It’s important to have someone to talk to if you or someone you know is struggling with a crisis.
The 988 suicide hotline is a great resource when you need help.
They have trained counselors who can offer advice, support, and any additional resources. Speaking with an empathetic person helps to remind you that you do not have to go through it alone.
By dialing or texting the number 988, you will be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that is available across the US. Studies have shown that those who have called feel less suicidal and more hopeful afterwards.
Knowing the signs of someone considering suicide can help when checking in on friends, family or peers. If you are not feeling like yourself, going through a difficult time, or feel trapped, then it may be time to reach out.
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