Question : Due to financial crisis in my family, I attempted suicide and took overdose of painkillers. Although I survived, I don’t understand what to do now? Teentalker
Thank you for reaching out and sharing your concerns. I can understand how disturbed you are currently.
Regardless of your personal reasons for having suicidal thoughts, know that it is not a sign of weakness. It is simply a sign that you are carrying more weight than you can handle, and that you need a helping hand. Speak up and let others help you lighten the load. As hard as it may be to understand right now – there is a way out and you can be happy again.
Everyone experiences suicidal thoughts differently. It may be that you feel unable to cope with what’s happening in your life. For many, it’s less about wanting to die but instead feeling unable to continue living the life they currently have. To overcome this
1. Distract yourself – If you feel an urge to hurt yourself, try distraction techniques like writing down how you feel and tearing up the paper, focusing on your five senses, taking slow, deep breaths.
2.Challenge your thinking – Write down some things you have coming up that you’re looking forward to. Make plans to do something you enjoy tomorrow.
3.Speak to someone – Visit or call someone and tell them how you feel. Know that you are not a burden on anyone, loved ones and helpline volunteers will want to support you.
4.Make a safety plan – This is a plan to help you when you have suicidal thoughts. This plan might include your warning signs, coping strategies that help you, numbers of people to call in a crisis and the steps you need to take to make yourself safe.
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