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Suicide

What is it?

You probably know that suicide is when someone decides to end their own life because death seems like a better option than living. You probably also know that young adults are most likely to make a suicide attempt than anyone else. But you may not know why you feel this way or how to make those suicidal thoughts go away.

Learning the risk factors that make someone more likely to attempt suicide can go a long way towards understanding why people feel that their lives aren’t worth living. Mental health issues, the loss of a loved one from death or a break-up, and substance abuse are all major risk factors. Dealing with these issues can help minimize thoughts of suicide. There are also protective factors like mental health care and a strong support system that can help strengthen resilience, which weakens the power of those risk factors. 

When you or someone you care about is suicidal, it’s incredibly important to get help immediately. Supporting someone who is thinking about suicide can be very stressful, it’s OK to get help for yourself too.

What are the warning signs?

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings

How can I get help?

Anytime you are in crisis you can call or chat with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

If you are a veteran or the family member of a veteran, call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 to speak with a trained crisis counselor. You may also chat online or text 838255.

Safety plans can help guide people through difficult moments and stay safe. Learn how to make your own.  The My3 App can help you stay connected to people in your support network.

The Lifeline created this website for people who have struggled with suicidal thoughts in the past as well as those who have survived a suicide attempt.

Comments

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  • fred

    fred fred

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    I’m going to kill myself on my b day Mar 7 I have fell in love with someone and lost someone who I once love .I’m going to get everything in order by then um just tried I can’t get a brake I’m living in my truck I have started drinking more and more u just can’t live with it

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    • You Matter

      Fred, Thank you for reaching out to us however we do not provide any kind of crisis intervention or suicide prevention services on our You Matter Blog. The Lifeline is here for you any time day or night at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Don’t hesitate to call us. Your life matters!

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      • Katie

        Katie Katie

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        i want to kill myself im 12 my grandparents are driving me insane i just want to freaking end it while i can cutting isnt even helping me right now i want to just freaking die im tired of waking up and hating myself

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        • You Matter

          Katie, No matter what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn’t the answer. Your life matters! Please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The call is free and confidential; we’re here for you 24/7/365.

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    • Susan

      Susan Susan

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      Fred don’t take your life. please call the help line
      Life will get better. Lean on God He created you for a purpose

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    • Alan

      Alan Alan

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      Fred, do not give up. I lost someone that I love tonight and my heart goes out to you but please understand that you’re here for a reason and that somebody will value you and love you for the amazing person that you can be and are. They will never know if you don’t allow that possibility to happen.

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      • You Matter

        Alan, thank you for reaching out to our community and encouraging others! Don’t hesitate to call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you ever need extra support. The call is free and confidential and counselors are available 24/7.

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    • MaX

      MaX MaX

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      Don’t worry, we’ll be here for you. We’ll do everything we can. I promise it’s not pitty, it’s called asking a favor? Can you at least try to feel better? I don’t even know you but that would still make me feel better, maybe it will make me think twice about my suicide. Because I’ll finally successfully make somebody happy. Since I’m such an asshole in real life. But it’s not just for me, I don’t care about me. On the inside I care about others. Please help me show that on the outside.

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      • You Matter

        Max, thank you for your kind words to others here on the Youmatter blog.Please consider calling The Lifeline is here for you 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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  • Susan

    Susan Susan

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    Fred don’t do it please call the help line
    Life will get better. Lean on God He created you for a purpose

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  • Alana

    Alana Alana

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    Wel… i have been being cyber bullied on a game called msp… people tease me at school and i feel like i want to kill myself… i am 10 years old and i don’t know what to do can someone help me? 🙁 i sometimes cut and i want to stop :/

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    • Tayana

      Tayana Tayana

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      It will get better i hope. I get bullied on msp and other types of medias all the time at times i have tried to kill myself because it got that bad. My reason to live is because my friend had lost another friend and i couldnt stand watching her cry so i stayed and helped her with her pain and everytime i wanted to kill myself i just cut. Please stay alive for me and the world

