How to Understand Suicidal People – Understanding Suicide



Here’s a post about How to Understand suicidal people – Understanding Suicide to help you understand more about the mindsets behind how suicidal people feel – sourced from suicidal people themselves.⁠

I made this post because, despite all the awareness about suicide going on, we still have a fundamental misunderstanding about why people die by suicide, as well as the intensity of the feelings associated with it.

In some sense, despite the efforts to combat stigma, for folks who have not had suicidal thoughts before, there is a barrier for some reason that prevents us from genuinely empathizing with suicidal people.⁠

In other words, a stigma in our minds and hearts

I researched a few articles, stories, and quotes from people who were suicidal to understand why someone could regularly have suicide on their mind.⁠

The answer? It all boils down to a combination of different things, including anhedonia (the lack of pleasure), existing but not living, loneliness, and perceived burdensomeness.

It’s different for everyone, of course, the source of suicidal thoughts differs from person to person. But having a guide to understanding the basics of it can be helpful for folks who don’t know what it’s like.⁠

How to Understand Suicidal People - Understanding Suicide
How to Understand Suicidal People – Understanding Suicide

7 Signs How to Understand Suicidal people – Understanding Suicide:

Suicidal people and suicidal ideation are often misunderstood by society and the people around them.
Here are some common ways suicidal people feel to help us understand them better How to Understand Suicidal People – Understanding Suicide

1. Few, if any things, bring them joy:

Also known as anhedonia, the inability to feel pleasure makes even the small joys we take for granted inaccessible to suicidal people.

2. Existing, but not living:

Many suicidal people express a feeling of being alive, but not living life. Other descriptions. include being a ‘hollow vessel’ or ‘floating without any direction. in life’

3. Sick and tired of being sick and tired:

Suicidal people recognize when they’re in a familiar cycle of feeling suicidal and they’re sick and tired of how it just doesn’t go away even when they’re doing all the ‘right’ things.

4. Envy and injustice:

Seeing people you know achieve goals and move forward in life gives a sense of jealousy, self-guilt, and feeling like the world is unfair. “Why me?” is a common expression.

5. Suicide attempts as communication:

When the world seems to ignore your pain, some (not all) suicidal people take to suicide attempts as a cry for help. Some say this is ‘attention-seeking’, but so what if it is?

6. Perceived burdensomeness, loneliness:

Many suicidal people feel like a burden to friends and family and often distance themselves from them because of this, furthering their isolation.

7. Knowledge of irrationality:

Suicidal people know that much of their thoughts when they’re suicidal aren’t rational. They know it’s not them, but so often the thoughts and desires feel overwhelming and consuming.


One of these irrational thoughts is feeling that the overwhelming pain of living means that the quickness of death seems sensible, though it is not because it deprives you of all opportunities for your life to improve.
Raising awareness of suicide is great! But true empathy comes from stepping into the shoes of a suicidal person to see how they really feel. This understanding also comes in handy when we want to stop suicides.

How to Understand Suicidal People – Understanding Suicide

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