Help for People Experiencing Suicidal Thoughts or Feelings
Whether you are thinking about suicide now or in the recent past, or you made a suicide attempt last night or several years ago, we understand that the pain you have felt is deep, your emotions may still feel raw, and your feelings about wanting to end your life are (or were) complicated. We’re glad that you found us and we want to help you remain safe and find hope, whether your difficult period is now or in the future.
If you or someone you know is struggling with difficult life circumstances or uncomfortable thoughts and emotions, we are here to help. You do not need to be experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings to call. Trained Crisis Line Counselors are available 24/7 to take your call.
Now Matters Now
[Excerpt from the website] We have had suicidal thoughts and emotions and problems that felt unsolvable. Here are our stories, including research based ways for managing the most painful moments of life. We teach Mindfulness, Mindfulness of Current Emotion, Opposite Action and Paced-breathing. These skills are part of Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT, proven to be helpful for people considering suicide. These tools are not considered a replacement for one-to-one counseling. You do not have to have suicidal thoughts or mental health problems to use these tools – they are useful for most people and many problems.
Plan for Safety
Suicidal thoughts can seem like they will last forever – but for many, these thoughts and feelings pass. Having a plan in place that can help guide you through difficult moments can make a difference and keep you safe. Ideally, such a plan is developed jointly with your counselor or therapist. It can also be developed with one of our crisis counselors, who can help you write down actions to take and people to contact in order to feel safe from suicide. In general, a safety plan is designed so that you can start at step one and continue through the steps until you feel safe. You should keep your plan in a place where you can easily access it (your wallet or cell phone) when you have thoughts of hurting yourself.
Stay Connected to Your Support Network
MY3 lets you stay connected when you are having thoughts of suicide. With MY3, you define your network and your plan to stay safe. With MY3 you can be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide. Remember: there is hope and a life to look forward to, even in your darkest moments. MY3 can help you get through your most difficult times.
Who are your 3? Is it your sister? Your therapist? Maybe even a neighbor down the street?
Download MY3 to make sure that your 3 are there to help you when you need them most. MY3 is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play, free of charge.