'I Survived a Suicide Attempt'


This is powerful.

BuzzFeed recently interviewed four suicide attempt survivors in a moving video. Each spoke about the challenges they faced that led them to attempt to take their own lives, and then about the ways they’ve learned to cope since then.

It gets better,” one of the interviewees, whose name isn’t shared, says in the video below. “You are worth life. You are worth living. You are worth breathing.”

In the comments section below the video, other suicide attempt survivors chimed in to share their stories and to show solidarity.

“It’s the best thing to choose to be alive when you realize you could’ve lost it all by one attempt,” Christine Ann Basile wrote in the comments. “To those who are still trying to survive, just know there’s more to life. I’m a survivor too.”

I’m a suicide attempt survivor,” Siseneg Yanimir Berríos wrote. “I’m still trying to survive. But I’ve done it before and I will conquer this again. It will not win.”

Watch the BuzzFeed video below:

 

"I Survived A Suicide Attempt"

Posted by BuzzFeed Video on Sunday, November 1, 2015

If you or someone you know needs help, see our suicide prevention resources.

If you need support right now, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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