The
Four Quadrants
Body Mind Spirit Emotion

Suicidal Thoughts


Definition:
Suicide is engaging in behaviour with the intention of taking one's own life. Often people who attempt suicide are experiencing feelings of extreme hopelessness. Usually there are signs that a person is thinking of committing suicide.  If you or anyone you know is thinking of suicide, it is important to get immediate professional assistance. (Please see our contact information on this website).


Sudden changes in behaviour, Sudden changes in mood, Sudden changes in sleep patterns, Sudden change in eating patterns, Sharing a desire to end one's life, Withdrawing from people and enjoyable actvities, Increasing one's use of substances, Giving one's belongings away, Sharing feelings of hopelessness

People think about suicide when they have overwhelming feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.  Guidance from a counsellor or health care professional and support from family and friends can help a person to overcome these thoughts.

Physical signs of suicide include changes in eating  pattenrs, sleeping patterns, and behaviour.

Intellectually a person may have thoughts of helplessness, stress, and worthlessness.

Spiritually a person may feel lost, confused, and disconnected from others.

Emotionally a person may have feelings of hopelessness, sadness, and anxiety.