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You are not alone. You matter.


If you have thought of hurting yourself, help is available. With help, you can find hope again.

Ways to help yourself:

  1. Find a therapist or support group - talking to someone can help you work through your feelings and improve your overall mental health. Wichita State University offers counseling services to students, faculty and staff at a reduced rate. First visit is free. The number is 978-3440.
  2. Create a safety plan - having a plan in place that can help guide you through difficult moments can make a difference and keep you safe. A counselor can help you create this safety plan.
  3. If you'd rather talk to someone on the phone or communicate via chat or text - the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255), it's open 24/7 if you want to talk. Their website also offers a chat option: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx. If you'd rather text, the Crisis Text Line is available - Text START to 741-741. It is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. http://www.crisistextline.org/
  4. Watch stories of hope and recovery - http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/Learn/Video These inspiring stories from suicide attempt surivivors illustrate how recovery and a life of hope is possible.