3 Good Reasons to Call:
1. Everyone needs support
At times, life can feel stressful, even overwhelming. Sometimes you may feel disconnected from your usual supports or they may be inaccessible. Sometimes you may need objectivity on a situation that you can only get from talking to someone you don’t know. Sometimes the situation is one you would rather discuss with someone outside your circle of friends and family. And sometimes you just need someone to listen so you can talk it out for yourself, and hear someone tell you that you got this.
Whatever the reason, no matter how big or small it feels, we are here, and we want to talk to you. You don’t have to be suicidal to get in touch.
2. Stress, depression, crisis or trauma can distort your perceptions and prevent you from seeing things clearly.
We are good listeners and we are not afraid to hear about anything that you may be thinking or feeling. Sometimes when you are feeling desperate, scared or on edge you may not be able to imagine anything beyond the moment that you are in. We can help you get through that moment, and help you make sense of what you are feeling. And then we can help you to identify some new options for the next moment if that is something you want to do.
3. Suicidal feelings can be the result of solvable problems.
Thoughts about killing yourself or self-harm can be scary and confusing. Powerful emotions can make you feel tired, hopeless, anxious, lost, afraid, ill, or even disinterested in the things you usually enjoy. Struggling looks and feels different for everyone. By talking about what you are feeling, together we can begin to figure out some of the things that may be causing you to feel this way, and together, we can begin to figure out what to do about them.
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