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How To Overcome Suicidal Thoughts?

Dr.Nisha Khanna 86% (54ratings)
Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
How To Overcome Suicidal Thoughts?

Individuals with suicidal thoughts should understand that it is quite common for you to have such thoughts every now and then. It is not a character defect or something that makes you crazy, or weak. It just states that the amount of stress or pain you are having is more than in hand. Even though the suffering may appear to be overwhelming and permanent, but with time and support, you can relieve from emotional stress and the negative feelings will pass. At times people feel that their misery or unhappiness will never end, but it is important to realize that crises are usually temporary. There are various measures that you can keep in mind and protect yourself from ending up doing something wrong:

  • Don’t Worry About the Perception

The first step you can take towards the prevention of suicides is by actually talking about it. You may be afraid to bring up the subject of suicide, fearing that you’ll be judged or criticized. But you need to talk about suicide and open the doors of communication in order to get help for your suffering. You need to understand that you are not alone. You can depend on your friends and familypeople who will support you in the hard times.

  • Understand the Warning Signs

There are many warning signs for suicide that you can look out for when you doubt you are in trouble. Common signs such as feeling trapped, hopeless, isolating and perceiving oneself as a burden along with abnormal eating and sleeping pattern can be early onsets of suicidal ideations. By getting to know these warning signs, you can be more aware, ask for help and deal accordingly.

  • Ask for Family Support

Getting family and friends support, talking to them about how you feel and if required ask for professional helpFamily and friends should even attend sessions with you. Avoiding isolation and staying connected to the outside world, as much as possible is required. It is very essential for people to develop an optimistic attitude, like focusing on the good things you have or seeking out things that give you pleasure.

  • Speak Up/Be Expressive

It is essential to understand the importance of calling a suicide prevention helpline or someone close to you. Whenever, you feel such thoughts are bothering, raise your voice, share your feelings. Attending a self-help or support group, where you can discuss issues with people who understand. Be expressive as much as you can, so that others can help you during your crucial stage.

  • Avoid Drugs

Avoiding alcohol and drugs can help to curb suicideAlcohol makes people act more impulsively. Previous suicidal thought may evolve into action with the use of alcoholAlcohol/substance abusers are much more likely to commit suicide, as alcohol/drug inhibits the ability to reason, as intoxicated people do not fully realize the consequences.

  • Focus on Physical Health

Engaging in some kind of exercise can be very beneficial. Additionally, ensure to maintain a well-balanced and healthy diet. Make it a point to get at least 7-8 hours continuous sleep in every 24-hour period. Also, try relaxation or meditation techniques early in the morning.

It would be highly recommended to seek help from a professional psychologist if you have suicidal ideation and nobody around you seems to be of any help. You can talk with the psychologist face to face or telephonically in case of urgency. The psychologist will aid you to come up with better ways to manage a stressful situation and achieve your goals with a new perspective.

P.S.:- Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Give yourself the required time deal efficiently and for the pain to subside.


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Types Of Psychotherapy!

Dr.Sanjeev Tripathi 89% (179ratings)
Masters in Clinical Psychology, Masters in Applied Psychology, Bachelor with Psychology
Psychologist, Indore
Types Of Psychotherapy!
  • Behavior therapy- child behavior and emotional problems and others childhood and teenage problems.
  • Cognitive behavior therapy- unwanted thoughts and behavior (ocd), depression, anxiety, stress, low self steam.
  • Systematic desensitization therapy- fear, phobias, unwanted thoughts and behavior (ocd), examination phobia,
  • Psychoanalysis- emotional and psychological problems.
  • Family therapy- stress and conflict with family members, communication gap.
  • Group therapy- crises intervention, family intervention, stress/anger management, motivational, drug addiction, yoga/meditation.
  • Relaxation therapy- anxiety, fear, depression, stress, anger, insomnia.
  • Hypnotherapy- child behavior and emotional problems, anxiety, fear/phobias, exam phobia, depression, stress, anger, stop addiction, lack of confidence, sleep disorders (insomnia), hypno-anaesthesia, memory and concentration, bereavement, past life regression.
  • Catharsis technique- anxiety, fear, depression, stress, anger, insomnia.
  • Bio-feed back- anxiety, fear, depression, stress, anger, insomnia.
  • Aversion therapy- drug addiction, homosexual ideas/behavior, excessive sexual thoughts
  • Brain polarizer- anxiety, fear, depression, stress, anger, insomnia.
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Warning Signs For Suicide

Dr.Vinesh Chandramaniya 93% (96ratings)
MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in Sexology, Certificate Course in Sex Therapy and Counselling
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Warning Signs For Suicide

Warning signs of suicide
Suicide does not have one single cause. Certain factors like stress & untreated depression can lead to higher risk of suicide just as having a robust social circle can help protect you from suicide. 

