What To Do When You Are Feeling Suicidal

This article might just save your life.

What do you do when you are close to killing yourself?

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I know life can be hard and problems can pile so high that we cannot see a way out. I want to give you some practical ideas to try when you are at the depth of despair and feeling overwhelmed and hopeless.

When you have lost hope and believe suicide is the only way out, please try these four ideas:

1. Reach Out for Help

I understand that finding the strength to do this can be really hard, especially if you also feel alone. Here at TheHopeLine® our HopeCoaches are here for you, 24/7.

  • Chat with one of our trained HopeCoaches on our GetHelp page.  You can also download TheHopeLine app to reach out for help in an instant.
  • Call or chat with the Suicide Prevention LifeLine at 1-800-273-8255 or www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
  • Call your Contract For Life Partner

What is a Contract for Life Partner?
Every person who is even remotely thinking of suicide, should have a Contract For Life partner. A Contract For Life partner is someone you trust and who understands you. This is someone you make a commitment to and that commitment says,

I promise that if I have serious thoughts of killing myself, I will talk with you or with someone else I trust before I do anything destructive.

John is a survivor and here is his advice, “Don’t keep quiet if you are going to hurt yourself or others…please speak up. If you are feeling suicidal then talk to someone, don’t keep quiet about it. There is someone out there who will listen to you.” You can read his full story here.
Helping a suicidal friend

Keely said she has an older friend she calls when she feels suicidal thoughts coming on: I told her everything. And I told her that I need her help. Sometimes I just call to hear her voice to know I’m not alone. Other times, I ask if we can get together. She doesn’t grill me, she’s just there for me.

A Contract For Life partner is priceless because you can meet with them face to face or talk on the phone anytime. If you do not have one, please make it a priority to go looking for one today.

2. Refer to your Safety Plan

Take time right now to print out the Prevention Checklist and fill in the blanks of the  Suicide Safety Plan.  Then when you are feeling hopeless pull out your plan and follow what you have written down.

3. Remove whatever can harm you at that very moment.

If there are guns, knives, and pills in your house, then RUN from your house. Get away from anything you can use to hurt yourself. This will buy you time to settle down and begin to think rationally. Some people are most suicidal when they are drunk. Have someone you know and trust clear all those things out of your house.

Wendalin said she was suicidal for over three years, but was helped by knowing she wasn’t alone:  I had a friend who was there for me no matter what. I tried to push this friend away so many times, she took away the knifes and scissors I’d cut with, my Dad’s diving knife, my grandpa’s gun, and the hose and rope so I couldn’t hang myself. Even though I was so mad at her for it, I knew she cared and that she really did love me.

Glory wrote: I tried a couple times but it never really worked. Then one night I realized something. If you can’t change it, get over it. There are much better things to do in life then sit around hating life. God gave us life so we should use it. Killing yourself is only running away from your problems. It won’t help one bit.

4. Turn to other Activities

girl kayakingThe key here is to get your mind off of doing the unthinkable. If you are near suicide, you want to change the subject, or divert your mind from what you were planning to do. Walk, jog, bike, swim, take a nap, take a hot shower, watch a movie, listen to music, read a book, do household chores, clean, go shopping, go to the park, volunteer at an animal shelter for a few hours – An excuse to play with puppies? Yes please! Anything that has the potential to help you lift your spirit.

If you are near suicide, you want to change the subject, or divert your mind from what you were planning to do.

Kelsey discovered this worked for her: I actually went and got a knife to kill myself and I just stopped and I was thinking this really isn’t solving my problems is it? So I just decided to try to get into something like hip-hop classes, get my mind off my life, and just try to live life to the fullest.

There are many more articles on TheHopeLine® regarding suicide and we want you to know you are not alone. You matter, you are good enough and you are loved.

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please




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Dawson McAllister Dawson McAllister (born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania) is an American speaker, radio host, and author. He is the founder of Dawson McAllister Association and TheHopeLine and host of the national radio program Dawson McAllister Live, which is aired on Sunday nights. Dawson has been speaking to and in support of teenagers and young adults for over 40 years.
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  • Tayla

    Thank you so much for this! I realise how stupid I was for considering the so called ‘easy way out’ I realised that my pain would just pass on to the people around me if I did kill myself. I’ve decided to enjoy all aspects of life the good and the bad because I can learn from them. I really can’t thank you enough for this powerful message. You saved my life!

    • Javier

      Im thinking of ending it i have tried in the past but i was stop by my old friends but now i have pushed them out my life end im scared cuz i know i will do it and this time i have no1 to stop me i need help

      • roja

        Hi Javier,

        Please don’t think you are alone.. They are people like you who wants to end there lives too. Please come in contact with one of those people listen to there problems may be you will save there lives and you will get an internal strength to not to Suicide.

