First thing: If you’re out there reading this because you are suicidal please understand that there are people in the world who care about you! You might not have met them yet, but they are there waiting for you. Please get help right now. Call the HelpLine! at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Someone is there, waiting for your call and waiting to listen to what you have to say.
Second thing: You are not alone. Many of us have felt this way at some point in our life. Most of us have survived and are here for you. All it takes is reaching out your hand. If you need someone to talk to, call the HelpLine! at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Someone is there, waiting for your call and waiting to listen to what you have to say.
What do we mean when we say someone is suicidal? Well, it can be several things. It can mean anything from you don’t want to wake up tomorrow morning to thinking you’re going to hurt yourself to having a plan to end your own life. Your life is worth living, even if you’re not sure of that yet.
VERY IMPORTANT: Feelings change! How are you feeling right now: Unhappy? Unsafe? Alone? Unloved? Frightened? Please know that you can do things, right now, that will help you feel better.
HOLD OUT YOUR HAND: Almost every place in America has someone to listen to you, help you, and help you find people who can give you support over the long haul.
BE GOOD TO YOURSELF: Eat food that is good for you, get enough sleep, get enough exercise, leave the drugs and alcohol alone, do the things you enjoy and don’t forget your sense of humor.
RECOGNIZE YOURSELF FOR HAVING COME THIS FAR: You’ve got some good things going if you’ve made it this far. You can build on these things and get the future life you want!
FIND SOME SUPPORT: Good counselors, therapists and support groups can make all the difference. Lean on your families and friends, they love you and want you here with them.
Please remember: You are all the potential in the world in one shining package. We don’t want to lose you. Put out your hand, someone will take it.