According to the CDC, approximately one person takes their own life every 12 minutes in the U.S. Unfortunately, suicide has become the third leading cause of death for ages 15- to 24-year-olds. If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts, please know there is hope. There are some steps you can take to break free from suicidal thoughts.
- Remove Yourself From Danger
When you’re having suicidal thoughts, physically remove yourself or anything that might be potentially dangerous to you. Don’t take unnecessary risks by having a weapon or medication around that you could use to harm yourself. Instead, get rid of it or give it to a friend or family member.