About suicidal feelings

Suicidal feelings can be terrifying. If you can no longer see why you should go on living, your feelings can seem unbearable. You may hate yourself and believe that you are useless and not wanted or needed by anyone. You may feel rage, shame and guilt.

If you have had many painful experiences, particularly losses, you may blame yourself and feel that somehow it is all your fault and that you are a failure. You may feel overwhelmed; for example, by conflicts with family or friends. You may feel stuck in emotional pain and believe that there are no solutions to your problems.

If you feel powerless and that you can’t change your situation and what is distressing you, the idea of suicide may give you a sense of being in control again. Depending on your beliefs, you could see ‘nothingness’, being reunited with loved ones or reincarnation as a relief and your preferred option.

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How we can help with suicidal thoughts

We can help you whenever you're ready.

Talking treatments such as counselling can help you make sense of your feelings and explore ways to deal with what you are going through.

The aim is to help you find your own solutions, rather than giving you advice or telling you what to do. Many people find that talking to a person who is trained to listen can help release tension, and also help them view their difficulties in a different way. This can make it easier to see new options and solutions.

Give yourself a chance. Yes, rational thought is difficult if not impossible when you're that low, but tell yourself that there are no second chances. Once you've killed yourself, there is no way back. That thought may save your life.

Why not make a booking now while it's fresh in your mind