Suicide & Self Harm

Articles and Help with suicidal thoughts and self harm urges – coping strategies and ways to stay safe.

A Face to Die for – Acne and Suicide


A Face to Die For? How do you take it if somebody says they want to kill themselves because of their acne? When thinking about the contributing factors to suicide a lay person’s fast list might look like- divorce or break up, financial problems, drug abuse, chronic depression, grief over…

I Hate Myself and Want the Pain to End


All the advice, everywhere, about abusive relationships tell you to get out – to leave – to stop the monster that is hurting you. But what do you do when the person making your life unbearable, the person that is making you desperately want to die to make it stop,…

I Want to Kill Myself


So… you have reached an unenviable point in your life where you would like to take your own life. Perhaps you have been there many times, but today is just more intense that you have ever felt before. All you feel is pain and anxiety. Despair and hopelessness consume you……

Making Suicide Look Like an Accident


What is it like to want to commit suicide? To want to die in a horrible accident rather than face another day? What do you do when it hurts so much to be alive that you would rather not wake up ever again than face another day? You think about…

Painless Suicide Methods – Pain Free Death


Is there a pain free death? Are there any painless suicide methods? Most people find SF when the pain is so bad that they can’t take it any more. That is how I found SF. If you are here, reading this, the chances are you are so tired of hurting, so…

Dying of Loneliness

Dying of Loneliness – Mental Health and Loneliness


Mother Theresa once said “The biggest disease today is not leprosy or cancer or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted, uncared for and deserted by everybody.” That loneliness is devastating is not new information; everyone who has felt alone understands how painful it can be. For the lucky…

Suicidal Ideation – How Do You Cope?


“What do you do when suicidal ideations are too much?” This type of question is fairly commonplace in the community from people looking for answers on how to cope and make life more bearable. While it may be common on the SF Forum, it is not the type of question…

Suicide Methods – 10 Ways to Die


There are more than a million searches for methods of suicide and ways to commit suicide every month. That is according to just one of the largest search engines – there are many many more from others. That is a scary number to think about, that there are that many…

Creating a Suicide Safety Plan


Being in the grip of suicidal thoughts and feelings can be terrifying. You may be unable to think clearly, remembering only pain from your past and unable to imagine anything good ever happening in your future. That’s why it’s helpful to have a suicide safety plan in place before you…