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.