Ups and downs. I’m sorry for all of the up’s and downs. But my friend, she didn’t lie about suicide. She really is gone and I don’t know how to deal with all this grief.
- We are sorry for you loss, if you or anyone you know are ever feeling suicidal you can reach 24/7 help from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or Lifeline (suicidepreventionlifeline.org)
- Please consider linking up with a supportive adult in your life, someone you know whom you can talk to in person. One of the key contributors to building resiliency is a safe, stable relationship with at least one caring and responsive adult as a buffer against stress. While we appreciate you sharing your story here, we can only offer informational resources as we are not an advice column or an online therapy service. Therefore, with such serious matters as the loss of your friend, we strongly encourage you to seek out a positive adult such as a counsellor, therapist, parent, teacher, religious leader, or local support group to help you through this stressful time.
- You can learn more about DEPRESSION, GRIEF & LOSS, or SUICIDE on our LEARN tab. You can also educate yourself about some of these things on the SAMHSA website: SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or the NAMI website: Home | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
- You can download a free app online for mindfulness, or check out Netflix and YouTube as the reputable company HeadSpace offers a few specials on both places for Mindfulness, Meditation, and Stress Relief.
- Check out Amazon for some self-help books or stories of resilience. There are a ton of authors who cover topics such as this. Sometimes you can find free downloadable worksheets online for activities on how to cope with stress, grief, loss, friendship, and self-esteem.
- Lastly, consider keeping a gratitude journal of things you can be grateful for during these trying times.