As someone who deals with clinical depression and has attempted suicide,
I also know how crucial it is to have resources available to you when you feel like you don’t want to go on, especially when you are feeling like you might hurt yourself.
These resources aren't just limited to people who are suicidal themselves; they can also give advice for the loved ones of people who are in crisis.
While I’m not a licensed therapist, there are some resources that can connect you to people who are. And, they are free. Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to find a resource that resonates with you and log it into your phone or write it down somewhere so you will have it in case of an emergency.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
An online chat available to you if you aren't comfortable talking on the phone.
Stories of hope and recovery in these categories:
- Addiction, Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorder, Gender Identity, Military Sexual Trauma, PTSD, Recent Suicide Attempt, Self Harm, Serious Mental Illness, Sexuality, Suicidal Thoughts, Suicidal Loss Survivor, and Traumatic
Suicide Stop: International Help Center
A list of suicide hotlines for many countries and in their native languages.
Chats for people in various countries who aren't comfortable talking on the phone.
Emergency numbers for various countries.
USA: 741741 Text "Home"
CAN: 686868 Text "Home"
BRIT: 85258 Text "Home"
For people who are more comfortable texting.