        And FYI I am one you too… Please remember we don’t know what life is after death? We have option to end this Life will we have the same option there? I ask my self this question.

  • http://www.Google.com Tiarra

    I’m so seriuos I’m killing myself..I need help pleaaassee someone

    • roja

      Tiarra,

      Hope you doing Well. Just read your Comment… Dear Please reply me back if you can. God is the strongest have faith in him.. He is just next to you giving you the helping hand please accept his help, by helping your self.

    • TheHopeLine Team

      We sent you an email and hope you have talked to someone about how your feeling of wanting to end your life. Please continue to seek out help by calling us at 800.394.4673 or chatting with a HopeCoach at http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp. You can also find help at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

  • I can’t tell u my name

    I now will kill me self

    • roja

      Try Calling the Help line…

    • TheHopeLine Team

      We sent you an email and hope you have talked to someone about how your feeling of wanting to end your life. Please continue to seek out help by calling us at 800.394.4673 or chatting with a HopeCoach at http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp. You can also find help at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

    • anonymous girl

      DON’T!!! IF I EVER DID/WILL FEEL LIKE IT, GRAB YOUR WRISTS BEHIND YOUR BACK, AND THINK OF EVERYTHING THERE IS IN LIFE!!!!! THINK HOW AMAZING IT IS YOUR HEART BEATS, BY ITSELF, TO KEEP YOU ALIVE!!!!! PLEASE, DO IT FOR ME!!!!!

    • anonymous girl

      Please don’t. Do it for me, a sad girl. A sick girl. A girl who is treated like a trash can by her *Best Friend*. I have suicidal thoughts sometimes, so I look up cute kittens online, and stare deeply in space into the kitten’s loving eyes. Heavenly Father(aka God, I’m mormon) wanted you to have a place in this world, and everyone has trials, for jugglers sake, my mom had a 2 ton cargo luggage cart park on her foot! Think of that, think about how you are not bedridden like my poor, poor mother! Go to the E.R. IMMEDIATELY!!!!! Mental illnesses are JUST AS IMPORTANT as physical illnesses! Trust me. Everyone has trials. Everyone suffers! Please, don’t do it, and even if this email is useless, just know, I am here for you, family is here for you, God is here for you. Just pray(if you don’t know what praying is, it is folding you arms and bowing your head, talking to God) to God and ask him for advice. Ask him what to do. Trust me. *Trust him!* Please, I beg with all my heart! Don’t commit suicide. Suicide is a degree of murder. Trust me…..

      • Sierra

        I’m a Mormon as well. I’ve had suicidal thoughts on and off my whole life.

  • Tersa

    I live chatted with a very strong and beautiful soul at HOPE line, I was feeling Suicidal but after chatting with her and her telling me her story I did feel better. I felt HOPE and I had not felt that in a very long time. But with each passing day I have noticed my resolve in the fact I don’t want to die is waning again, I feel like I should not call or chat again because I feel like I am letting her down now that those thoughts are creeping in again. My panic attacks during the night are getting worse and my night terrors are getting worse, and I am remembering things That I thought I had buried so deep they could not resurface, But there they are and I am feeling like my hope is slipping away, Should I or would it be bad if I chatted again?

    • TheHopeLine Team

      Teresa, Thank you so much for your kind words and story! We are here for you 24/7 please feel free to chat with a HopeCoach again. If they didn’t get a chance on your first chat to give you some resources they will be able to give you some the next time you chat in. We have some great partners and one that you may really like is to sign up for an email mentor that you can continue to email back and forth with for as long as you like about what ever is going on in your life. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us again when you feel like you need to talk. We care!

  • sane

    Maybe there is a world better developed I do not belong in society im nothing. family dont care more poison than anything. not one friend… Its so easy to just jump off the cliff.. the world i want to be in is not here.. Just once i wanted help but was to ashamed to ask for it i wanted somebody anyone to tell me make me get help. now i know that its too late cause im at the cliff to afraid to go over and to afraid to stay.

  • sane

    I wish it was that easy.. I wish somebody else would pull the trigger…

  • sane

    I hate september bad memories.. I just want to close my eyes and this month to be over i want it all over.
    Somebody pull the trigger and kill me..

