One way or another, events take place within each one of us that may cause us to ask this one pivotal question, “Is this life worth it / am I worth it.” The world that we once knew has forever been changed and nothing looks at all familiar. But hope, hope is always there, you’ve just got to look for it. Hope can be found in the care of a family member or friend, a community organization, or a local religious institution. Hope is always there, sometimes we just need a bit of help pushing the other junk to the side to find it. Remember, “Hold On Pain Ends. Oh ya, there was a question that was asked earlier. Allow me to answer this as best as I can, “YES,” yes you and this life that we hold is always worth it.

Although all links provided, are not meant to be an exhaustive list, it is my hope that each link provided will be a starting place to find the help and hope that is needed. If you are in an emergency situation, please call 911 immediately.

Thank you,

 The Hopeful 1


IMAlive is the world’s first virtual crisis center. It is the world’s first crisis center where 100% of the volunteers are trained in crisis intervention. In the first year since the launch IMAlive has helped thousands of people in crisis.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US, and 686868 in Canada to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. With over 62 million messages processed to date, we’re growing quickly, but so is the need.  / Text 741741 in Us and 686868 in Canada

the jed foundation

JED is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems. We’re equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. We’re encouraging community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.


The S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® philosophy begins with the assumption that, although temporarily helpful, self-injurious behavior is ultimately a dangerous and futile coping strategy which interferes with intimacy, productivity and happiness. There is no “safe” or “healthy” amount of self-injury. We also believe that self-injury is not an addiction over which one is powerless for a lifetime, people can and do stop injuring, with the right kinds of help and support. Self-injury can be transformed from a seemingly uncontrollable compulsion to a choice.

Your Life Counts

Your Life Counts is dedicated to “Helping youth & families nurture, protect & sustain their will to live…”. YLC’s first priority is to offer immediate attention to people who are at risk for suicide, providing counseling and support to those who are suicidal and for suicide survivor loss families.

Self-injury Outreach and Support (SiOS)

Self-injury Outreach and Support (SiOS) is a non-profit outreach initiative providing information and resources about self-injury to those who self-injure, those who have recovered, and those who want to help.

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