For anyone thinking about suicideā€¦

If you are thinking about killing yourself, it means you are in a huge amount of pain. It probably feels unbearable. Maybe you are angry. Maybe you just want the pain to end. You feel like you can’t take it anymore.

When we feel really desperate, we don’t see the all options we have. At this point, suicide might feel like the best, or even the only, option.

But suicide is never the only option.

If you’re reading this, it means there is a part of you that wants to live. There’s a part of you that has hope for yourself and your future.

The truth is, suicide is only one way to solve the problem. And if you take that option, you won’t get to try any other option in the future. You won’t be able to change your mind later. Suicide is permanent. And even though your pain right now might feel like it will never end, it can.

If you’re thinking about suicide and the thoughts and feelings won’t go away, get help. You are valuable and important. You have a future ahead of you and people who care about you (even if it doesn’t feel like it).

Tell someone.

It often feels better when you talk about it. And telling someone can help you to see other options and possibilities. Tell a friend or a trusted adult, or call Lifeline on 0861 322 322 or the Suicide Crisis Line on 0800 567 567 (or SMS 31393). Read our article “Having thoughts about killing yourself?” to know more.

 


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