Here we explore what to do when you are suicidal. Suicidal thoughts don’t suddenly appear. They are normally a gradual process. Things go wrong in your life and you feel there is no way out. One thing builds on top of another. You try to push the thoughts away, but that just empowers them.
Over time, any problem that isn’t addressed at the cause level, will grow.
All too often, people reach a crisis point before seeking help. Some never do seek help and take the only option they feel is available to them. This can leave a trail of misery in those they leave behind.
I recall the story of a stray dog, tugging at the trousers of a man seriously considering jumping off a bridge into the river far below. He felt the dog needed him, so he didn’t jump. Now he is inseparable from the dog, his new best friend. And saviour.
This story illustrates the fact that there is always someone who needs you, whatever your plight. This is a powerful message.
It is best to allow the suicidal thoughts to come up when they first appear, when you first become aware of them. Just allow the thoughts space without judging them or getting caught up with them. Treat the thoughts as a being in its own right. Give them space to be. Just don’t engage with them.
When you do this every time they come into your mind, they will loosen their hold on you and eventually fade away.
This strategy is much more powerful than taking any drug, especially anti-depressants, which will only ever mask the feelings. They will remain to be dealt with later, but now you have additional problems – toxicity from the drugs and a dependency on them, making it difficult to wean yourself off. Add to that the side effects, which can be suicidal (yes, that’s rather ironic) or even homicidal.
Allowing the thoughts is normally the exact opposite of what most people do. Suicidal thoughts frighten them, so they push them away. And that gives the thoughts more power, so they increase in intensity.
It’s as if they are getting louder and louder, asking you more insistently, for help.
But what to do when you are suicidal and at a crisis point, such as the man mentioned above? That’s when you need to talk to someone, to unload, to not be judged. Suicidal help lines are common in most countries and the helpers are trained to just listen.
Just unloading can bring huge relief. It takes the immediate pressure off. That’s the aim. After that you need to consider how to help the deep issue.
Do appreciate that many, many people have suicidal thoughts. We live in a dysfunctional world. You are not alone. It’s not your fault. You can change. But it’s best to get help. Real help. Help that supports who you are and what the cause of the problem is.
Good homeopathic treatment can help you restore balance and meaning to your life. And it can happen quite quickly.
Don’t let the problem get to a crisis point. Be aware there is an imbalance that needs addressing. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with you. There is nothing wrong with your brain chemistry. You’ve just taken a few bad turns in life and now need to get back on track. A healthy track. One that supports and nurtures you.
Every health problem can be considered as an irritation that leads you to the best solution for you. The irritation is instrumental in you getting the right help for you. In that regard, it can be considered a pearl.
What to do when you are suicidal? It depends on the urgency. And on you. If councelling works for you, wonderful. If psychology does, do that. A crisis situation needs space to allow the pain, to talk, to cry, to let it all out without judgement. To take the immediate pressure off.
But after that, consider good homeopathic treatment to get to the cause of the problem and so undo that. Contact me for more information.