Much like any other facet of your life, your mental well-being should be monitored and handled with care. Oftentimes people consider depression, anxiety and stress to be nothing more than fleeting emotions and responses surrounding a particular time or situation, when in all actuality, they can be so much more severe and long-lasting.
A recent study has in turn shown that following the premiere of American drama-mystery series 13 Reasons Why, which centers around a young woman who takes her own life, Google searches for “how to commit suicide” have increased by 26 percent.
It feels that now more than ever, we all need to be educated on the dangers of depression and all issues pertaining to mental health, and how they can lead to thoughts of suicide, while also taking the time to care for ourselves and those around us.
We’ve seen a rising number of celebrities, of course in addition to thousands of others, dealing with such issues on a more public basis. So if you or anyone you know is battling depression, thoughts of suicide, or anything remotely similar, please be sure to utilize the on-hand resources to take advantage of any help that may be out there.
Suicide Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Substance Abuse: 1-877-726-4727
Domestic Abuse: 1-800-799-7233
Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
Crisis Textline: Text “start” to 741-741
Human trafficking: 1-(888)-373-7888
Trevor Project (LGBT sexuality support): 1-866-488-7386
Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
Runaway: National Runaway Safeline 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
Exhale: Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253
Samaritans (Suicide / General Crisis): 08457 90 90 90
Rape: 0808 802 634 1414
Eating / Weight Issues: 0845 634 1414
Another one in the UK: Campaign Against Living Miserably – 0800 58 58 58
Kids Help (Under 19): 800-668-6868
Suicide Hotline – 1.800.784.2433.
Distress Centre for Southern Alberta (Canada) – 1.403.266.4357,
Youthline: 0800 37 66 33
Lifeline 24/7 Helpline: 0800 543 354
Suicide Prevention Helpline: 0508 TAUTOKO (0508 828 865)
Chinese Lifeline: 0800 888 880
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
Community Action for the Prevention of Suicide (CAPS): 1800 008 255
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Kids Help Line (ages 15-25): 1800 55 1800
- Source: Reddit