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Ask For Help - Here Are Resources for Suicide Prevention

Ask For Help - Here Are Resources for Suicide Prevention

With the shocking deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade this week, we thought it’s important to make sure our readers are aware of the life-saving resources out there for suicide prevention.

No matter what you are going through, there will always be someone available to help. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to a friend or family member, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress. You can even chat with someone online if you don’t want to pick up the phone.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

Olivia Munn wrote a poignant and emotional post on Instagram in which she opened up about her own experience and shared a list of international suicide hotlines.

“I have lived with anxiety and sporadic bouts of depression for most of my adult life. 10 years ago I tackled it, learned to fully understand it and haven’t felt the dark depths of depression in about a decade. But before that, thoughts of suicide crossed my mind more than a few times. For those who don’t understand depression, when someone is in that place it’s not because they want to die… it’s because the ongoing, relentless darkness is too painful to endure anymore. You don’t have to suffer from anxiety and depression to feel that low. Something very sad or traumatic can happen to you just once to bring about that feeling of despair. But please listen to me- from someone who is telling you that she’s been where you are- when I say that SUICIDE IS NOT THE RIGHT CHOICE. 💛,” she wrote.

“Here is a list of the international suicide prevention numbers. Please don’t hesitate. A phone call could change everything. Even if you think you don’t want to get involved or don’t want your friend to be mad at you or if you’re the one suffering and don’t want to be talked out of it or feel insecure about asking for help. Those are temporary consequences. With suicide, there’s no do-overs. Please try every single option you can before making a choice that cannot be undone,” she added.

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