Feeling Suicidal?

If you have landed on this page, it's probably because you are in a lot of pain. Sometimes the choices in life are so painful that it's hard to see another way out. You can feel like it's not worth it to get out of bed in the morning, and the smallest tasks can feel impossible to accomplish. You might not feel like eating or you may be sleeping too much or not enough. If you are thinking about suicide, there are a few things we would like to let you know:

You are not alone. Though no one has been in your shoes, many have had-and have overcome- thoughts of suicide. CRISISline and TEENline are also available 24/7 to talk with you during this difficult time. Workers listen with compassion and without judgment. You can talk about how you feel with someone who has knowledge and understanding of how painful this time is for you.

Treatment is available. A large percentage of persons who feel suicidal suffer from depression, which is a treatable mental illness. Taking medication and/or talking with a therapist can be helpful in overcoming both depression and thoughts of suicide. Take a depression screening here. Remember to be patient with yourself through the treatment process. Though it can take time to find the right combination of medication and to rebuild coping skills, most people who seek treatment for depression fully recover.

There is hope. When you are feeling so much pain, it is hard to see another way out. There may be a solution that you are unable to see because of the pain you are in. With time and treatment, that solution may come to you. It must have been a difficult journey so far to have brought you here, and we know that we are asking a lot to tell you to hold on longer. However, if you give yourself more time and seek help, it is likely that things will get better. Recovery is possible. CRISISline is here to be with you through this difficult process. Please call us any time at (800) 273-TALK (8255), or just dial 988.


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