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How do I stop the suicidal thoughts?

At least just for a while, I just need to pretend for a while. Can anyone give me some coping strategies?
Ynotisay · M
There's a bunch of ways. Talking to a professional isn't the worst call. Since that's what they're trained for. Here's another option. Don't think just about yourself but consider the lifetime of pain that those closest to you would have to go through. Maybe considering others is something to take seriously.
Or you could try being appreciative. Do you have food, water, clothing, electricity, housing, physical health? Because BILLIONS don't. Hell, more than half of the world's population doesn't have access to a flush toilet. So maybe being thankful for what you do have is something to think about. Good luck.
Queendragonfly · 31-35, F
Are they passive suicide thoughts or active suicide plans because there's a big difference between those.

If they're active suicide plans you must seek professional help asap.

If they're passive, they can't hurt you as they're just in your head and symbolize that you feel in pain. So in one way they are just validating your struggles. Respect them.
Have some goals for your future, even if they're just pretend.
Sidewinder · 36-40, M
@MsSwann I couldn't have said it better, myself.
Sidewinder · 36-40, M
I still struggle with suicidal thoughts, too... Not to the same extent as I did 20 years ago, but struggle with them, just the same. One day, in February of this year, I was having one of those moments Where I realized that I may not get to do EVERYTHING I want to do in my life and I'm okay with that. One of those things was wanting to travel the world, visit all it's exotic wonders before they disappear forever and have stories to tell to my friends about the places I've been and the things I've done in such places. And even if I never get the opportunity to go to all those places I long to go to and do all the things I long to do, it's no reason to abandon hope, because only a pessimist would abandon hope. I also realize, too, that if I were to take my own life just because I had a really bad day/week/month/year, etc, then everything about me, all my plans, hopes, dreams, ambitions, desires -- [i]everything[/i] about me would die with me.
Ceinwyn · 22-25, F
Small steps. Do things you enjoy. Listen to music that helps you feel what you have to feel. Spend as much time with friends as you can. And once you feel up to it, set something you would like to achieve, something that will make you feel good when you get there. Talk to people if you can.
Freeranger · M
Take whatever skills you possess, and volunteer in some bank for others less fortunate than yourself. Teach people to read! I think seeing a face light up due to learning how is not dissimilar to watching the face of someone who, for the first time, hears the voice of a loved one for the first time in their life due to an implant.
So emotionally moving.....imagine losing yourself in the betterment of an individual so less fortunate than yourself. I promise you, you'll never look back.
SinlessOnslaught · 26-30, M
They'll come. All you can do is redirect your focus. They won't stop coming until you fix the core issue.
Xalvadora · 18-21, F
Do the things you enjoy. Stay away from the ones who makes you feel bad, including people.

Listen to music, watch TV, play a video game, read a book, dance, sing. Do whatever you need to keep your mind from the negative.

The bad thing is, once you leave depression, you can always bounce right back in it. Depression is not curable, but you can make it subside for years and live a happy and normal life.
MasterLee · 56-60, M
Yes but unpopular on sw
BreathingFreshAir · 18-21, F
I know how you feel. It’s a horrible place to be. Keep hanging in there, even if it’s hard work… even if you don’t believe you are… you are worth it. X
Ferric67 · M
I posted a song earlier today that spoke to me about this matter. I'll repost it here, for you. Hopefully it can help you on some level.

originnone · 56-60, M
If it's just thoughts, there are a couple different schools of thought. Probably the most recommended is to take 15 minutes every few hours and force yourself to think the thoughts for that entire period without stopping. It's paradoxical but a strategy a. lot of psychologists recommend. If it's an actual desire and not just a thought, it's a different issue.
Seek professional counseling
Talking to people
It's not about coping, it's about having +ve attitude towards problems of life.

[i]If you truly want to change your life, you must first be willing to change your mind.[/i] - Donald Altman(author of The mindfulness Code)

Why do you want to suicide?
minxy · 46-50, F
Lots of mental distraction.
Not necessarily things you love.
Just something to keep your mind busy.
Try not to allow your depression the luxury of causing you to get too deep.
Khenpal1 · M
start watching your thoughts all together , not only this one
Prayer or meditation 🧘‍♂️
basilfawlty89 · 31-35, M
I would really speak to a therapist.
You are not alone, I've had suicidal ideation before. Therapy really helped.

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