Suicide hotline: 800-784-2433
Immediate medical assistance: 911
Crisis call center: 800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Suicide prevention hotline: 800-273-8255
Child abuse hotline: 800-422-4453
Teen dating abuse: 866-331-9474
Planned parenthood hotline: 800-230-7526
Life can be full of the sound of bubbly laughter and the feeling of pure happiness, yet it can also contain events which bring about tears of frustration, regret, and remorse. It is up to us as individuals to determine how to react to the moments in life that are not the greatest. Do we give up on the life we have been so blessed to receive, or do we prevail and seek whatever measures it will take in order to help our situation? The most emotionally invoking thing that I have personally seen on the news is when an individual deemed that he or she had nothing else to live for. In these situations we as a society and as human beings have failed one another. There should always be something to live for and someone to be there for you through the days of laughter and the nights of breaking down. As we may not always have someone that we feel we can trust when life seems to crush our spirit, there are always more options than are initially seen.
Above is a list of many different hotlines, open 24 hours/ 7 days a week, that span over a variety of emotional and physical topics so that the help needed is matched with what will help best. Whatever you may be going through, there is always someone there who wants to help and is willing to listen and to advise. If this option is undesirable, there are always counselors available to help and guide you with best interests hopefully in mind. Whether this is a school counselor or another professional, they are trained to be there to assist in the best way they can. If anything, don’t let your emotions and stress build up inside of you until you break; it is unhealthy and dangerous. Talk to someone and let them give you a different perspective on the situation; as long as they are trustworthy and have your best interests in mind.
When we go through life, we tend to create an invisible bubble of self awareness that blocks everyone out that does not center it. By doing this, we lose the ability to sense others’ needs and emotions. It shapes people into becoming only self-centered. There is a need to take a step back from our lives and shift the focus onto more pressing issues. If everyone opened up their eyes and their hearts, those who felt like no one cares would have someone to turn to… there would be no reason for suicide or crisis hotlines. We can be the change in the world that helps others through their difficulties because you never know when you’ll be the one needing it.
School Life Articles
Welcome to the School Life section of the East Hamilton newspaper. Here you will find articles on important events and people around school.