For the Suicidal

Information and help for the Suicidal

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    For the Suicidal

    A List Of Reasons To Live

    Most people have thought about killing themselves at some point in their lives. I have often been asked to give someone one good reason to go on living.  The problem with that question is what one person thinks is a good reason to live will not seem good enough to another person. In 1983 the Journal of Counseling and Clinical Psychology (Vol 51, No 2) published a study conducted by Linehan, Goodstein, Nielsen & Chiles which contained a list of reasons people gave for continuing to live when they were considering suicide. Here is the list of reasons people gave in that study.  Some of them may give you food…

  • Cliffs Edge
    For the Suicidal

    My Experience With Being Suicidal

    People often feel they would not be suicidal if only life, or other people, would treat them better but suicidal thoughts and feelings run deeper than that.  Why else would people who seem to have everything commit suicide?  Why else would a psychologist who had all the answers she needed to help other people overcome their despair find it so hard to overcome her own? What you are about to read is merely the story of one person’s private battle with her suicidal thoughts and feelings.  It is not advice.  I am making no recommendations about what other people should, or should not, do.  We are all individuals.  This is the…

  • Reason to Live Wall
    For the Suicidal

    A Reason To Live Wall

    The aim of this wall is to give those who do have a reason to go on living a chance to share their reason with those who have none of their own. With your help we might be able to give suicidal people something to help them carry on. Maybe they can take your reason for living and use it as a reason to keep going themselves. You do not need to be logged in to add a comment to this wall but, to prevent abuse and spam, your comment will not appear until it has been approved. This wall is for people who may be in a fragile state…