If you’re in distress

“I’m not okay.”

We get that. Being an introvert and/or highly sensitive person is tough. We tend to feel emotions deeply and become overwhelmed easily. We may struggle to tell others about our feelings and concerns.

First ask yourself if you’ve been doing enough self-care lately. Try this great printable: “Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: Questions to Ask Before Giving Up.” The original was found on Tumblr.

If you frequently feel stuck or overwhelmed, it might be time to seek professional help. See this article about signs you should see a therapist.

Although our community members are great at supporting each other, please remember that their love and advice are not substitutes for professional help.

“I’m thinking about harming myself or others.”

If you’re thinking about harming yourself or others, or you’re having suicidal thoughts, things are really not okay. Tell someone who can help right away:

  1. Call your doctor’s office.
  2. Call for emergency services (in the United States, dial 911.)
  3. Go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
  4. Call a free suicide prevention hotline to be connected to a trained counselor at a suicide crisis center nearest you. If you are in the United States, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).
  5. Ask a family member or friend to help you make these calls or take you to the hospital.

We care about you and we want you to get the help you need!

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