A psychologist helps with medication management, but a therapist or the school counselor will help with counseling services. It sounds like you are really concerned about your suicidal thoughts. Suicidal in general is important to take seriously, especially when it involves depression. There are many reasons why people may want to end their life. Depression can certainly affect your ability to function, including slowing your thought process. It’s easy to keep your feelings buried deep inside and just hope they go away. Untreated depression can lead to suicidal thoughts so don’t let it go that far. Consider talking with a trusting friend or adult about your thoughts and feelings. We and encourage you to seek out strategies like these, if possible.
We encourage you to think about positive ways to cope with stress. Activities like working out, journaling, listening to music, meditation, sports, or reading a book can help you relax and get your mind off these thoughts.
Sometimes it can help to talk to someone and tell them about what you are going through. Please know that there are people who can and will help you with what you are going through.
Another option could also be to reach out to a professional, like a school counselor, psychiatrist or a therapist. They can work with you to work through these feelings and to help you feel better. Brain illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or other mood or anxiety disorders, when left untreated, unfortunately may also result in suicide.
There are many hotlines that are 24/7 and will work with you and situations like yours. Some even have email and/or chat if you would prefer. Hopefully, you will continue to reach out!
If you are really concerned for your safety or think that you may be considering suicide in cutting, it is important to get help by either going to a hospital or even calling 911 if you need immediate help.
Whatever you plan to do, please keep reaching out and take care!
Take Care and keep safe,
Boys Town National Hotline -- Available 24/7 at 1-800-448-3000 -- Teens and Young Adults; http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/ ; Parents—www.parenting.org for parenting issues