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Suicide



If you are having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

Suicidal thoughts can arise for a variety of reasons. They can come out of a sense of overwhelm that life is too much or won’t ever change. Sometimes they come from feeling that whatever wounds you are experiencing can’t be healed or fixed. They can come from a feeling that life is meaningless for you, or from thinking that you don’t deserve to be alive. Many people have these thoughts at some point in their lives, and some struggle with them over long periods of time. These thoughts can be incredibly scary and isolating, bringing about even more feelings of shame and isolation. However, speaking to others about these feelings can be incredibly helpful.

Please remember: thoughts and feelings are not facts, and they alone cannot harm you. Know that you are not alone and help is available.

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14 Ways to Tell If Someone Is Suicidal

Suicide is a very sad but very real situation for many people around the world. Here is a list of potential signs to look for if you think someone you know may be considering suicide. How to tell if someone or a friend or family member is suicidal is another way of saving a life.

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Reasons to Stay Alive

Like nearly one in five people, Matt Haig suffers from depression. Reasons to Stay Alive is Matt’s inspiring account of how, minute by minute and day by day, he overcame the disease with the help of reading, writing, and the love of his parents and his girlfriend (and now-wife), Andrea.

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I’m Still Here

What it’s like to live with a chronic urge to die.

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FindCenterDeath ends a life, not a relationship.

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Why We Need to Talk About Suicide | Mark Henick | TEDxtoronto

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Why People Die by Suicide

In the wake of a suicide, the most troubling questions are invariably the most difficult to answer: How could we have known? What could we have done? And always, unremittingly: Why? Written by a clinical psychologist whose own life has been touched by suicide, this book offers the clearest account...

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Suicide Prevention

Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. If you think a friend or family member is suicidal, there’s plenty you can do to help save a life.

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FindCenterBut in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.

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We Asked 100 People If They’ve Ever Considered Suicide | Keep It 100 | Cut

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Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves

For much of his thirties, Jesse Bering thought he was probably going to kill himself. He was a successful psychologist and writer, with books to his name and bylines in major magazines. But none of that mattered. The impulse to take his own life remained. At times it felt all but inescapable.

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WHAT MIGHT HELP

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The information offered here is not a substitute for professional advice. Please proceed with care and caution.

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