Thoughts of suicide can be cause by emotional disorders. Sometimes they may get in the way of seeing other options. Most people who receive appropriate care improve or recover completely.
Even if you have received treatment before, you should know that different treatments work better for different people in different situations. Several times are sometime necessary before the right treatment for you is found.
A crisis are almost always temporary
Although it might seem as if you will always feel this way, it is important to realize that crises are usually time-limited. Solutions are found, feelings change, unexpected positive events occur. Suicide is someone referred to as "a permanent solutions to a temporary problem." Don't let suicide rob you of better times in your future.
Don't lose sight of your hopes and dreams
You may be able to find more reasons to live if you think about what has given your life meaning or what is important to you. Family ties, your religion, love of art or nature, and dreams for the future are just a few of the many things in our lives that provide meaning and gratification.
It is sometimes difficult to recall these things during times of emotional distress. You may need help to explore and reconnect to your reasons for living, as well as help to successfully work through reasons that have contributed to your thoughts of dying.
Problems are seldom as great as they appear at first
Family conflict, relationship issues, grades, peer pressure, and loss of important people in our lives - all such stressful events can seem catastrophic at the time they are happening. Then, months or years later, they are things of the past. Some of these challenges may even increase your resilience and resolve in life.
You are not alone.
To get help for yourself or someone you know, call the Suicide Lifeline at 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433).