I have been having suicidal thoughts and I have ideas on how I could do it. And I’m kinda scared of myself.
- Thank you for reaching out to us here at Teen Central during this time of need. We hope we can offer you the resources you need. You are strong for enduring your situation even though it must be very difficult for you. You are not alone!
- If you are feeling unsafe in this moment, I would highly recommend that you go to your nearest emergency room. You can also call 911, or reach out to your local authorities. Seeking professional help in times of need is a vital step in self healing! There are many resources that are available to you 24/7, and are completely free for you to use! Here are a few:
- National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
- Crisis Text Line: Text “HELLO” to 741741
- Boys Town Hotline: 800-448-3000
- Find someone close to you who you trust, perhaps a family member in your home, or a close friend, and talk to them about these feelings. If you are having these intense thoughts, it’s likely that you are feeling overwhelmed and alone. Is there someone in your home right now who is able to listen to you? Starting this conversation may be intimidating, but it can be as straightforward as saying “I need help.”
- What are the things that you look forward to every day? What gives you hope in life? These are the things that may help you to recognize what you have to live for. Try keeping track by writing down everything that makes you feel joy, hope, or happiness in one day. There is no moment too small to add to the list.
- What are you able to do to take care of yourself right now? Self-care and hygiene tend to be neglected when our mental health starts to decline. Is there one thing that you can do to help your body to feel nourished and healthy?
- Stay in touch with friends and loved ones, is is easy to ruminate when we keep ourselves isolated. Who could you reach out to right now? Make a list of people that you feel you can trust with these thoughts. Can you identify one of these people to reach out to you in difficult moments? Keeping open communication with people who care about you may help you safe.