Peculiar Mood Swings

Hello there.

I’ve noticed that when I have mood swings, especially when I’m sad and moody, I feel like I’m in a depressed sort of state. I can have thoughts pertaining to suicide and self-harm, I feel tired, basically textbook depression. But the thing is, after a week or two, these feelings vanish, and I’m left ‘did I really feel this way??’.

I’m confused. Is it normal to have suicidal thoughts when it comes to mood swings or am I overreacting.


Hi @okay

Thank you for sharing with us your struggles here, I commend you for your authenticity and willingness and courage to share.

Experiencing mood swings and having thoughts of suicide or self-harm, even if they seem to come and go, can be concerning. Please do not dismiss these feelings or minimize their impact on your well-being. While mood swings can be a part of various mental health conditions, such as bipolar disorder, it’s very important to have a thorough evaluation by a mental health professional to better understand your experiences.

Suicidal thoughts are not something to be taken lightly, and they should be addressed with care and urgency. If you ever find yourself in a crisis or having immediate thoughts of self-harm, please reach out to a mental health hotline or emergency services:

It would also be good for you to seek professional help from a mental health counsellor who can guide you on managing these thoughts. Would you please try to talk to someone from a nearby Family Service Centre or at least someone online here? It would really help you to process your experiences together with a professional.

Some online options you can consider:

Remember that seeking support is a sign of strength, and there are resources available to help you work through these challenges. I hope you will step forward to reach out to any of the above options and let us know how it’s going for you. Please don’t hesitate to share more with us.

Hear from you soon.

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