A few months back, I posed the question of what you should do if your ex throws a protest threatening suicide; tonight I’ve decided to tackle what you should do if you’re the one harbouring the darkest of thoughts.
Suicidal feelings are very real and should not be ignored or taken lightly. Generally, they don’t go away of their own accord, they aren’t headaches.
Whatever you feel the reasons are for you feeling that way, bad treatment by your ex or indeed, guilt for bad treatment towards your ex, or just about anything in between, you have a single moral obligation and a responsibility to yourself to deal with it.
Your doctor really should be the first port of call, or if the feelings descend upon you at the most unsociable hour, The Samaritans or a similar helpline number should be able to talk you back through the wee hours until you can get hold of your surgery.
If you approach a dear friend who has absolutely no idea where you’re at with the concept, it might be more than they are able to cope with or know how best to deal with and the last thing you need is them flipping the situation around by saying, ‘I had no idea – what kind of friend am I?’. Turn to a professional, be honest with them and be honest with yourself.
Nothing is that hard to come back from, nothing.