It’s a complicated thing to explain what it’s like to have suicidal thoughts, but not want to die. For some, it’s a constant weight of feeling like you don’t deserve to live. For me it is a persistent but passing thought. A fly that won’t leave you alone.
Whatever the extent of it, the fact that people can have suicidal thoughts when they have no active plans to kill themselves is something we need to talk about. There’s nothing shameful about experiencing suicidal thoughts, and a person should not have to reach a breaking point before they can reach out for support.
You can talk to me about suicidal thoughts.
National suicide hotline
911 if your thoughts turn to actions