There is an appealing conviction that one is dead even if lucid in other ways if there weren’t any uncomfortable signs of rigor mortis tightening my hands, or delusory devils gnawing on my toes, how wonderful it could be to write as dead people and without the shaky, uneasy fear of being honest and transparent, with the knowledge that, upon publication, I’d be safely away in my grave. I would be able to express what’s going through my mind finally. But, of course, one should live their life as if it was an actual suicide note (yet keep in mind that this is precisely the essence of life, and I’d suggest anyone who is thinking to walk through a cemetery every day look out at the fields of crumbling headstones, filled with crickets that chirp and contemplate, unlogically and unintentionally, what these people would have liked to say to the world in the time it was still feasible for them to have done it ) is a different experience than the overwhelming, abrasive the weight of an actual suicidal state of mind, enticed by the promise of a lifetime of silence.
When considering people’s motivations for self-harm, it’s crucial to understand that most suicides are motivated by flashes of emotions. They are not rational philosophical thoughts where the pros and cons are analyzed critically. As I said in my last column about the evolution of suicide from a psychological perspective, I’m not sure that anyone has grasped the suicidal mindset more accurately than Florida State University psychologist Roy Baumeister in his 1990 Psychological Review article, “Suicide as an escape from self.” To reiterate the point, I interpret Baumeister’s mental rubric as the primary source of emotion that drives deCatanzaro’s biologically adaptable suicidal decision-making.
I want to die. What can I do to help me?
We’ve had experience listening to those who have suicidal thoughts or feelings, and we can help you:
When you’re in a state of panic or are at risk, we’ll assist you through this moment
We’ll help you understand the meaning of your feelings
We can identify other types of assistance if you need it.
What’s Safety Planning?
Safety planning is taking time to record the signals that indicate your loved one is heading towards mental or emotional trouble and the steps you can take to remain safe and healthy.
Stress can trigger a variety of destructive behaviors, arguments, and violence, issues at work or school, self-injury, drug misuse, theft, or committing suicide. Making a plan to avoid these behaviors and be prepared for stressful times will help you feel more secure and optimistic.
We’ve included the My Safety Plan card in this pack. We recommend that you complete it with your loved ones. Then, if one (or both) of you notice the first indications of distress, you should put My Safety Plan steps into action.
Do you want to tell anyone I’m suicidal?
In most situations and for most people, we provide a discreet service. We won’t divulge the details of our conversation or the fact that you called us in the first place unless you request us to. However, there are some significant instances where this isn’t the case.
We will not call emergency services unless the following situations:
We’re able to assist you to call you, but you’re not able to make a call on your behalf.
We’ve already asked you for your address, location, or number, but you became confused or conscious during the conversation.
You’re at any of our branches, and you’ve injured yourself in a manner that puts you at risk.
You are a minor or an adult who is at risk.
Your situation is for one reason we are unable to maintain confidentiality.
Would suicidal patients like to die?
People who are suicidal tend to believe they’ve attempted everything to get rid of the pain. However, pain can make it difficult to focus, think through options, or even remember why they are healthy.