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      • You Matter

        Hello, Thank you for reaching out.No matter how hard things are- hurting yourself is never the answer. If you are feeling hopeless don’t hesitate to call The Lifeline. Our crisis counselors are here for you any time day or night, every day of the year at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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  • Alana

    Alana Alana

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    Wel… i have been being cyber bullied on a game called msp… people tease me at school and i feel like i want to commit suicide </3 please help, i also cut alot!! i don't know what to do, i'm 10 years old

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  • Alana

    Alana Alana

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    i’m also scared to call a help line cause what if i hurt my fam by doing it? :O

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    • You Matter

      Alana, We know that reaching out can be scary- please take the first step in getting help by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline is here for you 24/7/365.

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  • Nao

    Nao Nao

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    My friends hate me, I know they talk behind my back. I’m not loved by anyone, even my parents. They never hugged me nor said they love me. Outside, I am the happiest person anyone can guess. I go crazy, and I laugh a lot. But I hate myself because that’s not me. I just hate myself. I don’t know why I exist. I desperately want to commit suicide, but I don’t have the courage to. And I hate myself for that too, because I know I shouldn’t even exist. Please help me. I don’t want to die, I just want to end this pain.

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    • You Matter

      Nao, we can never know how much others love us. Sometimes, it is hard for people to show how much they care. Your life matters! We don’t provide crisis intervention or suicide prevention services on our blog, but we are here for you to talk to any time of day or night. Call us at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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    • ;

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      I feel you

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    • Kat

      Kat Kat

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      Nao, I understand exactly how you feel. I feel the same way exactly. Things will get better for you. You are strong and you will get through this. Even if you don’t think so, there are people that care about you. I care about you. I wish I could you a hug right now. Things will get better.

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      • Vibrant Communications

        Nao, thank you for reaching out to our community and encouraging others! Don’t hesitate to call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you ever need extra support. The call is free and confidential and counselors are available 24/7.

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  • Fay

    Fay Fay

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    I’ve been having issues with my family and friends lately and it seems to be getting worse I’m trying my hardest to stay positive about it but it’s hard. I self harm too and trying to stop for my boyfriend. It’s not working very well though

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    • You Matter

      It sounds like you are having a tough time coping. We are always here for you at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call us 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). There is nothing worth hurting yourself!

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  • Muawiya

    Muawiya Muawiya

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    I want to commit suicide because of depression… I cant call because im not American. Please help me !!!

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    • You Matter

      I am sorry to hear you are going through so much right now, but your life does matter – don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). If you are outside of the United States please visit http://www.iasp.info to find out about service providers in your country.

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  • Devorah

    Devorah Devorah

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    I go back and forth between “why am I existing? ” to “maybe I have things to do here”. I’m afraid of landing on why… I’ve had major depressive episodes, most are situational. I’ve been medically hospitalized twice, both almost one week stays, within the last 8 moths, I’m on TTD because of injury at work, and live in a small religious community (that is a part of a very large city) where it feels like I’m being judged every time I step out of my house. I’m on edge.

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    • You Matter

      If you are feeling hopeless don’t hesitate to call The Lifeline. Our crisis counselors are here for you any time day or night, every day of the year at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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    • Ally

      Ally Ally

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      hi, my name Ally, and Im 17. my older brother did it 2 years ago with a gun. he was my best friend in the world, and the only one i could really talk to. lately, im thinking about joining him…and its weird, but sometimes it even feels like hes calling me. i would go tmrw, except for one thing, it would kill both my parents too, since i am all they have left. my granpa is dying of prostate cancer. i go to visit him all the time, and we have talked about this, a little. he wants to end things early, to stop all the pain hes in, but i think he is staying longer for me. he told me about this book called ‘the trees, or three trees or something’ i havent been about to find it, but he said it would help give me strength. and i read alot, so i was going to try to read something about this subject too. any ideas about good books? -ally

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      • You Matter

        We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your bother. Please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and our crisis counselors should be able to direct you to support services in your area.

