Do you feel SUICIDAL?

A great majority of people experience suicidal thoughts/feelings at least once in their life.

Why does one feel suicidal?
Emotional Pain is true. Its not imagination... Many kinds of emotional pain lead the brain to create 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 ever tell someone - "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"

Causes of Suicidal 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.

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 you are shy to visit someone, call the various suicide helplines and talk it out.


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/ weeK, preferably face to face. -
You might want to be lonely, but loneliness will just make it worse.. go out with your friends, even if you don't want to.. just keep yourself busy.

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

c. Take the first step - when you were a child, it was completely your effort when you stood up and took that first step.
Its the same today... Take that one step...

d. Channelize your emotional Pain - pain can be a great motivator. You have to know how to use it.
Some of the greatest motivators in the world have survived the worst situations.
Your pain can turn you into a great motivator.. Go out and help people.
Channelize your pain.

e. Exercise at least 30minutes a day.

f. Don't feel guilty about the past... Forgive yourself and those who have caused pain.
You cannot go back in time.. But you can make a change from now towards the future.

One of my lady as a patient. She was unhappy with her marriage and attempted suicide multiple times. Nobody understood why.
During the counseling session, she told me, she always loved another guy. Till date that guy had not married, and she felt very guilty. Her husband was a good guy, but not her soul-mate. She hurt herself, because she felt it was a way of asking for forgiveness.
She decided to forgive herself, her past and make changes. She contacted the ex. And spoke to him.
He was angry and harbored a lot of negativity... She told him about her suicide attempts... She was surprised to learn he was also had done the same.
They both spoke for a few weeks, and finally decided to "close" their relationship and move ahead in life.
Since then till date, she is a changed person.
she just needed to forgive herself and her past.

g. Consult a psychiatrist if nothing is helping you.

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.

you are most welcome to CONTACT ME (all conversations are kept CONFIDENTIAL) -

Dr.Hemant Mittal
(Neuro-Psychiatrist, Mental Health and Sexual Health Healer,
Motivational Writer/Speaker and Counselor)

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or visit my wellness clinic @-
address- 15, shreeji plaza, next to ice n spice restaurant, opposite seawoods station, seawoods (east)
Navi Mumbai

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