Suicide prevention: How do you get involved?

Suicide doesn’t end the chances of life getting worse, suicide eliminates the possibility of it ever getting betterKat Calhoun.

Do you feel that you are so done with everything in life?
Have you been into suicidal thoughts lately?
Well, everything you are feeling now is very much real and you are definitely not the only one (Been there, done that!). Trust me. It gets better even if you can’t see through it from where you stand now.

Suicide prevention: How do you get involved

There’s always a way

Holding on to whatever hope left is the only way to get started to rid of the idea of suicide. And now, increase that hope by asking for help, sharing whatever you feel to a person who is non-judgmental may be a friend preferably a therapist. There are many suicide helpline services where you get free counseling. And you can also try writing down instead of thinking constantly. It’s overwhelming to think right when everything is so mixed up. Now, start asking questions like,” what do you want?”, “What is the problem now?” and whatever you think that is of prime importance. One answer will lead to another question. In the end, that one big problem will be reduced into small or a number of smaller ones. Just focus on one step at a time.

Get inspired by your’s and other’s stories:

Think of the time when you jumped into a problem head first and solved it like a pro! Many people out there inspire with their stories where they resumed their life after losing it almost. It may be regarding your academic performance or financial needs or bad breakup or a mental disorder like depression. Try to find the stories that you relate to. You will definitely get a lead or may even find a one-stop solution!

I know you’re tired but come, this is the wayRumi
Suicide prevention: How do you get involved

If you are here for your loved ones:

Oftentimes, a depressed person or persons who want to end their lives can be spotted( if observed closely) saying or expressing their want not to live anymore. Do not – I repeat, do not take those signs lightly. If that’s the case with your loved ones or anyone under your radar, I beg you to watch out for them in every possible way you can. Just cheer them up by giving hope or just reminding them of their past courageous efforts taken towards similar problems or anything to make them normal – to rekindle that zest for life again. Don’t make haste while reporting to the concerned person when anything seems or feels remotely alarming.

Do preventive measures that we know actually work?

Although there’s a long list, the most effective method is the one that stresses reducing the possibilities of reach for lethal means. Having said that, we need to remove that one root cause that triggered suicide at first is the only way to totally eliminate the risk of further attempts. Because people who die by suicide are suicide survivors in most cases.  At a distance, it may seem that the potential risk is taken care of, but it can come rushing to the surface when someone or something even unintentionally touches that weak spot.

Thus, we need to have a preventive method that works in the long run. There are a lot of things that go into it, like solving the financial problems, helping one find a purpose/will to live, releasing the hate developed from discrimination on a person, stopping humiliating someone just because they won’t fight back and the list goes on.


Thus, making suicide prevention practically possible is not a destination but a journey. The journey gets influenced by lots of social and economic factors, where an individual, as well as the society, are held equally responsible!

Also Read: What Are Some Causes For Suicide In India?

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