If you are thinking about suicide, we urge you to seek help. Although you are suffering right now, you can find relief from pain and inner peace. Depression and trauma distort our thinking, so that we feel hopeless when in fact there is every reason to hope. How you feel today is not necessarily how you will feel tomorrow and into the future.
- Know that you can get through this.
- Call or text the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline in the U.S. In the UK call the Samaritans at 116 123. Elsewhere, find your local suicide prevention service at http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html.
- Contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at 1800 662-HELP (4357).
- If you have a therapist, contact him or her. If not, tell someone you trust how you are feeling and ask for help or support.
- Remove guns, knives, alcohol or other means of hurting yourself from your home. Ask a friend to hold onto prescribed medications for you. Do not drink or take non-prescription drugs.
- You do not have to act on your urges or desires. Give yourself time before putting any plans into action. Promise yourself you will wait 48 hours.
- You can call 911 (emergency services) or visit your local emergency room for crisis support.
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