If you are like Nicki, the following posts are aimed at helping you figure out when to be on alert and what to do. If you are like her friend and thinking about suicide, then these posts are also for you. But, if you are thinking about suicide a lot, this is not the place to find ALL your answers. This is just a place to start- to gather some information and gain some guidance. However, you do need to speak with a mental health professional to truly find the help you deserve.
These posts will help guide you to understand that you are (choose one or more!):
- Having serious thoughts about suicide. Maybe you are depressed and need help with those issues.
- Worthy of the proper help because you totally rock and the world would suck without you.
- Not imagining things, one or some of your friends may be going through a very difficult time.
- A normal person with difficult challenges!
- Someone whose brain may have developed differently (chemically) and may need some help to feel “normal.”
Just what are the posts? Glad you asked:
Disclaimer/Attention before reading
Suicide is a very difficult topic to study. You may be reading about it for any variety of reasons. Your reasons are personal and may not be the same reasons as why someone else you know is reading this. Please remember to have compassion for yourself and for those struggling with this very heavy topic.
In these posts, information about suicide is provided. Please know that although learning this information is important, it is also important that you manage the emotions around such a heavy topic. We provide additional outside resource links in “Some common questions and resources.” Some of these provide phone hotlines. However, if you are feeling overwhelmed and calling feels too invasive to you, here is a site which provides support through texting: http://www.youthadvise.com