Suicide is becoming a serious issue of global public health concern as a result of the large number of deaths arising from this condition across the World. This post is aimed at preventing suicidal ideations among individuals as well as proffering ideas on the ways to reduce its incidence in global communities.
No amount of suffering, disappointment or setback in life is worth you taking your life in the name of suicide. Remember you cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs. Difficulties in life when critically solved, become fuel for success in life.
Persistence, determination and God`s Factor are essential for any fruitful venture in life, finding out what triggers one to have suicidal thoughts , will be beneficial in the fight against suicidal ideation.
Ways of Managing Suicidal Thoughts
Block access to objects or substances that aid in committing suicide.
If you are prescribed an antidepressant medication for your condition, endeavour to stick to the medication regimen as directed by your doctor.
Avoid the use of substances of abuse / alcohol.
Always stay positive.
Seek professional help and support from families and friends.
Identify the triggers for the suicidal thought and take apt step to abolish the triggers.
In conclusion, we can help to reduce the number of deaths arising from suicide by adopting the preventive measures listed above.