    • TheHopeLine Team

      Sane, September can be extremely hard and may open up old wounds. We respect your feelings and want you to know that we care about you today and everyday. Please feel free to call or chat with us anytime. If you want download our free app to your phone to chat, listen to the show, get an email mentor and get encouraged here is the link to download it. http://thehope.dm/thlmobileapp

  • PARVEZ

    I am a loser. I’ve completed my graduation on public administration & have appeared for post-graduation. I don’t have a job. I have to rely upon tutoring children on a minimal salary. My father worked for ARMY. Now he works as a driver for a man with a very low salary. I’ve fallen in love with a girl 1 year junior than me. I really love her a lot. she has a government job in a primary school and her family is quite solvent than mine. She lacks faith in me. Every time I say something she suspects as if I’m cheating on her. but, I am really of not that type. I just can’t live without her. but, she really doesn’t get me. I am facing difficulties to maintain my family expenditures while on the other hand I always have to keep my self tensed in fear of losing her any moment. sometimes I feel it might be easier to let go of life than living it.

    • TheHopeLine Team

      Parvez, Thank you for reaching out to us. It takes a lot of courage to reach out and we commend you for doing this. You have accomplished so much. What a blessing to have a degree in public administration. Please never give up on your hopes and dreams. Keep persevering through this! It may seem like there is no end to what you are going through, but there is. Your challenges are temporary and you have a great life ahead of you full of happiness. We are here for you and we truly want to listen to what is going on in your life and offer you some ways to cope with it. Please call us or chat with us at TheHopeLine today at 800.394.4673 or chat at http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp. We have a free app you can download to your phone to chat with as well at http://thehope.dm/thlmobileapp.

  • Hing

    busy hours, busy life, but i think i shall drop by for a sec to say THANK YOU.

    Your chat line has help to clam me down. Manage to make me not too defensive, as i usually do.

    I still don’t really understand what was happening how do we connect spiritual from scientific point of view. Not visible, only have relaxing feeling after all. Though i was not 100% believed but i also can’t explain how i can become better.

    For what ever reasons, THANK YOU. THANK YOU. and sorry if i make you wait for long at the end of the chat, as i accidentally fall as sleep.

  • Annie

    Yes it’s so easy just to forget your depression. Obviously the writer of this article has never stood on a bridge, feeling like there is no other way out but to jump. But I’ll just “distract” myself because that works.

  • Shay

    My world has ended. A 10 year relationship down the tubes. I’ve never been closer to anyone in my life…He hates me now. I have no one else closer and lost a mutual best friend in the process. It haunts me daily. I was with this person from 23-33 and I feel like I’m behind glass. Getting to know anyone else is a chore with such negativity wafting around me. I’ve been on SSI since I was 23 for mental disorders. I can’t get the thought of erasing myself out of my mind. Help

  • Sad-one

    Actually I don’t think that taking my life will solve all my problems it will just spare the others from the problems I cause

  • Sad-one

    Recently i have been doing so many mistakes that i can’t even count it would be better if i could just spare anyone from my mistakes

  • Hate-life

    I have nothing I can live for the only thing i cherish most is my dog i know he does’t get what i tell him but i just feel like i can let my heart out for him and I just don’t know what will happen to me when he passes away.

  • Strawsons Theory

    Struggling with finding purpose in our ever expanding, never sleeping world. With so many people, how can individuals hold any real purpose outside of their collective purpose. Boredom, detachment and general emotional numbness doesn’t help either. Suicide a constant companion, almost soothing.

  • TheHopeLine

    Andrew,
    Please never give up! You are not alone in the struggles you are facing. We are here and ready to help. Call us or chat with us at TheHopeLine today? We are open 24/7 and all you have to do is call 800.394.4673 or you can chat with one of our HopeCoaches about what is going on at http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp . If you have a phone we have a free app you can download to contact us for help. Here is the link to download it. http://thehope.dm/thlmobileapp
    -TheHopeLine Team

  • TheHopeLine

    You are not alone in the struggles you are facing. You are worthy, loved and the Lord has great plans for you. Please never give up! Call us or chat with us at TheHopeLine today? We are open 24/7 and all you have to do is call 800.394.4673 or you can chat with one of our HopeCoaches about what is going on at http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp . If you have a phone we have a free app you can download to contact us through chat, phone or email. http://thehope.dm/thlmobileapp

  • Madison

    Man I have a severe anxiety disorder, i just found out i’m pregnant for the second time and i’m only 17, my boyfriend and i broke up and he told me that he doesn’t love me anymore, my mom is still abusive, i’m failing school, I’m done. Maybe life isn’t for everyone.

  • life sucks.

    Sigh everything was ok , just another day I went to wrk to be lied on by a 90 yearold female it’s so unfair , all I can say is why me now am looking at jail are misdemeanor. What’s the reason for living if you can’t just go about your life without someone messing it up.

