S U I C I D A L ?
If you are having suicidal thoughts you are not alone. So many of us have way too much pain inside and we don’t know what to do with it. Whether we are going through a break-up, depression or being bullied, we feel like nobody cares and we’ve lost hope. If you are feeling this way we hope the links on this page will help you understand ways to get the pain OUT of your body. We also hope you will understand that pain does not last forever.
If you think no one will care if you take your life, think again. According to the American Association of Suicidology, approximately 135 people will feel the loss.
It really does get better which you’ll discover as you watch the videos of people who overcame suicidal feelings, thoughts and attempts on our WHY I’M GLAD I DIDN’T TAKE MY LIFE page. Our HELP LINES page gives you insights and phones numbers for experts who can help you. Click on the items below for tips that we hope will help you choose to not only live a joyful life, but also one that empowers you to help others who may be in pain.
IF YOU NOTICE . . .
If you notice that your feelings are staying stuck in sad and/or depressed-types of feelings, tell someone you can trust like a school counselor, close friend or parent. You may find that some of your friends and trusted adults have been through times of sadness, depression a, d despair. Hearing their advice on how they handled their pain can help a lot. If you are like many of us, you may even feel like you are totally alone in your pain and confusion. That is how Hey U.G.L.Y.’s co-founder felt when she started her journey, but in fact, millions of people obsess over all the negative things that a bully says about us. The bully calls us a name once and we repeat it to ourselves 3,000 times. That is called Self-Bullying. Click here to go to our self-bullying page which has helped many students who felt suicidal. Sometimes life is really, really tough. Last year a friend of Hey U.G.L.Y. was dumped by her boyfriend, then lost her job and had to move back into her mom’s house. She wanted to give up but she hung in there. Guess, what. Today she is with a much better boyfriend and is working at a job she loves and is earning a great living. Interesting how that happens.
Some of our friends have discovered that their pain is caused by depression. After they got professional help they were able to live a happier life. Others suffer from having a chemical imbalance which can often be corrected with diet and/or medication. Check with your doctor and school counselor for advice and input. Your mood could improve with their help. And know you are not alone. Go to YOU ARE NOT ALONE on our website to read about celebs that live with medical conditions like Bi-Polar, Clinical Depression, Dyslexia, and more.
Getting through the tough times enables us to help others who are going through them. We can actually help our friends because we know what it’s like to feel like sh*# for long periods of time. We also know how great it feels to have made it through. By saving your life you will be saving others.