Having thoughts of suicide is not unusual or shameful. Most people who experience even intense suicidal moments recover and live fulfilling lives. Getting professional help is important, and connecting to support of various kinds makes a difference in getting through this difficult time.
Learn more about what’s going on: start by learning the symptoms of depression and the warning signs of suicide. Be honest with yourself as you evaluate your own thoughts and feelings. Do not be afraid to reach out to someone even if you think your problems are too small. If something negatively affects you or is keeping you from living mentally well, it matters. It’s also helpful to be aware of local resources in your community.
If you have been taking suicidal actions, OR you have tried to hurt yourself today or made a recent suicide attempt, get help immediately by calling 911.
>>If you are not hurt, have a friend help you get to a mental health urgent care setting or the emergency room
>>If you are having intense suicidal thoughts or urges please connect with a crisis counselor now at:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
NSPL Online Chat Services
Crisis Textline: Text “HOME” to 741-741
Visit https://save.org/find-help/im-having-suicidal-thoughts/ for more information.