Would Everything Be Better If I Was Dead?SuicideWould Everything Be Better If I Was Dead?<div class="ExternalClass66EE28D3C684461A8F56DF3AC8594AA9"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">On Monday I saw my school counselor, and I told her about my cuts. And how I would feel depressed all day. Now my mom knows about my cuts. I feel more relaxed now that she knows. But I still feel like killing myself. I just don’t want to die and leave my family and friends behind. I feel like everything would be more better if I’m dead, I mean it’s probably is, so I don’t have to worried about being stressed and depressed. </span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass7F39229E7FDB405FB683B1644BD711C1"><p>We're so glad you reached out to us tonight. It takes courage to open up about something as scary and painful as suicidal thoughts, and you are doing the right thing by reaching out and seeking help for yourself. You must be facing some very difficult situations and emotions in your life right now, and we want to help support you however we can.</p><p>You have shown a great deal of strength by opening up to your school counselor and your mom. These things aren't always easy to talk about, but it is so important that trusted adults know how you're feeling so you can get help and start to heal. No matter how difficult things get, suicide is never the answer. There are ways of getting the help that you need, and suicide only closes the door to getting that help. You are important, and you absolutely deserve the chance to get better and experience all that life has to offer you.</p><p>When we're feeling overwhelmed, depressed, and <a href="/Pages/tip-20-Questions-to-Ask-Yourself-if-You-Feel-Like-Giving-Up.aspx?Topic=Suicidal%20Thoughts">feel like giving up</a>, our brains can't think rationally. Because of this, it's important not to make any impulsive decisions when we're overwhelmed. Suicide is permanent and cannot be taken back. Some days are more difficult than others, and it is important to remind yourself on bad days that <a href="/Pages/13-Reasons-Why-Not.aspx?Topic=Suicidal%20Thoughts">you are not always going to feel this way</a>. Check out these tips on <a href="/Pages/tip-stop-negative-thoughts.aspx?Topic=Suicidal%20Thoughts">stopping negative thoughts</a> for ideas on how to train your brain to think more positively.</p><p>Having a safety plan to turn to can help you keep yourself safe from suicide and self-harm when you're struggling to cope. You can learn more about how to make a safety plan <a href="/Pages/tip-creating-a-safety-plan.aspx?Topic=Suicidal%20Thoughts">here</a>. Part of your safety plan can include <a href="/Pages/tip-choosing-the-right-coping-skill.aspx?Topic=Coping%20Skills">coping skills</a>, which are the things we do to help distract ourselves from the pain we are in, or to process our emotions in a healthy way. We have a list of <a href="/Pages/tip-99-coping-skills.aspx?Topic=Coping%20Skills">99 coping skills</a> to help you get started on your own list.</p><p>You can include us on your safety plan and reach out to us whenever you need support. </p><p>Stay strong, stay safe, and remember that we're here for you.</p><p>Take care,</p><p>Annie, counselor<br></p></div>12

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