Gretchen Lawson: Sometimes when we’re having these thoughts and feelings, we can feel like there’s no one to talk to. No one will want to listen to us. No one will understand. I want to encourage you. There is always someone that will listen to you. There are hope coaches that you can chat with. There are hotlines that you can call, like the suicide hotline, where someone is available 24 hours a day to talk with you, to listen to you, to remind you that you matter and you are valuable.
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. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world. For additional help, please visit the suicide prevention resource page.