Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. Learn what you can do.
From The Dark
Lurking in the darkness, sometimes it is hidden from everyone but yourself. Help bring the shadows into the spotlight.
Creator - MATTHEW POOLE
LIFE IS AN OPTION - JC Nickell
I know that life can be hard and even a strain people will listen when you are in pain sometimes you may not realize but I can see it in your eyes don't say it's the end because I am your friend I will lend you my ear when you are feeling the fear people might think you're crazy it's just your mind is a little hazy hold onto your hope I will help you cope that's what a good friend is for to help you open that door remember all that I say things will start to go your way giving your life new power negative thoughts to devour thus your mindset is not for adoption because life is an option.
suicidal ideation, self harm, self destructive behaviour, depression, mood disorder, bullying.
strength, problem solving, drive, ambition.
What is out there to help?
First thing to know is that you are not alone. There are many people around you that will offer a helping hand if you reach out. Below are a few organizations that can help get you on the road to recovery.
AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION. the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.
SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
YELLOW RIBBON. Making Suicide Prevention Accessible To Everyone! In all 50 States & over 45 Countries!
- Therapies, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, and Exposure and response prevention
- Medications, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Eases symptoms of depressed mood and anxiety.
- Self-management strategies, such as "self-soothing". Many therapy techniques, including mindfulness, are helpful to ground a person and bring her back to reality after loosing control.
- Communicate, Listen carefully and learn what the individual is thinking and feeling.
Suicide does not discriminate. People of all genders, ages, and ethnicities can be at risk. Suicidal behavior is complex and there is no single cause.