Thinking A Lot About SuicideSuicideThinking A Lot About Suicide<div class="ExternalClass7E514553437E4C8EB47B5578C7CD3013"><p style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;">​<span>Lately I've been thinking a lot about Suicide. I'll just be driving down the road when suddenly I feel the urge to swerve and hope I die. Other times I think about stealing my dads medicine and overdosing. I just can't focus on anything anymore. Sometimes I feeling like I'm dreaming and I remember things that never happened. I feel so lonely and horrible and I don't know why. I have this notion that I'm a horrible person and everyday I prepare myself for when my friends will tell me they hated me all along and that someone like me doesn't deserve to be happy. </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div><div class="ExternalClassF3FFE919B27C42049D95A57E8498B42F"><div><div class="ExternalClass7E514553437E4C8EB47B5578C7CD3013"><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>We are glad you are reaching out today through Your Life Your Voice. It really sounds like you are going through a difficult time and you made the right choice to reach out for help. We are very concerned for you as you mentioned you are wanting to die. Please know suicide is not the answer no matter what you are going through. Life can present us many challenges and we all have to go through some hardships from time to time. However, feeling likes this for a prolonged time is not the way anyone wants to live their life and if you have been feeling this way for a while it is time to get more support to help you heal.</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>If you ever do feel that you are not able to keep yourself safe, reach out for support immediately. This can be by calling us here at the hotline or calling 911 if you are in immediate danger. We are here to support you and talk to you about what is going on and what is causing you to feel this way.  Please know there is help available. It can take time to find the best options, but suicide should not be one of those options. You deserve to give yourself the opportunity to find happiness, and to live the life you want.</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Sometimes when you are having such negative thoughts about yourself it takes practice to learn a new way of thinking.  We have some tips for this:</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><a href="/Pages/tip-the-mirror-rule.aspx">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-the-mirror-rule.aspx</a> </p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> <span></span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><a href="/Pages/tip-101-positive-things-to-say-to-myself.aspx">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-101-positive-things-to-say-to-myself.aspx​</a> </p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;">Things can get better, you can get help and find hope.</p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Please reach out to us if you would like to talk, 1-800-448-3000.</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;">LO, Counselor</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div></div> </div>16

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