I like to post this information in the evening, because that is when most people are alone with their thoughts and can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. So there have been many days when I have read this message and it saved me. If you need to, please take the next step and reach out to someone. Your life matters.
If you have suicidal thoughts
Suicidal thoughts and behavior are common with some mental illnesses. If you think you may hurt yourself or attempt suicide, get help right away:
Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.
Call a suicide hotline number — in the United States, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor. Use that same number and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
Reach out to a close friend or loved one.
Contact a minister, spiritual leader or someone in your faith community.
Contact your doctor, other health care provider or mental health specialist.
Suicidal thinking doesn’t get better on its own — so get help.