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  • Zevo

    Zevo Zevo

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    My parents blame everything on me and my brother gets all the glory. Everyone I have ever knew has told me to go F yourself for no reason at all, or just a joke. People just think I can take on all of this. I can’t reach for my family because they are the ones causing this. I have no purpose but to be a pillow people can treat like trash. I’m going to kill myself people will be happier with me dead. Or now they will learn, but it is to late.

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    • Zevo

      Zevo Zevo

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      My real name is Blake I use Zevo as a screen name so just call me Blake or Zevo

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    • You Matter

      Blake,
      Thank you for writing to us and I am sorry to hear you are in so much emotional pain right now. No matter what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn’t the answer, your life does matter. In order to talk to a Crisis Counselor, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The call is free and confidential; we’re here for you 24/7/365.

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  • Ann

    Ann Ann

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    This game called MSP keeps sending me this link and im just dealing with too much. I self harm, have anxiety, depression, and can’t even sleep at night. I have to go to this damn support group soon and a post traumatic therapist. My mom and dad always say I come up with excuses and that they dont care about what im going through. All of my friends have depression and they bring their problems to me and im basically a pillow for them to cry on. Whenever I tell my closest friend that I cut she ends up hitting me really hard, like that’ll do anything. I can’t call the lifeline because I dont have a phone and im not allowed, and it would be really awkward trying to call off of the home phone because I dont want my parents to know. My grades are severely low and they yell at me about that even though im trying incredibly hard, its impossible to satisfy anyone in my life. Ive tried to commit suicide at least 4 times and just, everything is a fucking mess.

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    • You Matter

      Ann, Thank you for reaching out to us however we do not provide any kind of crisis intervention or suicide prevention services on our blog. The Lifeline is here for you any time day or night at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Don’t hesitate to call us. Your life matters!

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  • Abby

    Abby Abby

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    I have been thinking about Suicide and I almost did it last night. I was just stupid and didn’t. I have been faking being happy and talking and it just takes so much energy to do it. I just feel like I don’t have a future and that things are meant to go on with out me and that I’m supposed to be dead.

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    • You Matter

      It sounds like you’re going through a lot right now – remember, the Lifeline is here for you any time day or night, every day of the year at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Don’t hesitate to call us, your life matters!

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  • troubled child

    All my life I was an outcast and after loosing my mom everything went downhill. There is not a day that I don’t think about killing myself. Life is not worth living. I can’t keep going on like this. Everything needs to end. NNNNNNOOOOOWWWW……….

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    • You Matter

      No matter what you are going through hurting yourself is never the answer. The Lifeline is here for anyone struggling with difficult emotions. You do not need to be thinking about suicide to call us. The call is free and confidential, so don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Your life matters. We are very sorry for your loss, please allow us to help you, give us a call

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  • York Y backstroker

    I am 11 years old and so far my life has been terrible. I have cut myself many times so far in the last week. My mum and grandfather abuse me a lot, but now my grandfather is gone on a trip. My mum calls me names and slaps me in public places because I’m being ’embarrassing’. When I am at home things are worse like punching and slapping my face. Once after my mum had beaten my face, my lips and eyes were swollen. The next day my very close friend asked me why do I have this bruise on my face. I had to make up some stupid excuse so I wouldn’t get I trouble with my school. This year I had a chance to have a boyfriend. We were very close and we tell each other everything. One night I decided to tell him I’m suicidal after my grandfather had hit me in the face repeatedly and been emotionally/mentally abused. He understood and I didn’t have to hide myself. After awhile I was in my room texting him how I felt and I felt better right away after talking about it. This week I have been depressed with abuse. My mum told me to ask people if they would take me in before she found someone. I asked my boyfriend if he would be ok if I stayed at his place. He said it was fine and talked to his mum about it. She seemed very nice and had tried to help me. I have trust issues and I don’t trust many people. The next day I talked to her again. She understood and I trusted her. Later today after my swim team practice I had received a message to not talk to my boyfriend from his mum. I texted my boyfriend to see what was happening, he said that she thinks that i’m manipulating him. He also told me that she doesn’t believe that i am actually cutting myself and I just want attention. I finally had enough courage to send a picture of my cut arm. His mum said I was to never see or talk to him again and get mental attention. I am now really depressed and I now really want to end my life for good.

