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Transforming Our Suicidal Thoughts

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

As we undertake the recovery process, we learn more about the thought patterns contributing to our mental illnesses. We learn that our thought habits fuel our unwellness, and that to heal, we have to transform how we think. When it comes to suicidal thoughts, and any other thoughts causing us pain, we want to start questioning them and investigating them on a deeper level, rather than passively accepting them as truth. We want to become more mindful of how we think, and the ways in which our thought patterns are hurting us. We want to stop the patterns of our obsessive, compulsive, recurring thinking that fuel our suicidal thoughts and ideation.

Let’s take a closer look at our suicidal thoughts and ask ourselves some difficult but important questions. Is suicide really the solution? How would my taking my life affect my loved ones? What are some reasons why I should keep fighting? What exciting things in life will I miss out on if I take my life? We can try to look at our suicidal thoughts more objectively, with some distance and perspective, removing ourselves from the desperation and turmoil we’re feeling. When we do this, we remember that there are so many things we haven’t tried yet to help ourselves cope with our depression and deep unhappiness. Maybe we haven’t tried therapy yet or found the best therapist for us. Maybe we want to try medication. Maybe we’ve tried to quit our addictions but haven’t gotten the professional help we need. Perhaps we’ve finished treatment but haven’t worked with a sponsor or recovery coach. Maybe we don’t go to regular meetings or confide in friends. Perhaps we’re isolating and trying to deal with too many things on our own rather than reaching out for love and support from people we trust.

When we pause to analyze our suicidal thoughts, we start to look at our lives more deeply, to see if there are holistic ways in which we can ease our suffering. Suicide starts to lose its appeal as an option. We start to see that we are in fact surrounded by other possible solutions. We realize how much the tragedy of our suicide would hurt our loved ones. We start to consider the fact that maybe we aren’t such a burden on them after all. We question the validity of our suicidal thoughts. We start wanting to live again.

We can use meditation, as well as energy healing such as tapping, acupressure and reiki to help us tackle our thought patterns holistically. Oftentimes when we are obsessive, compulsive, over-thinking or thinking repetitively, we are experiencing imbalances in our physical health that energy work can help to correct. Because our thought patterns play such a crucial role in our suicidal thinking, working to balance them can help us to feel worlds better.

The caring, compassionate staff of The Guest House is here to support you as you start your journey to recovery and healing. Call 855-483-7800 today for more information.