If you are having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.
Suicidal thoughts can arise for a variety of reasons. They can come out of a sense of overwhelm that life is too much or won’t ever change. Sometimes they come from feeling that whatever wounds you are experiencing can’t be healed or fixed. They can come from a feeling that life is meaningless for you, or from thinking that you don’t deserve to be alive. Many people have these thoughts at some point in their lives, and some struggle with them over long periods of time. These thoughts can be incredibly scary and isolating, bringing about even more feelings of shame and isolation. However, speaking to others about these feelings can be incredibly helpful.
Please remember: thoughts and feelings are not facts, and they alone cannot harm you. Know that you are not alone and help is available.
In the wake of a suicide, the most troubling questions are invariably the most difficult to answer: How could we have known? What could we have done? And always, unremittingly: Why? Written by a clinical psychologist whose own life has been touched by suicide, this book offers the clearest account...
For much of his thirties, Jesse Bering thought he was probably going to kill himself. He was a successful psychologist and writer, with books to his name and bylines in major magazines. But none of that mattered. The impulse to take his own life remained. At times it felt all but inescapable.
The information offered here is not a substitute for professional advice. Please proceed with care and caution.
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