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Female youth sitting on ottomanIf you are Considering Suicide.

The most important thing for you to know is that you are not alone and help is available.

Thoughts of suicide are often closely related to conditions that can be treated. These conditions include: depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and other emotional disorders. Help is available and it's okay to ask for it.

Asking for help does not mean you are weak or that you cannot do things on your own. It demonstrates that you recognize that you have a problem and is a very courageous thing to do.

The crisis you are experiencing is real, and at first glance, it may seem as though there are no solutions. Give people a chance to help you find other solutions. It can't hurt and they may be thinking more clearly than you are at this time.

Suicidal crises are almost always temporary and once over, might never come again. Suicide robs you of better times that would have come your way, if only you had found a way to survive this crisis.

Don't keep suicidal thoughts to yourself; you are not alone. It is important to talk to someone in your life whom you trust. Asking for help is the first step to solving your problem and finding ways to live a successful and happy life. If you need an easier way to approach someone for help, download the "Ask for Help" form (RTF) to start the conversation with him or her.

If you are in crisis right now, call Maine's 24-hour crisis hotline 1-888-568-1112. This number is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are in immediate danger go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.