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You Are Not Alone

Don’t try suicide. Seek help instead.

With September being National Suicide Prevention month, I thought we should end it with some helpful information to bring more awareness to this cause.

FAST FACTS:

I’ve had some personal experience with friends who were suicidal. By helping them with their situations I have learned a few things. One of the most important things you can do is to simply listen. I believe that’s the most crucial step when trying to help a loved one. As said by alternative medicine author Rachel Naomi Remen, “The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.”

Though I believe listening and talking to a friend or family member can help them cope with their emotions, I know how hard or stressful that could be. There are other resources out there, like the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, that can guide you to healing and coping.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline :  1-800-273-8255

Suicide Prevention Lifeline Text CONNECT to 741741 (Crisis Depression Hotline)

Remember that if you’re not feeling good about your situation, you’re not alone. You are very capable of overcoming this and there are resources everywhere to help you achieve that.

 

By Amaris Edwards, Senior, Brooks College Prep

Snapchat & Twitter: @yungshawty_a / Instagram: @glamaris._

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Written by TrueStar Staff

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