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- Know your worth. Even if you haven’t thought of it in a while, the truth is that you have impacted the people around you.
- Seek support. Share what you’re going through with someone who cares – a neighbor, friend, family member, counselor, or favorite teacher.
- Your belief that suicide is the only escape may actually be a symptom of a mental illness such as depression, anxiety, or schizophrenia that is causing you to feel this way.
H.O.P.E- Hold On Pain Ends.- Anonymous
See Also: Mental Health, Suicide
Talk About It
- What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
- List some people who care about you, even if they have disappointed you. Why do these people matter to you?
- How do you typically express your emotions (song/poem, talking it out, something else)? How have these things helped you to get your feelings out?
- Why is it dangerous to bottle up our emotions?
- What are the things that are currently stressing you out or making you sad? How have you tried to deal with those things up to now?
- Why is there value to speaking with a professional counselor? What other resources do you feel like you need right now?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.