    • blu paws

      Take responsibility. For your. Actions and stop. Blaming

  • TheHopeLine

    Sometimes reading a blog isn’t enough help. That’s why TheHopeLine is open 24/7. Our trained HopeCoaches want to help you. Please reach out and give us a call. TheHopeLine: 1-800-394-4673 (HOPE)

  • Rose

    Everyone who I try to talk to just think I’m crazy when I’m not, I’m just hurt soo much to the extent that nothing feels possible anymore, to that point were life was just my enemy, and death was my only hope out of this infrerno.I’ve been debating about this for awhile now, and everyday that goes on is one more day I lose hope and there isn’t much hope left, I have everything planned but I don’t want to end up a disappointment or a coward that’s what my dad says people who do suicide are but I just think it’s people who are hurt and don’t know how to express it and we are too scared to do so.

  • Jypsy Giordano

    Please, Susan. I know it seems so hard right now, with no way to escape, but please trust me when I tell you that you have so much to live for, and so much more to accomplish in your life. I’m 17. I was feeling completely depressed, which brought me to your comment. Please don’t give up. I know we don’t know each other, but if you ever need help or someone to talk to, please contact me.

  • TheHopeLine

    We want you to know that you matter and you are loved and worthy. You are not alone in this. We are here to help. You can chat with a HopeCoach at http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp A HopeCoach is available 24/7. You can also sign up for an Email mentor to talk about what is going on for as long as you like from our Get Help page too. We also have an app that you can chat or email from too at http://thehope.dm/thlmobileapp

  • http://carriesteilonline.weebly.com/ TenThousand_Ideas

    im really depressed. and my mom doesnt understand she just gets mad at me and doesnt even BELIEVE in suicide someone help

  • Chris

    I’m so tired. I’m sick of just living day by day. The utter despair, emptiness, and lonliness. I want it to come to an end– one way or another. I don’t want to talk to anybody. I just want it to end. No one can help. I’ve been there trying to get help. Nothing works. My heart is far to numb and frozen to be open to anything. I feel like a walking corpse of death and despair. Please let this end. Eternal slumber. No despair, no nothing.

  • MY name isn’t important

    I wake up 5/7 days wanting to rather die, or cry until I fall back asleep. Both my parents suffer from bipolar disorder pretty bad and I wonder if that’s the reason, I have an amazing family, good home, and great friends…but none of this makes it better. I’m just..sad? for no reasons except that I don’t think I will ever get help, or be happy. Talking to someone wouldn’t help because they try to find the reason I feel like this, yet I can’t give a solid one, I tell myself I should be happy I’m alive and still…nothing

    • TheHopeLine

      What you described are symptom of depression. It is not your fault you are feeling this way and it’s very important that you talk to your parents about how you are feeling as soon as possible. They should be very open to helping you find the resources you need since they have experienced similar feeling themselves. Thank you so much for coming to our blog and for seeking help. We are here if you want to chat with a HopeCoach anytime at http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp

  • TheHopeLine

    Johanna,
    Please never give up on this life. There is hope. We are here to listen and help you get through this. Call 800.394.4673 or chat with a HopeCoach 24/7 at http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp

  • TheHopeLine

    Sometimes hearing about how someone else made it “out of the boat” can give you strength. Check out this video by Garrett Russell who plays with the band, Silent Planet. http://www.heartsupport.com/blogs/athlete-wheelchair-garrett-russell-silent-planet/ And remember TheHopeLine is here for you 24/7.

  • texasgirl

    Can a person go to the ER for help

    • TheHopeLine

      Yes, you can definitely go to the ER if you are feeling suicidal. Our HopeCoaches are available 24/7 to answer your questions. Call or chat now. 1-800-394-4673 (HOPE)

  • TheHopeLine

    Our HopeCoaches are available 24/7. Please call anytime 1-800-394-4673 (HOPE). They have lots of great resources for you. Also, you can go to our resource page on on the website that has a list of our trusted partner ministries- http://www.thehopeline.com/partners-list/

  • TheHopeLine

    Aurora, Thank you for sharing your struggle. Our HopeCoaches are available 24/7 on the telephone or through chat. They can listen and connect you with other resources to help you through this. We care about you! http://www.thehopeline.com/GetHelp/

  • TheHopeLine

    Teresa, Please never give up! You have so much in your future that will bring you happiness and joy that you will never know about if you give up. This challenging place in your life is temporary. Your beautiful children need to grow up having a mother. You can chat with a HopeCoach 24/7 at http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp. We also have a partner you can contact for help They provide free and confidential information and referral and can help you find food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.Go to their site at: http://www.211.org/

  • Cali

    Hi. I know that feeling. I was just thinking the same thing today. Just know, you’re not alone in feeling that way.

