Why men kill themselves...

Who is the saboteur? The unconscious in everyday life

Sep 10 2020 • 7 mins


Would you notice if a partner, friend or work colleague was feeling suicidal?

If someone you love or someone you know, takes their own life by suicide, it’s just awful. It feels unbearable.  It's the living who suffer. However, it’s important to remember that it’s not your fault.  This was a decision made by the person who took their life and not caused by something you did or didn’t say, or did or didn’t do.

If you are worried about someone, all you can do, is listen, be kind to them, and try and point them in the right direction to get help. If you do this, then you have done enough. It’s important to remember that  there is a big difference between suicidal ideas (which many of us have had) and the act of suicide itself.  Most people who express suicidal ideas don’t actually go on to kill themselves...