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What do people thinking of suicide say?

57 second video with pictures. You got the time for that.

This is a 57 second video on what people who are thinking of suicide say. It’s just a few of the comments. Most of the time, when you hear these things, you feel it. And sometimes because you don’t know what to do or what it means, you glaze over it and go about your day not meaning to overlook a cry for help.

But listening is your best currency. Connecting with another human being and taking that time can prevent suicide. Sometimes that’s all it takes. Please share.

USA 1-800-273-8255
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

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

3 thoughts on “What do people thinking of suicide say?”

  1. I said many of those things prior to my hospitalization. When you’re in constant pain, it’s so hard! The feelings of guilt are overwhelming. I’d pray at one point to just die in my sleep. Although, I’m better now psychologically, I have to watch and make sure that I don’t fall back down that slippery slope.

    1. One day at a time Christopher. I am glad you are feeling better. We are better and stronger than depression. What helped me was challenging it and improving my life by making continuous progress. Depression does NOT own me. This is my life and my rules and I have to protect it. Keep fighting !

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