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Explains what suicidal feelings are, including possible causes and how you can learn to cope.
You might be feeling so upset, angry and in pain that you believe that these feelings will never end. But it's important to remember that they cannot and will not last. Like all feelings, these will pass.
There are steps you can take right now to stop yourself from acting on your suicidal thoughts. Everyone is different, so it's about finding what works best for you. Here are some practical tips that other people have found helpful when they've felt suicidal:
"When it got really bad and the temptation to harm myself was really bad I would get my family to hide dangerous things away and go to bed."
"Sometimes it's just about survival and focusing on something that's real until the feelings can become easier to deal with."
"Rather than focus on all the desperate negative thoughts about being a burden and of no use, bring your focus into trying to believe it will not last forever and working out how you can safely get through."
This information was published in June 2016. We will revise it in 2019.
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