Suicide thoughts and behviour.
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Suicide is one of the most devastating events that can ever strike a person and the people that they love. Usually, the people who are affected by suicide of those who have experienced isolation and feel that there is no other alternative but to end their own lives.
Suicidal thoughts are by their very nature terrifying, relentless, isolating and exhausting. These particular thoughts begin to predominated over that particular person's way of thinking and thus lead to other more noticeable characteristics such as:
- A sudden change in appetite - either eating too much or too little.
- Feeling numb
- Feeling distant from your own physical presence (disassociation)
- An overwhelming feeling of lethargy (low-energy)
- A lack of motivation to do anything
- neglecting both physical and mental health issues.
There are many motivating factors which promotes suicidal tendencies, these are usually events which have happened environmentally and can include any of the following:
- A sudden trauma either physical or mental
- A breakdown of a relationship
- A loss of a significant other
- Debt -or other financial issues
- Abuse of any kind (including unresolved abuse, sexual and physical abuse)
- Misuse of drugs or alcohol
- Witnessing a suicide of a significant other or discovering their body.
- Having a terminal illness
- Chronic pain
- Certain prescribed medications that have suicidal side-effects
- An existential crisis - not seeing the value in living.
- Intense emotional pain
- Low self-esteem
- Feeling as though you are a disappointment to other people or a failure
- The death of a significant other that was not via suicidal means.
- Losing custody of children
- A serious accident that would have left you debilitated
- Being victimised (being the victim of domestic violence, rape, assault, GBH etc)
How psychotherapy can help with suicidal tendencies
Psychotherapy, will give you the confidence and a platform on which to express yourself in an environment where you can feel safe, secure, and able to work through some of the most difficult challenges that you will face in your lifetime.
Hypnotherapy can offer you an ability to relax, and focus yourself in the moment, allowing you to visualise scenarios and see alternative ways of thinking which can help you explore positive solutions to your situations.
Counselling is talking therapy which can use techniques to help unwanted thinking, by offering new methods to challenge negative thoughts, and allow you to see things from a neutral perspective. Counselling also offers the opportunity to go back into the past, present, and allow you to face issues which have been holding you back; thereby, creating a positive future one that is away from fear and isolation.
Your psychotherapeutic journey will allow you to accomplish the goals that you wish to accomplish, allowing you to find things to re-engage with society on your terms. It will give you the necessary techniques to you no longer focus your emotions inward, but express yourself outwardly, a constructive fashion that will allow you to negotiate with those around you.