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Different ways to prevent suicide?

  1. Darksage profile image76
    Darksageposted 4 years ago

    Different ways to prevent suicide?

    Okay, I'm planning to create a hub about preventing suicide. I'm hoping to get some tips, possibly real ways from the people here on this topic. I know some of you may have handled this in real life scenarios and it'd be great if you share it here. This will go a long way, especially to the people who need it. Thanks

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    Shelly Elliottposted 4 years ago

    Good idea, people feel hopeless all the time. My solution, have children. Give yourself a purpose other than yourself. It is a sin to kill yourself. I get very depressed and sometimes I feel like there is no way to escape. It is selfish and only a coward would put there loved ones through the emotional trauma.

    1. Ann810 profile image81
      Ann810posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Shelly, that is a very true comment you've made. A coward is using full of fear most of the time, that makes it easy for them to think of something like suicide or harming others.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 4 years ago

    1. Always have (something) on your calendar to look forward to.
    2. Understand friends, family, and lovers provide emotional security. Avoid withdrawing from them for long periods of time. Socialize.
    3. Have a habit of reading positive books, quotes, or inspirational stories and listen to music that makes you want to dance.
    4. Be aware of the possible consequences regarding the choices you are making with your life. Most of us dig our own mental graves with bad choices. When we change our circumstances change.
    5. Maintain a healthy diet and exercise daily
    6. Have a hobby or something that gives you pleasure. You may join some groups on Meetup.com who share similar interests.
    7. Stop living life on "auto-pilot" and recognize when your mood is shifting early on and address why you think that is and then put things in perspective. Know what makes you happy or puts you in a good mood. Avoid "toxic" people and relationships. You get to (choose) whom you spend your time with!
    8. Volunteer your time to help others or become active in an organization. It helps you keep your life in perspective.
    9. Meditate a few minutes each morning and before going to sleep affirming positive things about yourself and what you want out of life.
    10. Never be too embarrassed to ask for help or talk to someone.
    "The world may not owe you anything but (you) owe yourself the world!"
    "It's your life. Take the wheel!"

    1. Michaela Osiecki profile image79
      Michaela Osieckiposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The problem is that someone dealing with extreme mental illness might not have the energy or motivation to do any of this, especially on their own.

  4. Sri T profile image79
    Sri Tposted 4 years ago

    Don't take anything or anybody too seriously. Most problems are caused by thinking the wrong thoughts, caring too much about what others think, and not being focused on joy. It's ok for others to be negative or miserable, but you should always love yourself and celebrate your life. It is an individual choice and responsibility. If possible, increase laughter every day. Watch comedy. Ignore the news of tragedies and crime unless it has something to do with your plans. Tune out on the world problems and tune in on your inner bliss. Only associate with positive people. Play a lot of good music. Keep your thoughts on the beauty in the world. Ultimately, everybody is in a battle with their own thoughts and feelings. The secret is to stop beating yourself up. Don't make yourself a battleground. Forget about what others are doing. Don't make their problems yours.  Nothing comes from outside unless you let it in. Read self improvement and spiritual books that can transform your outlook on life. And most importantly, let go of the past. It cannot be changed. It may take practice. But looking at past mistakes, the wrongs of others, the world problems, self condemnation, not letting go of slights, and criticism of everybody and everything leads to misery. Learn to empty your mind and let go of thoughts that trouble you. Look for solutions to problems on the internet, from books, or from professionals. Be optimistic about the future. There is always a way to be free of problems. When all else fails, keep laughing until a distance is created from whatever happened. Smile at yourself whenever you see yourself in the mirror. Practice using positive affirmations or learn to chant mantras 24/7. You will develop spiritual power, inner ecstasy at will and total freedom from negativity.

  5. Ann810 profile image81
    Ann810posted 4 years ago

    1. Be grateful for the small simple things in your life such as family, health, friends, home, talents, skills, flowers, trees, birds, blue skies, Holy Bible, etc.
    2. Just choose to be Happy regardless of your pain in the past.

    1. Michaela Osiecki profile image79
      Michaela Osieckiposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry but some of us can't just "choose" how we feel. People who struggled with mental illness like depression and anxiety literally have no control over what's happening with them emotionally.

  6. dailytop10 profile image91
    dailytop10posted 4 years ago

    Talk to someone and have company if possible every time. Almost all suicide cases happened when the victim is alone.

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    Dave36posted 4 years ago

    I would love to have a bash at this question buddy, but i can't unless you give an example of "why" they would want to commit suicide....It's to vast a subject to cover, so can you start another thread with an example reason?....I'm only saying because for example if it's the death of a loved one or one's, my answer would be totally different than if it we're because their partner had left them....I mean a person never actually "feels" like they want to commit suicide, they only ever "think" that they do....So apart from the death of a loved one or one's & serious illness, everything else can be solved with logic & action.

    1. Darksage profile image76
      Darksageposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That's true, I'll try to be more specific next time!

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      Shelly Elliottposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Why? I live with a serious chronic illness, and everyday is a gift. A friend once asked when I was down and out if I had a "plan" to commit suicide, I said no...she was like well then join the club dear. As well I lost an uncle this way, sad too...

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      Dave36posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      For example people who have lost a loved one, or who have a serious illness have to learn how to accept the situation..Whereas people who are not going through those things, have to try to gain control of their mind, feelings, & emotions.

  8. Michaela Osiecki profile image79
    Michaela Osieckiposted 2 years ago

    Preventing suicide is really difficult from the perspective of the person who is suicidal, so these prevention methods are aimed towards a loved one who wants to help someone who may be suffering.

    1. Talk with them, see how they're doing and get them to open up about what's going on in their lives if you can. Don't force it and don't pressure them to talk though.

    2. See if they're getting the right kind of medical and mental health treatment and if not, perhaps suggest some places that are accessible to them.

    3. Reassure them that they can always get a hold of you if something's not right and they don't want to be alone.

    4. Familiarize yourself with the suicide hotline, they have a lot of advice for people who trying to help a friend or family member who is suicidal.

    5. Know when it's an emergency and take the steps necessary to prevent something terrible from happening. This could involve calling the police to physically restraining the person until you can get them help.