Suicidal feelings are not uncommon and in the extreme, people may feel that they have no alternative but to act on these. This booklet shows that there is hope for recovery by managing suicidal feelings in a range of ways. Based on the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy, it contains strategies from current research and best clinical practice. It is written to avoid jargon
and can be useful to patients, family members, carers and clinicians alike.
With practice, time and support, the ideas described here can help to restore a sense of hope and meaning.
Dr Khadija Rouf is a consultant clinical psychologist, and cognitive therapist, working with adults suffering from a
range of mental health problems. She regularly works with people who experience suicidal ideas.