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Thinking about Suicide? Call us now: 


1-800-273-8255 or 988


We are available 24 hours a day, everyday.


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Nobody who has not previously been suicidal can fully imagine the pain you are experiencing right now. You are trying to maintain your outer life as you think it should be lived and seen, but secretly you may be trying to figure out how to end your life prematurely, whether gracefully or not. The surges of deep agony you are experiencing may often become unbearable.


You may grit your teeth often, or even sometimes writhe on the floor. Perhaps you are already seeing a therapist or a doctor, but you can’t bear the thought of telling him or her about your secret feelings or plans

You are not alone.

Video Stories of Hope and Recovery: Terry Wise
By: 800273TALK

Thousands of people have had feelings like yours. Although some of those people are no longer with us because they succumbed to desperation, many others have found ways to cope with such previously unmanageable feelings — and they have created useful, successful, and happier lives out of what could have ended in tragedy.


What did these people do?  THEY GOT HELP. They talked to counselors or doctors or pastors or parents or trusted friends. Some received help from taking prescribed medicines that alleviate feelings of depression, anxiety, and desperation. These medicines allowed them to get a new grip.


We know that as awful as you may feel right now, you value your life very much, but you just don’t know how to stop the pain. There’s a way. By means of some combination of time, counseling, medicine, and planning, you can avoid the fate of those who, for whatever reason, didn’t take that first step forward.


At this very moment you can GET SOME HELP if you have access to a telephone. If you live in northern Illinois, you can call the Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline at (630) 482-9696. If you live elsewhere in the United States, you can call the National Crisis Help Line at 1-800-784-2433 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.


Your inner pain can become less troublesome if you get help. Very likely these impulses will go away completely after a period of healing. You have much ahead of you, and right now a concerned person is ready to help you on the phone.  Just call.

Thinking about Suicide? Call us now: 


1-800-273-8255 or 988


We are available 24 hours a day, everyday.

CALL NOW: 800-273-8255 or 988
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