  • TheHopeLine

    Diana- We care about you. Please reach out. All calls/chats are confidential. HopeCoaches are available 24/7. http://www.thehopeline.com/GetHelp/

  • Jo

    I know the feeling…would you like to talk? I’m here

  • oliver

    Hey, is this free?? I’d appreciate an answer asap..

    • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine

      Yes, it’s free! :-)

    • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine

      Here is the page to log in and chat with a HopeCoach. We are here for you! http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp/

  • Cory Orndorff

    I really need help. this isn’t a joke. I’ve been all over the Internet looking for the easiest ways to do it. I’ve hurt so bad for the past year. idk what to do. I don’t wanna chat with a stranger on a hotline. I have no one I am comfortable with to chat to. I’m loosing my mind and idk what to do. I can’t keep hurting every day like this anymore. don’t look me up on fb or anything please. I don’t want family knowing. I just wanna find ways to make it stop. it’s killing me

  • no name

    I want to call to get help but i know if i do they will send the police and bring me to a mental hospital… not something im going to do

    • Sophie

      Me too

  • I find no joy in life… I find no meaning…. And i don’t like talking to people, I find people annoying. I don’t have anyone close to me either.

  • done trying

    in south africk there are not many places to seek help i no i have tryed getting help but now i am done trying i am ready to quit

  • Taylor

    I just hate my life..I have no one in my life..
    My parents gave me away at birth and the lady they gave me to gave me away and then she gave me away I got beat almost every day of my life and I get verbally abused everyday of my life.all the guys I’ve been with used me for sex and then cheated on me I’ll never be love

    • Sherry

      Jesus loves you he knows your pain give it to him when you feel this way, he gave his life for you. Not only to save you from hell but to give you a new life, a happier life. He will give you the love that you have never had.

  • No that important am I

    Maybe I want to die because this world is cruel horrible and prisoners get more help for the bad they have done and the rest are left to struggle with no job fear of going no where in life and punished on a daily basis for just being in this world sooner it ends the better

  • Chi83

    I feel less alone when I read this. I see a lot of people feel the same way. I moved across the country. My child did badly in school, was angry and violent. I was stunned. I withdrew him and homeschooled him, left my job. That caused financial problems. My mom died. My car got repossessed. I am behind on my rent. I dropped out of college. I have thoughts of suicide but I am a wife, mother, a sister, daughter and friend. When I think of the pain it would cause, I hang on. But sometimes the pain and fear is overwhelming. It is so hard to fight your own mind.

  • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine

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  • Nobody

    It’s time to end it. I’ve been through the therapy, the meds and everything. My life just continues to spiral down and everything I touch or come near turns to crap. So by this time tomorrow I am going to be gone

    • swishtrish

      Hope you are feeling better than when you posted

  • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine

    I am so sorry you couldn’t get through. Our online and mobile chat system is the best way to talk to a HopeCoach – the phone lines can get tied up. Please try again – http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp

  • anonymous

    I’m feeling really stuck. It feels like everyone is turning against me right now and that I have no one to talk to. All this drama keeps happening to me and I don’t know what I am doing wrong. I am really afraid of what next would be happening and I no longer want to even be alive anymore. I should just kill myself I would be better off. I think that would maybe make me happy or do someone a favor. I have no friends at school and I don’t have the most well off situation that most have at home, and my parents died. I am thinking that I am coming close to ending my life…

    • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine

      Please contact us and chat with a HopeCoach – we are here for you 24/7 and we care about you! Chats are free and totally anonymous. http://www.thehopeline.com/chat-now/

  • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine

    Chatting with a HopeCoach about how you are feeling could help you find insight and hope into your situation. We are here for you 24/7 online – http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp/

    • Lewis

      I am 20 and have lived with depression/anxiety since I was 16 I am on 100mg of sertreline and they did help for a while on and off but this suicidal thought is persistent and won’t go, I have tried therapy( not for me) and speaking to my doctor but nothing seems to change what should I do

  • Katalina

    I want to kill myself, like right now! :(

  • anonymous

    There really isnt always a way for me to take away dangers, I’ve been suicidal multiple times and one of the times I was near my staircase. I climbed and jumped over the staircase and as I was about to fall, I grabbed on. I didn’t mean to grab on, it was just a part of me that forced it to happen. My hands were slipping off the staircase and hurting badly from the way I grabbed the staircase, I knew it was now or never when my hands almost fell. I decided to climb up, but please help, I know this may happen again with something else.

