Everyone feels down at times. People can get overwhelmed by work or studies. They may have money worries or relationship problems. After a few days or weeks, most people begin to have moments when they feel okay again.
Thoughts about suicide are not a normal response to stress. Such thoughts are important signals that someone needs help. This pamphlet:
- Discusses the difference between normal "down" feelings and suicide thoughts
- Outlines what to do if you are having suicide thoughts
- Offers ways to help if a friend talks about suicide
- Describes treatments
- Encourages having hope and getting help