Suicidal thoughts can come on strong and be a very loud voice in your head. When that happens, it's important to pay attention and reach out for help right away by making a May Day Call.
But what about those times when suicidal thoughts are more like a whisper? They quietly come back to you as you try to deal with issues in your life. When the stress seems too high and your support seems too low, suicidal whispers can start to take over. Thoughts like, “Ending my life would make this all go away," or holding on to thoughts of ways to end your life “just in case."
Don't give thoughts of suicide any amount of space in your mind. Suicidal thoughts like to take control and make things sound simpler than they really are. Suicidal thoughts try to erase the important things in your life, limit your ability to reason, and swallow up your feelings of self-worth.
Even though they are quiet, don't keep the whispers around. They are dangerous and need to be stopped before they get louder. These thoughts are not who you are. Dismiss them. Let go of those negative thoughts right away. When they start forming, replace these thoughts with clear statements of purpose. It will be difficult at first, but it will get easier as you take control and train yourself to think in a more mindful way.
Think of your reasons to keep going. Make a Safety Plan, including getting rid of anything that might not be safe for you. Empower yourself with beliefs that establish the importance of your life and your reasons for living. Claim your place in this world. The world needs YOU.