Hello, my lovely followers and readers of my blog! I hope you haven’t missed me that much!
I hope you are all okay and if you aren’t feeling ok. Just remember that’s it ok not to be ok and I hope you can get the right support you need and if you want to talk please remember that I’m here and the correct charities are here to support you!
If you are reading this and feeling suicidal please talk to someone. Ring samaritans if you have no one to talk too. I’m not going to say this will be easy to battle as it’s not. I’m just going to say, I’m proud of you right now for overcoming this difficult hurdle.
I wanted to share some things I have done when I am feeling suicidal. I want to tell you first that you aren’t alone in this fight. I’m behind you fighting for you and fighting for my voice and your voices what have been cruelly taken due to mental illness and the stigma and discrimination.
- Listen to your music via your headphones really loud! I do that when I am feeling suicidal. Sometimes it blocks the thoughts to my head when I listen to my favourite song or band then sometimes it feels easier riding the thoughts and I can sometimes feel better after listening to loud music for five minutes.
- TALK! The most important thing you can do. At the time you probably feel awful about talking about suicidal thoughts to someone. But trust me, you will feel a bit better by letting that emotion out. At first, I never use to tell anyone when I was experiencing suicidal thoughts which was very dangerous. But when I first started speaking about my problems and thoughts I felt that it lifted the thoughts slightly and I knew I wasn’t alone when I’m feeling those suicidal thoughts.
- Let all your emotions out. Cry or Scream. You’re entitled to scream and shout at those thoughts, I feel better when I have a good cry.
- Ring someone and talk on how you are feeling. Don’t stay silent. I will list below on some helplines what are so helpful when you are having any suicidal thoughts.
- Go to A&E.
- Have hope. Recovery is near and you are worth the fight. Don’t listen to those cruel thoughts. Even though it doesn’t feel like you have hope now. Trust me, you aren’t alone in this battle.
- Don’t be alone. That’s the worst thing you can do when you are feeling suicidal. have a little nap with your pet. Go to the corner shop with your family member. Or even read a book to your dog or pet.
- Identify your triggers and situations. Prevent those from happening in the future. Like mine is drinking alcohol that’s why I don’t drink anymore as that triggers my head then my suicidal thoughts comes back so intensely.
Till next time!
With lots of love!
Shannon Diana xx
Mental illness isn’t going to get the last laugh. I am.
I fight for my health and for other people’s health every single day in a way most people won’t understand, we aren’t lazy. We are warriors!
If you don’t feel like talking to yet, I’ll always be here and I’ll help out any way I can. You aren’t alone.
I know how it feels to be pushed aside. But listen, you are amazing and I’m proud of you so much.
Just so you know, it’s okay not to be okay you know, even the happiest person in the universe has their bad days. You can get through this dark hole. I believe in you.
You are loved. You are worth the fight. You are more than your illnesses, you can fight this I believe in you. You are flawless. You are fabulous. You aren’t alone. You are amazing and I’m proud of you all.
You can beat these thoughts. I believe in you. I will always be there for you even if it’s on the internet or email or even in person one day. You are loved. You are needed in this world because you are YOU. You are badass for battling mental illness daily. I care about every single one of you. You are more than enough. You don’t need to please anyone else.
Here is some numbers to contact if you are experiencing a mental health crisis:
Samaritans- For everyone! 24 hours, 7 days a week:
Call this number – 116 123
Email address is Jo@samaritans.org
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – For Men! 5pm to midnight every day.
Call this number: 0800 58 58 58
Webpage chat room if you don’t want to phone the link is: Webpage Chat
Papyrus- For people under 35! Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm. Weekends 2pm to 10pm. Bank Holidays 2pm to 5pm.
Phone number: 0800 068 41 41
Text Number: 07786 209697
Childline- For children and young people under 19.
Call 0800 1111 (Number won’t show up on your phone bill)
The Silver Line- For older people
Call: 0800 4 70 80 90
In the US: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the National Hopeline Network at 1-800-784-2433
In Austraila- Call Lifeline Austraila at 13 11 14
Other places you could go or ring in a crisis in UK:
- Call your GP- Ask for an emergency appointment.
- Call 111 – Out of hours- They will help you find the support and help you need.
- Contact your mental health crisis team if you have one.
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