There are a lot of ways that organizations dedicated to preventing suicide can help people change their minds about life. People who have suicidal thoughts have their reasons why they want to end their lives and most of the time, support groups and group therapies can greatly help to give these people a whole new perspective about their lives, reality and the world around them.
Our organization offers support groups for both adults and young people who are troubled with suicidal thoughts or they already went through it all and now they’re coming to the meetings to show support to the other members. These members are extremely important for the others because they can tell from their very own experience how it is to feel like being suicidal and taking your own life.
The focus of these support groups is to motivate the people to feel accepted by the others, give them a chance to speak about their feelings and grief, learn how to cope with their troubles and thoughts, teach them how to move on step by step, day by day but most of all, to be here for them when they need it. Support groups provide comfort, education and training to those with suicidal tendencies and thoughts.
The ones who attend can be with others who understand them, share their feelings and experiences with them as well as listen to their stories and what they have been through. The main point is that no one here is judging them, labeling, questioning them or expect anything of them.
Just a normal and relaxed way of communication among people who have been through a lot and they need a place where they can share what they feel with other people. That can be helpful more than any professional and medical treatment without any doubt.
These groups don’t include therapies and counseling, they are just supporting groups where people invited to come by their own choice and will. It is exactly that free will that can be a determining factor that will make them feel better.
The number of people taking their own lives is more than alarming. It’s even more alarming that this number gets bigger every year. Some countries like America have roughly around 40,000 people taking their own lives each year. There are over a million people that attempt to commit suicide and almost ten times more people who give it a thought or two.
Suicide is widely spread among young people and it is what troubles them the most. Almost every fifth teenager thinks about suicide when life becomes unbearable. Well, suicide is preventable and every person who has suicidal thoughts can easily recognize the signs and take same precaution measures to prevent the worst from happening.
Most of these people don’t have a death wish, they just want to put an end to all that suffering and pain they tend to feel each and every day of their lives. Many of them are not serious about their suicide threats but most of them are, unfortunately. So, if you have someone you know that might be showing any suicidal tendencies, here are the most common suicide warning signs.
First and the most obvious sign is that person becomes very withdrawn. That includes avoiding contact with friends and family as well as lost interest in social events and other activities. Such behavior is usually followed by an isolation. People who are thinking about suicide are almost fixated on death and they even speak about dying freely and openly with others.
When a person has such a fixation, they tend to explore the ways they could take their lives. Isolation and suicidal tendencies are followed by despair and that is what leads to making plans. That is where the situation is getting out of control and those persons who are already making plans to kill themselves need professional help.
If they don’t receive an adequate help, they could start drinking and abusing drugs or simply have a death wish that will make them act recklessly, taking dangerous chances that could lead them to their certain deaths or the death of others.
Many people think about suicide on a daily basis. Some of them just think about it but there are those who really consider the option to actually do it. Taking your own life will not solve anything nor it will help you or your families, friends and loved ones. First of all, you are not alone in this. You have to understand that feeling suicidal doesn’t make you flawed, weak or crazy.
It just means that the pain you are feeling is so overwhelming that you simply can’t deal with it anymore. Fortunately, there are numerous things you can do to cope with it. Since that pain is permanent, you need a constant support in order to make it go away. The first thing you should do if you are feeling suicidal, talk to the ones you love and trust the most.
Most of the time, they can help you feel better about yourself. Focus on your life and the things you have done and achieved as well as on your friends and loved ones. If you are feeling depressed, seeking professional help might do the trick as well. Find something that you like doing and that makes you feel good about yourself and start doing it with every bit of your being.
For example, if you were playing an instrument but you don’t anymore, start playing again. Doing what you really like can help you to heal and forget about all the negative things and aspects of life. It can also help you to find a way on your own how to deal with your troubles. The fact is, you are constantly changing as so do your emotions.
What now seems pointless and seamless to you, may become significant in time. Try focusing on the positive thinking instead of negative and focus on the things that you are yet to accomplish in life as well as people who would greatly miss you. If none of these methods help, go even further and contact us or any other similar organization that could help.