#warning signs
Warning signs are indicators that a person may be in acute danger and may urgently need help.
*talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself;
*looking for a way to kill oneself;
*talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose;
*talking about feeling trapped or being in unbearable pain;
*talking about being a burden to others;
*increasing the use of alcohol or drugs;
*acting anxious, agitated, or reckless;
*sleeping too little or too much;
*withdrawing or feeling isolated;
*showing rage or talking about seeking revenge; and
*displaying extreme mood swings.

Risk factors
Risk factors do not cause or predict a suicide, rather they are things that make it more likely an individual will consider, attempt or die by suicide.

**mental disorders, particularly mood disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and certain personality disorders
*alcohol and other substance use disorders
*hopelessness, impulsive and/or aggressive tendencies
*history of trauma or abuse
*major physical or chronic illnesses
*previous suicide attempt
*family history of suicide
*recent job or financial loss
*recent loss of relationship
*easy access to lethal means
*local clusters of suicide

*lack of social support and sense of isolation
*stigma associated with asking for help
*lack of health care, especially mental health and substance abuse treatment
*cultural and religious beliefs, such as the belief that suicide is a noble resolution of a personal dilemma
*exposure to others who have died by suicide (in real life or via the media and internet)

#protective factors
Protective factors are characteristics that make a person less likely to engage in suicidal behavior. Moreover, protective factors can promote resilience and ensure connectedness with others during difficult times, thereby making suicidal behaviors less likely.
*effective clinical care for mental, physical and substance use disorders
*easy access to a variety of clinical interventions
*restricted access to highly lethal means of suicide
*strong connections to family and community support
*support through ongoing medical and mental health care relationships
*skills in problem solving, conflict resolution and handling problems in a non-violent way
*cultural and religious beliefs that discourage suicide and support self-preservation

Suicide is not a solution to any problem. Let's talk. Do not hesitate. We can prevent suicide.
We can prevent suicide by timely helping a person in need.
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Warning Signs Of A Suicidal Person!

Dr.Vaibhav Dubey 86% (25ratings)
MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bhopal
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Suicidal Thoughts - 10 Ways To Deal With It!

Dr.Kalrav Mistry 86% (106ratings)
MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Suicidal Thoughts - 10 Ways To Deal With It!

Of late, are you experiencing suicidal thoughts as a result of some severe trauma or loss in life? Suicidal thoughts may arise because of several reasons when you lose yourself totally and feel that you are not worthy enough for living in the world anymore. Such thoughts lead many people into actually committing suicide. Hence, you have to deal with suicidal thoughts carefully and prevent anything bad from happening.

Here are 10 useful ways through which you can deal with suicidal thoughts:

  1. Although you may feel like withdrawing yourself from all activities and socializing, it is important for you to talk to someone every day regarding your thoughts and what you are going through. Spend time with someone you trust. You can also call a crisis helpline and discuss your feelings.
  2. You have to develop an efficient safety plan. The plan must include the contact number of your doctor, friends and family who would help you during a crisis.
  3. Try to make a written schedule for yourself and follow it strictly. Keeping and maintaining a scheduled life is important for your mental health and will keep you diverted from suicidal or negative thoughts.
  4. Spend time in the sun and get into nature for at least one hour every day. This will help you to connect with something full of life and is important for eliminating suicidal tendencies.
  5. Daily exercise is also very important. You should exercise for 30 minutes every day. The bursts of activity and exertion will have a positive impact on your mind.
  6. You should devote your time for things which you like to do, but could never continue them in life. This will give you joy and a positive vibe, which is essential for fixing your mind.
  7. You should not forget about your personal goals. Think about the things you dreamt of doing, the places you planned to visit, and all the things in life you want to accomplish. This will bring back your hope of living in order to fulfill those goals.
  8. You should promise yourself not to do anything when you think of suicide. You need some distance between thoughts and actions. Promise yourself that you will not do anything stupid and will wait.
  9. Consuming alcohol and taking drugs can trigger your suicidal thoughts rapidly. Hence, you should not take these substances as an escape from your conflicting thoughts.
  10. It is also important for you to make your home safe. You should remove all the things, which you may use to hurt yourself such as knives, pills, razors or firearms. You should go to a safe place and avoid being alone when you experience suicidal thoughts. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
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