If you are on this website because a loved one has already committed suicide, then we are truly sorry. This section of the site may be very painful for you. However, we are trying our best to save lives, so please forgive us...
Suicide is not the only option: read this first
Are you thinking about committing suicide? If you are, please stop and read this letter. I know that suicide is a personal choice, and no one can stop you if you really want to die. Just hear me out, OK? Then you can decide for yourself what you want to do.
Suicide risk assessment
If you are a friend or relative of a person who you believe may be contemplating suicide, it is wise to heed the warning signs shown here and err on the side of caution. All too often we hear the words: "I didn't think he meant it."
If you are thinking about suicide...
If you are feeling suicidal right now, please stop long enough to read this. It will only take about five minutes. I do not want to talk you out of your bad feelings. I am not a therapist or other mental health professional - only someone who knows what it is like to be in pain.
Further sources of information
You may find our other articles in the Grief Library section helpful too.