Suicidal thoughts are surprisingly common. Most people have these thoughts when they are under stress or suffering from depression. Under most circumstances, these feelings are temporary and can be successfully resolved. Fortunately, most people who experience suicidal thoughts do not go onto commit suicide.
Suicidal thoughts and feelings do not improve on their own. So, if you, or a family member are currently experiencing suicidal thoughts, then you should talk to somebody and ask for professional help as soon as possible. With the right help and guidance, you can overcome your suicidal thoughts and feelings.
Thinking about suicide, or a preoccupation with suicide is known as suicidal ideation. Suicidal ideation is better described as having suicidal thoughts. Suicidal thoughts for some people can be brief and fleeting. In others, these thoughts can be lengthy and overwhelming. Suicidal thoughts can also include suicide notes, detailed suicide plans or role playing.
If you are having suicidal thoughts, it is important to realise that you are not alone in this. As incredible as it may seem, most people do have, or have had suicidal thoughts at some point in their lives. It is important to seek medical treatment if you feel this way.
WHAT ARE THE WARNING SIGNS?
The warning signs associated with suicidal aren’t always easy to recognise. While some people make their intentions obvious, others will keep their thoughts and feelings to themselves.
Warning signs will vary from one person to another. The most common signs associated with suicidal thoughts may include:
- Mood swings
- Talking about suicide
- Becoming withdrawn and isolated
- A preoccupation with death and violence
- Drugs or alcohol abuse
- Changes in daily routine
- Self-destructive behaviour
- Changes in personality
- Feeling trapped and helpless
- Writing a suicide note
- Poor sleeping habits
- Poor personal hygiene
- Lack of energy
HOW COMMON ARE SUICIDAL THOUGHTS?
Suicidal thoughts are a very common experience. If you are going through a rough patch in your life, it’s not unusual to have fleeting thoughts of suicide. In fact, many professionals agree that literally everybody has suicidal thoughts at least once during their lifetime. This is not necessarily a bad thing. It can be a good indicator to things that are not having a positive impact on your life. Viewed objectively, this can be a very useful survival tool.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?
There are many potential causes for suicidal thoughts. Suicidal thoughts generally occur when you are overwhelmed by a situation that you feel unable to deal with. If you don’t believe that there is any way to resolve the situation then you view suicide as the only option available to you.
Depression is a very strong predictor of suicidal thoughts, however anxiety and reduced impulse control can also trigger this behaviour.
Some people are more susceptible to suicidal thoughts and behaviours than others. Some of the signs to look out for are:
- Extreme levels of anxiety
- An unstable reaction to stress
- A history of rash and impulsive decision making
- Long term sufferers of ADHD
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- A medical illness that can be connected to depression
- A mental disorder
How Can Brain Training Australia™ Help?
At Brain Training Australia™ we use Neurofeedback Brain Training to help our clients struggling with suicidal thoughts.
Work With the Natural Healthcare Professionals.
The Brain Training Australia™ has a great deal of experience in helping their clients to overcome their suicidal thoughts, feelings and any other associated mental health issues. We have a wide range of psychological and neurofeedback brain training modalities at our disposal. Our team will listen to you, talk to you, and then design an effective plan to cater for your specific needs.
Your first step is to get in contact with us.
All new clients receive a free, complementary and no obligation 15-minute face-to-face Complementary Assessment with a dedicated member of our team. If you’re on the fence, wondering if Neurofeedback Brain Training is right for you, then this is a really good place to start.
If you are ready to get started then you can just book in your First Appointment and get started straight away.
The team at Brain Training Australia™ recognise the unique qualities of all our clients and will work closely with you to personalise your Brain Training Program so that you can achieve your goals of optimal mental processes.
We look forward to helping you live a much richer, happier and healthier life.