Jump to content

Struggling with suicidal ideation


elizabeth2008

Recommended Posts

I've been in counseling for years. I've tried all kinds of medications (and the one I'm on right now seems ok). I try to exercise regularly and eat well. I have a lot of friends and my financial situation is good. And yet, I still really struggle with depression and thinking that I'd be better off dead.

 

I'm usually able to snap myself out of the dark thoughts and tell myself things like, "this feeling is temporary." It also helps that I have a few goals in my professional life that I'm working towards, such as going back to school. What are some other things you guys do to combat depression and suicidal thinking? I'm tired of dealing with this, and I hope I can be rid of depression one day.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, what i usually do when i have really bad moments, i listen to the music. I dont know what kind of depression you experiencing, myself i never told anybody about my depressions and still trying to fight it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

I talked to my psychologist about going abroad. She did not approve of it at this time. She said that it would be risky for me to go abroad without having my mental health in good condition. She said it would be awful if I were thousands of miles away and my mood took a turn for the worse.

 

 

 

She did suggest that I talk with my father (the one who would pay for me to go abroad) and see what goals or milestones he would like for me to achieve before he would allow me to go abroad. But I'm afraid to do that, because what if he shoots down the idea or comes up with goals that I think are unreasonable?

 

It's getting to the point where I am really getting fed up with feeling so badly. The suicidal thoughts are getting more frequent. I just feel down and like nothing matters. I've got some goals I'm working on, such as losing weight, but I'm putting in half-hearted effort. I don't have a lot of energy either. I sleep away most of the day.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I strongly suggest you find something to get excited about. A new hobby, a side job, something, anything. Sign up for a bike race and then start training. Get a paper route. Offer babysitting services. Do something you've always wanted to do but never got around to before.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...