Emergency Info For Parents/Guardians Considering Harm…
If you are seriously contemplating harming yourself or your child, please know that you are not alone. Right now you may feel as if you are experiencing unbearable pain and that there are no other ways to cope.
Please know that you are not the first person to walk down this path, that others have felt the same as you and have found help.
Please give yourself and your loved one the chance at life by seeking help immediately. There are other options. Even if you are in too much pain right now to think of them, they do exist. They have helped others in exactly the same position as you. Give yourself the chance to at least see if they can help you, too.
While it might not seem like it, there are people out there who will care about you and who can help reduce the pain you are experiencing. Reaching out for help takes courage. By existing as long as you have, you’ve proven you have that courage. Don’t forget that! You will not be punished or blamed for reaching out for help. Your child has dignity and worth and deserves the opportunity to live. Please remember that you are not alone.
If you are at immediate risk to yourself or a loved one, please call 911 now.
- If you live in the USA, you may also contact:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 1-800-799-4889 TTY http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/Accessibility
- Access to resources:
SAMHSA’s phone line: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) TTY: 1-800-487-4889
- Link to MANY MENTAL HEALTH and crisis hotlines:
- If you live in Canada, you may also contact:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK
- Finding a regional crisis centre/toll-free helpline: http://www.suicideprevention.ca/in-crisis-now/find-a-crisis-centre-now/
- Salvation Army Hope Line: 1-855-294-HOPE
- Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention:http://www.suicideprevention.ca/
- Coping with Suicidal Thoughts: http://www.suicideprevention.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Coping-with-Suicidal-Thoughts.pdf
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