyone should take suicidal thoughts seriously. When a person thinking about suiside gets treatment or help they will be prevented from harming themselves or others and there problems can change.

What can you do if you are having suicidal thoughts? If you are having these thoughts of suicide take it seriously. Treat it as you would a severe physical symptom. Do not try to go it alone. It may be hard to explain these thoughts and feelings to others; however you need to do so. Talk to a health care professional. This would be a counselor, doctor, health care provider, or therapist.

Talk to other people who can offer support. A good support structure can make the difference between someone committing suicide or not. Friends, teachers, parents, or other family members can a make a wonderful support structure. Remember when you are having suicidal thoughts it is important to choose people who won't judge you and will support you in getting help.

Remember to avoid alcohol or other drugs they may temporarily make you feel well but will only amplify your bad feelings in the end. When people who are thinking about suicide get treatment things can change for the better.

If a friend or family member talks about suicide listen closely and without judgment. Remember to remain calm and treat the talk seriously. Show by your tone and manor you are concerned. Suicidal thoughts are a serious matter; you wouldn't want the individual to think you don't care. Acknowledge the pain and confusion your friend or family feels.

Urge your friend to seek professional help. Offer to go along with your friend or family to a crisis center or counseling appointment. If the person is having suicidal thoughts and is in a dangerous mind set don't leave them alone. Remove means of self harm from the individual call for help from friends and a form of law enforcement

If a friend or family member is having suicidal thoughts tell a professional about it. Even if you have to break a confidence it is more important to save your friend or family members life.  Also remember to take care of yourself. Talk to a counselor, family, friends, or others you trust and get support for yourself.

Treatment for suicidal thoughts does really help. Treatment can protect a person from themselves. Treatment can provide a strong support for strong emotions. It can teach new ways to look at life and feelings. It can build skills for solving problems, coping with stress, and connect with others. It can also build confidence and self-esteem.

Sometimes counseling doesn't help and you may need something to balance out chemicals in your body. This form of treatment would be medication and can help with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, bipolar disorder, and other disorders. Have hope people who have had suicidal thoughts and have gotten through it have said, "It doesn't last forever," "Treatment Helps"and"Life can be better again."

Remember with a strong support structure you or your friends or family can get over suicidal thoughts.

While passionate about psychology. With TRCB, he is one of the original Subject Matter Experts (SME), Author of upcoming book Naturally Good Cooking. For more please visit www.MichaelGoshen.com

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