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    • You Matter

      York, I am sorry to hear you are going through so much right now, but your life does matter – don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). If you are outside of the United States please visit http://www.iasp.info to find out about service providers in your country.

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  • Kat.

    Kat. Kat.

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    I am 13. Suicidal and depressed. I cant call the help line. I dont want my parents to see that i called. I need help. I have a therapist. She says i do it for attention. I dont. I was raped when i was seven.

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    • You Matter

      Calling can be scary for most people but reaching out for help is the most important thing you can do for yourself. We believe in your strength. If you send us an inbox message and I can let you know about other (non-phone based) crisis intervention services. The Lifeline is here for you any time day or night at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Your life matters!

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  • V

    V V

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    There’s a kid who lives in Bangladesh that I’ve been talking to on Tumblr; they like to be called Zander. They’ve set a time 2 weeks from now. I want to help them so badly, but I can’t do much from over 4,000 miles away. They’re being abused and they have DID among many other disorders. They have a therapist and said they’ve called crisis lines and the police before, but nothing’s been done.

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    • You Matter

      I am sorry to hear that your friend e going through so much right now, but his life does matter – don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you need more information. outside of the United States please visit http://www.iasp.info to find out about service providers in his country.

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  • David b

    David b David b

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    I need help I’m 13 and have been thinking about killing myself for 3 years

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    • You Matter

      Thank you for reaching out for help when you need it. This page is not intended for crisis intervention. We have crisis counselors that are available to talk on the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Your life matters and we want to help.

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      • You Matter

        The Lifeline does offer chat based services accessible on our main website http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org These services are available 24/7. If you have trouble connecting with a chat counselor (the queues can be long) don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Your life matters!

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  • juice

    juice juice

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    you guys should make a texting option

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  • Dennis O’Shea

    Somebody talk to me please

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    • You Matter

      Dennis, Thank you for reaching out to us – please keep in mind our blog is not intended for crisis intervention or support services. However, the Lifeline counselors are here for you any time day or night at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). They should be able to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

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  • Olivia

    Olivia Olivia

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    I have no purpose in life. Everyone hates me. I have no friends. I am bullied, called really horrible names, and abused at school. I really want to commit suicide. Last year in 6 grade after school people randomly gathered around me and said,” Knock her down already!” So they did and left me in a ditch. I have no one. I am alone. I need someone. I have msp to anonymously communicate people. They make me feel worse. I cut and cry everytime I get home. I am 13 and want to Commit Suicide.

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    • You Matter

      Thank you Olivia for writing to us and I am sorry to hear you are in so much emotional pain right now. Our page is not meant for any type of crisis intervention however the Lifeline crisis counselors are here for you any time day or night, every day of the year at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). We care Olivia, please call dear.

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  • Gloria

    Gloria Gloria

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    i don’t think of suicide as a solution to problems, but a way of making the pain go away. i’m 16, and was often beat and screamed at for small stuff like walking past my mom in the hallway with what seemed to her an arrogant walk. i tried to swallow my fears once and speak up about what was happening when it became too much to handle, but i backed down and decided to be portrayed as a liar because i felt so guilty for betraying my parents, who do work hard and are serious strict people. that was in January, and they haven’t put a finger on me until recently, and all the memories have come back to haunt me. and two weeks ago i was raped at school, and they alternate between helping me, and shaming me for it. i know that deserve it, but it feels wrong and unfair. i don’t know whats wrong with me. i know i should feel worse than i’m used to, but i…can’t. its like i think of my life and feel nauseous for a moment, and then i look for anything to distract myself from the feelings that are crushing me inside. mostly, i don’t think anyone can help me. i’m too afraid to go through it a second time. but if anyone has feasible advice, please help.

