How Do I Tell My Mom I Want To Kill Myself?SuicideHow Do I Tell My Mom I Want To Kill Myself?<div class="ExternalClassDB3D42AF45044204AC5BE45FD697A153"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;color:#15232b;">I’ve been super stressed lately and I don’t know what to do. I just recently told my mom about wanting to hurt myself and how much I hate myself. Although I haven’t told her about wanting to killing my self. How do I tell her? What can I do to help myself?</span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass58FF3906F3FC4B40B7AD1FBA8BAB450E"><p>​<span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">We are so glad you found us and decided to reach out! It seems that you're going through a tough time right now, and we're here to help. Stress can become so overwhelming and when that happens, it's difficult to know where to turn. We're concerned with the information you shared about wanting to end your life. Please talk with a parent or trusted adult before doing anything to end your life, or give us a call right away at 800-448-3000. You can also dial 911 to ask for help if you're not able to stay safe. You don't have to do this alone!</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">Talking to your mom about these urges to want to hurt yourself was a great first step! It's not easy to be vulnerable in that way, but so important. You might find it easier to write a no-send letter to your mom to let her know about the thoughts you're having of ending your life. A no-send letter is a great opportunity for you to brainstorm what you want your mom to know, and how you'd like to say it to her so that you can organize your thoughts before having that conversation. You can even let her read the letter if you're more comfortable that way, there's no need to make things harder on yourself than they have to be.<br></span></p><p><span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">It might be helpful to identify what it is that has been making you feel so stressed lately. Knowing what these triggers are is the first step to avoiding them as much as possible, and can give you clues as to how to cope with that stress. For example, if school has been the cause of the stress, maybe reach out to a school counselor or a teacher you trust to get support. You can also come up with a list of 3-5 coping skills to use to take your mind off things a bit and take care of you. This can be something simple and fun, like reading, playing video games, going for a walk, or doing something creative. We have a list here of <a href="/pages/tip-99-coping-skills.aspx?Topic=Coping%20Skills">99 Coping Skills</a> that you can look at for ideas.​​​<br></span></p><p><span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">Please know that we are here for you and that you don't have to go through this alone. You can reach out to us at 800-448-3000, or by texting “VOICE" to 20121 to speak with a counselor.<br></span></p><p><span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Sam, Crisis Counselor</span><br></span></p><p><br></p></div>13

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