In short. I lost my dad about half a year ago. Im still grieving to this day
Ever since I’ve had really horrid suicidal thoughts
I know the full details of everything too; what happened, how it happened, when it happened and it only tempts me more
I also don’t enjoy anything the way I once did
I just want to know what I can do to resist all my thoughts. Plus the flashbacks from that day keep me up every single night. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to function normally again
- Thank you for reaching out to TeenCentral. We appreciate that you have shared with us something so personal.
- The first and most important thing is to make sure that you are safe. If you are ever feeling as though you want to harm yourself or other people there are some hotlines that you can contact . One of which is the Crisis Hotline. You can contact a professional by texting ” Hello” to 741741. The other thing that you can do is contact the Suicide Prevention line. They recently changed the number to 988 or you can follow the link below.
National Suicide Hotline
Helps individuals in suicidal crisis with support
- Lastly making sure that you are talking to someone when you are upset . Grief is a difficult thing as it comes in waves ( I tend to think of a shipwreck in the ocean) . We can feel as though we are making a ton of progress to be pushed under by another wave. The important thing to remember is that you are not alone, and that there are people that are out there to help you and talk to you. Finding an adult to talk to is so important at this time. This can be anyone that you feel is a supportive adult such as a teacher, counselor at school, family member or even a neighbor. Reaching out is going to change the pattern of the wave and can allow for you to find something to hang on to.
- Take this time to find the happy again . We have some great things in our TOOLS section to learn about some other coping skills that you can use when you are feeling upset. Some of these can really encourage using some new tools for things you may already like such as music.
- This might be a great time to look at what Grief is and how it responds in the body. We have a good write up about GRIEF which I have hyperlinked for you.
- Lastly, find the additional resources that are out there are really important. If you feel as though you are ready to talk to someone you can look on the back of your parents insurance card. There you will find the number for mental health. Maybe talking to a professional that can hear your story and then allow you to build on your emotional responses and knowledge could be super beneficial.