If you are thinking about suicide
Thinking about suicide is terrifying, and you may feel overwhelmed. You may feel like things will never get better, but you are not alone. Many people think about suicide. Thinking about suicide does not mean that you will do it. Thinking about suicide is often a warning that you need help right now.
There are ways to feel better and overcome your thoughts about suicide. You can start by talking to someone like a family member or friend you trust. You can also call the suicide hotline (800) 273-TALK (8255). You can call this number whenever you need help. It is a free call and trained people are there to help. If you have a doctor or counsellor, tell them how you feel. If you need immediate help, dial 9-1-1 to contact the police department – they are there to help, too.
You can prevent suicide.
The first is to build connections with other people.
The second is to find help for mental health problems.
1. Stay connected with other people.
2. Get help early for mental health problems.
Talk to your doctor if you notice these signs. Your doctor can help determine what may be causing the problems.