- U.S. Peer warm line: When you call, you talk to someone like you who has also been hurting and wanted to end it at one point in their lives: 1-866-400-6428
USA Crisis Text 741-741
USA Crisis Line for LGBTQ Youth 1-866-488-7386
USA Crisis Text for LGBTQ Youth 678-678
USA TransLifeline 1-833-456-4566
USA Suicide Prevention Lifeline & Chat for the Deaf or Hearing impaired. Or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255
United Kingdom Samaritans 116 123
Australia Crisis Line 13 11 14
Canada Crisis Line 1-833-456-4566
Canada TransLifeline 877-330-6366
International suicide hotlines
I am sorry you are feeling such pain you want to kill yourself and write a final letter to your loved ones. It must be so awful to feel that bad.
If you are looking up how to write a suicide note, then you must have people who love you. Not everyone does.
I can only tell you how I felt when I lost my son, Charles, to suicide. I was devastated. I still am. I wish he had told me how he was feeling. I wish he had written me a message about his pain instead of a suicide note. Here are some things I want you to know.
1. Your pain is real
2. Having thoughts of suicide does not mean you are weak or a “coward.” Those are phrases from people who do not understand
3. You deserve treatment and support and should not be shamed or judged
4. I know you don’t want thoughts of suicide. No one wants to feel that way
5. It is great news you are still here and you have survived so far. Give yourself credit for having the courage to weather those thoughts. You are a warrior.
6. Right now, I’m going to encourage you to ask someone for help. Or write a note to someone about how you are feeling and give it to them while you are alive.
There is also a link to an article I wrote about how to tell someone you are thinking of suicide.