Suicide

Suicide - Brian O'Sullivan Counselling - www.changes.ie, counselling and psychotherapy in laois

Thoughts of suicide can be very frightening, when these thoughts begin to build, death can seem preferable to living. No other way seems possible and it is all just too much. When in such a dark place, other people can seem very far away, as if you are down a dark tunnel way beyond reach. Often nobody has any idea that you are in such deep, deep despair. It can be a very lonely and desolate place.

Psychotherapy can help in giving you support so that you are not alone. It can give you time, in a non-judgemental and supportive environment, to explore how you feel and what is deeply troubling you. People often find the support and understanding of another brings relief and lightens the darkness. Strength can be gained from your relationship with your therapist. Over time, a way through can be found. People can and do come back from this place into a better, more joyful life.

If you are feeling suicidal, please take some step to make contact with someone to let them know how you feel.