First and foremost, if you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please get help from a professional. This does not necessarily mean calling the police! Calling the police can be dangerous, depending on the situation.
If you’re in the United States, a great place to start is the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Outside of the United States, try the
International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)
to find the help center closest to you.
If you’re struggling with mental health problems, I highly recommend adding therapy or counseling to your current support network. Literally everyone I know could benefit from therapy. However, this is more easily said than done, as therapy is not always affordable or accessible. The good news is, there are organizations out there that want to help, and some of them are even free.
If you’re in the United States, check out:
• The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)
• Mental Health America (MHA)
• Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center: 1-888-694-2273
• National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders: 1-630-577-1330
• National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7223
• National Crime Victim Helpline: 1-800-394-2255
• National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
• The Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQ+ Youth): 1-866-488-7386
• Anxiety and Depression Association of America Support Groups
• Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance