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Information for Teens: Keeping Yourself Safe

Your teenage years can be complex and difficult. Your emotions and moods may change often, making it seem like you are riding a roller coaster. If you are feeling that your sad, angry or depressed emotions will never end and there is no way out, please know that help is available. Talking to a friend is a start. Don't stop there. Talk to your parents, favorite teacher, coach, counselor, nurse, doctor, or other trusted adult. Don't keep your feelings to yourself.  The links on this page will assist you in understanding how and where to get help when you need it.

How do I get help?

Am I depressed?

Am I or a friend at risk for suicide?

Do I have a drug or alcohol problem?

Who will they tell?

Feeling suicidal can be very painful. You may feel trapped and desperate because you may be unable to see a solution. You have to talk about how you are feeling with someone who can help. Talking to a friend is a start.  Don't stop there.  Talk to your parents, favorite teacher, coach, counselor, nurse, doctor, or another trusted adult. Don't keep these feelings to yourself.  Don't stop talking until you get help. 

GET HELP NOW

Hurting yourself is NEVER the answer. There is help available…talk to someone now

For immediate help call
9-1-1

Riverside Emergency Services
781-769-8674

Newton Wellesley Hospital
617-243-6000

Samariteen Hotline
1-800-252-TEEN (8336)

Samaritan Helpline
1-877-870-HOPE (4673)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)