How I Found Hope from Suicidal Thoughts After My Breakup
I went through a bad breakup in 2018. I was totally broken and devastated. I am an only child to my parents, however, none of this came to my mind when I was suicidal. I searched for an easy, painless death on Google and found Thehopeline chat. I was skeptical at first…but I finally pressed the chat button on the website.
My HopeCoach Calmed Me Down
A woman spoke to me in a very calming way. First, she calmed me down. Then she knocked some sense into me that gave me a reality check. She gave me some suggestions on how to deal with my problem and I felt good for a moment.
The Words that Stopped Me
Then she proceeded with ” I don’t know what your faith is but is it okay if I say a small prayer for you?” I said ok. She prayed for me then proceeded with “Don’t worry. Life changes but you need to have perseverance. Never give up on this life.” Those words stopped me that day and changed my life! There are still a few moments where I feel weak and I’ve wanted to give up, but let me remind you of this. You need to water yourself to stand straight even under the direct Sun. Take as much water as you need every day.
Someone is Praying for You
Also, now that I told my mom about my suicide attempts, she started praying for people who are suffering from anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses. Remember this! Someone who doesn’t even know you by your name is praying for you. She’s praying for you everyday day and night. You’re blessed to have someone in your life who is praying for you. Never give up on your life! – Anne
Do You Need Help For a Broken Heart or Suicidal Thoughts?
If you are struggling after a breakup or feeling suicidal, like Anne, you are not alone. We are here to listen and help you with what is going on in your life. Chat online with a HopeCoach for a free, non-judgmental, live chat with a real person.
If you are at the end of your rope, there are suicide hotlines and other resources available at this link – Suicide Help.
Resources for a Broken Heart:
- Here are some ways to help you get over a bad breakup: 5 Tips for Getting Over a Bad Breakup.
- Counselor’s Corner: Watch this video from a licensed counselor on “How do I get over a broken heart?”
- Free eBook from TheHopeLine: Getting Over a Broken Heart
Resources for Suicidal Thoughts:
- When you have lost hope and believe suicide is the only way out, please try these four ideas.
- Contact our partner, Centerstone, Crisis Support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their Crisis Response Team is highly trained and compassionate. All calls are confidential.
- Free eBook from TheHopeLine: Understanding Suicide
If you or a friend need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, for free confidential, 24/7 help. For a list of crisis centers around the world and additional help, please visit the suicide prevention resource page.
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