Suicide Prevention Month: What are thoughts?

An example of a long-lived thought is an attitude, which develops as thoughts are repeated over and over and reinforced.

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“Thoughts are mental cognitions—our ideas, opinions, and beliefs about ourselves and the world around us. They include the perspectives we bring to any situation or experience that color our point of view (for better, worse, or neutral).

An example of a long-lived thought is an attitude, which develops as thoughts are repeated over and over and reinforced.

While thoughts are shaped by life experiences, genetics, and education, they are generally under conscious control. In other words, if you are aware of your thoughts and attitudes, you can choose to change them.”

Thoughts can trigger Feelings can trigger Behaviors.

  • Thought- “Everyone is against me, no one loves me” (Thoughts, start in your mind. If you ruminate on negative thoughts for more than 16 seconds, they begin to grow into a story that you are telling yourself).
  • Feelings- Rejection and Abandonment
  • Behavior- Denial, Self-Pity, and Learned Helplessness

Let’s talk about how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can influence our physical health, mental health, and spiritual health.

  • Physical health – high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, stroke, etc.
  • Mental health – depression, anxiety, etc.
  • Spiritual healthInterruptions in prayer, negative view of God, spiritual confusion, etc.

Change your belief system by DISCOVERING who you are. Who are you? Without your titles, education, economic status, etc. Do you LOVE yourself?

Until we meet again. I wish you Love, Joy, Peace, Happiness, and the Desires of your Heart.

Lastly, I will leave you with this quote.

“THE BRAVEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE WAS

CONTINUING TO LIVE WHEN I WANTED TO DIE.”

DEPRESSION

SUICIDE PREVENTION OUTREACH    By Y.Y.

If you are a person who is at risk of suicide.

HELP IS ON THE WAY.

Call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 (para ayuda en español, llame al 988). You can also contact the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741). Both services provide 24-hour, confidential support to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Contact social media outlets directly if you are concerned about a friend’s social media updates or dial 911 in an emergency.

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Service members and Veterans in crisis, as well as their family members and friends, with qualified Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text messaging service. Dial 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone or send a text message to 838255 to connect with a VA responder.  You can also start a confidential online chat session at Veterans Crisis Chat.

References

What Are Thoughts & Emotions? | Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing (umn.edu)

NIMH » Suicide Prevention (nih.gov)

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