CALL 911 or
National Crisis Hotline: 800-784-2433
Depression Hotline: 630-482-9696
NO ONE can fully imagine the pain that you are experiencing right now.
Your deep agony is becoming unbearable.
You keep trying to make it look like everything is all right on the outside, but secretly on the inside you are screaming and trying to figure out how to end your life. How can I do this? Should I make a big scene or just do it gracefully?
You feel like you hit a blank wall and just don't know what to do. Maybe you are already seeing a doctor or therapist, but you can't bear the thought of telling him or her about your secret feelings or plans to end your life prematurely.
You may be deciding the perfect place to follow through on your plan, and you may be thinking of the perfect message to leave behind.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
~ It's OKAY to make a mistake ~
Thousands of people have feelings like yours. Some of those people are no longer with us because they let their depression take over their life.
Many others have found ways to cope with their previously unmanageable feelings. They are now living useful, successful, and happier lives out of what could have ended in tragedy.
What did these people do? THEY GOT HELP.
They talked to counselors or doctors or pastors or parents or trusted friends. Some received help from taking prescribed medicines that alleviate feelings of depression, anxiety, and desperation. These medicines allowed them to get a new grip.
Chances are that, awful as you may feel right now, you value your life very much, but you just don't know how to stop the pain.
There's a way.
At this very moment you have the option to GET SOME HELP
EVERY STATE has a hotline that you can visit online or call.
You can call the National Crisis Hotline at 1-800-784-2433
or LifeLine at 1-800-273-8255.
You don't have to say who you are over the phone. You can explain your situation and feelings to a person who understands. You can learn about new alternatives that you may not have considered before. You have nothing at all to lose.
NOW IS THE BEST TIME. THERE IS HELP.
Your pain can go away.
A concerned person is ready to help you on the phone. Just call.
or LifeLine at 1-800-273-8255
DEPRESSION Have you seen the signs?
Depression is more than just a bad day.
It's a serious medical illness that can affect anyone at any time; but it is also an illness that can be effectively treated!
The signs can include:
* Depressed mood * Change in weight or appetite * Change in sleeping patterns * Speaking or moving with unusual speed or slowness * Loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities * Fatigue or loss of energy * Feelings of worthlessness
There is hope. There is help!
Crisis services are provided to help adults and families connect with mental heal resources.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
1-800-273-8255 ( 1-800-273-TALK)