Just enduring is hard. It is living, but not being alive. It wears us out. The more we endure, the more we get closer to the edge.
You don’t have to be suicidal to get help. You don’t have to be standing on the ledge. Just being in the room with the open window is enough.
It might help to call and talk to someone who knows how to hear what you are going through in a way that can help. You can’t lose anything by calling – and you might gain a lot – like a new perspective. The person on the other end of the line might know of something that you could do or some resource that will open things up.
Here is the number to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline in the United States: 1-800-273-8255. There is someone available to listen all the time. It is free and confidential. Please call. You are important.