Understanding Suicidal Thoughts
WHAT ARE SUICIDAL THOUGHTS?
Suicidal thoughts can come from many different places and can be caused by a variety of elements. If you’re having thoughts about suicide, it is common to feel shame or worry that there is something wrong with you. Thoughts can pop into our mind without warning. There is no need to feel shame and having such thoughts does not mean there is something wrong with you.
Sometimes suicidal thoughts are drawn from fleeting emotions that are short-lived. If we find ourselves in a situation where we feel trapped, angry or uncomfortable. In these situations, it is normal to briefly think about taking your own life. They're quite common and as long as they're not too intense or persistent, you shouldn’t be overly worried. However, if the suicidal thoughts begin to spiral or you find yourself obsessing about your thoughts, you should talk to someone about your feelings.