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.
U.S. Suicide Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 Cutting: 1-800-366-8288 Substance Abuse: 1-877-726-4727 Domestic Abuse: 1-800-799-7233 Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696 LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255 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
UK 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
Canada Kids Help (Under 19): 800-668-6868 Suicide Hotline - 1.800.784.2433. Distress Centre for Southern Alberta (Canada) - 1.403.266.4357, www.suicideprevention.ca/thinking-about-suicide/find-a-crisis-centre/ www.mindcheck.ca/
New Zealand 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
Australia Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 Community Action for the Prevention of Suicide (CAPS): 1800 008 255 www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/national-help-lines-and-websites Lifeline: 13 11 14 Kids Help Line (ages 15-25): 1800 55 1800