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Suicide Awareness

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Suicide Awareness

Do you feel suicidal but don’t know where to get help? Shape Destiny has helped thousands like you. We understand how hard it is to fight off negative suicidal thoughts. It may feel so overwhelming that there is seemingly no way out. The pain might be too much and you may feel like a tragic end to your life will put an end to your suffering. But there is hope in your situation. We assure you there’s hope.

What Are Suicidal Thoughts?

Suicidal thoughts are the intense feelings of ending your life tragically. These are thoughts or plans to injure yourself, hoping to die and escape from what’s going on.

You are more at risk if you have been bullied, sexually assaulted, or have a mental health problem like depression. Teens with substance abuse problems or those who have been bereaved may also be at risk of suicide.

Depression clouds thinking and limits your ability to overcome a temporary situation. You blow out the negative emotions, and the situation looks like it can never get better, yet it can, and it’s only temporary.

We encourage you to talk to someone you trust, a counselor, a coach, or a close friend if you’re feeling suicidal.

How To Tell You’re Suicidal?

You’re suicidal if you often think about ending your life. If you talk about going away, bidding friends and family goodbye with no trip plans, then there’s an issue. If you give away your valuables and talk about a hopeless, meaningless life, you should seek help. These negative emotions are telltale signs of suicidal thoughts.

If you or a friend shows any of these signs, they might be contemplating suicide, and you should get help immediately! Don’t wait or hope that your feelings will get better.

We’ve found that seeking professional help can help handle this complex situation. Don’t be embarrassed and shy from seeking help.

1. Accept how you feel
Admitting that you’re suicidal is the first step in coping with your feelings. Allow yourself to feel that way. There is no shame in feeling that way.

2. Talk to a counselor
A therapist or certified counselor can help you process these thoughts and develop coping strategies. They provide a safe space to discuss your feelings and help you identify a pattern or underlying issues triggering your emotional distress.

When you speak to a counselor, you get nonjudgmental advice and other resources to help you feel better. Here’s where you can get help:

● Book a session with Shape Your Destiny or call 0722507835.
Shape Your Destiny helps people who’ve gone through traumatic life experiences and loss to return to their normal selves.

● Call the child toll-free line 116, and you’ll get the help you need. No child deserves physical or sexual abuse. Any information you share will be confidential and it won’t cost you anything. You can call any time during the day or night.

● Call the Befrienders Kenya hotline at +254717234621 if you feel suicidal. They are available between 7 am and 7 pm.

● Nacada’s toll-free line is 1192, and it’s available 24 hours every day.

3. Talk to someone you trust
Sometimes, simply talking to someone you trust can help you feel better. Reach out to a friend or family member and let them know how you feel. They can give you support and advice.

4. Join a support group
If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts that won’t go away, join a mental health group or support group for emotional support. Look for support groups of people who are in treatment for depression or of people who have overcome suicidal thoughts and similar problems. Sharing with others going through the same thing can be incredibly helpful and give you a sense of community.

5. Practice self-care
Taking care of yourself is essential when it comes to managing your emotions. Ensure you get enough sleep, eat healthy food, and exercise regularly. Also, find activities that bring you joy and help you relax, such as reading, listening to music, or practicing meditation.

Get Help Now

Dealing with your emotions can be challenging. The good thing is you can express your suicidal thoughts in a friendly atmosphere to a counselor. You can also develop healthy coping mechanisms and improve your overall well-being.

Start by taking small steps, and remember, it’s okay to ask for help.
Feel free to reach out when you need help. Our goal is to see you recover and return to your usual happy self.

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