A great majority of people experience suicidal thoughts/feelings at least once in their life.
Based on true cases, here is a brief over-view on this very important topic:

Why does one feel suicidal?
Many kinds of emotional pain can lead to thoughts of suicide. The reasons for this pain are unique to each one of us, and our ability to cope with the pain differs from person to person.

Don't listen to anyone who tells you, "That's not enough to be suicidal about." We are all different. What might be bearable to one person may not be bearable to you.

There are, however, some common factors that may lead us to experience suicidal thoughts and feelings.

1. Most common cause of feeling suicidal is due to the presence of medical problems that can be treated depression, anxiety disorders, stress, medical conditions that cause constant pain, cancer, drug and alcohol dependency.

2. Second most common cause is the presence of environmental factors that need exterior solution, like financial, legal or school problems, grief or loss of a loved one, and other life difficulties can all create profound emotional distress.

Once triggered emotional pain due to anyone of the above causes changes in the brain functioning. This causes a decreased ability to solve problems and decreased "positive chemicals/hormones".

Once you are unable to think about solutions and the futures "seems" sad, extreme steps are thought of.

The emotional pain required to trigger such a thoughts in one individual differ from other. So never compare yourself to others.

A suicidal thought is always an EMERGENCY.. never take it lightly. What to Do?
1. REACH OUT FOR HELP - TALK to family, friends.. If they don't help, then pay someone to listen to you, understand your pain and not judge you. Counselors, psychologist and psychiatrists are there for that.

If even that fails, call the various suicide helpliness and talk it out.


One thing I have observed is that even when you decide to talk to either someone you trust or someone neutral/professional admitting your suicidal thoughts to another person can be difficult. Thats why chosing someone who doesn't judge you is essential.

Don't feel bad, tell them what exactly is going in your mind. What is your plan.
read it.

What if you don't feel understood?
If you do not feel the person you have chosen to talk to has understood, tell someone else, or call a suicide crisis helpline.

There are plenty of people out there who will understand. Don’t let one bad experience stop you from finding someone who can help.

2. Ways to cope with suicidal thoughts and feelings
a. Talk with someone every day/ weel, preferably face to face. - Though you feel like withdrawing and being alone, take the effort, ask your trusted friends/acquaintances to spend sometime listening to you.
If you don't have friends/family to do so, there are professionals ready to help you.

b. Make a safety plan. Always carry the contact numbers for your friends and family members who will help in an emergency.

c. Plan your life - Make a schedule for yourself every day and stick to it, no matter what. Keep a regular routine as much as possible, even when your feelings seem out of control.

d. Get out of your comfort zone. At least 30 minutes a day.

e. Exercise at least 30minutes a day.

f. Make time for things that bring you joy. Even if very few things bring you pleasure at the moment, force yourself to do the things you used to enjoy.
even eating a chocolate cake can bring pleasure, so do every such activity.

g. Consult a professional psychiatrist - New age medications given for a few weeks, without any side-effects, no drowyness and no addiction potential can help you come back to life soon then thought.

3. Things You should avoid when having suicidal thoughts:
a. Being alone. Solitude can make suicidal thoughts even worse.
Visit a friend, or family member. If you have no one log onto the internet and just do something or chat with someone.

b. Alcohol and drugs. Drugs and alcohol increase depression, hamper your problem-solving ability, and can make you act impulsively.
Its a popular myth that alcohol helps to cure depression, instead it causes more harm to your psyche than you can think.

c. Avoid things that will make you feel worse. - Listening to sad music, looking at certain photographs, reading old letters, or visiting places you spent with a loved one can all increase negative feelings.

For any further help on this topic email me,
Dr.Hemant Mittal
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