29-zelfdodingAre you thinking of ending your life? The idea that you can step out, can even give you strength. For most people, thinking of it, is still far away from really committing suicide. Still, the despair can be so huge that ending your life might seem the only way out of it.

Most people who attempt to commit suicide say they didn’t actually want to end their lives. But rather their problems or the pain these problems caused.

Coping with stress and sorrow can be hard. When this holds on for a long time, it can even be too much for the strongest people. This can result in exhaustion and depression. In such situations, suicide thoughts are very common.

Take action: talk to someone. It can be a tremendous relief to talk to someone about your feelings and what’s happening in your life at the moment.

Find someone you know who will listen to you. This could be someone in your family, a friend, or may be a teacher, a school-councellor or anybody in your school. It also helps sometimes to write down what you feel. You don’t have to show this to anyone.

Have you heard of the Trevor Project?

Child help lines – There are child help lines all over the world. So there is one in your country or language too! People are there to listen to you and give you helpful advice and even addresses. Anonymously.

Find a Help Line in your area

There is always help for you. There are numerous organisations and institutions where people work who are trained to teach you to cope with problems. Many schools have appointed people who are specialised in helping you out. It’s not always easy to ask for help, but it is smart and also brave to do so.

You’re not the only one. In life, nobody can do it all alone. And nobody has to. Besides, you are not the only one to feel like this right now.