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I Survived A Suicide Attempt

"You are worth your life."

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Trigger warning: This video contains conversations about depression and suicide attempts.

Depression and suicide are never easy topics to discuss. In an effort to help others struggling with self-harm, four individuals openly shared their experiences surviving suicide. Here are their stories:

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When depression or any mental illness hits you, it can hit you harder than you would have ever thought, and can be triggered by anything from assault to bullying.

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It sometimes feels like there isn't anyone to talk to or wants to listen to you, but that isn't the case.

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There is always someone there who wants to hear you or feels what you might be going through...

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...Because in the end, you are worthy of putting up a fight, and winning that fight, and you aren't alone.

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Just know that "you are worth life" and there are more people than you think here to listen, help, and share. Just keep going even if it's a minute at a time.

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If you need information on depression or are contemplating self-harm, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline, 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK), any day at any time.

You can also look at Live Through This, a portrait series of suicide survivors and their stories.

Special thanks to The Samaritans NYC, a crisis response network available any time.

You can also reach out to a mental health service in your community.

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