If you are having suicidal thoughts, it can be hard to talk about. However, thinking about suicide is very common and you are less alone than you think. In Malawi, there are 5 suicide hotlines (helplines and crisis lines) who are there to listen. Suicidal thoughts can look like any of the following:
When you're experiencing severe emotional distress, you may feel desperate to relieve your pain. Suicide is not the answer. It may feel like the only way to manage problems that seem unbearable, but it's not. There are always other options and there is always hope for a better tomorrow.
It's important to know that how you're feeling is normal and that you are not alone. There are trained crisis line volunteers in Malawi who will listen to you and support you. Speaking to a compassionate volunteer may give you that extra bit of hope that you need to keep going.
For free and confidential support with suicide, consider contacting a hotline in Malawi today.