How Do I Get Them To Believe Me?SuicideHow Do I Get Them To Believe Me?<div class="ExternalClassFE5E776E7C1C4A1C99F9AACC184AFCE3"><p>​<span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">I need help I'm depressed and very suicidal. Everybody says I'm not but I have to fake to be happy and hurts me even more knowing that none of them believe me or want to help me. </span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass58BA66D9A08A45A9BE466BAE5167F0AA"><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">We are so glad you reached out to us. Having suicidal thoughts can be very overwhelming. You must be dealing with some very painful situations and emotions, and these are things we can talk about together. It's not always easy to reach out for help, but you did the right thing and have shown a lot of courage by opening up tonight. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">We want you to know that suicide is never the answer, no matter how difficult things get. There are ways of getting the help that you need, and suicide only closes the door to getting that help. You are dealing with so much, and you absolutely deserve the chance to get better and experience all that life has to offer you. Having suicidal thoughts is very serious, and we will be able to do more to support you over the phone. Please call us at 1-800-448-3000 so that we can talk through some of these things that have been causing you so much hurt. We are worried about you and want to make sure that you are safe and able to get connected to the help you need. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">Try to be very direct with the adults in your life when telling them about your thoughts. Instead of saying "I don't feel very good", tell them "I am having suicidal thoughts." Tell them if you have a plan for ending your life If you don't feel that you are able to say these words out loud, print this email and show them what you wrote, this might help you to start the conversation.<br></span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">It is so important to take care of yourself during times when you </span><a href="/Pages/tip-20-Questions-to-Ask-Yourself-if-You-Feel-Like-Giving-Up.aspx?Topic=Suicidal%20Thoughts"><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">feel like giving up.</span></a><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;"> Think of things that help calm you down, activities you enjoy, and things that give you some sense of relief when you're struggling. These </span><a href="/Pages/tip-choosing-the-right-coping-skill.aspx?Topic=Coping%20Skills"><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">coping skills</span></a><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;"> are what can help get us through the short-term when we feel we just can't take the pain anymore. Sometimes all it takes is a little time spent distracting ourselves to feel like we can stay safe for the rest of the day or night. If you need some ideas, we have a list of </span><a href="/Pages/tip-99-coping-skills.aspx?Topic=Coping%20Skills"><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">99 coping skills</span></a><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;"> you can use to help make your own list.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">Continue to reach out to us, and know that we are always here to help in whatever ways we can. You are not alone in this. Stay safe—we look forward to hearing from you soon.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">Annie, counselor</span><br></p></div>12

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