Having a plan to refer to when we are in crisis or struggling to cope, can reduce the effects of suicidal thoughts and help us take steps to protect ourselves, by reaching out to those we trust.
Stay safe until feelings change or help has arrived.
Know the people you can reach out to.
Have their numbers on speed dial.
Let them know they are your 'go to'
when you're feeling overwhelmed
& reaching crisis level.
Remove yourself from places and objects that increase feelings of despair.
If drugs and alcohol increase unhelpful emotions, reach out for support before using them to cope.
What are your challenges when feeling overwhelmed?
Acknowledge these and discuss ways of working with these challenges.
What helps you gain control of your thoughts and emotions?
Write these down and refer to them when feelings become too much.
Reach out for help with the many Mental Health Organisations available to you.
Counselling can help us to understand ourselves on a deeper level and create new coping mechanisms.
You are Supported.