Suicidal Thoughts

Distressing thoughts can be difficult to talk about but the Wellbeing team are there to help.

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If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, you may feel as though there is no one you can talk to about it. But you are not alone.

A lot of people have thoughts about ending their life at some point in their lives. Just because you feel this way now, does not mean that you will always feel this way. Circumstances and feelings can change and Suicide IS preventable.

We are here to listen to you and support you during this difficult time. We are non-judgemental and we want to understand what you are going through. The sooner you talk to someone about your feelings, the quicker you’ll be able to get support to overcome these feelings.

You may be thinking or feeling:

  • A sense of hopelessness
  • A feeling of being overwhelmed
  • Like an unending pain
  • Like you are not wanted or needed by others
  • Feeling like people would be better off without you
  • Feelings a sense of desperation, like you have no other choice

You may be experiencing:

  • Bad sleep
  • A change in your appetite
  • Not wanting to take care of yourself
  • Not wanting to be around or communicate with other people
  • Urges to harm yourself
  • Increased self-critical thoughts
  • Low self-esteem

Factors that may increase your mental distress:

  • Life transitions such as moving from home, new peer group, employment
  • Social and cultural pressures such as gender identity issues , family difficulties, relationship difficulties, issues around sexual orientation, issues around your identity and appearance
  • Financial worries
  • Academic pressures / pressure you may put on yourself to succeed
  • Engaging in negative social media content
  • Alcohol and drug misuse
  • If who have suffered from past traumatic events
  • Bullying and harassment

If you are experiencing any of the above difficulties, just know that we are here to listen and support you. We can also refer you to services that can help you take control of your worries.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – is leading a movement against suicide, which focusses on males: https://www.thecalmzone.net/

Mental Health Helpline – If you’re feeling low, anxious or stressed and you think that talking to another person may help you cope you can call 0800 001 4331

NHS Lincolnshire Single Point of Access – Contact your local mental health care team on 0303 123 4000 or e-mail lincs.spa@nhs.net and explain you need to speak with somebody about your mental wellbeing

Mental Health Matters – an organisation that helps people achieve good mental and physical wellbeing and live life to the full: https://www.mhm.org.uk/

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