Talking about suicidal thoughts
If you are going through a hard time, you may feel overcome with ‘dark’ feelings, which can manifest themselves as suicidal thoughts. As well as being very frightening, these thoughts are often accompanied by feelings like worthlessness, hopelessness, anger and shame. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts it is important that you try to talk to someone. Even though you may feel like nobody cares, people do. Thoughts are transient, and although suicidal thoughts may feel permanent, they aren’t.
How can Clear Counselling help?
Counselling can help you to realise that you are not a ‘bad’, worthless person for having these thoughts. Together we can begin to explore what is behind your thinking and consider how you might cope with what you are going through. If you are having suicidal thoughts, Samaritans (08457 90 90 90) provide a confidential telephone service and are there to hear whatever you would like to say. In dark moments, it can be helpful to know that someone non-judgmental is there to listen. Mental Health Matters is another confidential telephone service that is run by a team of highly trained, experienced support workers who use counselling skills to provide you with information and emotional guidance.