International Suicide Helplines – Get the Help You Need

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  1. Henderson says:

    Ober the last few years, the amount of people who sommit suicide due to problems that lead depression have risen drastically. Its a menace and I’m so glad you can write something like this. I’ve been there before and I know how it feels. Tbis can be very helpful ways to deal with the problem. I will definitely share this post because it can help the world and help us from losing loved ones. Depressed people might not show it. Thank you for the help lines too.

    • Kat says:

      It’s my hope that those who are feeling suicidal do online research before they act on their thoughts. It’s so sad when anyone takes their own life. Thanks for offering to share this post to help others. ~kat

  2. Hope Getrude says:

    I think mental health should be taken seriously considering many people are struggling secretly unable to come out of the closet with the fear of being misunderstood.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Hope, I agree, being able to talk about mental health more freely without fear of stigma will help us move forward with working through and accepting it as real to help those who are struggling to come forward and get the support they need. ~kat

  3. MazieD says:

    Awesome post. This is quite motivational and and inspiring. I feel the love generating throughout this article. It is so thoughtful of you to have put together a suicide helpline; and I have no doubt in my mind that this article is going to save a life.

    continue to shine a light in removing clouds of fear that are sailing near. God Bless you.

    • Kat says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words Mazie. I do hope that this list will help someone to not take their life. Blessings ~kat

  4. Robert Trevor says:

    Suicide is not an option for a Christian, God said “thou shalt not kill”,and that includes killing yourself,this is not God’s plan for humanity,God who loves us with an everlasting love,wants us to live and enjoy life.

    It is a good idea to become part of a helpline group, or get in touch with a counselor,who can help you to overcome this mindset,and this pattern of thinking suicidal thoughts.

    Meditating on encouraging ,and positive words,that will turn your thoughts to good and life giving themes, is a good defense against suicidal actions.

    You need support in your battle against negative thinking,and a good way to do this,is to enlist a mature friend that you can contact immediately, when suicidal thoughts start plaguing your mind,and who can counsel you and encourage you on these occasions.

  5. lindsay says:

    excellent post, great information. You have some amazing tips and advice. I really liked your coping strategy suggestions,  my wife was in a very dark place not so long ago and she actually used most of your suggestions to help her get through it. She would just concentrate on her happy memories and would do jigsaws to relax and distract her mind.  I will definitely remember your site. Thanks again

    • Kat says:

      Hi Lindsay, it’s great to hear that your wife has worked through the dark headspace she was in a short while ago. Thanks for sharing what worked for her to help her though. I also imagine having you support her would also have been a huge help. Great idea working on a jigsaw. Blessing to both you and your wife ~kat

  6. shirian says:

    Overcoming the emotions and thoughts that lead individual to commit suicide is not so easy. In order to tackle
    to negative feelings,You have suggested a few approaches like:

    -Avoiding being alone-Going for a walk

    -Challenging the thoughts

    -Imagine a favorite quiet location such as a rain-forest, beach, creek, or grassy field
    – Be Present

    Without a doubt,all of these approaches help people being able to shift the negative feeling and convert it to more positive feeling. In addition of these helpful guides and resources that you have provided on your article, I have also liked your article about Anxiety and Panic Attacks and it is an insightful post. Thanks for your sense of compassion.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Shirian, thanks for sharing your support for the ideas in this post and for checking out other posts on my site. I do have a passion for supporting others, and feel that if I can share my knowledge of counselling, hope that I can help others during challenging times. ~kat

  7. Tracy says:

    Hi Kat
    Great post. I have a family member who suffers from suicidal thoughts periodically. One of her coping strategies is contacting me when she’s having the thoughts, I listen to how she’s feeling and ensure her she’s not alone and that she is loved. I encourage her to contact her counselor. She struggles with these feelings periodically and I think she feels that by just telling someone she is having the thoughts without being judged makes her feel better.
    I love the fact that you’ve created a list of international suicide hotlines, this will be helpful for some, I’m sure.

    The coping strategies you provided in your post are great and developing a safety plan is crucial.
    Great job on this article

    Tracy

    • Kat says:

      Hi Tracy, it’s great that your friend feels comfortable talking with you and you know how to listen to her and help her feel heard without feeling judged. It’s also good she has a support network and activetly engages with her counsellor too. Keep up the great support you do ~kat

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