Coping With Suicidal Thoughts

Try to remember that problems are temporary, but suicide is permanent.

Give yourself time for the circumstances to change and for the pain to subside.

In the meantime, you should speak to someone about the way you are feeling. This could be a family member or a friend or an organisation like ours. There are many services that can help, such as your doctor or even A&E.

You should never try to manage suicidal feelings on your own. Professional help and support from a loved one can make it easier to overcome any challenges that are causing suicidal thoughts.

Try to stay hopeful, no matter how hard your situation may seem, know that there are ways of dealing with the issues you face. Most people have experienced suicidal thoughts and survived, only to be very thankful later.

Please remember you are not alone!

The Stay Alive App

The Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe.

You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

In addition to the resources, the app includes a safety plan, customisable reasons for living, and a life box where you can store photos that are important to you.

Below is listed Life-saving features of The Stay Alive app:

  • Quick access to UK national crisis support helplines.
  • Quick access to local crisis services across of the UK.
  • A safety plan that can be filled out by a person considering suicide.
  • A LifeBox to which the user can upload photos from their phone reminding them of their reasons to stay alive.
  • Safety contacts page.
  • Strategies for staying safe from suicide.
  • How to help a person thinking about suicide.
  • Wellness Plan for your recovery, a place for your positive thoughts, inspirations and ideas.
  • Suicide myth-busting.
  • Research-based reasons for living.
  • Online support services and other helpful apps.
  • Suicide bereavement resources.

Click here for more information and to download The Stay Alive app.