What to Do When You Are Feeling Like Life Isn’t Worth Living
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If you are feeling like life isn’t worth living, know that you don’t have to feel this way. There are many things we can do when we’re in a dark place and hopeless about the future.
First, make sure to reach out for help: talk with your doctor or therapist, call a suicide hotline (1-800-273-8255), or tell someone else who cares about you how you’re feeling. Second, take care of yourself by eating healthy food and getting plenty of sleep. Third, try to be kind to yourself and others around you; self-compassion is associated with better mental health outcomes than self-criticism.
I know it’s hard to believe, but there are people out there who care about you and want to help. Life can be worth living because we as humans have a will to live. There is always something that makes us happy or brings us joy in this world – even if it’s just the simple things like going for a walk or getting a good night sleep. I hope what I’ve said here has helped you feel better and understand how much your life means to those who love you!
It’s ok to not feel good sometimes. There are a lot of things that can make you feel this way, and it’s important to be kind to yourself when these feelings arise. When you’re feeling like life isn’t worth living, there are some steps you can take right away. The first is to call your doctor for an appointment as soon as possible so they can help assess what might be going on with you. Luckily, many people don’t actually want to die from suicide and just need someone else who cares about them enough to listen before they’ll start feeling better again.
You are not in this alone. There is light at the end of the dark tunnel and there is a world better with you in it. If life seems overwhelmingly hard, remember to call 1(800)273-8255 for free, confidential help 24/7 from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org to chat online now with an expert who can help you figure out what’s going on and how they can best support your needs when talking about self harm.