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    • You Matter

      Hello Gloria,

      It’s great that you are reaching out and talking about your feelings and we would love to help! Facebook really isn’t the best platform to help with crisis intervention- If you are struggling with some tough emotions or feeling lonely please take the first step in getting help by calling the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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  • bryan

    bryan bryan

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    in march of 2013, i killed myself. i committed suicide. i failed, in the attempt and i can tell you, you are really having a bad day when your suicide attempt fails. i went through five days of pain, as my body recovered from the overdose. sensing i was in trouble and totally in despair, i checked myself into the va hospital. they gave me a bed and some medication. they bought me some time. in that time, i had a light bulb go off in my head. i came up with a solution to prevent suicide. i want to share it with you.

    1. don’t do it.
    2. if you want to prevent the suicidal thoughts: DO SOMETHING ELSE !!!!

    make a connection, any connection.
    start dialing wrong numbers.
    talk to everyone you meet.
    get a pet goat. name him wilber.
    walk to scotsdale arizona.
    play checkers with the nuns in the park. watch out, some of them cheat.

    there are 186,273 things you can DO besides suicide. if something works, that’s great. if it doesn’t work, try something else. if you need a list of things you can do besides suicide, call the lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.(8255). someone is waiting to talk to you.

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    • You Matter

      Bryan, thank you for participating in our community and sharing these thoughts and the Lifeline number in order to support other and promote suicide prevention. If ever you are struggling with some tough emotions or thoughts, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Lifeline as well. Take care.

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  • Diego

    Diego Diego

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    I feel like I’ve lost everything, my family is no help, I have no friends and the love of my life has left me. We were together for two years and had plans to move in with eachother after I finished my training in the Navy. What do I do? What can I do? I feel like my only reason to live is gone.

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    • You Matter

      Doegp: It sounds like you are having a really difficult time coping. If you need a little extra emotional support, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK. The call is free and confidential, and crisis workers are there 24/7 to assist you. The Lifeline is there for everyone.

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      • andrea

        andrea andrea

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        hi I’m hesitating to call the number because I am having those suicidal thoughts and I’m scared.

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        • You Matter

          Andrea, we know that reaching out can be scary and do our best to make you feel comfortable. Please call us at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). We are here 24/7!

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  • claire

    claire claire

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    My parents took away my phone because I have bad grades from not turning stuff in. ( One F and One B) My mom isn’t letting me go to the Fall Out Boy concert and that was one of the few reasons why I haven’t killed myself yet, but it doesn’t matter. Im going to therapy and i have depression but my moms taking me to a group therapy next week. My dog got bitten by 2 maybe 3 rattlesnakes and she might have to have her leg amputated. I don’t harm myself, but I’ve visualized killing myself a lot recently. I feel lost and trapped and like deaths the only way out. I just want to cry and go to sleep forever. Im only 12 and i feel like I’m going crazy. The only people that understand me are my online friends. I feel like there’s nothing I can do.

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    • You Matter

      In response to Claire. We are sad to hear that you are feeling this way. Please know that any time you feel misunderstood, alone, depressed, or just need to talk, we are here for 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Call us anytime.

