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You are enough. You matter. Your life is worth fighting for. If you’re feeling like ending your life, you can always ask for help managing your emotions. Asking for help is brave. You are brave. You are valuable You are important. And, the world needs you.

How to Get Help If You’re Thinking About Ending Your Life

First thing’s first: you matter. You are important. You bring light into this world. It’s OK to ask for help. You are brave to ask for help. And, we’re here for you.

Here are a few ways to get through the next second, minute, hour, and even a whole day

  • Text us. We’re excellent listeners if we do say so ourselves. And, we’re here for you--always. Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a real human. No judgment—just straight-up listening. 

  • Tell a friend. No matter how alone you feel, know that there are so many people in this world who not only want you in this world. And, they want to help you (Hi—have you met us? We’re included in this group! See above). Confiding in someone can help you build a support system for times when you are feeling in a really dark place. Nervous about reaching out? Start with a text message like this: “Hey there. I’m feeling really alone right now. Would you mind keeping me company?”

  • Distract yourself. Find even one thing that brings you joy. And, hold onto it. Maybe it’s listening to your favorite song (listening to music is one of the most common coping tools for our texters), or maybe it’s looking into the eyes of your adorable pup. Whatever it may be, find one thing to turn to when you feel in the darkest of places. 

  • Talk to a pro. If you are thinking about ending your life, chances are you are dealing with really painful emotions. Nobody deserves to feel that way and we are so sorry you do. Reach out to a therapist who can help you work through and process your emotions in a healthy way. 

  • Go someplace safe. If you feel like you are a danger to yourself, it’s always okay (brave, even!) to call 911 or go to an ER.

For more info, visit: https://www.crisistextline.org/get-help/suicide

Text HELLO to 741741 in US
Text 686868 in Canada
How to use the Crisis Textline Services

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