This is a personal entry, not financial.
I’d like to take a moment to remind people that when the world seems like too much, when your brain is a tangled ball of yarn that’s so knotted you can never untangle it, when you don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t end it now—talk to someone. If there isn’t anyone around or you feel ashamed to tell a family member or friend, then there are people you can call.
One place to find suicide hotlines is SuicideHotlines.com. They’ll take your call even if you’re not actively planning or threatening to kill yourself.
The two biggest national ones are: 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE) and 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK).
If you have more time, are in less of a crisis, and feel guilty about calling a hotline, there are also mental health “warmlines.” It takes a little more google work to find those and they’re often local to your area. They can help you find clinics and the like as well as provide a place to talk. But if you can’t find one, call a hotline.
I had a rather bad mental breakdown this afternoon which I’m still recovering from. Mr. Micah helped me get through it. But other people may not have someone around who even knows how to help them. I programmed the suicide hotline and a warmline into my cellphone. The hotline is my speed dial #9, though I’ve never yet used it.
Sometimes your brain breaks. If you can’t get through it by yourself, don’t be ashamed to ask for help.
(preaching to myself here…but this is good therapy.)