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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 who have been suicidal share what it’s like.


7 Quotes That Describe What Being Suicidal Feels Like

  1. “It feels like nothing matter anymore, not even you.”
  2.  “I feel like I’m drowning in middle of the ocean, and ‘death’ is a floating raft.”
  3.  “It feels like your subconscious has been taken over by depression.”
  4.  “I feel like a ghost, like ashes of a person who’s lost their way.”
  5.  “You feel like you already no longer exist, like you are in the way.”
  6.  “Like my own brain has turned against me.”
  7. “You feel alone regardless of the people you love supporting you.”

If you ever felt like this, you are not alone, and there is help.

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

Originally published: March 29, 2017
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