  • Darren

    I feel like killing myself because anyone that talks to me replaces me after a while nobody needs me

  • hurt and alone

    Yesterday was my grandpas funeral. he was the only relative who didn’t hate me for who i was and now hes dead. i just want to make it all stop it hurts so much.

  • iwanttodie

    In my case is more than 30 years and counting……

  • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine

    Proud of you for communicating with your family. They will hopefully want to help now that they know you are hurting. If you want to talk about it, our HopeCoaches are avilable to chat online with you 24/7 http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp/

  • Jnk

    I’ve been taken anti depressants for about three years but I’ve never felt as low I do right know. Just walking round town, you only notice all the smiling and laughing people and this makes you feel worse and worse. Just trying to hold back the tears when I’m driving home, and thinking why am I feeling like this, nice car, flat, decent job. It makes NO sense, then you start thinking you are weak and should be getting over it. Then a part of you says but it IS an illness this make no difference to you, you still feel empty.

    I feel I have nothing to look forward to, I feel I’m rarely happy which must be effecting the people I work with. At work I try and perk up by drinking lots of coffee. but I feel my colleagues try to avoid talking to me, then I think am I just being paranoid…. there must be something..

    The drugs don’t work. Maybe therapy works, not tried it.

    The only thing I’m weighing up is whether I can just end my life, BUT how it will effect my family. They have tried to help as much as they can, but I feel at the end of the day this is MY choice and I may take it.

    • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine

      Please don’t give up! Depression is truly an illness and sometimes it takes time to find the right medicine that works for your body chemistry. And talking to someone is really important. You can chat with a HopeCoach anytime 24/7 – it is free and confidential. http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp/ I know it feels really hopeless right now, but things really can get better. Let’s talk about it.

  • Family disgrace

    I just really am thinking about killing myself for real this time my parents are gone it could work they wouldnt find me till tomorrow…

  • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine

    Thank you for sharing your story and for your honesty. It sounds like you are in a really dark, hurting, and lonely place right now. We aren’t here to preach, but to listen, understand, and lend you our support. HopeCoaches are real people who have been through traumas of their own and can listen with real compassion. Our chat system is through text messages or online. It’s free, confidential, and open 24/7. We really are here for you. Please give us a try. http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp/

  • Doesn’t matter

    I’m not going to mention my life story because unlike most, I don’t want the attention. However, you need to understand that this just isn’t enough. Sometimes nothing can stop the thoughts. I came here fro help with dealing with those, but you don’t understand that your helpful tips are absolutely useless

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      I am glad you are reaching out. We understand that each person’s story is unique and one blog is not going to help everyone. That is why we offer more than just this one blog. We have trained HopeCoaches who are available to chat with you one-on-one anytime 24/7. All chats are free and confidential. Our HopeCoaches have experience, wisdom, and compassion. http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp/ Please give us a try.

  • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine®

    We will definitely help you! We have an online chat system that is open 24/7, it’s free and confidential. We have HopeCoaches who are ready to listen and help. We are here for you – http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp/

  • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine®

    Please don’t give up. You are in a really difficult and very negative situation. We can connect you with an email mentor who will support and encourage you. We have other resources, too. Chat with us anytime 24/7 http://www.thehopeline.com/GetHelp/

  • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine®

    Please don’t give up. Let us help you. We have some excellent partner resources for you. Chat with us anytime 24/7 http://www.thehopeline.com/GetHelp/
    Check out this true story about a girl from France who chatted with a HopeCoach – http://www.thehopeline.com/suicide-self-harm/
    There is hope for you!

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    You are right that just reading a blog is not enough. It really helps to talk to someone. We can also connect you with real resources and more support. Please chat with a HopeCoach http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp/ We are here for you 24/7.

  • Markasia

    Tired of people leaving me walking out my life without no explanation , being lied to . Just ready for it to all end !

    • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine®

      What you are going through is very hard, especially when you feel abandoned and isolated from people you thought you could trust. Sometimes it helps to talk to someone who cares. We are here for you 24/7 on chat http://www.thehopeline.com/GetHelp/ Please don’t give up.

  • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine®

    It sounds like you are in a really dark place of hopelessness right now. We want to chat with you. Sometimes talking to someone who cares can help. We have HopeCoaches available 24/7 http://www.thehopeline.com/GetHelp/ Let us be there in your darkness with you.

  • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine®

    I understand one blog may not make a difference, but how about hearing someone else’s story? In our eBook you can listen to people share their story and how they got help. Also, it helps to talk to someone about your feelings. Our HopeCoaches are here to chat with you anytime 24/7 http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp/ Here is the link to the free eBook – http://info.thehopeline.com/selfharm
    We care about you!

