Sometimes the situations we’re facing in our lives and the pain we’re in seem too overwhelming to tolerate, and the option of hurting ourselves or even dying may seem like a solution.
It. Is. NOT.
Hurting or killing yourself is NEVER the solution. If you are having these thoughts right now and are planning on acting on them, you need to call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room NOW!
If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone about what’s happening, here are some of very useful numbers and websites:
The national suicide hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 24/7
For sexual assault survivors: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network Online Hotline
For self-harm crises: 1-800-DONT-CUT (366-8288) S.A.F.E. Alternatives (Self Abuse Finally Ends)
For eating disorder crises: 1-630-577-1330 open M-F 9am-5pm CST
For LGBT-community crises: 1-866-488-7386 The Trevor Project Lifeline and Trevor Chat
I am simply a writer, and this is a place to share your story. However, I am not a therapist and if you are in crisis you need to seek help immediately! Your life is important. Please do everything you can to save it.