Suicidal thoughts are not as uncommon as you may think. Many people find themselves in a state where their emotional pain or circumstances are so great that they feel that their life is no longer worth continuing with. No matter the trigger for the thoughts of suicide; relationship breakdown, money worries, loss of a loved one, your feelings may leave you feeling distraught, hurt and totally helpless. You may feel worthless, unable to go on and that suicide is your only way out of a desperate situation.
Thoughts of suicide can creep upon you gradually due to a decline in the quality of your life or happen suddenly if you blame yourself for something or feel that you are not as you should be. Your future may appear bleak and hopeless and your life story not a good one. Your therapist will begin by talking with you and listening carefully. You will be open up to them about your deepest darkest thoughts and they will not judge or condemn. Their job is to find out why you are feeling suicidal and then work with you to reduce the negative feelings.
Understanding that every person is unique in the way that they feel, they may use individual therapy or even recommend family or group sessions. If the problem is due to marriage or relationships they can include couples therapy. The idea is to prevent you from feeling alone and isolated and to provide you with ongoing support that will protect you whilst your problems are being dealt with.
If you would like us to put you in touch with a counsellor that can help you to deal with your suicidal thoughts, fill in the form below. We will identify a practitioner that is suitable for you and who will be able to assist.