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  • Tamara

    Tamara Tamara

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    I read a story of a young woman who died from a brain tumor. The sad part is that she knew she had this ailment, she knew that she was ill. And she tried all she could to make herself feel well. Till the tumor grew so large she no longer had the will. She reached out to her loved ones, cried out in everyway. But all that they woul reply is can’t we try another day? Everyone was busy living life. So alone she would try harder to fight. She relied on a prescription she’d prescribed herself finished off the bottles before they’d hit the shelf. Till the poison no longer numbed the pain and her health declined everyday, she knew she could bo longer live this way. Through the pain and fear she tried her best to prepare and make the inconvenience easier for everyone else to bare. She was scolded with guilt felt replies and shot with bullets of anxiety. Discouraged from her strength and hope, hopeless and afraid. She caved into herself. Sighed and said I give up I no longer can pretend. Im not okay, I’m not okay. Im ready for the pain to end. This tumor she complained of, that caused such pain and strife, ultimately took her life. All she needed was support and reassurance to get the treatment she needed. But nobody took her seriously, she was just dramatic. Till the tumor finally conquered her and she was left defeated. She was gone long before she died, and this tumor was really no tumor, it was suicide.

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    • You Matter

      Tamara, Thank you for sharing the story. Very sad, indeed. We hope that people are sensitive to those that are experiencing an illness, pain, etc. and offer empathy and support.

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  • Willow

    Willow Willow

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    Hi! My friend is considering suicide. They’re trying to figure out their gender identity, they self harm, they almost took a bunch of melatonin tonight, and they’re skipping meals. Im very scared for them. I just talked them out of suicide and they’re going to bed, but im not suree about the future for them. They don’t want to talk to a prevention hotline or chat. I don’t know what to do in the future and I haven’t found resources. Really, I just need something to use in the future, whether it’s comforting ideas or ways to get them to talk to someone. Thank you for doing what you do. Your website is incredible. 🙂

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    • You Matter

      Thank you for reaching out to us and caring about your suicidal friend. Feel free to call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) yourself so that you can find out what resources are available in your friend’s area. Your call is routed to the Lifeline center closest to your area code. The local crisis center may have resources such as counseling or in-patient treatment centers that your friend can take advantage of and we can also discuss ways to help your friend. We look forward to your call.

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  • Caleb

    Caleb Caleb

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    My name is Caleb, the girl of my dreams, the girl I thought about marrying and doing everything with I was really gonna treat her right, but she left me because I confronted her about leaving me on read and how it felt like I was talking to a brick wall. I’m so depressed I was in love with this girl and it’s all gone, I would kill my self but it would break my mothers heart that’s the only reason why I’m still here someone help me

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    • Vibrant Communications

      Caleb, We are sorry that you are hurting. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline @800-273-8255. We are available for you 24/7.

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  • Liza

    Liza Liza

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    I have thoughts and I feel like I can’t escape them.. I wake up every morning and I feel like I am not who I am. I put on a different face. I feel like I go in circles and everyday I try and I try and I try to find a purpose, but I can’t. At some points in my day I will look at a sharp object and say to myself what if I just end it all now. I have gotten to the point where I had the pills in my hand but I keep holding on to my life. I am tired of hoping and seeking and trying. I feel like I can disappear and no one will notice or care. My life is a joke my parents don’t care if I am happy or if I am sad. They only pressure me to be good in everything I do. My friends don’t care either I find myself alone more than accompanied by someone. I have a boyfriend but he doesn’t seem to care at all. I’m confused and I can’t find a way out. It’s like I am asleep but I’m awake at this point I do not care if I die tonight or tomorrow I don’t know why I am still here I pray to God to take me, I need help but I know no matter how hard I try no matter how hard I care for myself I can’t and won’t be able to ever be happy. I’m too nice and let people hurt me and at this point it has gone too far. I feel like my life doesn’t matter, everyday just passes and I wish I left this earth along with the hours.

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    • Vibrant Communications

      Liza, your life definitely matters. You do not have to struggle alone. Please consider calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255). Our counselors are available for you anytime of the day or night. We care.

