How can I choose to stay alive over choosing to kill myself?? I’m having a really hard time seeing the point in living, please help!!

Hello,

First, I want to start by saying that we take thoughts of suicide very seriously, and I want to make sure you get the information and support you need to make it through this time, safely. We at ConnecTeen are here to support you, and you are always welcome to reach out to us. I want to acknowledge the courage you show in choosing to submit your question. Seeking help can be confusing, frustrating, and sometimes scary. If you’re at the point where you’re considering acting on a plan for suicide, I really hope you will contact ConnecTeen (403-264-8336) or visit a hospital and speak to a doctor.

The question of why we choose to continue living when life gets hard is a question that is highly personalized to each individual.  When we’re in the heat of our pain, it’s easy to forget about all the ways we know how to manage our pain, or we might even start feeling like there’s no point to living.  At ConnecTeen, we believe that every individual has the strength needed to deal with life’s challenges, even though sometimes it might not feel like it, and sometimes we might need help from someone else. There are certain topics that we are unable to explore with you through PeerTalk, so we encourage you to reach out to us on the ConnecTeen line.  For instance, people’s reasons to live may include friends, family, pets, hobbies, and more. It is all dependent on the individual and the life that they are living.

We frequently support young people who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, and we always take them seriously.  If the type of support offered by ConnecTeen isn’t what you’re looking for, we will do everything we can to make sure we help you find the support you need. You deserve to have support!

Be in touch,

ConnecTeen