Disclaimer: If you are considering immediate suicide, skip this post, it’s not for you. Instead, please contact me directly - right here, and I’ll be able to help you. (Promise to check these and reply as often as I can.) You can also try reading these two guides for managing instant suicide urges: one and two.
Now, back to suicide prevention, here are the five tips on how to prevent suicide (both in you and your social circle):
1. Eat something.
Emotional pain feels way less all-consuming after you’ve replenished your energy.
2. Get a responsibility.
When someone depends on you in some way, it is way more difficult to just let them down. Get a pet, become a volunteer, commit to something you care about.
3. Look at kittens.
4. Look at your lamp.
Lack of sunshine causes depression, depression causes suicide, looking at your lamp has little to do with this but it feels a tiny bit better to see some bright light from that dark place that you are in right now.
5. Know your
limit good enough.
So, okay, it’s been four tips, you are probably feeling at least 1% less shitty than you did before reading this, so I pronounce this good enough and give up on trying to come up with five tips:) Well, technically, this can be a tip too, though. Look, you feel 1% better now, so how about we say this was good enough progress for today? Rome wasn’t built in a day, and I bet there were more workers there that just you. So give yourself (and myself) some slack;) #babysteps #letswalkbeforewecanrun