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Help for Yourself
You’re still here— and we want to help you find hope.
When You Should Call
If you feel like you are in crisis, no matter how big or small, we want you to call. You should call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) immediately if you have any of the following warning signs:
- Feeling like you want to die or to kill yourself.
- Looking for a way to kill yourself, such as searching for methods online or buying a gun.
- Feeling hopeless or like you have no reason to live.
- Feeling trapped or like you cannot handle the pain.
- Feeling like you are a burden to others.
- Drinking more alcohol and using drugs.
- Feeling anxious or agitated.
- Sleeping too little or too much.
- Feeling like you can’t talk to anyone and would rather be alone.
- Wanting to seek revenge.
- Having extreme mood swings.
More Ways to Get Help
Speaking to a therapist or attending a support group can help you work through your grief and improve your overall mental health. The following resources can help you find a psychologist, psychiatrist or support group near you.
Having a plan in place that can help guide you through difficult moments can make a difference and keep you safe.
Told through the voices of these individuals, their families, and the professionals in their support network, each inspiring story recounts one person's journey from a suicide attempt to the life of hope and recovery he/she is leading today.
This blog was created by the American Association of Suicidology to share that this can happen to anyone and that it’s possible to recover, or learn to manage, and move on.
This brochure was created to help you as you begin to work through challenges that led you to attempt to take your life. It offers information about moving ahead after your treatment in the emergency department and provides resources for more information about suicide and mental illnesses.