Many young people experience suicidal thoughts at some point. It’s important to remember however, feeling suicidal does not mean that you are weak or flawed. It only means that you have more pain than you can cope with at the time. This pain can seem overwhelming which can lead to thoughts of hopelessness. Although it might seem as if your pain and unhappiness will never end, it is important to know that how you feel now will change over time. These thoughts will pass and unexpected positive events will occur.
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
Have a read at our booklet on how to deal with suicidal thoughts and find out more resources in Hong Kong that can help you cope with through these tough times.
This booklet has been developed by the Weez Project, a community group that is working to increase awareness of youth mental health issues and campaigning to prevent youth suicide in Hong Kong. Visit weezproject.com/ to learn more about them.