Overcoming Suicidal Ideation That Has Appeared Repeatedly?
Hello, I’m an 18 year old college student. before I ever wanted to end my life when I was about 14 years old my parents were having a big fight. I blamed myself, thinking that I was the cause of their fight because I was a burden. In addition, I was often demeaned when I was a friend, teacher, even family though. Then now these feelings of suicide often come when I am at the lowest point (at that time I thought about things first), I think that I am a useless person and only become a burden even I no longer have a purpose in life. What should I do?? thank you
Good morning, Iza Thank you in advance for entrusting HealthReplies.com to consult.
Mental conditions where there is suicidal ideation, feeling inferior, feeling useless and worthless are symptoms of major depressive disorder. Where depression is a mood disorder (mood) that can affect thought patterns, feelings, and how to deal with daily activities. In this condition a person will feel sad, hopeless, feel worthless, and lose interest in the things he likes and tend to beat themselves up. And this is a matter that is quite serious, especially when it appears the desire to commit suicide.
We strongly recommend Iza to be able to consult and consult with a psychiatrist, the doctor will be able to help Iza calm down and learn to see the problems that exist and help find solutions to problems. Not only with treatment, but also with psychotherapy can help to overcome this, for example:
- cognitive behavior therapy, this therapy can be used on people who feel hostage to certain thoughts that harm them. CBT can help escape negative feelings and thoughts and replace them with positive responses.
- Problem solving therapy: can increase the patient's ability to deal with experiences that make him depressed.
- interpersonal therapy
- psychodynamic therapy
Some things you can do to prevent this condition from getting worse include:
- maintain social interaction, usually people with depression will tend to withdraw from the environment, but this can actually aggravate the condition of depression itself. therefore maintain interactions with the people closest to you, friends, colleagues, family, etc. to prevent depression from developing.
- exercise, do it regularly so that it is not only beneficial for maintaining fitness, it can also help relieve depression, anxiety, and keep emotions stable,
- maintain health, if there is a worsening of health conditions then this will be able to affect the development of depression experienced. To prevent depression from getting worse it is necessary to maintain good physical health, adequate sleep, good and healthy eating patterns.
- do not consume alcohol, because alcohol can change mood so that someone with depression must guard themselves from alcoholic drinks because it can worsen his mood.
- plan for life, both short and long term so that it can help to mentally prepare.
So that we can convey, hopefully help.