I'm having thoughts about suicide or self-injury.

If you're in immediate physical danger, please contact local law enforcement or a suicide hotline for help.

If you're going through something difficult and the threat isn't immediate, we want you to know there are things you can do right now that may help you:

Talk to someone at a helpline


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Self-Injury

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Reach out to someone you trust


Contact someone you trust, like a family member, friend, counselor or teacher, and ask them to let you share what’s on your mind. For example, you could say, "I'm going through something difficult and was hoping to talk to you about it. If that's OK with you, can you take some time to listen?"

Give yourself a break and do something that makes you feel happy and good about yourself


It can be difficult to focus when you're overwhelmed or can't find a solution to a problem right away. Stop for a moment, take a deep breath and give yourself a break from your feelings.

Try some of these tips from self-care experts at Forefront and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Get out for a while:
  • Go for a walk, jog or bike ride
  • Go to the movies
  • Visit somewhere new, like a coffee shop, museum or park you've never been
Be creative:
  • Draw something simple
  • Make a nice meal
  • Write a short story
Soothe your senses:
  • Meditate or do yoga
  • Take a hot shower
  • Listen to your favorite songs
Relax:
  • Look at the clouds
  • Read a book, magazine or blog post
  • Take a nap

If the tips above don't work for you, see more things you can do right now.

You can also learn more about dealing with suicidal thoughts and find local self-care experts.

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