Watch the video above and talk about it with a group or mentor. Learn more.

If you're having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Don't stress; the call is confidential and free.

Key Points:

  • 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.

Quote This:

H.O.P.E- Hold On Pain Ends.- Anonymous

See Also: Mental Health, Suicide

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. List some people who care about you, even if they have disappointed you. Why do these people matter to you?
  3. 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?
  4. Why is it dangerous to bottle up our emotions?
  5. 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?
  6. Why is there value to speaking with a professional counselor? What other resources do you feel like you need right now?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.