Grab a friend and hug them!!
They think nobody cares!!
You know how that feels!

And, if YOU are the one hurting, know that I care,
and want to somehow be there for YOU!

How can I help? Are you thinking of ending your life? Don’t! Lets talk—Or, you talk, and I’ll listen.


However, first, I want you to consider several things.

When the pain overwhelms you, and you can’t cope, it is natural to think about ending the pain. That weight can be SO heavy—Let’s find a way to reduce the pain.

What I can tell you is that you need to tell someone. Talk to a friend, or someone you trust. While you can’t know their pain, and they can’t know your pain, perhaps they can share ways that they found to cope.


Hold on! Give some time for us to help lessen the pain. Promise not to do anything to hurt yourself for 12 hours, 24 hours, or longer.


Sometimes it may seem as if no one cares, or wants to help. It could be because they fear pain also. Perhaps it is about their pains and fear, and not about yours.

But, there are people who can help and who will listen:


Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
Find a therapist or counselor
Talk with a trusted elder, or spiritual leader


Remember that the pain, and events that caused them, are traumatic—they do hurt, and they may not go away just because you want them to. In order to heal, you often must process, or work things out. While that may take a little time, you CAN heal.

In Crisis Then Call ::

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
 

Native Youth Crisis Hotline
1-877-209-1266 

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