YOU ARE NOT ALONE. HERE ARE PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU WHO HAVE FOUND HOPE.
•If you find yourself being preoccupied with death, thinking about ways to take your life, making plans to take your life, or desiring to die, it is important to find someone to talk to about your thoughts.
•Do not try to handle your pain alone. Even though the people around you may know you well, they may not realize the extent of your struggle.
•Suicide is not a solution to your pain. It is possible to find healing for your pain, and enjoy a fulfilling life. If you choose suicide, you lose the chance to experience healing and an enjoyable life.
•There is help out there for you, but you have to let trustworthy people know that you are struggling with thoughts of suicide.
•If you or someone you know has a plan to take their life it is important to get immediate help. Use the words “suicide risk” to let an adult or mental health professional know the seriousness of the situation.
•There is hope and a plan for your life. There are ups and downs in life. If you quit during the downs, you miss out on the ups. NEVER GIVE UP.
•Ask your primary care physician for a referral.
•Talk with your school counselor about finding help.
•Ask family or friends to recommend someone based on their experiences.
•Check with your Health Insurance Company, church, or community center.