  • Anonymous

    I have been living with depression since 11 years old. im now 35 completely stuck, and dont know what to do. Can anyone please help me?

    • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine®

      Yes, we can help. Depression can worsen over time and increase in intensity because of life circumstances, but there is help. Let us hear your story and we can connect you with the best resources. You are not alone, we are here for you – http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp/

    • paris

      talk to me.

  • d Dez

    I understand how you feel. I am a wedlock baby and sometimes feel that I don’t belong on this earth. I often get irritated with God for allowing my mother to get pregnant with me. You may have made a mistake by having a child when you weren’t ready. But sweetie, because you have a daughter, live life. She doesn’t want to see her mom go. Maybe it was an act of God that you just so happened to call 911 when you attempted suicide.

  • Always Amazed

    My contract partner is the one causing the pain. I am tired of fighting to live. I’m not killing myself to get away from a situation or person, I’m killing myself to get away from all the responsibilities of my 57yr life. I may not have any feelings once I’m done but I know I won’t feel this tired and feel like I am the engine of every train. I am mom of the special needs child, wife of a clueless really nice husband, and I work like a dog for anybody I ever work for, I volunteer in organize events, I will help represent special-needs people in court as just a courtesy and pro bono. I do everything and people are more than happy to have me do it because I’m good at whatever I do. I’m done doing everything.

  • Work mom

    Sometimes I would talk to a stranger someone I did know and thy didn’t know me.when I was 14 I live on the street homeless and sometimes no food to eat I was in a very dark place. But I talked to stranger cause they didn’t know me an they would help me fine food.i know you feel alone but have you try to volunteer at your local Shelter.and there is nothing wrong with you you just need some guidance an pointed in the right direction. I also went to job crop just to get away from my family.which I love cause I got to make a lot of my own decision bye myself so don’t give up now.

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    Riyahj, You are not alone. We are here to help you through this. Chat with one of our HopeCoaches anytime…day or night about what’s going on in your life at http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp

    • Riyaj Nadaf

      Ok

  • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine®

    Please please don’t give up. There is hope and help. Please chat with us anytime 24/7 https://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp/ We care about you and want to help you get back to that place of happiness and confidence.

  • 24 yr women

    I am in a violent relationship everyone knows the police know my parents know due to there being so many Break ups and police called I always go back despite what’s been done and said its like they have a control over me and know that if they beg enough I’ll be back the longest had been 4 week break up for the 100 th time iv even ran from my own home I have kids and now I feel the only we I can be free is to hang myself but thinking of my children has stopped me in the past now I’m not sure sure it’s enough. As bad as that sounds I feel pointless hopeless I tell people and I’ll I get is your selfish and you won’t do it you don’t have the balls thinking I’m attention seeking I’m not ! I’m asking for help please please help me I have told doctors everything I m on antidepressants that’s all they ever do throw pills at me

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      Please don’t give up!!!!! I hear your desperation. Please chat with a HopeCoach now – https://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp/ It’s free and it’s private. We are here for you.

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    We care! We want to encourage you and support you. Please chat with a HopeCoach. We are here for you 24/7 and it’s free and private – https://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp/

  • Holly

    I’m feeling really suicidal right now, I just don’t want to live anymore and I feel there’s no point living if I can’t settle with what is happening around me, the world is awful, I don’t wanna see it no more

  • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine®

    That was really a hurtful thing for your mom to say. A loving parent would say how thankful they are that did not abort you and what a blessing you are. She sounds like she has a lot of unhappiness in her own life that has nothing to do with you. You are valuable and the fact you are alive means you have a purpose. If you want to chat more about this we are here for you 24/7 – https://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp/ Chatting with a HopeCoach is free and totally private. We believe in you!

  • Daniel

    Me thinking about ending it all. Does that make me a attention seeker. Yes I’ve had a drink tonight open and honest.
    My life is in peace and struggling to see a end to this. Tonight is especially bad. I dot want to be branded a attention seeker nut am really struggling to keep things together ..

  • SiSi

    What is a contract for life partner? I googled it and found nothing. I’m getting worse every day. I’ve seen a thousand articles like this and none help. I’m not gonna kill myself anytime soon but I’m scared that it’s eventually gonna be the way I die. I don’t know.

    • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine®

      A “contract for life” is making a commitment to choose life and not suicide. We are here for you and can explain more about it. You can chat with a HopeCoach online anytime – https://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp/

  • Becca💙

    Just never give up on god he will always be there for you no matter what trust and believe in him always for he is always there for you :) and he will make everything better trust me things might be bad at times but he has a bright, amazing future for you :)

  • Does it matter?

