Suicidal ideation

View past chats on this topic here: July 22, 2018, January 3, 2021, and June 18, 2023.

Today’s #AutChat is on suicidal ideation. Please be aware the tag may have difficult or triggering things on it; remember you can mute the hashtag or step away for self-care.

You may want to let your usual followers know you’ll be discussing suicidal ideation over the next hour so they can mute you or the hashtag if needed.

While #AutChat strives to be supportive, we can’t expect participants to be responsible for each others’ safety.

If you’re worried your ideation is too much to handle, please reach out to an experienced community organization in your locale.

We want you to be safe and well. Before beginning, we suggest thinking of something you can do for self-care if needed—heavy blankets, stimming, comforting music, distracting yourself with TV or games, etc. #AutChat

When chatting, please don’t discuss specific suicide methods, as that can be particularly triggering for some people.

Suicidal ideation refers to thoughts about suicide. They could be very brief, or more extensive. Some people may have thoughts without any desire to act. #AutChat

Q1: Have you experienced suicidal ideation? #AutChat

Q2: What triggers it for you? #AutChat

Q3: What helps you deal with suicidal ideation? #AutChat

Q4: What doesn’t help, or makes it worse? #AutChat

Q5: What would you like other people to know about suicidal ideation? What support do you wish you had? #AutChat

Questions for this chat were written by @theoriesofminds and @endeverstar.

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