If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, this is what your brain is telling you. But it’s a myth. A lie. It can be so intense, so convincing, and you probably struggle to keep yourself from following through.
Another myth is that thoughts of suicide mean you are weak. To have survived this intense pain takes a lot of strength and endurance.
More than anything, I want you to tell someone or ask for help. I miss my son Charles every single day.
USA Crisis Text 741-741
United Kingdom 116 123
Australia 13 11 14
International suicide hotlines
If you are a teen or young adult, several have used this guide to figure out how to tell a parent or loved one you want to die. For the Teen Contemplating Suicide and Looking for the Strength to Reach Out. I hope you will use it. It takes courage to reach out for help.
For adults How to tell someone I want to kill myself
- Other Resources:
- Why should I stay alive when I want to kill myself? by Anna Wieder
- Suicide Safety Plan Template
- Template of a letter to oneself to prevent suicide– Self-help coping strategy
- Book for suicidal persons that is recommended by a licensed counselor, Karla Helbert, LPC: How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me: One Person’s Guide to Suicide Prevention