there’s no such thing as a stupid reason not to kill yourself.
your school sells cookies on thursdays? your favorite band is coming out with a new album? you’re still saving up for that tattoo? there’s still five sodas in your fridge and it’d be a shame to let them go to waste? you want to see the season finale of that show you love? keep living.
your reasons don’t have to be big, if they mean anything to you then they’re good reasons.
Yes! Just make something to look forward to
Okay but this is honestly true.
One of the closest times I came to committing suicide was when I was home alone for the weekend a few years ago. The reason I didn’t?
No one else was there to feed the cat until Monday.
That’s it. That’s all that saved me.
See, this is such good advice, because it can put you in the frame of mind that you need to be in to combat depression. Even things that seem little, like, “My plant will die if I don’t water it,” or “I’m the only one that takes out the trash, anyways” are examples of how you’re needed and valuable, even appreciated.
There are people out there that need you and love you. Stay alive friend, because it is so worth it.
Don’t take the plunge. Please stay here with us.
(And click the links above and below for help when you feel like you can’t take it any longer.)
Virtual Pamphlets: University of Chicago
Go Ask Alice: Columbia University
Jed Foundation: Promoting emotional
health & preventing suicide
Screenings for Mental Health: http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/
Active Minds (College
mental health support)
NAMI (National Alliance of Mentally Ill)
Institute of Mental Health)
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Area 26 (Kentucky AA)
Institute On Drug Abuse)
Assistance in Recovery (Addiction
for Air (American
SLAA (Sex and
Love Addicts Anonymous)
Gamblers Anonymous (GA)
Discovery Place (Drug
& alcohol recovery programs)
Center for PTSD (U.S.
Dept. of Veterans Affairs)
http://www.udbd.org/ (Understanding Bipolar and Depressive Disorders)
on Bipolar Disorder the
National Institute of Mental Health
What is Bipolar Disorder? From the University of Maryland Medical Center
Disorder Overview from the
Personality Disorder from the
Virtual Psychology Classroom
Borderline Personality Resource Center New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Borderline Personality Disorder Information from the Mayo Clinic
Seasonal Affective Disorder from
Northern County Psychiatric Associates
Q & A on Bright Light Therapy from
Seasonal Affective Disorder from the American Psychiatric Association
S.A.F.E. Alternatives (Self
Abuse Finally Ends)
Social Anxiety Association (SAA)
Online Anxiety Screening Test from Mental Health America
Disorders: Types, Diagnosis, Risk Factors from Helpguide.org
Information on Sleep Problems from HealthierYou.com
Sleep Problemsfrom the Nemours Foundation
Stop Bullying Now from the
International Bullying Prevention Association
What is Bullying? from No
of Eating Disorders from the
How to Help a Friend from the National Eating Disorders Association
Online Depression Screening Test from Mental Health America
Depression among college students rising – in USA Today
Six Tips for Living with a Depressed Person – from Mental Health Matters
Healthy is Your Relationship – Self
Assessment Test Santa Barbara City College
Love, Lust, or Loser Relationship? – Self Assessment from PsychCentral
Dealing with a Relationship Breakup –
about Relationships, and Some Answers –
University at Buffalo
really stressful times, informational websites only do so much and sometimes we
need interactive.. here’s a few I find helpful and hope you do too!
AudioEntertainment Binaural Sound – this one’s hard to describe, but basically it’s nice
white noise that helps our bodies calm and relieve itself from anxiety and
depression symptoms! whole
AudioEntertainment YouTube Channel.
Calm Meditation– A free session (or as many as you wish) between 2
and 10 minutes of mindfulness soothing walk-through. Great for beginners or
Gratefulness.org – This is strongly based as an educational website but focusing on
gratefulness is an important aspect of a stress-free life and happy state of
mind.. throughout this website there is a few interactive activities I suggest
you look for! 🙂
Yourself Project– are
you ready to be your own best friend instead of your own worst enemy? great
self love website that will help you alleviate your stress though
Gratitude Journal (Free online)- online free gratitude journal for daily reflection.
Keeping gratitude as a center in your life can help alleviate stress and keep
you focused on the positive.
Guided Mindfulness Meditations – collection of short mindfulness meditations on different topics
(body scan, breathing, sleep, etc) to help you stay calm and aware in your
Light a Candle– in many traditions and culture lighting a candle is
a significant reflection of gratefulness – light your own candle and reflect on
your gratefulness and slow down.
Privnote – Send a letter to someone (or yourself) that will
self-destruct immediately after being read. please use for positive uses
this website helps you talk through your conflicts with another person in a
Relaxing Games – a few games to help relax, relieve anxiety and
aggression, and distract you for a little while!
Seven Cups of
Need someone to care and listen to you directly? this is the best place to go
and find support from real trained active listeners who choose to be there and
talk and care for you you!
Smiling Mind– App and interactive website designed to incorporate
and encourage mindfulness into daily life! Please give it a shot!
Stress Analyst – helps
you rate and react to your stress level in a very calming supportive way!
The Comfort Spot– Nestled into the vast web there’s this little stop
of comfort, vent your stories and receive support from others who care.. it’s
like a hug online.
The Nicest Place on the Internet– Getting a free hug through the internet.. sometimes
something is better than nothing, and here’s a lovely way to get a hug and some
love when you feel lonely or uncared for.
Story– A little place of your own to create and share your
artistic thoughts and feelings, start some writing and relieve some stress in a
The Thoughts Room– A simple way to vent and get out some worrying
thoughts, and watch them disappear.
Letter To Yourself!–
Well this may not seem like an “anxiety/stress relief” website, but I always
find it inspiring to write to myself in the future, it gets me thinking further
into my life instead of dwelling on the current situation.