Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Entertaining Thoughts of Suicide

Your depression may be so deep that you begin to think about suicide. Having recurrent thoughts of death is common in depression.

"That feeling is normal," says Dr. Archibald Hart. "To feel that is not a problem. To take it further than that feeling is a problem. Put those thoughts out of your mind. If you are afraid that you might do something serious, find a friend, find someone, go to your church leader, go to counseling—talk to somebody about your feelings because you need to set up some accountability for that."

If your depression is deep or it is prolonged, we encourage you to get help. If you are considering suicide at this very moment, then call 911 or call someone who will come get you or stay with you until you can find professional help.

Do not feel ashamed about your feelings of suicide. Separation and divorce are serious crises, and sometimes you will need to see a doctor for help.

"We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God. . . . He will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us" (2 Corinthians 1:8-10).

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