Having a suicidal feeling is when you feel the urge to end your life. 

If you are experiencing feelings or thoughts you may feel:

  • Hopeless 
  • Overwhelmed by negative thoughts
  • Unbearable pain
  • Desperate
  • Useless

Causes of suicidal feelings
Some of the causes of suicidal feelings include:

  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Depression 
  • Social isolation and loneliness 
  • Terminal illness or chronic pain,
  • Recent loss or stressful life event.
  • History of trauma or abuse.
  • Major life changes, such as loss of independence.
  • Exposure to other teen suicides.
  • Hostile social or school environment.
  • Loss of sense of purpose.

Suicidal feelings warning signs

Suicide warning signs include:

  • Talking about suicide all the time 
  • Seeing no hope for the future 
  • Hating yourself and feeling like a burden to others 
  • Saying goodbye to people as if you won’t see them again
  • Writing poems, stories, music and letters about death
  • Withdrawing from everyone 
  • Self-destructive behaviors such as alcohol abuse, having unprotected sex, driving carelessly 
  • Seeking out access to knives, poison and other objects that could be used suicide attempt 
  • Failing to follow medical orders

What can I do to suicidal feelings?

You can do the following to help you manage paranoia:

  • Learn and read more about suicidal feelings
  • Stay away from drugs and alcohol
  • Replace anxious thoughts with positive ones
  • Learn how to relax
  • Eat healthily and exercise
  • Identify your triggers and try avoiding them
  • Talk to a trusted friend, adult, or family 
  • Seek help from a professional counselor 
  • Do something fun or nice for yourself
  • Spend time with people who make you feel safe and good about yourself
  • Get enough sleep
  • Don’t blame yourself. 
  • Work on improving your self-esteem
  • Do the things you love
  • Minimize stress 

If you're worried about your suicidal feelings, it's important to seek help as soon as possible.

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