I Made Just-In-Case Plans For SuicideSuicideI Made Just-In-Case Plans For Suicide<div class="ExternalClass6B4FA46A6B0E4A91A6E4313C015B5FFB"><p>​I am constantly having negative thoughts along the lines of, "Nothing matters, everything's subjective, why care at all,? and it really gets to me. I'd like information on how to cope, (not stop) with this thinking. I've self-harmed and made just-in-case plans on suicide. And then, I'll think, just kys, you won't have to deal with any of this. No school, drama, socialization, etc. You could call this philosophical negative thinking/suicidal ideations. Help, please. <br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass07FA67D377D64D878CEEF947F3D4C68E"><p>​In many cases people start feeling suicidal because they become overwhelmed with life. It sounds like you recognize that suicide is not the answer, but the thoughts are still difficult to deal with. We like to compare them to a wave of emotion, and waves pass. They don't last forever. Coping with suicidal thoughts can be tough, but it gets easier as you plan ahead and practice. A healthy coping skill is anything you can use to distract yourself and get through those moments when you have strong suicidal thoughts. For some people, that means writing or playing an instrument or playing video games. For others that might mean doing chores or leaving the house or calling a friend. You can use this website to help you come up with your own list of <a href="/Pages/tip-99-coping-skills.aspx?Topic=Coping%20Skills">coping skills</a>. Keep this list handy for when you are feeling down. It will make it easier for you to find a healthier way of dealing with your thoughts and emotions when you are in those low moments. We would also suggest taking some time to make a <a href="/Pages/tip-creating-a-safety-plan.aspx?Topic=Suicidal%20Thoughts">safety plan</a>, which will help you identify what triggers your suicidal thoughts and what things you can do to work through them.</p><p>Please know that your life is worth it and you are worth the effort. We are here to support you, so don't hesitate to reach out to us again if you need more ideas and support. With help comes hope!</p><p>Meredith, crisis counselor<br></p></div>13

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