Surviving an attempt

If you have just tried to hurt yourself, attempted suicide or had excruciating thoughts, we’re glad you’re here.

Perhaps you may be more comfortable speaking with a therapist. Embrace has identified specialized therapists that can help you. Call the Embrace Lifeline and they can help refer you.

Here is some information for you to start your journey towards recovery. Know that you are not alone.

Are you asking yourself how you got here?

It’s ok if you don’t understand all the thoughts in your head, or if you cannot process all the overwhelming feelings that are coming over you.
Many people who attempt suicide or have suicidal thoughts, have an underlying mental health issue that they may or may not be aware of. It could even be a very hurtful or stressful life event that slowly pushed you over the edge.

It is ok if you cannot make sense of it on your own. Talking to someone always helps. Get all the support you need to get through this part, which is the hardest part in the recovery process.

Acknowledge what you think and feel

  • Come to terms with what you are thinking and feeling.
  • Tell yourself that it is ok to think and feel this way.
  • Don’t belittle your feelings or problems. They mean something to you, so do not underestimate them.
  • Remind yourself, that in that very moment, you are in a safe place.

Talk to a someone, anyone

You may have tried to talk to someone, and they didn’t know what to say. Not everyone chooses the right words. They too, might be scared by what you are experience. But some people do know what to say.

Ask to see a friend or open up to a family member. Plan what you are going to say, it will make it easier to open up. Being vulnerable and speaking up means you are one step closer to getting better. But it also means you can choose what you want to share.

Perhaps you may be more comfortable speaking with a therapist. Embrace has identified specialized therapists that can help you. Get in touch with the team here on info@embracefund.org or call 1564.

The Embrace LifeLine team is ready to speak with you from 12pm to 2am everyday. Just call 1564 and someone on the other end of the line is there to listen to you and keep your secrets safe. They could either recommend a support group or provide you with access to a professional.

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