Suicidal Thoughts & Self Harm
When you or a loved one is struggling with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, it can be difficult to know where to turn. Understanding the issues concerning suicide, self-harm and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around these serious issues. Evidence shows that providing support services, talking about suicide, reducing access to means of self-harm, and following up with loved ones are just some of the actions we can all take to help others.
Some signs that might indicate that you or a loved one need help include:
- Talking about wanting to die or to harm themselves
- Looking for a way to harm themselves
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
- Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
- Talking about being a burden to others
- Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
- Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms, please schedule an appointment as quickly as possible. At Courageous Counseling and Consulting, we work to help curb these destructive tendencies and help save patients from harm.