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Editor's Note

If you experience suicidal thoughts, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741741.

People write messages to people who are considering suicide.


Messages for Anyone Considering Suicide, From People Who’ve Been There

“Although it’s cliche and you may not believe it right now, it really does get better. I promise you won’t regret sticking through it.”

“You deserve to give yourself one more try. You deserve to live. You deserve to be.”

“Suicide is not a solution. It doesn’t fix anything.”

“This world needs you.”

“Even when you think your light is too dim, someone sees it.”

“Getting help is easier than the alternative.”

If you or someone you know needs support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255  or text HELLO to 741-741.

Originally published: May 17, 2017
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