Attempt Survivors

No one is alone; we are all in this together.

Coping with the deep hurt after surviving a suicide attempt and finding hope is possible. The Lifeline, Phone Number: 800-273-8255, is available for support, 24/7.

How To Take Care Of Yourself

You can recover from a suicide attempt. It takes time to heal both physically and emotionally, but healing and help can happen

Find an
activity you enjoy:

Taking care of yourself is an important part of your recovery. Your “self-care” activities can be anything that makes you feel good about yourself.

Talk to someone:

Silence isn’t strength. Don’t keep suicidal feelings to yourself. Lean on your support network, find a therapist or a support group, or get in touch with the Lifeline.

Make a safety plan:

Have a step-by-step plan ready for if/when you feel depressed, suicidal, or in crisis, so you can start at step one and continue through the steps until you feel safe.

Find a counselor:

Suicide attempt survivors and researchers who study suicide recommend counseling to help find long-term strategies to ease the emotional pain that led to your attempt.

When a loved one has made an attempt