If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE get help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Living with suicidal thoughts, ideation and urges is one of the hardest, most painful things we’ll experience in dealing with our addictions, depression and other mental health issues. For many of us, thoughts of suicide affect us most when we have hit rock bottom, when we have experienced a mental or emotional breakdown, or when we are severely depressed. For others, suicidal thoughts are a regular thing that we live with every day.
Coping with suicidal thoughts involves uncovering the unhealed trauma that is causing us to feel so much distress. As we are doing this important healing work with a therapist, spiritual guide or mentor, we can also be working to heal our minds of the belief we’ve developed that we no longer want to be alive.
Our subconscious minds govern the majority of our thoughts and emotional information, including our beliefs, so to heal our belief that we want to die, we can approach it the way we would any other toxic or limiting belief – by reprogramming our subconscious minds. Our subconscious minds respond very well to the written word and to repetition, so let’s try creating affirmations that help us to bring back our will to live. When we are suffering and in emotional distress, we feel there’s no hope. We’ve given up on ourselves. The pain feels unbearable. We don’t think we can heal, and sometimes we don’t want to, we just want to die. Much of the time what we really want is relief from our pain, so let’s try to bring that to ourselves, even little by little, whenever we can.
I want to live.
I want to live to see myself get through this.
I want to live to see myself smile again.
I want to heal.
I want to get better.
I have faith in you.
I believe in you.
I am so proud of you for holding on.
You are so brave.
You are so strong.
You have the power to heal.
You are loved.
I love you.
Your higher power loves you.
The world needs you here.
You have gifts and talents to share with the world.
You have a unique purpose.
You are here for a reason.
You will get through this.
This too shall pass.
One day at a time.
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