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Talking About Suicide
In the below video, Broadway star, Kerry Butler sings a song from an award-winning rock musical.
This song was written by teens who were going through challenging times. Sometimes when we are experiencing a lot of stress, we think about suicide. The key is talking about those thoughts and feelings to a trusted adult or licensed therapist. Dr. Karydi shares some tips about getting the conversation started in the clip below.
What if I’m so worried, I’m having trouble sleeping?
Dr. Alex Karydi reminds everyone that silence is never a good answer when it comes to helping someone who could be thinking about suicide. If you are in a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255.
If you’ve thought about seriously hurting yourself or have tried to seriously hurt yourself, please use the crisis information shown below.
Li’s story (you aren’t alone)
"If I had known that what was happening to me was not uncommon and wasn’t strange … it would have been a catalyst to seek help.”
If you are in a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255. When you call the number you will be connected to a skilled, trained crisis worker. This person will listen to you, understand, provide support, and help connect you to the resources and support that you deserve.