    I’m 19 years old and I’ve been struggling with this constant sadness for as long as I can remember, but recently it has become so much worse. I have no idea who I am anymore or who I once was, I just know I’ve become everything I hate. I’ve been fighting it for so long, and I never wanted to come to this, but I can’t do it much longer. It gets harder to get out of bed every day. People can argue it with me as much as they want, but I truly see no reason I should stay here. I never want my parents to deal with the burden of my death, and that has always been enough to stop me from following through with it, but that doesn’t even seem to phase me anymore. I’m so tired, I wish I could just disappear without anyone noticing.

  • _Hey_Its_ Jules_

    If you feel sucidal, watch Pewdiepie or any youtuber that makes you laugh… Trust me, it helps 😉

  • Cc

    I’m scared admitting to myself that I do have suicidal thoughts..but I do. Often times,I try. I only stop when I see or hear my 9yr old son. I’m scared that if the time comes that I’m in an argument and my son is not there that I will really kill myself

  • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine®

    We are simply here to listen, encourage, and provides extra resources if you need them. No one will come to our door unless you are in serious immediate danger.

  • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine®

    I am so sorry that happened, but thankful you are alive. It sounds like you have friends who care a lot about you and did not want you to kill yourself. And, yes, sometimes parents don’t understand but they can always learn. Do you have a school counselor you could talk to about how you are feeling? We are always here for you at TheHopeLine® and can connect you with other resources that may help you.

  • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine®

    EVERY loss is noticed. There are many people whose lives are touched by yours. You matter. Please don’t give up.

  • No I can’t put my name. Sorry

    I’m only 10 years old and already thinking of suicide ;~; can I have help please??

  • Féinmharú

    I cut. Every single second of every single day I want to destroy myself. I hate me so much. The way I look, the way I talk, the way I can never do anything right. My wife tells me I ruin everything. I ruin everything. This plays over and over inside my head. I’m a worthless turd and I just want it all to go away. Cut and cut and cut until I’m drained. I can’t take this anymore. I can’t.

  • Frank

    Might sound crazy but what if I actually like hurting myself?

  • Chandler

    Well I tell you guys something,I have this thing called vcf or 22q with is kill me and make my life hell . So all you guys or don’t have a disabled, stop thinking your life is so bad because you can change it. For my I can’t and I’m sick and this I have to live though and I think help is a better place for me . So when I get up good by to all of you .

  • Lewymar

    my parents abuse me and im sick and tired of this my whole life and i just want to end it i dont care about the consequences i dont care

  • Peter

    I’m feeling very lost atm. I’ve been thinking almost non stop of ending right now. My antidepressants are not working. I lost my job due to nothing of my own fault they saw an opportunity let a high timer go and took it damn right to work bs. I cannot think straight and having a constant panic attack that has lasted almost 3 weeks now. I have been having tunnel vision and surreal vision. I dont do drugs except for what is percribed I’m 38 I don’t have much of a mind left and have been considering admitting myself so I don’t hurt myself. My father doesn’t understand that I suffer from panic disorder, being bi polar, and severe depression even though he was one that had me put on meds when I was a child because I had twitches. Everyday when I wake up it is because of the panic attack that cold rushing feeling in my chest wakes me up when my metrazapine wears off. Since my father and step mother are out of town till October and I have key to their house I have been really thinking of just walking over and putting a gun to my head and pull the trigger. He is an avid gun nut and there is a loaded weapon behind every door. My insurance is atm but I’d much rather go somewhere to be safe. I know being in hospital will suck but it’s better than the latter. My mind is at its end and I’m driving my friends and self crazy. My thoughts won’t stop rushing,I’m scared and don’t want to make the ultimate mistake. I’d rather hurt myself than anyone else because it’s not their fault.

  • Alice

    This article helped me calm down a bit. I’m still suicidal but not as irrational as I was a minute ago. Thanks so much to whoever wrote this.

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    You can chat with a HopeCoach anytime 24/7 – https://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp/. It is private and we have resources we can give you to help you.

  • jdbwjr

    I just want to die. I can’t take the stress anymore. I hate my life

  • http://www.thehopeline.com/ TheHopeLine®

    Brianna, thank you for encouraging us!!! :-)

  • Naw bro

    I’ve been thinking bout suicide since 6th grade n I’m a senior but never came around doin it till I see how my life goes but I know its bout to happen. family, friends, therapy, ain’t none of that work on me.