In this blog, we are going to answer the question, why shouldn’t I kill myself?
There are many reasons why you shouldnt kill yourself, below are 20 reasons why you shouldnt kill yourself.
Why shouldn’t I Kill myself?
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself is that the issues I think are big today will appear much smaller tomorrow.
Most people who attempt to take their lives and are unsuccessful always use this as a good reason why they don’t regret not dying and it should be a good reason for you not to kill yourself.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself is that I am running away from my fears and problem and need to garner the courage to face them and accept that I will beat them.
In most cases, the issues we face are issues we can beat rather than running away from.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: this will be the last memory my family and friends are left with and this may appear as such a horrible, selfish and difficult memory for my family to live with forever.
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Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself : because I might be suffering right now but I don’t know where I am going.
I don’t know anyone who knows where I am going, I don’t know if I will like it, I don’t know if I would hate it, I don’t know if there will be anyone there for me.
Another reason why I shouldnt kill myself: all of the people depending on me on a daily basis will be left alone to deal with life issues without me.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: I have gotten this far and beaten every issue and problem put in front of me and I am sure that I can conquer whatever I am dealing with right now and live to see another day.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: I don’t know what the days ahead will look like and I am very curious as to what the future could potentially hold for me.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: I haven’t achieved everything I need to achieve in life and I still have many dreams I want to see come through.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: I haven’t travelled and eaten all the lovely foods of the world.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: I don’t have life insurance and this means my family members will be left with nothing in my estate if I die now.
This means they could lose their mortgage.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: I haven’t travelled around the world, I haven’t flown first class, I havent been toall the continents, I haven’t flown business class, I haven’t stayed in a five-star hotel and I haven’t driven the finest cars.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: there will be no one to look after my children.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: there will be no one to look after my dogs or my cats or my other pets.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: there are so many people who care about me but I am not aware of just how much they care and I will be dealy missed if I go through with this, I may aswell experience this care and affection in life.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: there will be no money to bury me and this will put a financial hardship on my family and friends.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: I haven’t even had sex and don’t know what that feels like. Why would I deny myself of this?
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: my boyfriend or girlfriend will be alone without me.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: my daughters or sons will miss me and have no father or mother figure growing up and this is too much to bear.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: I haven’t tried seeking help first from my friends and family.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: I haven’t arranged my finances, written a will, looked into what happens to my mortgage or rent.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: because I am loved and I need to remember this.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: because I am smart and I am able to learn from peoples mistakes and everyone who has attempted to kill themselves and failed has always spoken about how relieved and grateful they were that it didn’t work.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: because my work colleagues will miss me and be very shocked, saddened and disappointed.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: all the people I had plans with will feel horrible, neglected and I will feel as if I have disappointed them.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: because I haven’t spoken to anyone about how I am feeling and this may come as a huge shock to everyone around me.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: as this is against my religious values.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: I won’t always feel like this, it is just temporary.
Another reason why I shouldn’t kill myself: there are so many beautiful moments ahead of me and I want to experience them.
What to do if you are thinking of killing yourself?
If you are thinking to yourself, “I want to kill myself”, you may be faced with some very huge and complex decisions.
A reason why one even thinks about killing themselves is when they hate everything.
The reality is that your mind will be racing so fast that you won’t be able to help yourself, you won’t be able to think properly and you may not be able to break down and understand what you are truly going through.
Taking a moment to slow down and consider what is happening, what is driving you to this point may help you reflect better.
Consider speaking to someone, anyone, 999, 911, consider calling Samaritans, consider speaking to your counsellor or therapist, your friends, your family, a stranger.
Speak to anyone who may be interested in helping you as they could potentially give you more clarity on what you are going through and how to overcome it.
Remove things that can harm you
If you want to kill yourself then you should at least try and remove anything that could potentially harm you.
If there are knives, medication or anything around you that cold harm you then throw them out of the window immediately.
If there are too many things to throw away then leave your home and go somewhere social.
Go speak to someone random, interact with people and you will hopefully feel better.
Call a friend
If you want to kill yourself then you should first call a friend.
Tell your friend how you are feeling and hopefully they will be able to help you understand what you are going through, your friend may come round or you may go round to their homes and have a chat, maybe stay over until you feel better and well enough to go home.
Keep your mind busy
If you want to kill yourself then you should try and keep your mind busy.
Think about other activities that you may want to do such as golf, football, hockey, basketball, dog walking and whatever else you may be able to do to take your mind off wanting to kill yourself.
This could be as simple as watching your favourite movies or playing video games.
Speaking to Samaritans
Samaritans are known to have helped a lot of people who have come to this difficult moment of trying to kill themselves.
The Samaritans telephone line is open 24 hours a day. This means you can access the hotline at every single second of every year.
If you are feeling suicidal just give Samaritans a call on 116 123. You can find more information about calling Samaritans for help about feeling suicidal here.
If you can’t quite figure out what is happening or need help breaking it down further then Samaritans will be able to help you talk through things.
You may be sceptical about how talking could help you solve your problems but talking can indeed go a long way to helping you solve your problems.
If you are feeling desperate and on the edge then Samaritans can certainly help you make sense of it all.
Samaritans will also be able to help you understand other forms of help which may be available to you.
Are you suicidal?
It’s a worthwhile question as sometimes we can’t really tell how we are feeling.
If you are experiencing any of the below thoughts then a chat with Samaritans may be worth it:
You feel like you want to die
You feel like you have no more options
You have lost all hope or will
You want a solution to the nightmare you are having and can’t see any other way out but to kill yourself
You feel alone, betrayed, abandoned and just want to end that feeling
You aren’t really planning on killing yourself but you won’t mind it happening either
You feel out of control and you feel like many things in your life are now out of your control and you see death as the only way to regain control
You can’t quite figure out why you are having suicidal thoughts and you feel very powerless to help yourself
Will Samaritans stop you from killing yourself?
Samaritans will do all they can to show you that there is a more positive outcome and hope that you will not kill yourself.
They will hope to get you to see things from a different and more positive viewpoint.
Of Course, Samaritans will not enforce anything on you and you are free to make whatever decisions you feel are necessary, including the decision to end your life.
Samaritans will respect whatever decision you make and will continue to talk to you even if you have made the decision to end your life.
Will Samaritans tell anybody I’m suicidal?
No Samaritans will never disclose such information or even disclose that you ever called unless you ask them to.
The only exceptions to this are when Samaritans will call the emergency services. They will do this if:
You ask them to, and you’re unable to call for yourself
You’ve already told Samaritans your address, location or phone number, and then become incoherent or unconscious during the call
You’re in one of Samaritans branches, and you’ve harmed yourself in a way that puts you in danger at that time.
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What if you don’t want to talk on the phone?
If you don’t want to talk on the phone then there are various other ways to contact Samaritans.
You could visit a branch
PO Box 9090
If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, loneliness or any similar mental health issue then seeking help for it may be a good option.
Mental health issues such as depression, loneliness and anxiety can affect anyone of us.
If you are under 18 then CAMHS, an NHS run programme may just be the answer for your mental health struggles.
You should look to see if you meet the CAMHS referral criteria and then fill in the CAMHS referral form.
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