Physical reactions

You may find you are feeling physically unwell, with intense or lasting headaches, upset stomachs, sickness and feeling low. You may find you are having difficulty going to or staying asleep, or feeling tired and like you want to sleep all day.

These are common reactions to being impacted by suicide. You may also feel you don’t want to eat, and feel sick when you try to. You may find you are drinking more as a distraction. It is important to remember to try to look after your body, even when it might seem really hard. If you are experiencing physical symptoms, you may find it helpful to speak to your GP, or to tell someone trusted how you are feeling.