I try to think about how my life might get better one day. I try to think about my hopes and dreams for the future. I try to believe that god has me here for a reason. I try to think about positive qualities about myself. I post my thoughts and feelings on the internet as a way to vent.
These are all ways that I cope with my suicidal feelings.
I use prayer and hope as coping techniques. I ask for patience and the ability to withstand the blows of living in this world. I do everything I can to help others, no matter how small the kindness. I try to take things one day at a time, as yesterday is gone and tomorrow hasn't got here yet, so I may as well live in 'today'. I try to remember my blessings and thank God for them and apologize to Him for whining and complaining all the time. I also depend heavily on the support and love of family and friends, including and especially my friends here on the forum.
I do best when I'm counting my blessings instead of complaining about all that I don't have and all that I"m not. THose things can change, so I try to remember that bad things don't last forever, even tho it may seem that way.