Lived Experience Coping Tips for Suicidal Thoughts For the last couple of years I’ve been asking people on Twitter, “What’s your favourite way to cope with suicidal thoughts?”

Answers were then retweeted, and favourited by my account @unsuicide.

They range from physical activity — cycling, walking, yoga — to cognitive exercises and reframing that helps with perspective when confronted by suicidal thoughts. Sleep, art, music, and writing were all mentioned more than once. And one popular method of coping was pets.

Now I’ve collected those tweets onto one web page, Lived Experience Coping Tips.

It includes adorable photos of supportive cats.

Here’s a sample:

Sometimes, being strong is just going to sleep without doing anything and waking up the next day still alive. :)
— NeuroticAtheist (@SkinnyHobbit)

pet my dogs, DIY yoga, drink a cup of hot tea, go for a walk, take some deep breaths and close my eyes, get lost in a book . . .
— Catherine Tilford (@EmbraceStrength)

get to the trees…Sitting under a tree with my breath and smelling/feeling unrestricted life. Know it will pass
- love moves you (@Suantra1)

Writing out the thoughts. You can then look at them clearly and evaluate them.
— Philip Rankin (@PhilipRankin)

Visit the web page, hosted on the Online Suicide Help site, and leave your own coping tips here in the comments.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 31 Mar 2014
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Kiume, S. (2014). Lived Experience Coping Tips for Suicidal Thoughts. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 21, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/03/31/lived-experience-coping-tips-for-suicidal-thoughts/

 

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