Strength to Navigate Life's Challenges

As an adult, you're often expected to navigate life's ups and downs with grace and resilience. But sometimes, the pressures of work, family, finances, and health can become overwhelming. If you're feeling hopeless, or if you're considering suicide, we ask you to STAY and reach out for support.


STAY is a declaration to yourself, to your loved ones, and to the future. It's seeking help when the weight of the world feels too heavy to bear. It's a reminder that it's okay to ask for support, and that you don't have to face your struggles alone.

Understanding the Challenges

We recognize that adults face a multitude of stressors. Balancing work, family, and personal responsibilities can sometimes lead to feelings of being overwhelmed or despair. Financial pressures, relationship issues, and health concerns can also contribute to feelings of hopelessness.

You Are Not Alone

Remember, you are not alone. Many adults have faced similar struggles and have found ways to cope and thrive – but just like them, you might need help to get there. There are resources and communities available to support you.

Reach Out for Help

If you're feeling hopeless, reach out for help. Start by calling 1‑800‑256­‑2522. This is the Behavioral Health Crisis Line, and they're available 24/7 to provide support. You can also reach out to a trusted friend, family member, or mental health professional and be honest about how you are feeling: If you’ve thought about suicide, let them know.

Remember: The journey to feeling better begins with deciding to STAY

STAY is a simple, powerful message. It's a request for you to stay with us, to stay in this world, and to stay hopeful in the face of life's challenges. It's a message of resilience, and hope. So, if you're struggling, remember to STAY. Reach out for help. And know that there are people who care about you and want you to stay alive.

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Recognizing Warning Signs

If you observe one or more of these warning signs, especially if the behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change, it's important to step in or speak up:

  • Talking about death or suicide
  • Seeking methods for self-harm, such as searching online or obtaining a weapon
  • Talking about feelings of hopelessness or having no reason to live
  • Reckless behavior
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Increased alcohol or drug use
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Uncontrolled anger
  • Putting affairs in order or giving away possessions
  • Showing sudden mood changes
  • Withdrawing from social activities

Remember, these do not necessarily mean a person is thinking about suicide, but they should not be ignored. If you notice any of these signs, it's important to connect and offer help.

Additional Warning Signs for Adults

  • Expressing feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness
  • Talking about feeling trapped or being in unbearable pain
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Talking about being a burden to others
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What to do

If you're thinking about suicide, please stay and reach out for support.

Call now: 1-800-256-2522