Now, I can't speak for everyone who's dealt with suicidal urges but I can speak for some who have gone through them.
Those who are attacked by impulses to end their own lives don't want to die. They just want to escape from the agony and hopelessness that they are drowning in. What those urges do, on a subconscious level, is trick the individual to believe that suicide will bring them into a conscious state of peace...more or less a type of Nirvana. They also feel like a burden to their loved ones so they believe that suicide will set their loved ones free. Yes, suicidal urges are totally illogical but they are no less powerful in their force, especially since they seem logical during their attacks.
Now, allow me to highlight the universal truth that suicidal urges are nearly impossible to resist. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either ignorant or they have deluded themselves.
Yet let me also emphasize that suicidal urges are always possible for anyone to overcome.
Some of the best defences that one can use against suicidal urges are: frequently reminding one's self that one never truly want to die, vigilantly acknowledging that there are people who would be traumatized if one were to commit suicide, and actively crippling surprise by reminding oneself that one will always be capable of receiving suicidal urges again.
- Written by C.A. Nicholas
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⚠️ Important notice: Though I am an empathic writer, I am not a licensed psychologist or a certified psychiatrist. So please consult a legit psychologist or an official psychiatrist if you are assaulted by suicidal impulses if you haven't already. Be sure to seek out at least one friend or family member who you trust and tell them your struggles as well. ⚠️