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Suicidal Feelings

Most people have suicidal thoughts or feelings at some point in their lives; yet less than 2% of all deaths are suicides. Nearly all suicidal people suffer from conditions that will pass with time or with the assistance of a recovery program.
Taken from: From crisis to recovery

People who have had surgery or who live with an Autoimmune Disorder may be at risk of suicide because of these factors:

Loss of health.

Loss of job, home, money, status, self-esteem, personal security.

Overwhelming Pain: pain that threatens to exceed the person's pain coping capacities. Suicidal feelings are often the result of longstanding problems that have been exacerbated by recent precipitating events. The precipitating factors may be new pain or the loss of pain coping resources.

Hopelessness: the feeling that the pain will continue or get worse; things will never get better.

Powerlessness: the feeling that one's resources for reducing pain are exhausted.

Feelings of worthlessness, shame, guilt, self-hatred, “no one cares”. Fears of losing control, harming self or others.

Difficult times: holidays, anniversaries, and the first week after discharge from a hospital; just before and after diagnosis of a major illness.

Adapted from: What to do

If you have begun to think of suicide, it is important to recognize these thoughts for what they are: expressions of a treatable medical illness. Don't let embarrassment stand in the way of vital communication with your physician, family or friends. Take immediate action and talk to somebody today. Remember, suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

Want to talk to someone right now?

Want to talk to someone right now? Click here for the Samaritans Suicide Worldwide Helplines Online Directory:
Samaritans Worldwide Helplines

If you are feeling suicidal now, please stop long enough to read this.

"It will only take about five minutes. I do not want to talk you out of your bad feelings. I am not a therapist or other mental health professional - only someone who knows what it is like to be in pain."
If you are feeling suicidal now, read this.

International Suicide Hotlines

Contains phone numbers for many different countries.
International Suicide Hotlines

Suicide Links

What can I do to help someone?

A long list of tips and advice on how to help a person who is feeling suicidal.
What can I do to help someone?


"SAVE's Mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, eliminate stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide."


PAPYRUS is a UK charity committed to suicide prevention, focusing predominantly on the emotional well-being of children, teenagers and young adults. We offer the general public and health-care professionals alike, the requisite resources and support to help prevent suicide and improve mental health in young people.

Prevent Suicide Now.com

Welcome, my friend, you are not alone. I am very pleased that you are here. And let me remind you that there is nothing more important than your life. Nothing.

My name is Kevin Caruso, and I have been working with suicidal people for over 30 years; and I have been firmly dedicated to suicide prevention, awareness, and support, so please let me share my experience with you. The first thing that I want you to know is that virtually every person that I have worked with that attempted suicide, and survived, was glad that they lived. So the emotions that were causing the suicidal feelings did pass. Things got better...the sun did come out. So, let me extend that hope to you.
Prevent Suicide Now.com

Psych Central.

A list of articles concerning suicide.
Psych Central