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Suicidal thoughts

Suicidal thoughts are common during depression and these thoughts do not mean you are ‘going mad’ or are ‘crazy’.

Suicide is actually a perfectly logical extension to the feelings of meaningless and despair brought about by depression and countless people experience suicidal thoughts and subsequently go on to live successful and happy lives.

Don’t be afraid to arrange fast therapeutic help if you think you need it and before you do anything else, talk to someone.

If you’re feeling suicidal now and are in the UK – ring one of these numbers and talk to somebody as soon as possible:

  • Samaritans UK – 08457 90 90 90
  • Samaritans ROI – 1850 60 90 90

If you are in the US or anywhere else in the world, you can use this website to find a suicide hotline in your country.

It’s a truism but suicide is long term solution to a temporary problem – brought about by worrying about your innate needs not being met.

If you think you are having suicidal thoughts due to the effects of post traumatic stress or a traumatic event that has happened to you, go to the trauma page and find out about how to get fast and effective treatment.

Contrary to what you may have heard, PTSD is very easily treated in a couple of sessions of therapy and many people made depressed by the recurring highly disturbing symptoms – nightmares, hyper-vigilance, panic attacks etc. – come out of their depression as soon as they have been treated for PTSD, however severe the traumatic event (or events) were that caused it.