Having thoughts about ending your life can come after a long struggle with depression, or all of a sudden with an unexpected loss like a relationship break-up or death of a loved one. It’s normal to think about ways to get out of a situation that feels hopeless or is causing immense emotional pain, but if you’re having thoughts about killing yourself, it’s important to find a way to keep yourself safe when you’re feeling the worst and then find more support.
You don’t have to go through this alone and there are many people who want to help, even if you’re not ready to talk to your own circle of parents, teachers and friends. Teen Link is here to give you another option. We can help you plan a way to stay safe for the night, brainstorm ways to distract yourself, review your goals for life and reasons for living, and come up with a plan to get more help
Most people who have suicidal thoughts do not complete suicide or even make an attempt. These thoughts can be a wake-up call that you’re completely overwhelmed and need help. Please reach out to someone. We’re here to answer your call.
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Our crisis specialists are available to talk by phone from 6-10 pm and chat or text from 6-9:30 pm every night. You can also call to connect with our substance use specialist from 2-10 pm Mon-Fri. (Call the same number and press 2) Text/Chat is available from 6pm – 9:30pm.