Experiencing thoughts of depression or hopelessness can cause feelings of emotional pain and isolation. It is important that if you are experiencing these symptoms you seek support for yourself and know there are resources to help you navigate these hard times. Seeking help is a sign of strength and will allow you to learn how to combat negative thoughts and feelings of despair. At times, many people struggle with feelings of loneliness, isolation, fear, and hopelessness. It is important to recognize signs within yourself that it may be time to seek help from an adult.

For support, contact the following organizations:

Crisis Resources

  • Didi Hirsch Suicide Crisis Line
    1-877-727-4747
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line
    Text “START” to 741-741

Support Resources

Students will often confide in their friends about their thoughts of suicide and self-injury (cutting).

Students can help their friends access support by:

  1. Telling their friend they are there for them.
  2. Letting their friend know this is a secret they cannot keep.
  3. Walking their friend to a trusted adult (school counselor, school psychologist, school nurse, teacher, parent).
  4. Tell a trusted adult.

The website links below offer many resources for students to access information about suicide prevention and how to help a friend who is struggling with suicidal thoughts.