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    • Sam

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      Hey Liza, my name is Sam.
      I struggle with thoughts of suicide also. The pain is so great it feels like you are physically weighed down, your insides hurt so much that you can’t eat. The pain keeps you awake at night. You tell people and they brush it off. I know how you are feeling. I feel alone. Like a freak.
      But I will not give up fighting.
      The pain. It can be healed if I decide to reach out to people who care. My life matters because God has made me for a purpose. He has also made your life for a very special purpose. Now, It’s easy to say or think that when you aren’t in a crisis, but you have to fight. There are people out there in the world whose lives would be ruined if you died. They might end up dying, because you would have been the only person to prevent them from taking their own life. They need you.
      We aren’t freaks. We are normal people who are in a lot more pain than some people. Would you call someone with cancer a freak? I didn’t think so.
      Liza, I care if you live or die. If you need to, please email me.
      Sam

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      • Vibrant Communications

        Sam, thank you for reaching out to our community and encouraging Liza! Don’t hesitate to call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you ever need extra support. The call is free and confidential and counselors are available 24/7.

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  • wacupuncturecenter

    How To Overcome Feeling Depressed

    In the normal course of our life, we come across a lot of things, most of which affect our emotions either positively or negatively. Among such things are our lifestyles, the people we associate with, our personal achievements and objectives, the weather conditions, our state of mind among others. Luckily, most of this factors are within our control which means that you can always manipulate them to work to your advantage. The last thing you want is to let this emotion get the better part of you. Depression is one of those emotions that need to be handled with a lot of care as it does not only affect the state of your health but in the extreme case can lead to death. This article will take you through some important tips on how you can overcome depression.

    Work on your lifestyle: Available research indicates that one of the major causes of depression today is our way of life; that is our eating regime, exercises, the way we associate with people, the way we live at our homes among others.Health experts recommend that you eat a healthy diet and pair it with some regular workouts if you want to help manage your mood swings. Some diets are known to cause a lot of anxiety to different types of people which mean that the earlier you know about such foods, the higher your chances of managing such situations. On the other hand, workouts are known to keep your mind and your body engaged which reduces the chances of you thinking about your personal issues that may be causing the depression.

    Get some rest: Usually, after a busy day or activity, there is a high chance that your mind or the body will be exhausted which may result in depression if you fail to get some rest. Most people especially the parents have a lot in the plate be it taking care of their family, doing the normal chores among other activities that the would wish to do before they can get some rest. In the long run, such activities cause dizziness and fatigue as you are forcing your mind to handle more than it is supposed to. Most physicians recommend that you at least sleep for six hours a day to give your mind enough time to get enough rest.

    Finally, there is time for everything, do not let your work issues to affect your family life. Most people makes the mistake of dragging their personal issues to their work which ends causing more problems and making the situations even worse. It is therefore highly recommended that you draw a line to everything, leave your work issues at your office and have fun with your family. Try as much as possible to remain relaxed without worrying about tomorrow or how your days has been.

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  • Alex

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    My life has gone downhill since I graduated, I have lost all of my friends, my family still hate that I’m gay, I have tried so hard to find anyone to help me, I’m on medication and I have a therapist but nothing feels like it’s working anymore. I had a recent attempt on my life that failed due to my inept ability to tie a knot. Living here, where everyone hates you for who you are, it eats you inside slowly, I’m a very strong person but I’m reaching the end of my rope. Sometimes I miss getting beat up, it’s the little human contact I ever got. Everything hurts, I keep scratching blood out of my thighs in my sleep, my sleep is plagued with nightmares and my waking hours are plagued with hatred for myself for being gay.

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    • Vibrant Communications

      Alex, We are so sorry that you are struggling. But, you do not have to struggle alone. We want to help you. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline @800-273-8255. There will be a counselor available to talk to you 24/7.

