If You Are Contemplating Suicide

You are not alone.

There is something at work in the world that is greater than any one of us, but we are each integral and vital to it.  Still, the fact of constant, powerful divine love does not change the burdens of earthly life, and you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed.  But even then, you are loved—even in the moments when that feels impossible—and there are people who can help.

Trained crisis counselors can provide a safe way to talk about the challenges you face, and advice on how to handle them.  It’s free to call any of the numbers below, and you can be sure you will find assistance, not criticism.

(800) SUICIDE  ….. (1-800-784-2433)

(800) 799-4TTY  ….. (1-800-799-4889) (for the deaf)

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

https://www.imalive.org/ (online chat)

(800)442-4673 …..1-800-442-HOPE (Hopeline)

(877)838-2838 …..1-877-Vet2Vet (Veterans peer support line)

I don’t claim to understand all the mysteries of life, death, and creation.  But during the parts of my illness when I was most fully in communion with the divine, I understood that each of us is born for a reason, and our earthly experiences are a part of the grandest plan in existence.

Our lives are made up of the opportunities we receive and co-create to better understand the fullness and richness of the universe.  Even the most difficult of them has a purpose.  Please reach out and find the support you need to take each day as it comes.

Eben Alexander, M.D.

Dr. Alexander, a renowned academic neurosurgeon, spent over three decades honing his scientific worldview. He thought he knew how the brain and mind worked. A transcendental Near-Death Experience (NDE), in which he was driven to the brink of death and spent a week deep in coma from an inexplicable brain infection, changed all of that – completely!

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