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Anyone at any time can experience suicidal thoughts. These kinds of thoughts are often a sign of overwhelming pain and distress. It is important to reach out and let someone know how you’re feeling. At TELL, we are here to help you during challenging times. Whatever you share with us, we will listen genuinely and without judgment.

Talking about suicidal thoughts can be difficult. You may feel that it is impossible to communicate the amount of pain you are suffering right now or the sense of hopelessness and worthlessness.  At TELL, we are here to listen and support you. You can connect with TELL through phone or chat. TELL’s Lifeline Support Workers are trained to listen to what you are feeling and experiencing. No one needs to struggle through their darkest times alone. If you are unable to reach a TELL Support Worker, you can try these services:

Samaritans (Services provided in English)
いのちのでんわ (Services provided in Japanese)

General Contact: 0570-783-556 (10:00 – 22:00)

まもろうよ こころ (Services provided in Japanese)

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What can you do to stay safe now?

Remember what usually works for you when you have suicidal thoughts. Everyone has their own way of managing these thoughts. A common strategy is to provide a temporary distraction from what you are thinking and feeling now. Try to think of a way of coping that has worked in the past. Try it now.

Reach out and talk to someone about how you are feeling. Is there someone you feel safe and comfortable talking to? If you are finding it difficult to open up about how you feel, ask them “How are you doing?” Let them know that you do not feel the same way. It may help start the conversation.  You can also always reach out to TELL. We are here to listen to and support you.

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Make your environment safe. Remove anything that could be used to harm you. You can also ask someone you trust to help you do this

Make a safety plan. A safety plan can be used to remind you of ways to cope and people you can reach out to for support. If you already have a safety plan, please use it.  If you do not have a safety plan, you can contact us for support. You can also find an example of a safety plan by clicking here.