If you're feeling suicidal, you may be afraid that you'll be judged if you open up, or that no one could possibly understand. Similarly, concerned friends or family members may hesitate to speak up for fear of saying the wrong thing. But talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life. Feeling suicidal means that a person has more pain than they feel capable of coping with. But help is available. Don't wait: reach out.
Feeling suicidal is not a character defect, and it doesn’t mean that you are crazy, weak, or flawed. While your pain seems permanent at the moment, with time and support, you can overcome your problems and the pain will pass.