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  • Katherine

    I’ve been dealing with with wanting to kill myself since I was twelve I’m fourteen now. Things were just really bad for me. I tried to talk to my friends about it but none of them cared. I have one friend that seems to care but even he can’t stop me. I began cutting this year but I’ve been self harming since I was twelve. I cut up my arms and it got real bad. I wasn’t being careful about it and my parents saw the cuts. That was the last time I cut my arms now I cut my hips so that no matter what no one can see them because they will always be covered. I have no reason to live anymore. No one loves me. No one cares for me. I’m alone. I’m tired of trying to stay strong. Tired of telling everyone I’m ok when I’m not. Tired of hoping things will get better. Tired of crying myself to sleep at night. I just want the pain to go away. I just want to be able to be happy and not have these thoughts ruin it when I am happy. I’ve held on for four years but I think it’s time to just let go. To let go and just die. A couple weeks ago I was very close to slitting my wrists but I didn’t. Tonight I have pills ready so I can overdose. I have no reason to live. I just want the pain to go away and the only way I know how is to just die.

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    • Vibrant Communications

      Katherine, we’re so sorry for all the struggles you are going through and we want to help. No matter how hard things are- hurting yourself is never the answer. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK. The call is free and confidential, and crisis workers are there 24/7 to assist you. Your life matters!

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  • katherine

    I thinks it’s funny how I can encourage others and help them but I can’t help myself. I can tell everyone esle that there is someone that cares for them, loves them but I don’t think that way about myself. The way I see it: if I suffer but I’m able to help others not commit suicide then it’s fine. I’d rather help people with their sufferings and bear more on myself then not help anyone and bear a little less pain.

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    • Vibrant Communications

      Katherine, you need support too. Don’t hesitate to call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you ever need extra support. The call is free and confidential and counselors are available 24/7.

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  • mia

    mia mia

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    yiu ever fel like you whot to die me to!

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    • die

      die die

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      i do

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      • Vibrant Communications

        die, it sounds like you’re going through a lot right now. No matter what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn’t the answer. Your life matters! In order to talk to a Crisis Counselor, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The call is free and confidential; we’re here for you 24/7/365.

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    • Vibrant Communications

      mia, we’re so sorry for all the struggles you are going through and we want to help. o matter how hard things are- killing yourself is never the answer. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK. The call is free and confidential, and crisis workers are there 24/7 to assist you.

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  • jay

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    my name is jay im 16 i wanna die either by overdose or drowning i dont understand life it is just pain and letting people down but you occasionally find those short happiness moments it never last im ready to die and another thing i just dont wanna be around too watch my family die so i wanna go first and my mother isnt that great either the only thing i will regret is not doing it sooner so i dont have too feel all these emotions im soooo tired of it all when will it ever end i ahte life

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    • Vibrant Communications

      Hello Jay, We’re so sorry for all the struggles you are going through and we want to help. If life ever feels like it’s not worth living, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The call is free and confidential, and crisis workers are there 24/7 to assist you.

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    • Hi

      Hi Hi

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      I feel the same way

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  • Hi

    Hi Hi

    Reply Author

    I want to kill my self I don’t feel anything that the chart at the top said I just don’t want to live well I have had bad mood swings but I didn’t feel anything else on that list my life just doesn’t seem worth living please help me

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    • Vibrant Communications

      Thank you for reaching out to us however we do not provide any kind of crisis intervention or suicide prevention services on our Facebook page. The Lifeline is here for you any time day or night at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Don’t hesitate to call us. Your life matters!

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  • kayla

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    Hi, my name is Kayla and I’m 15 years old. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life but, the ones I hurt the most were the people closest to me… my mom, my dad, my brother, and my best friend. my mom doesn’t trust me anymore and I’ve not had a phone in quite a while now. I feel like I’ve lost everything. my desire to wanna be a doctor, having a good relationship with my parents, I lost it all. I lost everything. I’ve always been the forgotten one in the family. my brother is everyone’s favorite. I always feel lonely and as if my parents could care less about how I feel. i’ve gone through so much these past years and don’t even have someone I can turn to…

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    • Vibrant Communications

      Kayla,
      I am sorry to hear you are feeling so alone right now but hurting yourself is never the answer. Don’t hesitate to call the Lifeline for support at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). We are here for you 24/7/365.

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    • Vibrant Communications

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