This website was made for teachers and other school staff to know what to do to help students that are hurting themselves. If you are a student, and you’ve stumbled upon this website, take a minute to read the information below.
FIRST: Do you feel like you might try to kill yourself? Does life seem like it’s not worth living? Please reach out to an adult in your life and ask for help. Let them know the seriousness of your feelings. Also try calling one of the following numbers for help: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
- If you are self-injuring, know that you are not the only one.
- For reasons that are not fully understood, self-injury seems to help some people cope with difficult feelings.
- Don’t feel like you must stop self-injuring immediately, but it is a very dangerous and disfiguring behavior so it is worth the time and effort to seek help and learn new ways of dealing with your feelings.
- Seek out a trusted adult at home or at school and let them know what you’ve been doing- choose someone safe that you believe will be open to listening to your feelings.
- Ask that person to help you find a professional that may be able to help you learn how to manage your feelings in a safer way.