If you are feeling suicidal or having thoughts of ending it all, seek help!
You are not alone. Help is available. Treatment works.
With help, pain can be eased, crises can be resolved, hope can be restored and life can feel meaningful again. When you feel disconnected, reaching out to others is critically important. Talk to a friend or your healthcare or mental health provider. If you’re not sure who to contact or need immediate help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or 911. It’s okay to allow yourself to get help. Help is always available.
Steps to Seek Help:
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255). You will be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
- Go to your local emergency room or crisis center or call 911
- Contact your primary care physician or mental health provider
Treatment Can Provide the Help You Need
What to Expect
Mental Health Assessment
If you recognize some warning signs in yourself or believe you are suffering from symptoms of a mental health disorder, professional help is needed. During a mental health assessment, your healthcare provider may ask you a series of questions to get a better sense of how you are feeling emotionally. They may ask questions about situations that are causing you stress and emotional pain and if you have had any current or past thoughts of suicide, and your mental health history.
After talking with you and assessing your mental health, your healthcare provider will work with you to come up with a treatment plan. Each evaluation is unique, and will depend upon the information that you share with the healthcare provider.
Ongoing Treatment and Support
Mental health treatment is an ongoing process that can be crucial to supporting people during intense times of crisis. Mental health treatment can also be very beneficial to help maintain good mental health over time.Your recovery plan may include counseling, medications, support groups, education programs and other strategies that work for you.
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