If you are thinking about harming yourself, or feel hopeless, unhappy, or numb, help is available, and you are not alone.

You are Not Alone

To talk to someone right away, call the Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255). You can talk to someone you trust, this can be friend, a family member, a teacher, a coach, a coworker, a school nurse, If you don’t know how to start that conversation, write down a script for what you need to say.

Asking for help or just talking to a safe adult can be hard to do; this doesn’t mean you are weak, it means you recognize that you have a problem and are telling someone about it.

There are other people that have gone through something similar to what you’re going through.You can hear their, stories in their own voices. You can find help here in the county.

Asking For Help

Who do you ask for help?

  • Choose an adult you trust - maybe it is a family member or a neighbor, a favorite teacher, the school nurse
  • It might be your doctor, your pastor, or the school counselor
  • Or call a hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
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Starting the Conversation

What do I say to start the conversation? Aren’t they going to think I am crazy and need to be in a hospital?

  • Try asking them first if they have time to talk
  • Tell them that you want them to listen and not be quick to give advice or judge
  • Tell them that you are having a hard time, that you can’t see any way out of your problems, and that you have thought about ending your life