Help For Yourself

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Are you thinking of suicide?

You are not alone.

One in 4 adults experiences a mental illness in a given year. In addition, many people at some point in their lives have had suicidal thoughts. Feeling suicidal is not a weakness or defect in character. It doesn’t mean you are crazy or flawed. It only means that you are having more pain than you can deal with at this time.

The pain seems unbearable and permanent right now, but with time and support, you can overcome your problems and the pain and thoughts of suicide will pass.

People Helping Hands

Will it get better?

With help comes hope.

People who seek treatment and diagnosis get well and stay well. Even for "major" diagnoses such as schizophrenia, scientific studies demonstrate that a majority of individuals recover over time.

While some individuals become free of psychiatric concerns altogether, others learn new ways of living in and adjusting to the world.

What are the steps to getting better?