Helping Someone You Love Struggling With Intrusive Suicidal Thoughts

Life is full of challenging and difficult moments. You don’t know when they will occur or what the result of those situations may be – some may eventually be blessings in disguise – but they’re still stressful, painful, and require resilience so healing can commence.

Those moments encompass a full range of situations, from job loss, divorce and injuries to breakups, business failures, and mid-life crisis. Those moments also include the death of a loved one, a cherished pet, or the devastation of a natural disaster.

Acceptance

Change is inevitable through life and there are some things that you just can’t control. Anger, worry, complaining, and criticizing doesn’t change the situation. Those things rob you of energy that can be put to more constructive endeavors you can control and take action on. Deal with problems one at a time.

Feelings

It’s normal to feel anger, grief, sadness, and stress. Accepting that you have those emotions is critical. Putting on a brave face and pretending everything is “fine” only builds more stress that can erupt at an inopportune time and will prevent you from moving forward. It’s important to grieve and mourn losses, whether it’s losing a dream job or a loved one.

Support

One of the worst things to do is withdraw and suffer in silence. Reach out to others, join a support group, or see a professional to draw strength, solace and comfort. They won’t have solutions, but they’ll lend a sympathetic ear without judging. Everyone has known loss and you are not alone. Avoid negative people and their energy.

Self-Care

It’s not selfish to take time for self-care. It’s important for your emotional, mental and physical health. It will help you in your search for purpose, meaning, and aid in keeping you motivated and prepared for what lies ahead.

Southcoast Psychiatric Services

Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, feelings of hopelessness, relationship problems, or other pressures of life? Don’t suffer in silence. The doctors and therapists of Southcoast Psychiatric Services can help. Caring, compassionate, and completely confidential, our services are provided by highly-experienced, licensed, and board-certified healthcare professionals, dedicated to improving your health and wellness.

 Whether you require medical treatment, counseling/psychotherapy, or both, we are happy to offer the best care available – at your convenience.

Call us anytime @ (561) 241-6628 Because you don’t have to suffer in silence.