Never, never, never give up.
Focus only on things and people
in Your Life That Matter!
If you’re feeling suicidal at this moment,
please follow these five steps:
Even though you’re in a lot of pain right now, give yourself some distance between thoughts and action. Make a promise to yourself: “I will wait 24 hours and won’t do anything drastic during that time.” Or, wait a week.
Thoughts and actions are two different things—your suicidal thoughts do not have to become a reality. There is no deadline, no one’s pushing you to act on these thoughts immediately. Wait. Wait and put some distance between your suicidal thoughts and suicidal action.
Suicidal thoughts can become even stronger if you have taken drugs or alcohol. It is important to not use nonprescription drugs or alcohol when you feel hopeless or are thinking about suicide.
Remove things you could use to hurt yourself, such as pills, knives, razors, or firearms. If you are unable to do so, go to a place where you can feel safe. If you are thinking of taking an overdose, give your medicines to someone who can return them to you one day at a time as you need them.
Many of us have found that the first step to coping with suicidal thoughts and feelings is to share them with someone we trust. It may be a family member, friend, therapist, member of the clergy, teacher, family doctor, coach, or an experienced counselor at the end of a helpline.
Find someone you trust and let them know how bad things are. Don’t let fear, shame, or embarrassment prevent you from seeking help. And if the first person you reach out to doesn’t seem to understand, try someone else. Just talking about how you got to this point in your life can release a lot of the pressure that’s building up and help you find a way to cope.
Even people who feel as badly as you are feeling now manage to survive these feelings. Take hope in this. There is a very good chance that you are going to live through these feelings, no matter how much self-loathing, hopelessness, or isolation you are currently experiencing. Just give yourself the time needed and don’t try to go it alone.
About The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Pueblo County
Utilizing the Colorado National Collaborative's structural design, the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Pueblo County will decrease the rate of suicide by 20% by 2024 through improving connectedness, increasing economic stability, providing education and awareness, improving access to responsive care, endorsing lethal mean safety, and placing importance on postvention.
To promote a positive culture of change and more united community through connectedness, fortification and sustainability.
The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Pueblo County was founded in October 2018 in response to the need for more localized suicide prevention efforts in Pueblo County. We work in partnership with the Colorado National Collaborative and the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention in an effort to reduce suicide by enacting a comprehensive, collaborative, evidence based suicide prevention model. We value collaboration above all else and believe there should be “no wrong door” when seeking help for yourself or someone you know/love. Our Coalition is open to anyone who wants to join in the effort to reduce suicide in Pueblo County!