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4 things you can do if you're thinking about suicide

When you're hurting, you're not alone. Here are four places to find support.

4 places to turn in a crisis

Reach out to a trusted friend.

Talk with your doctor.

Go to the emergency room.

Call a crisis hotline.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800.273.TALK (800.273.8255).

Sources: HelpGuide; National Institute of Mental Health

Whichever option you choose, be sure to follow up with your primary care provider. Getting care after a crisis can help you recover and avoid having suicidal feelings again.

Reviewed 4/14/2022

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