When you feel impulsive or compelled to do it, When you feel drawn to it like a magnet, When it feels like it will bring you relief, Even though you rationally know it wont: What do you do? How do you stop yourself from going through with it? What is the one thing that helps you stay alive? It doesn't have to be just one thing, But what is the thought process that brings you back Or do you have some activity that takes your mind off it To distract your racing, overwhelming thoughts Is it always that one thing you go to, Or are there a few coping techniques you have depending on the reason for your current ideation: Whether ending pain, Or self-hatred, Or self-destructiveness, Or escaping reality, Or irrational thoughts, Or overwhelming guilt, Or punishing others, Or punishing yourself, Or simply freedom. What do you do to keep yourself alive?